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June 27, 2003 - 5:29am
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It will soon be a smoother drive for motorists in part of Muskingum County. The Muskingum County Commissioners hope to have several roads repaved throughout the county. They received bids from two local companies to do the job. Commissioners Dorothy Montgomery says both bids were for over 200,000 dollars and now commissioners will take those bids under advisement. Once the company is chosen for the job the project will begin.
June 27, 2003 - 5:23am
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The state’s utility regulatory agency says S-B-C should be able to enter the lucrative long-distance market in Ohio. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says the state’s largest phone company has made enough progress in customer service to begin selling long-distance. The final decision is up to the Federal Communications Commission, which could decide this fall. The P-U-C-O says S-B-C must still report on the progress its made in providing local service. The agency has fined the...
June 27, 2003 - 5:18am
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Governor Taft has put his signature on the state’s next two-year budget and says he’s pleased that lawmakers increased income without asking voters to approve video slots machines at racetracks. Taft vetoed 29 sections of the 48-billion dollar budget. One of those sections is an amendment that would have hampered Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell’s plan to replace voting systems in most counties. The budget includes a penny-per-dollar sale tax increase that lawmakers say will expire in...
June 26, 2003 - 6:27pm
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Earlier this week, an employee at the Clark Station on Putnam Avenue reported an armed robbery. It turns out, there was no armed robbery at all. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, charges will be filed in the next couple of days against a female employee at the station. That employee reported a robbery where two suspects stole money and lottery tickets. As it turns out, Roush says the employee actually stole the money and tickets, making up the robbery...
June 26, 2003 - 6:16pm
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The wagon train is coming to town. In celebration of Ohio’s bicentennial, fourteen horse drawn wagons are making their way across Ohio. Today, they arrived in Muskingum County on their historical trip. The wagon train will make 44 stop in 22 different towns and villages along the way. The wagons will arrive in New Concord tonight to take part in the Sesquicentennial celebration and tomorrow evening they’ll set up camp at the Zane Grey Museum, where they’ll stay through Sunday morning.
June 26, 2003 - 12:46pm
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The early morning roll over accident involving a semi sends one man to the hospital with injuries and his truck filled with baby formula is a total loss. According to the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 33-year-old Jason Stingley of Virginia was driving on State Route 146 towards Guernsey County when he lost control. The eighteen-wheeler rolled over dumping twenty tons of baby formula, all of which will go to waste and be destroyed. The accident caused the road to close for...
June 26, 2003 - 5:35am
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Congressman Bob Ney says an area fire department is getting a federal grant. Ney says the Quaker City Fire Department in Guernsey County will receive just over 43-thousand dollars as part of a nationwide assistance to firefighters grant program. The funds can be used to increase the effectiveness of firefighter operations, fund firefighters health and safety programs, acquire equipment and made modifications to the fire station.
June 26, 2003 - 5:27am
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The Zanesville Highway Patrol says a local state route is now open. Troopers say state route 146 near Cumberland at the Muskingum County line was closed this morning around 5 a.m due to an accident. Investigators say a commercial truck accident occurred and crews worked to clean up the mess. The road was reopened around 7 a.m.
June 26, 2003 - 5:12am
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The Ohio House has approved a bill that would bring the state in line with the U-S Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding the use of the abortion pill R-U-486. The bill would prohibit the use of the pill unless it is prescribed by a doctor. Sponsored by republican representative Tom Brinkman of Cincinnati, the bill exempts from prosecution pregnant women who obtain the bill to end a pregnancy. The bill now goes to the Senate.
June 26, 2003 - 5:05am
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Officials investigating a boating accident on Buckeye Lake say the accident may have happened because people were not paying attention. As a result, 19-year-old Elizabeth Robinson of Martin, Ohio is at Ohio State University Hospital recovering from injuries to her legs and feet. A spokesman with the Ohio Division of Watercraft says the accident happened when Robinson who was being pulled on a float, was hit by another boat. So far not citations have been issued.
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