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November 17, 2003 - 10:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A group of northeast Ohio physicians have banded together to fight back against wheat they say are problems in the medical field. The Physician Advocacy Group was organized in April. Members are speaking out against skyrocketing medical malpractice premiums and declining insurance reimbursements. The group is adopting a militant approach to grab the public’s attention.
November 17, 2003 - 6:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Library of Congress’ tour continues this morning with interactive workshops for the Cambridge community. The Pritchard Laughlin Center played host to two seminars this morning. The first was the National Veterans History Project. This morning representatives from the Library of Congress conducted an interview of Jack Jones, a Navy veteran, in front of a crowd of curious onlookers. The project’s goal is to talk to every possible American war veteran. Local members of the community can...
November 17, 2003 - 6:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Muskingum County businessman announces his initial plans for Republican endorsement for next year’s county commissioner race. Steve Strauss, owner of Strauss Truck Sales and Strauss Fence Company, wants to make sure he has endorsement from the Republican Club before officially announcing his plans to run. The club makes their decision on December 2, 2003. He has petitions for the office from the Board of Elections, but doesn’t plan to officially file unless getting the nod from area...
November 17, 2003 - 6:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Emergency Management officials plan to make some upgrades with a new training facility and improvements on area tornado sirens. Officials met with Muskingum County Commissioners this afternoon proposing a site for their training center. They got the ok for the site to go next to their current facility on Adamsville Road. Don’ worry, your tax dollars won’t increase, they’re paying for this with grants from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security funds. The center will be open for any...
November 17, 2003 - 6:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Law enforcement officers busted a drug offender Friday morning, stopping a large amount of cocaine from getting to our streets. Officers from the Zanesville police department, federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms served a federal arrest indictment on Linden Avenue. With no struggles, they arrest 30 year-old Jason Potter. He was indicted on drug and firearms charges. Chief Eric Lambes said Potter had a device used to compress large amounts of...
November 17, 2003 - 12:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Can you see me now?? Not for long…cell phones equipped with cameras are now being banned from local gyms and fitness centers. The reason, customers are secretly snapping digital photos of people in locker rooms. Jim Fraunfelter, Director of the Field House in Zanesville says it’s a matter of privacy. Since June 1st, Fraunfelter has issued signs on both the men and women’s locker rooms at the Field House explaining the ban on camera phones. If caught using one of these camera phones in a...
November 17, 2003 - 11:23am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The southeast Ohio school district that spawned a lawsuit over school funding in Ohio 12 years ago now has three new schools equipped with modern computer rooms and student labs. At the school’s dedication Sunday, Governor Bob Taft addressed 200 people, including Nathan Derolph. He’s the student who once sat on the floor to take a test because his Perry County high school lacked enough chairs. Taft told the crowd the new classrooms, computers and labs would make learning easier. The...
November 16, 2003 - 8:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Library of Congress is on tour in Ohio and one of their three stops was in Cambridge this afternoon. Librarian of Congress James Billington led the ceremonies at the Pritchard Laughlin Center today. The tour went to Cleveland and Columbus earlier this week. They made the stop in Cambridge to share the information with a rural community. Billington emphasized all the documents available online at the Library of Congress’ website (www.loc.gov). This includes things from the Declaration...
November 16, 2003 - 8:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An area congressman said despite recent deaths of American troops, he can’t say when they’ll be leaving. With over 400 American soldiers dead since the conflict began, Iraq is planning their own government to take over in June. This would end US military occupation. Congressman Bob Ney (OH-18) said taking them out early might be a problem if Saddam Hussein ended up regaining power. Ney said he wants to look at the bigger picture of protecting our country and American citizens. He said he...
November 16, 2003 - 8:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff’s officers serving a warrant found it to be quite a hassle tonight. Officers went to an apartment building next to Papa John’s on Maple Avenue around 5:00 p.m. They were serving a felony warrant from Georgia for probation violation for 38 year-old Everett Haught. Officers saw him outside the building before he fled inside and according to the sheriff’s office, onto the roof. The sheriff’s office got some help from the Zanesville police and fire departments. After a...
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