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April 20, 2003 - 7:00pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
President Bush is planning to return to Ohio next week. A senior Republican official tells the Associated Press the President is planning to visit the Lima Army Tank Plant on Thursday, April 24th. That factory makes the Abrams Tank that has been a staple for American forces in the Iraq war. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says Bush also may visit Canton that same day, though that trip has not been confirmed.
April 20, 2003 - 5:20pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Some doctors and education groups say they worry that children are being pressured too much by a growing number of standardized tests. Pediatrician Brad Pfau says his office in Western Columbus fills up every time proficiency tests roll around. He says children come in with migraines, vomiting and symptoms of depression. The U.S. department of education says evaluations are a part of life and the tests help districts monitor the effectiveness of their class work. However. Harvard Psychiatrist...
April 20, 2003 - 5:10pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing their efforts to get Ohioans to buckle up. The law enforcement officers statewide will be teaming up with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and a former major league star in Ohio’s newest campaign called “Click It Or Ticket.” Last year's campaign to get Ohio to buckle up resulted in a record high of seventy percent of motorists using their seat belts. Statistics show that for every five percent increase of motorists wearing seat belts forty lives...
April 19, 2003 - 6:08pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft made a visit to Licking County for a special bridge dedication and it isn’t an ordinary bridge. It’s a way for bike riders to travel from city to city like never before. The bridge will be the important link that will enable people to ride to and from various cities including: Granville, Alexandria, Johnstown, Newark, and eventually Heath and Coshocton. Its location is in Newark, between Cherry Valley and Reddington Roads. The bridge is unique because it was used in 1875 and...
April 19, 2003 - 6:04pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Animals are piling in at the animal shelter and unfortunately some won’t find a place to call home for a long time. The animal shelter is filled to its maximum capacity, leaving the older animals less desirable. Shelter officials say the spring season brought in hundreds of kittens and puppies. The majority of animal buyers desire the young over the old. If you would like more information on purchasing a furry friend please contact the animal shelter at 740-452-1077.
April 18, 2003 - 5:41pm
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A local benefit concert to help the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County has been moved to a new location. Acting Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the event planned for Friday night at Munkyard Tatoo on the Maysville Pike will now take place at Zane Landing Park. Lacy says based on the amount of people expected to attend, the event had to be moved to a larger venue for safety reasons. Lacy cites the recent nightclub fires as the main concern. Several local bands are expected at the event...
April 18, 2003 - 4:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Trinity Full Gospel Church in Zanesville is doing its part to help the Muskingum Valley Red Cross. Members of the congregation and various other churches gave blood to symbolize Good Friday and help the medical field in the process. It's the churches first year to sponsor the Easter blood event. According to the pastor it won’t be the last. Officials say the turnout was tremendous and believe over one hundred people made blood donations. Along with donating blood the Trinity Full Gospel Church...
April 18, 2003 - 4:26pm
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The Muskingum County Literacy Council will be able to provide more training programs, thanks to a donation from a local company. In a show of support for literacy efforts, Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton joined Time Warner Cable officials at the Zanesville office to present a donation of 1,375 dollars, which goes to the Muskingum County Adult Basic Literacy Education Program. Time Warner Cable has conducted an Adult Literacy Campaign for the past twelve years. It has raised over three hundred...
April 18, 2003 - 10:55am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The State Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio’s unemployment rate was six-point-one percent in March, unchanged from the revised rate in February. The national rate remained steady at five-point-eight percent. The Job and Family Services Department says today the rate for February had been six percent but was changed based on more current data. There were 361-thouand unemployed workers in Ohio in March, two-thousand more than in February. A year ago, the March unemployment rate...
April 17, 2003 - 10:48pm
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Formal charges were filed Thursday against a Nashport man who is suspected of trying to break into a local convenience store. 32-year-old David Gibson is facing one count of attempted breaking and entering and one count possession of criminal tools. According to Detective Ric Roush, with the Zanesville Police Department, the suspect was spotted on the roof of the Clark Station on Putnam Avenue, just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Zanesville police arrested Gibson after a witness called police to...
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