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June 26, 2003 - 12:46pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The early morning roll over accident involving a semi sends one man to the hospital with injuries and his truck filled with baby formula is a total loss. According to the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 33-year-old Jason Stingley of Virginia was driving on State Route 146 towards Guernsey County when he lost control. The eighteen-wheeler rolled over dumping twenty tons of baby formula, all of which will go to waste and be destroyed. The accident caused the road to close for...
June 26, 2003 - 5:35am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney says an area fire department is getting a federal grant. Ney says the Quaker City Fire Department in Guernsey County will receive just over 43-thousand dollars as part of a nationwide assistance to firefighters grant program. The funds can be used to increase the effectiveness of firefighter operations, fund firefighters health and safety programs, acquire equipment and made modifications to the fire station.
June 26, 2003 - 5:27am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says a local state route is now open. Troopers say state route 146 near Cumberland at the Muskingum County line was closed this morning around 5 a.m due to an accident. Investigators say a commercial truck accident occurred and crews worked to clean up the mess. The road was reopened around 7 a.m.
June 26, 2003 - 5:12am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Ohio House has approved a bill that would bring the state in line with the U-S Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding the use of the abortion pill R-U-486. The bill would prohibit the use of the pill unless it is prescribed by a doctor. Sponsored by republican representative Tom Brinkman of Cincinnati, the bill exempts from prosecution pregnant women who obtain the bill to end a pregnancy. The bill now goes to the Senate.
June 26, 2003 - 5:05am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Officials investigating a boating accident on Buckeye Lake say the accident may have happened because people were not paying attention. As a result, 19-year-old Elizabeth Robinson of Martin, Ohio is at Ohio State University Hospital recovering from injuries to her legs and feet. A spokesman with the Ohio Division of Watercraft says the accident happened when Robinson who was being pulled on a float, was hit by another boat. So far not citations have been issued.
June 26, 2003 - 5:00am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A bill allowing Ohioans to carry hidden guns may be dead. Representatives from Governor Taft’s office and the legislature ended talks aimed at reaching a compromise Wednesday. Lawmakers are scheduled to leave today for the summer. The bill would allow Ohioans who pass a background check and safety course to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The house wants to allow people without permits who get charged with carrying a weapon to be able to try to convince a judge that the weapon was...
June 25, 2003 - 10:54pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Zanesville man accused of stealing 130 Longaberger baskets received a community control sentence Wednesday. Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Carl Goring to three years of community control on one count of receiving stolen property. Goring reportedly stole the baskets from a home in Philo. A local woman who did not know the baskets were stolen, bought them from Goring and advertised them on E-bay. All of the baskets were recovered.
June 25, 2003 - 10:48pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Eight Cambridge residents are a little richer tonight after they filed for their Mega Millions Prize this week. According to Mega Millions officials, the group won the second tier prize in last Friday’s Mega drawing. After taxes they will divide $121,625. The group bought the winning ticket from the Party Town Carryout in Cambridge.
The store received a $1,000 bonus for selling the prize.
June 25, 2003 - 6:18pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
With the state in a budget crunch, legislators are calling for a tax increase. The new state budget bill will take effect on July 1st, increasing sales tax from five percent up to six percent. Tom Poorman, President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, says,” There are certain kinds of service businesses that, as part of the budget bill, were added to the sales tax base. That means that certain kinds of services that were not taxable before will have to start collecting...
June 25, 2003 - 12:49pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Do your kids know how to swim? If not, now might be the perfect time for them to learn. Cooling off by taking a plunge into a pool is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, but for kids who don’t know who to swim, it could be a dreaded event. That’s why the Muskingum County YMCA provides swim lessons for children of all ages. They hope to give children the knowledge and comfort to swim on their own. Swim lessons are also available for adults. If you would like further information you can...
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