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March 7, 2003 - 6:54pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Representative Nancy Kaptur compared Osama Bin Laden to American revolutionaries, and is drawing fire for it from republicans and democrats. Kaptur, a democrat from Ohio, said those fighting for America included nontraditional fighters and religious groups. Ohio’s GOP chairman, Bob Bennett, called on Kaptur to retract her statement and apologize. In a statement , Kaptur accused republicans of twisting her words and silencing her effort to understand the root of the threat against America.
March 7, 2003 - 1:19pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A contract the delays pay raises for most state employees for two years and requires them to pay more for health care will go into effect – even though a majority of union votes were cast against it. The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association turned down the proposed three-year contract by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. But it was ratified because state law requires a 60 percent vote of union members to reject a contract. In separate balloting, state prison and youth detention...
March 6, 2003 - 11:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The FBI converged on a rural house in Kilgore, Ohio Thursday and arrested a man on charges of providing false I-Ds to help illegal aliens get into the U-S from Canada. FBI agent Mitchell Marrone said the agency was tipped off by CNN after the television network received anonymous e-mails stating that someone in Ohio was helping illegal aliens enter the county. There was even an allegation in the e-mails that the person had Sarin gas and was planning a terrorist attack. The FBI is not saying...
March 6, 2003 - 6:27pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The impending war with Iraq now has a major connection to our area. Around 4-hundred members from the Hawk Missile Battalion in Morgan County will soon be on their way. Earlier this week, the soldiers were notified that it's time to pack their bags. The McConnelsville unit is to be deployed on March 18th. On March 15th there will be a farewell party beginning at noon at Morgan High School.
March 5, 2003 - 5:44pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Starting next month stricter privacy laws will go into effect for hospitals...this allowing patients more control over their medical information. The law is part of a larger measure, known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The law is specifically designed to protect the rights of the patients. Although many states, including Ohio, already have privacy protections in place, this new federal law will only improve patient confidentiality and hold healthcare...
March 5, 2003 - 5:40pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Every parent struggles as their children grow: through the terrible two's to teen years, children continue to mature. When these children become too difficult to manage, a more serious problem may be at the root of these misbehavings...Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Wednesday morning during an educational seminar, healthcare professionals from numerous fields worked with Dr. Elizabeth Winter...exploring children and traumatic stress. In recent years, many children have been misdiagnosed...
March 5, 2003 - 5:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are continuing to look for a Tuesday night robber. According to Zanesville Detectives, a robber targeted the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue just before 9:30 Tuesday night. One clerk and one customer were in the store when detectives say the suspect entered and demanded money. I's unknown if the robber had a weapon. Police are looking for a whilte male, who was wearing a black coat with red trim. The man is said to be between 5'8" to 5'10" tall, weighing around 150-160 pounds...
March 5, 2003 - 1:08pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
With Ohio having less influence on the last two presidential primaries than expected, republicans are pushing to move the 2004 primary to May. Ohio’s primary was moved to March for the 1996 and 2000 elections in an attempt to make the state more important in the presidential race. But in both years, the candidates were decided before Ohio’s primary anyway. Representative Merle Kearns, a Springfield republican, is sponsoring a bill that would move the primary to May. Kearns sys the 2004...
March 5, 2003 - 10:17am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft today announced 140 million dollars in cuts to state education spending to help balance the state budget. That includes 91 million dollars in the per-pupil aid to school districts and more than nine million dollars from the Ohio department of education administration. Taft also cut 39 million dollars from the state’s colleges and universities. Taft says he has no pleasure in announcing the painful cuts. State legislators have rejected Governor Taft’s efforts to raise taxes...
March 5, 2003 - 9:55am
5 years 38 weeks ago
An international company with a plant in the area is planning on cutting 240 positions throughout its worldwide locations. Grief Brothers made the announcement Tuesday morning during it’s first earnings conference call. Business First magazine says the company reported that it wasn’t satisfied with its recent performance. 15 of those cuts are expected in central Ohio. Zanesville Grief Brothers general manager Jerry Holder says the local operation is evaluating all of its business processes...
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