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August 5, 2004 - 1:06pm
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Conserving and saving our environment was the topic of discussion at the County Commissioners this morning.

The Commissioners met with members of the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District to talk about getting grant money.

The grant money in question will be coming from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and would total $692,000 and be used to improve the Salt Creek Watershed Area.

“We try to identify concerns. It could be erosion on a stream...
August 5, 2004 - 11:05am
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Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Joe Nuxhall says the Reds are forcing him out of the broadcasting booth.

The former Reds pitcher has spent 60 years with the team.

Nuxhall’s representative, Reuven Katz, went to the Reds after the 2002 season with a plan to work out a two-year deal.

Nuxhall said the Reds made it clear then that they didn’t want him to do the 2004 season. Katz persuaded John Allen, the Reds’ chief operating officer, to agree to allow Nuxhall...
August 4, 2004 - 5:34pm
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Organizers for the St. Nicholas say they won’t let today’s storm keep them from having fun.

The powerful winds damaged several of the festival tents and tables. Ten tents needed to be replaced. Organizers had to drive to Columbus and pick them up to be ready for this evening’s kickoff.

Several parish members, students and community residents all pulled together to clean up the mess. The festival is still going on as planned. The festivities begin tonight at 6pm and the...
August 4, 2004 - 5:27pm
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A big line of thunderstorms slams into our area. Now many local residents are cleaning up.

This afternoon’s storms quickly ripped through our area and caused havoc to trees and power lines.

Several local residents were shocked by the power of the storm, the strong winds tore through the Clay Pike area and split several trees in half … many of these huge trees fell close to houses and caused damage to roofing and landscaping, even swimming pools.
August 4, 2004 - 3:43pm
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If you’re in need of some new clothes or furniture..this weekend the North Terrace Church of Christ is having the grand-daddy of all garage sales.

In their 3rd annual event, local residents can take advantage of some free goodies this Saturday.

Bill Meaige, minister of the church, says, “The concept behind it is if those who have been blessed could be a blessing to others.”

Usually around 1,500 people show up to the event, and this year they are pleased to...
August 4, 2004 - 1:05pm
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There are some new changes in the mall, some good and some bad. The bad news is Petland by the Sears Department store is closing, but the good news is more stores are coming.

Marketing Director of the Colony Square Mall, Kevin Pinson, says he’s not at liberty to say what stores are coming to the mall, but he does say it’s a good variety.

“We’re trying to mix it up so that’s there’s something for everyone. Definitely fashion is our biggest cut, but we’re trying to look...
August 4, 2004 - 1:00pm
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If you’re planning on making an addition to your family, try the Animal Shelter Society and adopt an adorable dog or cat. This week’s pet is a big lovable dog.

He’s a five-year old yellow lab mix named Marcel. And he’s described as being really laid back.

Marcel has been neutered and is ready for adoption. Gary Graham, Executive Director of the Shelter, says Marcel has only been at the shelter for a few days.

Graham says Marcel is strictly a family pet, he...
August 3, 2004 - 9:01pm
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A big agreement has been made between Cambridge city schools and the city council.

In a special session Monday night, city officials decided to annex the schools into the city helping both the schools generate dollars for the general fund and helping cut back out costly utility bills for the school.

And with the annexation comes more developments for the area that surrounds the schools.

The new annexation will also effect the creek development.
August 3, 2004 - 4:54pm
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The attorney for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder says the Speaker has not problem with a federal grand jury subpoenaing his personal banking records.

Attorney Craig Calcaterra says Householder, confident he will be vindicated, welcomes the requests.

The subpoenas were issued to two banks in Perry County, where Householder lives.

They are the latest developments in a wide-ranging federal investigation started in March after receipt of an anonymous memo....
August 3, 2004 - 4:27pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
One of our community’s favorite summer traditions begins tomorrow.

Organizers are setting up stands and preparing rides for the annual Saint Nicholas Festival. Great entertainment continues on Thursday with the Funky Guru’s Band with plenty of food and desserts.

The festivities kick off Wednesday night at 6 and the event lasts through Saturday night. All the proceeds go towards funding programs at St. Nicholas School.
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