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May 7, 2003 - 6:36pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Celebrities from Muskingum County waited tables at Applebees to help raise funds for “Operation Feed.” All tips made will benefit the United Way program. Jack McClelland, executive director of Eastside Community Ministry, says raising funds is a significant part of operation feed. Organizers hope to raise 72-tons of food this year, which will supply seventeen food pantries and four hot meal programs for several months. Operation Feed will continue through the month of May. So if you haven’t...
May 7, 2003 - 6:18pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
More than twelve hundred Ohioans die from suicide every year. And it’s the ninth leading cause of death among all people. This week is suicide awareness week and in hopes of lowering the death rate from suicide, area officials are taking part in a program called “Breaking The Silence.” Dr. Vicki Whitacre, director at the Muskingum County Health Department, says those who are considering killing themselves usually give others warning signs. She hopes that by raising awareness people will...
May 7, 2003 - 4:49pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a request by parents and teachers to prevent Governor Taft from cutting 100 million dollars from schools.
The court voted four to two Wednesday to turn down the request by the Ohio Education Association.
The teachers union went to court on behalf of five Ohio parents. The union asked the court to restore state funding for schools to levels before the reductions. The court ruled without explanation. Taft said the cuts were necessary after...
May 7, 2003 - 3:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Senate has approved a bill making it easier to stop telemarketers’ calls. The Senate voted 32 to 1 today to approve the bill which would permit Ohioans who register their phone numbers on a “do not call” list to sue companies who continue to call them. Senator Lynn Wachtmann, a Napoleon republican, voted against the legislation, calling it bad for small businesses and consumers. Senate President Doug White and Attorney General Jim Petro both want the bill changed in the Ohio house...
May 7, 2003 - 12:00am
6 years 11 weeks ago
In Licking County, the Lakewood Local School District 5.8 mill levy passed with 2, 495 yes votes.
The 7.7 mill levy for the Granville Exempted School District passed with 2,220 votes.
Voters also passed a 1.5 mill levy for the Fallsbury Township.
The 1.3 mill levy for the Granville Township passed with 2,484 in favor of the issue.
A .8 mill levy in Buckeye Lake for current expenses passed by 43 votes. A 5-mill levy for fire protection also passed.
In Hebron, a...
May 6, 2003 - 11:57pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Election results for Coshocton County: Sherry Kirkpatrick won the republican ticket for the Coshocton City Council race in the third ward. Kirkpatrick had 149 votes compared to 85 votes for Blanche Tyree.
Election officials tell WHIZ that Kirkpatrick is running unopposed in November.
The Ridgewood Local School District one percent income tax –failed. Despite waiting for results from Tuscarawas County the issue still failed with numbers so far with 923 voting against the issue...
May 6, 2003 - 11:56pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The East Muskingum Local School District had two issues on the ballot. Voters passed a 2.2 mill levy by 820 votes to 476. As for the 3.86 mill levy for permanent improvements voters passed that 789 to 471.
Also in Muskingum County, voters passed a 1.2 mill levy for the Falls Township Fire Department by a vote of 552 to 143.
May 6, 2003 - 5:56pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The war may be over, but conflict and danger still remain for our troops overseas. On Saturday, May 10th the Operation Support Troops based in Roseville will hold a “Candle-Light Walk” through the city, starting at 8:00 p.m. All are invited to participate.
May 6, 2003 - 5:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It’s up, up, and away for area high school students who are participating in the NASA Mobile Aeronautics Education Laboratory. Stationed behind the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord, the 53-foot laboratory houses a flight simulator and allows students to design an aircraft. The trailer travels from coast to coast, educating 5th through 12th graders on various topics. It spends one week in each location, typically working with five hundred students in that time. The site will be at...
May 6, 2003 - 5:47pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A two-hour standoff with the Zanesville Police Department ended peacefully early Tuesday morning. The incident started Monday night at around 10:30 p.m. at a home located at 821 Pershing Road. According to Detective Ric Roush, police responded to the home after 911 dispatchers received several hang up calls from the location. Roush says when officers arrived at the scene, 64-year-old Alfred Newsome was talking about killing himself. Newsome reportedly had a handgun. SWAT crews and...
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