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June 12, 2003 - 5:58pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
One thing’s for sure: nice weather is headed our way and with school out and summer vacations planned…that means lots and lots of exposed skin. As always, it’s important to protect skin from UV-A and UV-B rays. According to Dr. John Hibler, a local dermatologist, sun block, hats and sunglasses remain the best defense against the sun’s harmful rays. As far as sun blocks are concerned, Dr. Hiber says for them to work affectively, wear SPF of 15 or higher and reapply the sun block every few...
June 12, 2003 - 4:27pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A Franklin county grand jury has returned an involuntary manslaughter indictment and other charges against a Zanesville man accused of injecting a teen with a lethal dose of morphine at a party. The charges against 26-year-old Edward Williams the second follow an eight-month investigation by Reynoldsburg police into the death of 17-year-old Chris Miller of Pataskala. Williams also was indicted on charges of corrupting another with drugs, aggravated trafficking, tampering with evidence and...
June 12, 2003 - 4:21pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Ohio and North Carolina are arguing again about the Wright Brothers. This time, congressional lawmakers are sparring over which state can claim that it was the ‘birthplace of aviation.’ Ohio congressman Mike Turner sponsored a resolution in congress that honors his hometown of Dayton because that’s where the Wright Brothers grew up, worked, and built their airplane. But three North Carolina lawmakers are opposing the resolution. They say the first flight occurred near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina...
June 11, 2003 - 6:34pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Despite a positive economic forecast for Muskingum County, many people are still without jobs. The One Stop Career Center wants to remind people that there is somewhere they can turn to for help. Located in downtown Zanesville, the center strives to help people obtain jobs. They offer training services that allow you to expand on your current skills. If you would like more information, you can contact the One Stop Career Center at 740-454-6211.
June 11, 2003 - 6:21pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Maysville schools closed for the summer in an unusual way. After an hour of lock down at both schools, students were released for vacation. It was a safety procedure that officials felt was necessary after a gun was discharged in a neighboring area about a half a mile from the schools. The sheriff’s department was called to the scene. No one was injured. According to the sheriff’s department suspect Justin Riley, a 17-year old runaway from the Avondale Youth Center, fled the scene. While...
June 11, 2003 - 12:45pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Southern Perry County Water District has issued a boil advisory Wednesday. The alert applies to Hemlock and all surrounding counties. The water district cites the alert as a result of changes in a water meter. Once the alert is lifted, customers must boil their water until further notice.
June 11, 2003 - 12:44pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
41 Congressional lawmakers are asking Ohio Congressman Dave Hobson to help them preserve funding for a program that helps poor people in Appalachia. President Bush has proposed cutting funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission in half. His budget would provide 33 million dollars for ARC instead of the 88 million dollars the joint federal-state agency received last year. Lawmakers from the 13 states in the Appalachian region, including five from Ohio, are fighting these cuts. They are...
June 11, 2003 - 12:43pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
According to an annual study on the well-being if children, the lives of Ohio children have improved over the last ten years, but not as much as children nationwide. The “Kids Count Report” says that, in terms of well being, Ohio children fell from 22nd in the nation in 1990 to 28th in 2000. Ohio did improve in seven of ten categories, including declines in the infant mortality rate, child death rate and rate of deaths of teenagers by accident, homicide or suicide. But there were increases...
June 10, 2003 - 5:53pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A major change is headed to the roads. The state highway patrol cars are turning white. The change is two fold: for the troopers’ protection and also because some the current cars have reached the peak mileage of 90 to one hundred thousand miles. Sgt. Felix says the entire state will be updating to the white cruisers within the next two years. The Zanesville post currently has one white cruiser. Sgt. Felix says a second one is expected by the end of this week.
June 10, 2003 - 5:52pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A former employee with the Muskingum County Home is scheduled to appear in Muskingum County common pleas court this Thursday. According to County prosecutor Mike Haddox, Marsha Shumate is expected to enter a plea to a prosecutor’s bill of information. Shumate was budget officer for the county home she is under investigation for overspending after the home’s administrator; Rebecca Cooper discovered invoices for large sums of money. The invoices were for several office supply vendors. Shumate is...
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