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May 27, 2003 - 1:47pm
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President Bush is to sign a bill today authorizing 15 billon dollars to fight aids in Africa and the Carribbean. Ohio Senator Mike Dewine is a chief sponsor of the bill. Its goal is to prevent seven million new infections and care for ten million H-I-V-infected people and aids orphans. The president plans to use the bill at a world summit next month to pressure other wealthy countries to follow suit with similar funding increases. However, Congress must still find money for the bill through...
May 27, 2003 - 10:28am
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The Ohio Highway Patrol says five people were killed in traffic crashes over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, down from 12 last year. Patrol spokeswoman sergeant Robin Schmutz says more troopers on the roads and a seat-belt enforcement campaign helped reduce the number of fatalities. One of the deaths was a motorcycle rider and another involved an all-terrain vehicle. The patrol says alcohol was a factor in three of the five deaths.
May 26, 2003 - 5:30pm
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If you have summer travel plans, the American Automobile Association has some tips. Because increased terror alerts are taking their toll on tourist attractions, AAA says many destinations are offering great deals to try and lure visitors. Some examples include cruises and discount packages for Disney World. However, because many of those travel packages don’t include airfare, AAA says it’s best to start looking for plane tickets as soon as you know your vacation dates. AAA also says there...
May 26, 2003 - 3:36pm
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Zanesville police have a man in custody and have charged him with rape, kidnapping and felonious assault. Saturday morning, May 24th, police received a call that a woman had been raped in the 900 block of West Main Street. Within one-half hour, police had a suspect in custody. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the suspect is 34-year-old Clay Martin of Zanesville. Martin is currently being held in the Zanesville City Jail, awaiting a Grand Jury hearing...
May 26, 2003 - 3:35pm
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It’s been a busy weekend, but the long break from work is not over yet...and the State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to stay safe while driving. So far this weekend, the State Patrol reports zero fatalities across the state. Here in Muskingum County troopers have been patrolling the streets to keep driving safe. According to Sgt. Clark Felix with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, there have been 500 arrests made for speed violations, safety belt and other moving...
May 26, 2003 - 3:34pm
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Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer…and that means there are only a few weeks left to register for the summer reading programs offered by the John McIntire Library. For all ages, the various programs encourage literacy and reading fun for the entire family. Last year more than 2000 children read more than 45,000 books during the summer. Registration begins the week of June 9th. The reading programs run from June 16th to July 21st. All the programs are free and open to the...
May 26, 2003 - 3:32pm
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It’s a day to remember, to thank others, and to reflect. Many across the nation took time out to honor the men and women who have lost their lives defending our country. Here in Muskingum County, many services were held to commemorate these brave soldiers. At the Greenwood Cemetery one such service embraced the message of freedom and hope. In all, 253 new names were read during the service…the names of soldiers from Muskingum County residents that have dies within the past year. One this...
May 25, 2003 - 9:29pm
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Failure to yield to oncoming traffic and an improper lane change were factors in a crash that sent four people to the hospital Saturday. The accident happened at the intersection of State Route 555 and State Route 719 at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, the accident occurred when 29-year-old Stephanie Winsor of Zanesville failed to yield while turning left onto SR 555. Winsor was struck by a vehicle driven by 24-year-old...
May 25, 2003 - 9:27pm
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The holiday weekend may not be over yet, but motorists traveling home on Tuesday will find a popular road closed. O-DOT has announced that starting Tuesday morning, May 27th, State Route 83 will be closed near the intersection of State Route 313 in Guernsey County. Site Distance Improvement work will be done. The planned detour is from State Route 146 to SR 313 to SR 83. If weather coordinates, O-DOT anticipates having work done by June 13th.
May 24, 2003 - 9:35pm
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The Zanesville Police Department is currently investigating a rape and assault that took place at 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The incident occurred in the 900 block of West Main Street. According to Det. Ric Roush with the ZPD, the victim is a 34-year-old Zanesville resident. She is being treated for her injuries at Bethesda Hospital. According to Roush, the police have one suspect in custody at this time. Detectives will be meeting with Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox about the...
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