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January 25, 2003 - 8:06pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Today’s “Big Bowl Breakfast”, at Applebee’s was a success. Over three hundred people spent their morning at Applebee’s enjoying a hearty breakfast that consisted of items such as: pancakes, sausage, and bacon. All the proceeds from today’s breakfast will benefit the Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan County Chapter of the United Way.
January 24, 2003 - 6:28pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A 30-hour famine will take place for members of one local church. Starvation and malnutrition problems throughout the world have raised a huge concern to the youth group of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Zanesville. The youth group and other church members will begin fasting on February 28th and during that time they will collect money from area businesses and residents. The group will also take part in community service programs. The C.M.A. church is asking for other churches...
January 24, 2003 - 6:06pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A blood shortage strikes South-Eastern Ohio and the entire nation. There are eight different blood types and out of the eight, six are critically short everywhere. Our local Red Cross supplies to 58-Hospitals and 27-Counties, and because the supply is so low their outstanding orders have been cut. Abby Corder a recruitment representative for Red Cross says although this problem has yet to affect the patients in our local hospitals, it raises strong concerns. If you would like to donate but aren...
January 24, 2003 - 6:11am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Newark man was sentenced to four years in prison and has had his driver’s license suspended forever after a fatal car crash last spring. 19-year-old Phillip Carter, had faced a possible maximum sentence of 11 and a half years in prison and 25 thousand dollars in fines. He pleaded no contest in December to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Passengers Cliff Heaton and Jennifer Pintz died in the crash that happened last May.
January 24, 2003 - 6:06am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Governor Taft is expected to announce increases in the state’s gas tax today to fund need road construction. In a report issued late last year, cities, engineers and contractors recommended increasing the tax by six cents a gallon of three years. Members of the committee issuing the report on Ohio’s transportation system say they expect Taft to follow the committee’s recommendations closely. The new taxes would raise an additional 390 million dollars over three years. Taft says the state is...
January 24, 2003 - 5:55am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Muskingum Tech is getting ready for a major change. The fourth president of the Technical College, Lynn Willett, Thursday announced that he plans to retire. The 61-year-old Willett says he will guide the college for one more year while the board of trustees conducts a search to replace him. The chairman of the Muskingum Tech board of trustees praised Willett for his 17-year tenure as president of the college. Willett oversaw the growth of the college’s foundation assets to more than two...
January 23, 2003 - 7:27pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The 2003 Girl Scout cookie sale is in full swing, and the girls who sell the sweet treats will receive more than just financial rewards. During the past ninety years, the girl-scout association has helped over 50-million girls grow up to be strong confident women. The girls learn many life lessons including: how to manage money, budget money, how to plan special events with the money they earn, and how to meet and greet people. Along with learning valuable lessons, the cookie sale will also...
January 23, 2003 - 7:20pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A new program will reach the entire Muskingum County in regards to workers compensation. Today the county commissioners met with several officials of the bureau of workers compensation in regards to a new program that will benefit both employers, and employees, when it comes to getting hurt on the job. The two programs will help in several ways, the countywide safety program will focus on helping to prevent accidents on the job, and the transitional work program will help facilitate the injured...
January 23, 2003 - 6:29am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire department is issuing a warning to people who use alternate heating sources during the cold winter weather. It could turn into a serious problem. Assistant fire chief Dave Lacy says his department sees 12 to 20 fires each year that originate with a heating source like a fireplace or a kerosene heater. Lacy says those items must be maintained correctly if used. Lacy also discourages people from using their kitchen ovens as a heating source. Lacy says if you have a gas...
January 23, 2003 - 6:25am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Leaders in the state house and senate say they are waiting for details from Governor Taft about ideas he outlined in his state of the state message. Taft wants to increase taxes on tobacco and alcohol, close at least one prison and cut state agency spending. He says that if the legislature doesn’t act on his proposed spending cuts by the end of next month, he will be forced to cut state aid to schools, higher education and job programs. House Speaker Larry Householder says the Governor’s...
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