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March 22, 2003 - 3:04pm
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Adult probationers in Muskingum County are paying their dues by picking up litter. The probation department issues community service hours to those who are sentenced in common pleas court. With the weather becoming warmer, some of those hours are being spent outdoors. Doug Pollock, Chief Adult Probation Officer, says probationers work all day long with each of them walking around six miles picking up litter. According to Pollock, the crew of nine removed a ton of trash on Licking Road. Each...
March 22, 2003 - 2:52pm
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The community pulls together to support two influential women dealing with a life threatening disease. Friends, family members, and co-workers gathered at the Good Samaritan Gymnasium to raise money for Kathy Daly and Judy Gaumer. They are both suffering from cancer and must undergo costly treatments. Sandy Black, a co-worker, who has worked with both ladies, says they both strive to provide quality healthcare for their patients. Organizers were shocked at the number of people who attended the...
March 21, 2003 - 6:52pm
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A judge finds a McConnelsville woman guilty on charges that she set fire to two homes. On March 18th, Carolyn Sue Baker pleaded no contest to two counts of arson, each a felony of the fourth degree. Morgan County Common Pleas Court Judge Favreau found Baker guilty on each count. Baker was arrested in October of 2000 after she reportedly set fire to her ex-boyfriends's home on East Ruth Brown Road in McConnelsville. The home belonged to Daniel Hoskinson. Baker also reportedly set fire to...
March 21, 2003 - 6:47pm
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As the Academy Awards approach, the Oscar goes to...Longaberger Baskets. The Newark-based company will once again be providing Academy Award presenters with gift baskets. Each celebrity presenter will recieve a Longaberger basket filled with gifts from other organizations affiliated with the 75th annual Awards ceremony. Longaberger donated the basket through their Product Placement Campaign, which raises funds for their 71,000 sales representatives nationwide.
March 21, 2003 - 6:40pm
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Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Ohio are interviewing dozens of people born in Iraq under the nation's heightened security alert during war. Cincinnati FBI spokesman James Turgal says the voluntary interviews are to gather intelligence on any potential threats to America. Special Agent Robert Hawk of the Cleveland Office says those interviewed have been polite, courteous and willing to help. He says they oppose Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. All FBI offices set up 24-hour...
March 21, 2003 - 6:36pm
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The sights and sounds of Hawaii hit Zanesville Friday as the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the spring season with their annual Spring Break Celebration. Over 40 businesses were recognized for helping make Muskingum County a paradise. Over 400 people attended Friday's event.
March 21, 2003 - 6:32pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate overspending at the County Home. According to the Home's Administrator Rebecca Cooper, employee Marsha Shumate was placed on paid administrative leave in February after Cooper discovered invoices for large sums of money. The invoices were for several vendors for office supplies. Cooper, who spoke with the Sheriff's Department last week, says they hope to have the matter cleared within one week to ten days. The payment...
March 21, 2003 - 6:09pm
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Public Health Officials made their way to the doctor's office to recieve the smallpox vaccine Friday morning. The Southeastern Ohio Regional Bioterrorism Team administered the vaccination on a voluntary basis. Since the state expanded it Phase One Vaccination Program earlier this month, only 13,000 health officials have been inoculated. U.S. officials originally had hoped to inoculate 430,000 people.
March 21, 2003 - 2:45pm
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Overturning a lower court ruling, a state appellate court says a city can reasonably require that a permit be obtained before ceremonial burning of objects, includig flags. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in the case of two street preachers who burned a gay-pride flag at a parade in Columbus in 2001. With the war in Iraq underway, the ruling could apply to demonstrators who might want to burn American or Iraqi flags. The street preachers were charged under the city's...
March 21, 2003 - 2:42pm
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Govenor Taft says Ohioans should show their support for the state's troops in the Middle East by tying a red, white, and blue ribbon around a tree, or sticking one on their homes. Taft led a rally Friday at the Statehouse, where about 350 people showed up to back Ohioans at war. Taft says the ribbons are symbolic of the bond that unites Ohioans with their friends and family members who are fighting overseas. The ceremony featured an Ohio National Guard band and troops representing assorted...
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