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November 5, 2003 - 11:11pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Senator George Vionovich says Ohio could lose millions of dollars a year if congress passes a bill to extend a ban on taxing Internet service providers. The Ohio Republican has staked his opposition to the measure, saying the taxation ban imposes significant costs on states. Congress first enacted a ban on taxing such providers, like Earthlink or AOL, in 1998 and extended it until this year. The ban expired November 1st, and Congress was expected to pass a bill this week to make sure the...
November 5, 2003 - 11:10pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
House and Senate lawmakers agreed Wednesday to spend $66 million next year on the Appalachian Regional Commission. At the Bush Administration’s request, the House previously approved legislation slashing the agency’s budget roughly in half to $66 million for 2004. But senators on the committee that writes spending bills rejected the cuts and approved $71 million. The ARC region includes all of West Virginia, and parts of 12 other states including parts in Ohio.
November 5, 2003 - 11:09pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A University of Akron researcher says high-tech programs at Ohio colleges will feel the impact of Issue One’s defeat Tuesday. Voters turned down the idea of allowing the state to borrow $500 million over ten years to fund high-tech research and job development. Frank Kelley, Akron’s Dean of Polymer Sciences, says Ohio will find it more difficult to raise its college graduation rate without the money.
November 5, 2003 - 6:30pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Last night’s elections had a few close calls, one of which involved a split district in Muskingum and Perry counties where a levy was decided by a handful of votes. Today, some claim a mistake cost them their vote. Rachael Holt lives in Perry County, but like a few people, is in Franklin local school district. When voting in Perry County yesterday a mistake happened. She says poll workers told her the wrong place to vote, not allowing her to vote on the Franklin local school levy. If she...
November 5, 2003 - 6:26pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The results from yesterday’s elections are technically unofficial right now. There are still provisional votes to count. These votes are different than an absentee vote. A provisional vote applies to a person who has moved within a 30 days of the election and has not changed their address. They may vote on Election Day, but those votes are sealed and not counted with the others. The Board of Elections then verifies the voter’s information, which takes ten days. Therefore close races like...
November 5, 2003 - 6:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
With the elections behind us, we should be seeing fewer political signs around town. City officials said candidates and supporting citizens have ten days after the elections to remove any political signs. That translates into Friday November 14th as they deadline to take them down. After the deadline, if signs are still problematic, City Zoning Administrator Bryan Mason will send a letter to the offender. After that, they have seven days to remove the signs before he passes the problem on...
November 5, 2003 - 6:18pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The United Way announces its mid-campaign report results, and things are looking good. The report shows they collected a little more than half of their yearly goal already. Currently they have just over $541,000. United Way officials chalk the money up to their hundreds of volunteers and fundraisers. The United Way set their monetary goal a little lower this year due to the nation’s economy. The next fundraiser is the Evening of Giving on November 23rd at Colony Square Mall. For $5, you...
November 5, 2003 - 11:08am
6 years 12 weeks ago
An update in Guernsey County: According to the Board of Elections, the Cambridge Mayor's race results are only provisional as absentee votes are still being counted. The complete list of final results will be posted after November 17th.
November 5, 2003 - 2:05am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The city of Newark now has a new mayor. Voters on Tuesday gave the nod to Bruce Bain over challenger Cheri Hottinger by over 1000 votes. Incumbent mayor Frank Stare decided not to run for reelection. In other Licking County races and issues, David Branstool outdistanced Jennifer Chesrown in the race for Municipal Court Judge. Marc Guthrie beat Don Ellington in the race for Newark City Council President and the Newark Law Director is James Hostetter.
Finally, in the race for Newark...
November 5, 2003 - 2:00am
6 years 12 weeks ago
There were some important races and issues decided in Tuesday’s general election in Muskingum County. In the race for Zanesville School board the winners are Lee Eppley, Brian Kaufman and Janet Stewart. The West Muskingum School board winners were Kelly Kanavel and Bob Moon. In the race for Tri-Valley School board Cindy Cameron, Eva Sieber and Terry Hutchison were the top vote getters. The Franklin Local school district bond issue got the o-k from voters in a real close vote. There also...
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