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June 24, 2003 - 5:37pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it sent out notices of violation in connection with the burning of two homes in Perry Township in Muskingum County. EPA Spokeswoman Kay Gilmore tells WHIZ news the agency sent violation letters to Danny James of James and Son Excavating and local developer Jack Downing. The EPA started investigating the fires on May 3rd. The Downing Company owns the homes. It’s alleged that James burned the properties without a permit. Both James...
June 24, 2003 - 5:36pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Zanesville Police continue to look for two suspects who robbed the Clark Station on Putnam Avenue. The robbery happened around 7:30 Sunday night. According to police, two African American males entered the store, and one showed a weapon. The two men escaped on foot with money and lottery tickets. Descriptions of the suspects are limited.
June 24, 2003 - 5:35pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Analysts say the likelihood of Ohio schools succeeding is a federal appeal of the state’s funding woes is slim at best. The reason? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that education is not one of the rights recognized by the U.S. Constitution. The Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding says it will ask the federal court to review the state’s school-funding lawsuit. The state Supreme Court ended the case last month. Nick Pittner, an attorney representing about 500...
June 24, 2003 - 3:34pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The SARS epidemic has been keeping travelers grounded, but early Tuesday morning the World Health Organization announced that the traveling ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Even with this encouraging news, the SARS scare remains a major concern for local physicians. According to Dr. William Grant, an infectious disease specialist with the Genesis Healthcare System, the common cold and SARS share a similar virus. Concerns need to be addressed as we move into fall and winter when cold season...
June 24, 2003 - 3:32pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
In an effort to uphold the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that all public libraries install filters on all computers. However library officials claim the burden of supervising a child’s internet usage should fall on the parents’ shoulders. Another argumentative point is that the filters are not a %100 guarantee to eliminate all pornographic websites. Plus, these filters will limit certain research topics. Libraries will disable the filters...
June 24, 2003 - 3:31pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Good news for the Genesis Healthcare System and the Village of New Concord. An extension of the healthcare system is now open in the Muskingum County village. This means residents who need immediate medical care will only have to travel a few miles, instead of going to a separate city. This new location, at 1 East Main Street, will offer three private physicians, as well as rehab and radiology services.
June 24, 2003 - 12:47pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A special award was awarded to one very special 6-year-old girl. Katarina Hanifan was awarded the Golden Award of Excellence for the Midwest region and now represents Zanesville and Ohio. She received the award for displaying good personality skills including: leadership, helpfulness, manners and grace. Katarina will compete in the worlds’ competition in Orlando Florida in July.
June 24, 2003 - 5:30am
5 years 42 weeks ago
The mother of a little boy who underwent surgery last week for his immune deficiency problem was sentenced to two years behind bars for trafficking crack cocaine. Nicole Sturkey-Goins is the mother of Maurice Sturkey. Maurice is battling a life threatening disease which doe not allow the body to produce white blood cells. Common Pleas Judge Butch Zwelling sentenced Sturkey-Goins on one count of trafficking crack-cocaine and two counts possession of drugs. The court also fined Sturkey-Goins...
June 24, 2003 - 5:13am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Senate President Doug White says he won’t send Governor Taft a concealed weapons bill he would veto. The Senate last week passed a concealed weapons bill that Taft said he would sign. It added restriction to the house-passed version that led that led the state highway patrol to drop its opposition, a condition of Taft’s support. White says he won’t send any senators to hearings to work out the Senate’s differences with the house until the house agrees to a bill that Taft will sign.
June 24, 2003 - 5:10am
5 years 42 weeks ago
We have an update on the Zanesville man accused of a drive-by shooting. The case has been dismissed. According to officials with the Chillicothe Municipal Court, the case against 18-year-old Randall Cremeans Junior is dismissed because of a lack of evidence. Cremeans was facing an attempted murder charge in Ross County in Connection with a drive-by shooting on June 11th.
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