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December 26, 2003 - 4:02pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
What retailers are calling “round two” shopping sure took place today across the country and here in southeastern Ohio.

In an effort to lure consumers back into stores for post-holiday shopping, retailers are slashing prices.

Local shoppers at the Colony Square Mall came out in droves today, returning those unwanted gifts, exchanging sizes and colors, and enjoying all the great sales.

J.C. Penny store manager, Mark Johnson says they are offering 70 percent off...
December 25, 2003 - 8:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Salt trucks were busy Thursday evening as were emergency crews, busy tending to numerous accidents on local roads and highways.

Those traveling back home early Thursday evening were hit with icy roadways. State Highway Patrol posts across southeastern Ohio report plenty of crashes.
December 25, 2003 - 8:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
On this holiday it’s easy to forget about those whose job requires them to work around the clock all year long.

Emergency Medical Technicians from Community Ambulance are just one example of those who don’t stop working just because it’s a holiday.

EMT Courtney Atkins says that emergencies happen all the time, so there needs to be qualified people available all the time to help. She adds all the EMT’s celebrate Christmas together to make their 24-hour shifts merrier.
December 25, 2003 - 8:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The holidays can be a tough time for many people, especially those who might be without family or friends.

Christ’s Table in Zanesville decided to help out by providing a Christmas dinner for all to enjoy. Hulda Norris of Christ’s Table says almost 150 homemade meals were distributed Thursday.

Many local residents enjoy donating their time during the holiday season.
December 24, 2003 - 9:15pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Police say they’ve interviewed several people about a series of highway shootings around Columbus and have cleared all of them to date.

Chief Detective Steve Martin of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says police have brought people in several times for lie detector tests. He says he doesn’t know a specific number but says all have passed the test.

Police are investigating a string of 18 shootings on or near a stretch of Interstate 270 on the south side of...
December 24, 2003 - 9:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A spokesman for Wendy’s says the suburban Columbus-based company is confident its beef supply is safe, despite Tuesday’s announcement of the first suspected U.S. case of the Mad Cow Disease.

Spokesman Denny Lynch says Wendy’s doesn’t get beef from Washington State, where the suspected case was discovered. He says the company has had safeguards in place for years, including a police against using so-called downer cows, which can’t walk on their own.
December 24, 2003 - 4:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, don’t forget to buy something for the ones who love us unconditionally, our pets.

Americans spend millions of dollars on their pets every year. The We Luv Pets Store on Maple Ave. cites their increase in sales as a result of pet owners wanting to show their pets how much they care about them.

This year, clothes are hot items including pajamas for your pet or complete leather Harley Davidson outfit. Brenda Myers, animal...
December 24, 2003 - 2:18pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The USDA announced Tuesday that a dairy cow from Washington State has been diagnosed with BSE commonly known as Mad Cow disease.

Mark Mechling of the Ohio State Extension Office says BSE is found in the nervous system and spinal cord of cattle, so it’s not in the parts we would typically eat.

Consumers have been told to continue to eat beef with confidence and that the beef industry will not be affected by this single case. However, there will be some implications for...
December 24, 2003 - 2:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s finally here! Your last chance to shop before the Christmas holiday. Stores at the Colony Square Mall opened extra early this morning in anticipation of the last minute shoppers. Many of those who procrastinated say they enjoy the rush of waiting until the eleventh hour to do their shopping.

But with plenty of sales before Christmas, why wait until the day before? Brad McLoughlin says the biggest reason he waits for the last day is because he didn’t want to shop out of town so...
December 24, 2003 - 1:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Cleveland State University says it will use a $1 million gift to create the first endowed chair in the school’s College of Engineering.

The gift came from two experts in machinery dynamics. The school will invest the money and use the income to support a top faculty member.

University officials say it’s expected to provide about $50,000 a year.
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