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September 28, 2003 - 4:58pm
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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 12 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...
September 28, 2003 - 12:29am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Ohio’s wet summer could provide some colorful foliage this fall. Bill Schultz of the State Division of Forestry says this could be one of the best years for fall colors. Ohio’s trees are still mostly green, with tinges of yellow and red beginning to appear in scattered patches across the state. Schultz says the rains have created thick leaf cover. He says more sunny days and cool nights will be needed for bright colors.
September 27, 2003 - 7:28pm
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The Nelson T. Gant foundation auctions an array of items with hopes to buy a house. The foundation has been working to pay the balance of the Gant House before the October 17th deadline. Currently, Century National Bank owns it, but the foundation hopes this auction will bring them closer to owning the house outright. The house used to be a bar, and the auction featured some of the old equipment, along with bar memorabilia. The house was packed full of bargain hunters bidding on things like...
September 26, 2003 - 9:59pm
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An escaped Licking County inmate is back in police custody. 27-year-old Michael Boring escaped Monday after jumping off a work release truck in Newark. He then got a ride to Granville where he continued to flee in a stolen dump truck. Boring was arrested Wednesday night on the west side of Columbus. Police say Boring only had ten more days left on his original sentence. He remains in the Franklin County Jail and faces additional charges from the Columbus Police Department including...
September 26, 2003 - 9:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Roseville residents remain under an emergency boil advisory Friday. According to representatives is in the area, a major water break is behind the boil advisory. Officials say the break occurred at the main water tank and is draining all of Roseville’s water reserves. If you’re planning on attending the Roseville Oktoberfest, you will need to bring bottled water. The boil order remains in effect until further notice.
September 26, 2003 - 9:57pm
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A new survey says more of Ohio’s registered voters favor President Bush than democrats who are challenging him in the election campaign. The “Ohio Poll” reported Friday that President Bush held double-digit leads over all potential 2004 Democratic challengers. The Ohio Poll did telephone surveys of 632 registered voters between September 4th and 19th.
September 26, 2003 - 9:56pm
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The Ohio Expositions Commission soon will begin a nationwide search for a new director of the Ohio State Fair. Director Richard Frenette resigned Thursday. The fair’s Assistant Director Virgil Strickler, is taking over temporarily until a replacement is found. Frenette’s resignation comes two days after a state watchdog responded that companies provided Frenette and other fair employees with gifts. Frenette denied the allegations.
September 26, 2003 - 9:55pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Four Lima teens are in critical condition Friday after consuming a toxic hallucinogenic weed. Two are on life support. Shawnee Township Police Chief Richard Kohli says the four Shawnee High School students consumed part of the Jimson weed Thursday night. The weed is poisonous and is commonly found in farm fields. It can cause hallucinations, nausea, blurred vision, convulsions, and send a person into a coma is ingested. The students, two aged 17 and two aged 18, are in Rita’s Medical...
September 26, 2003 - 6:16pm
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Beginning this week, the state of Ohio is sending out 2-million Golden Buckeye Cards to seniors ages sixty and older. The cards act like a discount card, which will help cut the cost of those much needed prescription drugs. The program is sponsored by the state of Ohio, but is supported through discounts from the manufacturer. Several manufacturers are cutting their prices for seniors, which means the card will cover a variety of prescription drugs and could also bring about additional savings...
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