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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...
September 12, 2003 - 1:20pm
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The owner of a Toledo funeral home where eight decomposing bodies were found has been convicted of abusing a corpse and theft. 26-year-old Henry Harden was convicted Friday morning in Lucas County Common Pleas court after entering a no contest plea. He faces up to nine years in prison when sentenced on October 10th. Authorities found the bodies at the Sherill-Harden Funeral Home in June. One body still has yet to be identified.
September 11, 2003 - 9:00pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners applied for a three-year grant that may help save the county $300,000. According to Commissioner Don Madden, the money is through Issue 2 funding and it will be used to pay the interest on the loan for the Bartlett Run Sewer project. Commissioners expect to hear about the application within the next year. The sewer project, which will run parallel to the Licking River and eventually up to Creamery Road is expected to begin about a year from now. The sewer line...
September 11, 2003 - 5:48pm
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With Thursday marking the two-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, many people are remembering the way things used to be and how their lives have changed. A local Zanesville woman holds those memories close to heart. She was one of many who rushed to volunteer her time. Sharon Coganow spent the two weeks following September 11th in Pennsylvania helping with memorial services before going to New York to volunteer on special projects.
September 11, 2003 - 5:47pm
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Water customers in Zanesville may soon experience discoloration, but the county advises this is a positive thing. About one month ago the county acquired the East Muskingum Water Authority. County officials found that hydrants in their north system had not been flushed in quite some time. County Commissioner Don Madden says the county will begin an annual flushing system on Monday, September 15th on Pinecrest, Twin Hills, or Jersey Ridge Road to West Pike. All side streets as well as Kimes...
September 11, 2003 - 11:36am
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A new security issue has been identified in the popular Microsoft Windows software package. This security flaw could allow an attacker to remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft Windows and gain complete control over it. To protect yourself you can download the update by clicking
September 11, 2003 - 5:34am
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The Newark Fire Department is taking the occasion of the 9-11 anniversary to start building a new fire station. Mayor Frank Stare says the groundbreaking of the new west side fire station symbolizes the importance of our public safety forces. Stare says when voters passed the safety levy a commitment was made to dedicate all levy-generate income tax revenue to the city public safety forces. The ceremony is set for 10 this morning.
September 11, 2003 - 5:22am
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Quintuplets were born at a Dayton hospital for the second time in three years. Sherie Skelly, of Sidney, gave birth Wednesday to three boys and two girls by caesarian section at Miami Valley Hospital. Michelle Dilullo, also of Sidney, delivered quintuplets in 2000 at the same hospital and was with Skelly as she gave birth. Tyler Scott, Jacob Lee, Arianna Christine, Abigale Louise and Quinton Michael Skelly were born shortly after eight Wednesday morning. The babies ranged from three pounds...
September 11, 2003 - 5:17am
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A woman in Coshocton was found in contempt of court and fined 50 dollars after she brought her children to jury selection. Court documents say municipal judge David Hostetler ruled that Nerissa Foor was in contempt because she failed to make herself available “as summoned” for jury duty. Foor, of West Lafayette, says she came to the August 27th jury selection with her one and three year old children because she couldn’t fine a babysitter on short notice. The judge says he suspects that half...
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