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June 7, 2003 - 7:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Community improvement projects are a part of climbing the ladder in Boy Scouts. 17-year-old Jake Gaswint of Tri-Valley High School is a life scout with local troop 174. Saturday with the support of volunteers, he refurbished the playground at Eastside Ministry. Gaswint and his crew placed plastic bumpers along the sidewalk in the play area. This project will assure Gaswint of an Eagle Scout Award, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve.
June 7, 2003 - 2:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Canton Police say a 70-year-old man hit by a city bus Friday afternoon has died. Chief Dean McKimm identified the man as Lewis E- Polen of Canton. Polen was struck around one o’clock when the bus he had just gotten off of turned a corner into the crosswalk. He was trapped under the front of the transit bus for about fifteen minutes before firefighter were able to free him. Polen was unconscious when admitted to Aultman Hospital. He later was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he died Saturday...
June 6, 2003 - 9:46pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An accident in Fairfield County Friday night sends three people to the hospital with critical injuries. According to the Fairfield Post of the State Patrol, one of those injuries could be life threatening. The three-car crash happened just before 8 p.m. on SR 204 and Lake Road, just two miles east of Millersport. According to the patrol, Med Flight transported two of the victims to Grant Medical Center. A squad took a third victim to the hospital as well. The names of those involved haven’...
June 6, 2003 - 4:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
One third of the houses to be demolished as part of the Greenwood Revitalization Project are a pile of bricks and wood. Some residents along the changing road are asking when the rubble and debris will be cleared. According to Community Development Director Meg Deedrick, safety concerns pertaining to gas lines have temporarily halted the demolition phase. Columbia Gas was contacted, and they were able to complete the necessary paperwork to allow the project to move forward. Starting next...
June 6, 2003 - 4:41pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
School is out and summer is here...and that means it’s time to get out the sun block, flip flops, and swimming gear and head to the pool. For most kids catching some rays and taking a plunge into the pool is the best way to spend their summer afternoons. But before your loved ones jump in, you might want to jot down a few extra safety tips in case they swim into a sticky situation. Ryan Baughman, a swim instructor at the YMCA says you should never let young ones swim by themselves. It’s...
June 6, 2003 - 4:40pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Doctors say a new procedure that uses stem cells from a patient’s muscle to help repair scarred hearts could eventually reduce reliance on heart transplants. A patient at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati underwent the procedure Thursday in hopes if repairing damage caused by a prior heart attack. Doctors say 71-year-old Charles Emmerick of Middletown is sitting up in a chair Friday and could be ready to go home in four or five days. Emmerick joined a handful of patients worldwide who have...
June 6, 2003 - 4:36pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a unique gift for dad...you might find it at the Sports Cards and Collectibles Show at the Colony Square Mall this weekend. Thirty vendors are displaying a variety of items including sports cards, sports memorabilia and collectibles. You can also have Lancaster native, and former NFL player, Rob Carpenter sign an autographed gift for dad. The show runs this weekend during mall hours.
June 6, 2003 - 1:14pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Tuition at all Ohio University campuses has increased this year by 9.5 percent. With such an increase many students may look for additional help through financial aid. However, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, average student financial aid awards cover only 72 percent of the demonstrated financial need of undergraduate students. This often leaves families struggling to meet the cost of today’s rising tuition. That’s why Monica Jones, director of...
June 6, 2003 - 1:10pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Genesis HealthCare System president and chief executive officer Tom Sieber shared details of the organization’s plan to improve its financial position. The plan, which includes activities to reduce expenses and increase revenue, calls for a reduction of 75 to 100 employees by July 1st. All employees with hired hours who are laid off will be offered outplacement services to prepare them in seeking another job. They will also get severance benefits that my include a continuation of health...
June 6, 2003 - 11:57am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is not commenting much on the criminal investigation concerning one of its troopers. The State Headquarters of the Patrol and the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office are reviewing the case involving Trooper Jennifer DeLong and Zanesville resident Melody Butts. The incident occurred on May 28th. Trooper DeLong approached Butts at her home with a traffic citation. After a verbal altercation, Butts was maced, arrested, and spent the night in...
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