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September 1, 2003 - 3:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Even if the rain washed out your Labor Day plans, the soggy weather may have kept travelers out of accidents. Ohio State patrolmen said the weekend was relatively quiet. There were no major accidents reported in the Zanesville area. Sgt. Michael Forshey chalks it up to high gas prices and the wet weather. He mentioned that Friday and Saturday nights were busy with drunk drivers. He estimated about seven cases on each weekend night.
September 1, 2003 - 3:08pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Could your electricity bill be going up because of the blackout in July? If experts find costly errors in the grid system, you may help pay for it. A glance at your energy bill breaks down what you are paying for each month. If you look closely, only about a quarter of it is for actually energy consumption. The rest of the bill is for maintenance and improvements to energy systems. The area that my be affected is marked “transmission.” Officials said there was plenty of generation and...
September 1, 2003 - 2:27pm
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Labor Day: the unofficial end to summer. Best known for barbeques, a day off of work and time to relax. But why don’t most people work on this September holiday? The very first Labor Day was September 5, 1882. The Department of Labor’s website doesn’t know exactly who started it, but a labor union wanted to create a workingman’s holiday. Today, working people across the country can sleep in and relax. The holiday does not have any affiliation with a war or battle in American history. The...
September 1, 2003 - 2:26pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair, along with other fairs in Ohio had vendors giving away baby iguanas as prizes. A local iguana rescue organization said this wasn’t a good idea. Volunteers at Wild Green Yonder (WIGY) said iguanas are not good starter pets; they are rather finicky. Iguanas need special lighting, temperature regulation, a highly specified diet and constant care. This adds up to lots of time and money. The iguanas given away may have been tiny and cut, but they can grow to six feet...
September 1, 2003 - 11:11am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It started many years ago as a small gathering of only five people, but this holiday weekend stone tool crafters from across the country and even overseas traveled to Flint Ridge, Ohio. Some came from as far as the Netherlands and Japan to take part in the Flint knap-in. Visitors watched as arrowheads, flint knives, and other tools were crafted. Flint Ridge is a big attraction because it's known to have some of the world's prettiest rainbow flint. Co-host of the event, Ed Moreland, says...
September 1, 2003 - 11:08am
6 years 3 weeks ago
President Bush is marking this Labor Day in Richfield, Ohio, where he will address members of the International Union of Operating Engineers and their families. The nation celebrates Labor Day this year with an estimated nine million Americans on the unemployment rolls. That's 700-thousand more people without jobs than on this holiday last year. In North-Central Ohio, the President will be pushing his agenda to create more new jobs.
August 31, 2003 - 11:36pm
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A 7-year-old child is listed in poor condition after a rail buggy accident in Coshocton County this holiday weekend. The accident happened late Saturday night. According to the sheriff’s department, 37-year-old Trent Pyle of Thornville was operating the vehicle on Tiverton Township Road 364, when he lost control. The sheriff’s office says Pyle’s 7-year-old son was ejected from the buggy and landed on the road. Medflight flew the boy to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. According to reports...
August 31, 2003 - 10:55pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is once again asking for the community’s help to find one of their most wanted suspects. This week’s suspects is Troy Kepler. According to reports, Kepler is wanted for failing to register as a sexual offender. He has red hair and hazel eyes. He’s about 5’11” and weighs 155lbs. His last known address is Spruce St. in Zanesville. If you have information, call the sheriff’s office at 740-452-3637. Calls can be made anonymously.
August 31, 2003 - 7:39pm
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A South Zanesville father continues to search and wait for his kidnapped children. Joe Cox has spent the past two days driving the Newark area, talking to people and looking for clues that might lead him to his children. Joe’s wife Nicole was scheduled to bring the children back Monday, but never showed up. Now an amber alert is in effect. Nicole told Joe she changed her and the children’s identity. Joe has also been getting threatening phone calls on his property and his life. If anyone...
August 31, 2003 - 7:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Duncan Falls hosts an annual car and truck show, hoping to raise some extra money for the fire department. Almost 150 cars and trucks competed in a variety of categories this afternoon. The entry fee was $6 and the day featured other things like a 50-50 drawing and plenty of food vendors. Organizers said the money gets used for fire equipment like hoses and nozzles and has helped make payments on trucks as well. Each year the Duncan Falls fire department makes the trophies for the winning...
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