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September 13, 2003 - 8:34pm
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AK Steel officials and union leaders say they won’t put up with racial intolerance at its plant in Butler, Pennsylvania. The comments come after the filing of a federal lawsuit that says black employees have been intimidated by racist language, swastikas, nooses and a Ku Klux Klan video at the plant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in the lawsuit that the problems have been so bad that managers had to know about them before black employees complained. A spokesman for...
September 13, 2003 - 8:33pm
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The Ohio Attorney General’s Office plans to investigate nursing homes and medical equipment suppliers in connection with possible Medicaid fraud related to equipment sales. Investigators want to know whether Ohio customers of Columbus-based Ross Products submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims for internal feeding equipment. C.G. Nutritionals, which is affiliated with Ross, has agreed to pay $600,000,000 to settle a federal investigation of its sale practices.
September 13, 2003 - 6:10pm
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A handful of 90-foot American flags covered the Y-bridge this afternoon. As part of the bicentennial celebration, hundreds of volunteers carried these enormous versions of Old Glory. Marc Valentine, the man in charge of the flags, said Zanesville is one of three communities these flags were going to, so it is very special. He orchestrated everyone carrying the flags to move around the bridge and wave them so tons of pictures could be taken. His main goal was to get members of the community...
September 13, 2003 - 6:09pm
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Following the flag event on the Y-bridge, crowds moved down Main Street for more entertainment. Cheerleaders from across the area came to strut their stuff for Ohio’s birthday. Angela Baker, Muskingum Cheer Academy coach said kids of all ages from the MCA cheered this afternoon. Organizers wanted to have the highflying athletes since they have been a crowd favorite in Zanesville. During I Love Livin’ in Zanesville, they were the top draw according to organizers. The cheerleaders were not...
September 12, 2003 - 10:40pm
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One man is in custody after a chase with deputies on Friday. 35-year-old Ryan Hardcastle is charged with one count of aggravated burglary and one count of fleeing and eluding. The chase started near a Philo home just before 11 in the morning. According to Detective Larry Brocklehurst with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, Hardcastle entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and forced her to leave along with their 9-month-old daughter. Detectives say it was alleged he had a knife....
September 12, 2003 - 5:24pm
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A Cambridge man charged in a stabbing case is being held in the Guernsey County Jail on $100,000 bond. 42-year-old Forrest Webster was arrested this week, after Cambridge Police say they found 31-year-old Donald Heskett, Jr. with a large cut on his arm. Officials charged Webster with one count of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree. Police say the stabbing may have been the result of an argument between the two men. Webster’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 19th.
September 12, 2003 - 5:23pm
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The Y-Bridge will be temporarily closes Saturday afternoon for the Bicentennial celebration. The historic crossing will be covered with four nine-story American flags during a special ceremony. Organizers of the day-long event encourage everyone to lend a helping hand at unfurling the flags.
September 12, 2003 - 4:50pm
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An experimental project at The Wilds is attempting to preserve an animal that you may not expect...mussels. Human settlement has wiped out more than ninety percent of the mussel species in our area. With funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Wilds is experimenting with ways to save these small, but vital animals. Mussels have been placed in some of the lakes at The Wilds and researchers watch and wait for the results. Director of The Wilds,...
September 12, 2003 - 1:22pm
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A government task force says there were voltage shifts, line problems and power plant shutdowns in several states in the hours before the nation’s largest blackout. A time line released Friday by a U.S./Canadian task force doesn’t provide and new indication on what precisely triggered the August 14th blackout that investigators believe started with power line problems in Ohio. The task force says most of the events that appear to have contributed to the blackout occurred in the afternoon...
September 12, 2003 - 1:21pm
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Ohio’s top judge is scratching his head over the actions of some of his fellow judges. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer says problem judges have causing the high court’s liability insurance to double in price. Taxpayers will pay $720,000 this year for premiums. Moyer isn’t naming names, but he cites as examples a judge who sent a threatening letter to a woman after a road-rage case and another judge who asked troopers to maintain a steady stream of tickets to make sure his court had...
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