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May 6, 2004 - 2:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Worshipers all across the nation unified and celebrated National Day of Prayer. ]

Right here in Zanesville, the theme “Let Freedom Ring” choked up members from our community as they gathered at the Courthouse for the National observance.

This year with troops in Iraq, it was a patriotic and emotional day. Singers from the Franklin Local School District provided the National Anthem, and local ministers led everyone in prayer.

President Ronald Regan made the...
May 6, 2004 - 12:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The start of Iraqi Freedom has brought many hopes and fears to residents in our area who have family overseas in Iraq.

Pentagon officials say that the United States will keep about 138,000 troops in Iraq until 2005. Army General John Abizaid requested the extra forces to confront a surge in Sunni and Shiite violence that has made April the bloodiest month since the U.S. led invasion a year ago.

Linda Jones found out her son, Specialist Natt Jones of the 1st Calvary was to...
May 6, 2004 - 7:26am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The military service of an area soldier who refused to be vaccinated against anthrax is over.

The general discharge of 20-year-old Kent Hickman of Granville from the Ohio National Guard was effective on Monday.

Hickman received an honorable discharge from the Army in March.

Hickman first refused to be inoculated in November while serving as a guardsman.

He again refused to participate in the military’s mandatory vaccination program while serving in...
May 6, 2004 - 6:14am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A Deputy Police Chief in Columbus says the lead homicide detective was taken off the case of an arson that killed five college students to take a fresh look at the year-old investigation.

Deputy Chief Antone Lanata says Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien had no role in his decision to replace Mike McCann.

Some of the victims’ parents who have built a strong rapport with McCann have expressed concern that his criticisms of O’Brien prompted the reassignment.

May 6, 2004 - 5:39am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Timken Company will have to shut down melting operations at its Faircrest Steel Plant in the Canton area after it was discovered that radioactive cesium 137 apparently was in a load of scrap metal.

Officials said on Wednesday the cleanup will take two to three weeks, but the rolling mill will stay open.

Company Vice-President W.J. Timken Junior says a sensor on Tuesday detected the cesium 137, a radioactive metal commonly used to make gauges and treat cancer, in a...
May 5, 2004 - 9:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up a bit on the Y-Bridge Wednesday night.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the ZPD, at about 6:15 p.m. a male driver blacked out behind the wheel of his car, struck another vehicle head on and ran into the Plumbing Supply Company building in downtown Zanesville.

No one was injured in the accident. The Y-Bridge was temporarily closed for about 45 minutes.
May 5, 2004 - 7:23pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It was a happy homecoming for the troops and families from the 1485th Ohio National Guard Transportation Unit.

The troops retuned home today from supporting Iraqi Freedom to a welcome home ceremony at the New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia.

It was a whirlwind of tears, cheers, laughter and hugs. The unit was gone from their families for 15 months. The celebrations continue for those families.

A huge party is planned in Hudson, Ohio tomorrow night.
May 5, 2004 - 5:29pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A major timeout is being called for this year’s Gus Macker basketball tournament in Zanesville.

A big problem may limit the number of players in this year’s event due to an issue with the postal service.

Dana Matz of the Zanesville Downtown Association says the dilemma involves the applications for the tournament, but they’re working to get it under control.

Matz says, “The applications were mailed from Michigan on April 15th. No one in Ohio has received them....
May 5, 2004 - 5:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Hunger is a major problem in our area. That’s why campaign’s such as the United Way’s Operation Feed are set up to help supply those in need with food items.

For families like Mark Stones’, food pantries are a means of survival.
Stone says, “when you don’t have proper ability to feed oneself then the family just breaks down everybody’s unhappy and it causes a lot more problems in the long run.”

Programs like Operation Feed are designed to provide the necessary food...
May 5, 2004 - 4:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s time to tackle one of the most germ-infested rooms in your house: the kitchen.

Germs are everywhere, but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless. Especially near food bacteria are abundant. That means the kitchen is filled with germs. According to Family and Consumer Science Agent Pam Montgomery, kitchens are in the “danger zone” for germs and bacteria to grow. The “danger zone” is between 140-40 degrees.

Remember those numbers? They’re the necessary temperatures to...
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