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October 1, 2003 - 4:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A US Census report shows the number of people without health insurance increased this past year, along with those on government health insurance. Here in Muskingum County, those with Medicaid went up significantly from just over 11,000 to more than 16,000. Local Job and Family Services officials said they state has expanded its Medicaid program for working families. Job and Family Services Deputy Director Beth Durant believes state officials were beginning to see insurance rates on the rise...
October 1, 2003 - 3:59pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
PRO Muskingum seeks volunteers to help fix up area homes on the annual Make a Difference Day. Founded by USA Weekend Magazine and the Points of Light Foundation, Make a Difference Day is the largest national day helping others. Here in Muskingum County, PRO Muskingum wants to do their share with five homecare projects, such as gutter repair and drywall installation. PRO Muskingum Program Coordinator Suzanne Wiles said the number of volunteers varies based on the project. Some need only five...
October 1, 2003 - 8:46am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Columbus-based American Electric Power is accused in a lawsuit of manipulating natural gas prices to make millions of dollars. The suit was filed in U-S commodities futures trading commission. It claims that, depending on the day, the price and volume of gas trades were overstated on a computer spreadsheet in an attempt to move the market up or understated in an attempt to move it down. The suit seeks 355 million dollars in penalties. The lawsuit comes one year after an internal review by A-E-P...
September 30, 2003 - 10:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A three-car accident on Roseville Road, also known as State Route 93 South, occurred at 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the State Highway Patrol, two commercial trucks traveling in opposite directions and a Camero collided on SR 93. The Patrol confirmed late Tuesday night that two people died at the scene, and two others were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The deceased are 26-year-old Cory Ihinger and 48-year-old Lloyd Ihinger, both of Avondale. Both...
September 30, 2003 - 10:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department also responded to a three-car accident Tuesday. According to Lt. Bill Shaw, the accident occurred on Wayne Avenue at around 4:15 p.m. A Ford station wagon, driven by 23-year-old Michael McCoy of Roseville rear-ended a car, causing a domino effect by hitting two cars in front of him that had stopped for traffic. In all, five people were transported to the hospital with mostly minor injuries, although the conditions have not been confirmed. McCoy was issued a...
September 30, 2003 - 10:08pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
More than a dozen students were injured Tuesday morning when their school bus flipped over in Circleville, near Columbus. The bus went off the side of the road where the it skidded and flipped over. At this point, local authorities say it’s not clear what caused the bus to crash or whether another vehicle was involved. There were 30 high school and junior high students on the bus. At least 13 of them were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.
September 30, 2003 - 10:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A three-car accident in Fairfield County sends four to the hospital and life-lights a male child to Children’s Hospital for precautionary reasons. According to the Fairfield Post of the Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 22 and Township Road 159, also known as Sandhill Road. The crash remains under investigation at this time. No names have been released.
September 30, 2003 - 2:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
After more than 5 years of work, a new road to connect Zanesville and Dresden is almost complete. The limited access road, Northpoint Drive, is set to soon be open. The road only needs to be seeded and striped before being put to use, but there’s still a few speed bumps to cross before Northpoint opens in its entirety. In order for the intersection of State Route 60 and Northpoint to be completed, 60 will be shut down sometime within the next two weeks and will remain closed for about a...
September 30, 2003 - 2:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
New stores along Main Street are helping downtown Zanesville continue to grow, while drawing more people to the downtown area. “A Touch of Thread” is one of the most recent additions. The store specializes in machine quilting and receives orders from across the U.S. as well as Japan. Owner Martha Creasy says that drawing people downtown is important in order for the area to continue to grow. There is still property available for sale on Main Street. If you’d like more information, you can...
September 30, 2003 - 2:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
For many children, a field trip is one of the peaks of the school year. And thanks to the Ohio State University Extension, busloads of Muskingum County children got an extensive tour of the county courthouse on government day. The kids went to all the rooms in the courthouse, learning each one’s function. Clerk of Courts Todd Bickle spoke about the court process. He explained his job to seven groups of eager faces, explaining on their level how he deals with vehicle titles and keeping...
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