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November 18, 2003 - 6:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Duncan Falls library gets a state of the art reading machine to help those who need words magnified. Today marked the first day this low vision reading machine could be used in Duncan Falls. Basically, it makes things bigger and is not difficult to use. It has features like an auto focus and freeze frame. So there won’t be much fussing with buttons. The money was raised for the machine in part by the Duncan Falls Lions Club and matched by the Ohio Lions Club. In total, the machine...
November 18, 2003 - 6:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
What would you do with over 1500 pounds of pancake mix and 1900 pounds of sausage? The Sertoma Club is planning on sharing. The annual Sertoma Pancake Day begins tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. In case you can’t make it that early, they’ll be serving all you can eat pancakes throughout the day until 7:00 p.m. Planning for this event began in August and workers have been on site preparing since Sunday. The proceeds from the event go towards their sponsorship fund, providing devices for the...
November 18, 2003 - 4:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio cancer facts and figures of 2003 were released today and the results don’t look good for the Appalacia region. In Muskingum County alone cancer deaths are higher than the state and national average. There are four areas that the American Cancer Society focuses on to reduce the amount of cancer deaths per year. In 2003, approximately 60,300 Ohioans will be diagnosed with cancer.
November 18, 2003 - 4:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
In an effort to prepare for winter, the Ohio Department of Transportation had their annual inspection today. Mechanics from surrounding counties came to conduct the “Winter Dry Run.” Crews were making sure all parts of the 23 trucks to be sent out in Muskingum County were in good working order. O-Dot is continually looking for ways to improve their snow and ice operation. One way is by using the road and weather information system which uses pavement sensors in the road to detect freezing...
November 18, 2003 - 4:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
You might want to take the extra time to cook your vegetables.. Health officials are still investigating a recent Hepatitis A outbreak affecting 31 Ohioans and contaminated green onions may be to blame. If you do contract the virus, there are certain symptoms to look for. Since Hepatitis A is a contagious virus, cleanliness plays a major role in prevention. Muskingum County normally has 1 or 2 cases of Hepatitis A per year. It is important to notify the Health Department if you do develop...
November 18, 2003 - 12:48am
6 years 7 weeks ago
While the race for the mayor of Cambridge has been as ongoing battle, allegations of alleged wrong doing during the prior administration has now sparked an investigation. It began when the Daily Jeffersonian made a public records request to the Service Safety Director, John Jones. In turn, they've gathered information over their term in office and felt at this time it should be handed over to the proper authorities. The investigation has been taken over by the Ohio Ethics Commission as well...
November 18, 2003 - 12:40am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was a much-anticipated night in Guernsey County as the certification of results for the 2003 general election was completed. One of the key races in limbo was the race for Cambridge Mayor. Incumbent Mayor Sam Salupo came out ahead with a total of 1407 votes, but closely behind was former Mayor Charles Schaub with 1402 votes. The decision won't become final until after an automatic recount, which will be held on December 2.
November 17, 2003 - 10:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville man accused of fleeing from sheriff’s deputies and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and their nine-month old daughter was back in court Monday, but for a very short time. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, 35-year-old Ryan Hardcastle has been indicted on one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of abduction, one count of failure to comply with a police order, and one count violation of a protection order. On September 24th, Hardcastle plead not guilty to the...
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...
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