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February 4, 2003 - 9:20am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against Muskingum College. A former professor, Betsy Nichols sued Muskingum College after it failed to renew her teaching contract for the 1998-99 academic year. She then filed a discrimination complaint. The sixth U-S circuit court of appeals said a lower court erred two years ago when it dismissed Nichols’ lawsuit. The case now goes back to Columbus federal judge George Smith for reconsideration.
February 3, 2003 - 5:40pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The New Lexington School District is holding a special election tomorrow to vote on the renewal of an exsisting levy that was defeated in this past November's election. The levy, which is a three mill operating levy over the next five years, was first approved in 1997 and is due to expire December 31st of this year. According to the school district's superintendent, the renewal of the levy will not result in new school taxes to district resdients. But if the renewal levy is defeated again it...
February 3, 2003 - 10:15am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft has proposed a record 49-point-two billion dollar state budget for the next two years. Taft’s budget proposal today includes no spending increases for state agencies and decreases for others. But the budget still raises total spending by about five percent next year and about four percent the following year to pay for primary and secondary education and to address rising Medicaid costs. In prepared remarks, Taft said the tight budget posses a challenge for Ohio, but also...
February 3, 2003 - 9:41am
5 years 38 weeks ago
As many as 70 percent of the members of the Ohio National Guard could be called for active duty if the United States goes to war with Iraq. That’s according to Ohio Guard spokesman Major Neal O’Brien, who says the numbers will be similar to those called for World War two. That would represent the largest mobilization in decades. By comparison, less than ten percent of the National Guard force was mobilized for the gulf war. There have been no similar projections by the military reserves,...
February 3, 2003 - 9:37am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is identified as Brian Merriam. Merriam is charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs and four counts of possession of drugs. His last known address is Candlestick Drive in Zanesville. Deputies describe him as six-feet-one inches tall and around 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you know where Merriam is located call the Muskingum county sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
February 2, 2003 - 7:56pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Every Tuesday evening children from all over the area crowd into a local restaurant, and its not just to eat dinner. Tee Jaye’s in Zanesville has held a Karaoke competition for children every week, and staff members select one lucky winner each time. There are seven finalists who will compete for a 5-hundred dollar savings bond. There is an open-mic for children who wish not to compete. The singing finals will be held Tuesday February 11th. If you would like more information you make contact...
February 2, 2003 - 7:46pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
We all know February second to be Groundhog’s Day, and this year our favorite little critter brought some good news. “Buckeye Chuck” did not see his shadow in the central Ohio town of Marion this morning. Chuck failed to see his shadow so belief has it that winter would be over sooner than we might think. It’s a superstition that has been passed throughout the years, if he sees his shadow then the state could face a longer winter by six weeks, and if a shadow goes un-noticed then spring will...
February 1, 2003 - 1:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The 2003 “Zaney Follies” are headed our way. Singers, dancers, and actors will make a visit to the Secrest Auditorium, in hopes to raise money to benefit Genesis Hospice. This year Genesis officials agreed to give the community a chance to participate in the show. The show will take place Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22nd. If you need more information or would like to purchase tickets you can contact the center at 740-819-2759.
February 1, 2003 - 1:26pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Space shuttle “Columbia” fails to reach its destination. Columbia was scheduled to land in Florida at 9:16 a.m. Eastern time. The shuttle was carrying seven astronauts one of which was Israel’s first. NASA lost contact with the shuttle as it passed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:00 a.m. As videos show it appeared that there were multiple trails from the shuttle as it moved across the sky. The space agency says the shuttle was traveling at more than 12-thousand miles an hour at an...
January 31, 2003 - 5:13pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It’s a big weekend for some local businesses as they showcase their product and services. Over thirty area businesses are on display at the Colony Square Mall and each has something special to offer. Several thousand people are expected to make their way to the Colony Square Mall this weekend, and Bill Arnett Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce says those who attend may help our economy in the long run by purchasing from local retailers. The Business Expo will continue at the mall this...
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