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October 6, 2002 - 6:57pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Where's the beef? Well, some of it packaged in Perry County is being recalled. New Lexington based Siemer Distributing Company is voluntarily recalling a 40-pound box of beef that may be contaminated with e-coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the beef was produced on September 30th and sent to a restaurant in Caldwell, Ohio. The USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service says it has had no complaints of anyone getting sick from the beef. Consumers with questions should call plant...
October 6, 2002 - 6:51pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Tenth Annual Brighton Historic Association's Octoberfest drew in more than six thousand people today. Car enthusiasts couldn't get enough with the parts swap meet, and antique motorcycles, tractors, and cars. Inside and outside more than 160 vendors set up shop selling everything from food to hand-crafted goods. Proceeds from today's event go toward beautifying the Brighton community.
October 5, 2002 - 6:43pm
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28-year old Keith Cogswell and 5-year old Seth Brison are dead after they failed to yeild a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 204 and US 22. The 2-car accident happened just beofre seven Friday evening. Trooper James Lott of the Lancaster branch of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says neither Cogswell nor Brison were wearing restraints. He adds a beer can was found between the legs of Cogswell and the department will be running tests to determine if alcohol played a factor in the...
October 5, 2002 - 6:36pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A man is in guarded condition at Good Samaritan Hospital after a domestic incident grew out of control. According to Perry County Deputies around four Friday afternoon 30-year old Dave Farmer was shot once in the chest. Police believe it was a self-inflicted wound. They say a woman whom Farmer had a child with had a civil protection order against him, but that didn't stop him from coming near her and getting into an altercation. The sheriff's department is still investigating the case and...
October 5, 2002 - 6:31pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
It can be a doggy-dog world out there but today some of God's creatures received a bit of praise from a higher being. A black lab, a schzauzer, even Sunshine the hampster were blessed this morning. Father Jack Maynard pastor of Saint Mary Mattingly Settlement in Nashport annointed area animals in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis. "He came to realize in his spiritual life the importance of all the earth things that God has given to us. Yesterday was the Feast of Saint Francis, on October...
October 5, 2002 - 6:23pm
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What is... The Ohio State Campus. That's where the hit game show Jeopardy is shooting it's latest college championship. This afternoon last minute preparations were underway as WHIZ-TV went behind the scenes and quizzed Jeopardy's host Alex Trebeck. He says "I used to test myself and I would know about 2/3 of the material, but in recent years we've gotten more into the pop culture and I'm not up on the current pop scene. I'm not up on the music groups coming out. As far as I'm concerned...
October 4, 2002 - 5:21pm
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The recent rash of robberies, drug busts, and shootings all have one thing in common. They were all somehow related to drugs and alcohol. We've all heard the saying, "if you do the crime, you do the time." Well come November 5th that may not be the case. State Issue One requires drug treatment, not jail time, for first and second time drug offenders. It excludes offenders caught dealing drugs or without a violent crime history. That issue is up for voters next month. Area law enforcement...
October 4, 2002 - 5:07pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Thursday's drug raid on the 11-hundred block of West Main Street in Zanesville led to three arrests. Those arrested are all Zanesville residents, they include 24-year old Sherron Singleton charged with one count of felony drug abuse, 25-year old Jerry McDonald charged with one felony count of permitting drug abuse, a misdemeanor count of drug abuse, and one count of weapon under disability. The last person arrested and the only one to post bond tonight is 24-year old Isaiah Thomas. He's...
October 4, 2002 - 5:01pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Where's the beef? Well a lot of it was pushed this afternoon to raise money for one of the largest non-profit organizations in the area. Steaks were sizzling as Unizan Bank and United Way teamed up for a steak sandwich luncheon. While food always seems to draw in the donations, it's those donations that help feed and clothe those in need. Unizan Bank volunteers say they surpassed delivery sales from last year, bring in thousands of dollars for the United Way.
October 4, 2002 - 1:37pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft visited members of the local, academic community to reassure Southeastern Ohio that there are always ways to find money to fund education and scholarships, even during an economic downturn. Taft commended the Scholarship Central program devised by the Muskingum County Community Foundation.
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