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September 29, 2003 - 5:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Health Department reports a few cases of viral meningitis in the area. But don’t get alarmed just yet. There are two types of meningitis: bacterial and viral. Bacterial is more dangerous and must be treated with antibiotics. The kind area doctors are seeing is viral meningitis. This involves flu like symptoms such as headaches, fever and stiff neck. Health Department officials said the best medicine is plenty of rest and fluids. There are only ten reported cases of...
September 29, 2003 - 5:17pm
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This Wednesday officially kicks off wiener roast season here in Zaneville. In order to keep them legal, anyone having a wiener roast must fill out a permit at the Zanesville fire department. There are certain rules for the fires, including size. The maximum size is two feet by two feet. The fire department needs the permit filled out to give them a heads up on where all the fires are going to be in the city on a given night. Among the other rules are what you can burn. Fire Chief Dave...
September 29, 2003 - 1:06pm
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A new law that tightens regulation of charity gambling is expected to produce 5.2 million dollars for state coffers this year from license-application fees. That’s more than 50 times the 100,000 dollars that came in 2002. The law, which went into effect July first, has triggered a flurry of applicants who want to run charity games. As of a week ago, Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro’s office has processed nearly 1600 applications for 2003 and mailed out about 1300 licenses. That compares to...
September 29, 2003 - 11:19am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A plane carrying 50 people made an emergency landing this morning at Dayton International Airport after a fire indicator light came on and the pilot reported possible smoke in the cockpit. Airport spokeswoman Sharon Sears says U-S Airways flight 2803, which had taken off from the airport bound for Pittsburgh, landed safely. Sears says the passengers got off the plane through emergency exits and were taken to the terminal. She says there were three minor injuries, including an injured knee,...
September 29, 2003 - 12:17am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some low-income parents receiving help with day-care will pay the price if their children are absent. Changes in state rules are forcing them to pay day care providers when their children are absent from care centers. The state now allows ten absences per child every six months, a move designed to cut costs. It won’t pay providers for additional days a child misses, regardless of the reason. The rules have been in effect since January 2002. The state spends 417-million dollars a year on day-...
September 29, 2003 - 12:10am
6 years 7 weeks ago
President Bush is back in the US and this week he will make his way to Ohio. Bush is returning to Ohio for the second time this month. He will make a campaign visit to Cincinnati; there he will attend a campaign fundraiser at the home of Reds owner Carl Lindner. Governor Bob Taft is serving as Bush’s Ohio campaign chairman. On Labor Day, Bush was in Ohio pushing his energy policy and tax cuts. Last week, republicans kicked off Bush’s Ohio re-election push with a rally at the statehouse in...
September 28, 2003 - 7:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Sunrise Bowling celebrates 40 years of strikes and spares in Zanesville. The lanes are a family affair, with original ownership dating back five generations. Sunrise opened in 1963, but the Prindle family has been operating bowling alleys since the 1930s. Current owner Jason Prindle said the family aspect of the business makes this anniversary special. Joe and Dot Tom have been bowling in the mixed league for all 40 of those years. All three of their children and their spouses have bowled...
September 28, 2003 - 5:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Thousand move into Muskingum County for the largest pre-civil war reenactment in the country. The Eastern Primitive Rendezvous was held in Ohio this year because of the bicentennial. Different than Civil War reenactments, there was not battle to show. These re-enactors do this as a hobby, living exactly like people did before 1840. Organizer Don Davies said they have people ranging from doctors to ditch diggers participating. Davies and his wife Tracy helped plan this reenactment for over...
September 28, 2003 - 4:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County is home to the oldest mountain bike trail in Ohio, but today riders pedaled there for the last time. Velo Z property owner Tom Hayes converted the running trail into one for mountain bikes after finding local interest from the Zanesville Biking club. From there it progressed and gained widespread popularity, with riders coming from Columbus and Cleveland. But after 17 years, course maintenance has taken its toll. Hayes said it takes about 40 hours to clean and trim the...
September 28, 2003 - 12:32am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down in western Ohio’s Dark County and strong winds damaged buildings in Warren and Hamilton Counties in Southwest Ohio. No deaths or serious injuries were reported in the overnight storms. The weather service says the worst of the damage came in the half-hour before 2 a.m. There were isolated gusts of more than 100 miles-per-hour in Warren County. The huge sign marking Paramount’s Kings Island Amusement Park was destroyed, and part of...
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