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October 27, 2003 - 2:18pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
At Westview Elementary School, "Smarties don't do drugs." That's just one of the many slogans that's being promoted this week. It's all part of National Red Ribbon Week and local schools are encouraging drug free lifestyles through fun filled activities. The students are proving that they know what constitutes good decision-making through posters, door decorations, and essay contests. Aili Swan, a sixth grader at Westview, is the winner of the essay contest. She wrote about why it's so...
October 27, 2003 - 12:51pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Muskingum County resident is a 100-thousand dollar winner thanks to the Ohio Lottery. Karen Fornash of Zanesville matched all five numbers in the October 23rd Buckeye Five drawing. She filed a claim at the Ohio Lottery’s Columbus office on Friday. After mandatory federal and state withholdings totaling 28.5 percent, Fornash will receive a one-time check for 71,500 dollars. She plans on buying a house. Fornash, who picked her own numbers, bought the winning ticket at Muttly’s market on...
October 27, 2003 - 12:27am
6 years 35 weeks ago
According to the Zanesville Police Department, around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon a car entering the highway Westbound on I-70 driven by Cheryl McIntire, apparently hydroplaned and spun in front of a semi truck driven by Vance Seevers, causing the two vehicles to collide. The accident caused traffic to back up and the interstate was forced to shut down for over four hours. According to patrolman Tysinger, McIntire was cited for failure to control. Her condition is unknown at this time. The truck...
October 27, 2003 - 12:21am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Columbus dispatch reports that as global trade and travel dramatically increase, so has the danger of biological invaders. They cause billions of dollars in damage to ecosystems throughout the world. The newspaper reports in the first of a four-day series that governments are able to react quickly to health crises, but they’re often ill equipped to deal with the pests. The seven thousand destructive foreign plants and animals documented in the United States cost taxpayers 138 billion...
October 26, 2003 - 8:14pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A guest tenor joins the South East Ohio Symphony Orchestra in New Concord this evening. The symphony is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary season, and they kicked it off tonight with a guest. Gilbert Mata made his professional debut. Originally from Texas, Mata has spent the last six years singing in Germany. Conductor Laura Schumann expected to see between two and five hundred people at the performance tonight. She brought Mata in after meeting him at a party a few years ago. The symphony...
October 26, 2003 - 8:13pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Ohio State Patrol officers say the rain may have contributed to another accident on I-70 today. Around one o’clock on I-70 westbound, troopers said a jeep went off the left side of the highway, striking the embankment in the median. Trooper Russ McDonald of the Ohio State Patrol said the jeep appeared to have rolled several times. The accident caused lots of backup, closing one lane of traffic. Trooper McDonald said the driver and passenger, whose names are not known at this time were taken...
October 26, 2003 - 12:02am
6 years 35 weeks ago
According to the Muskignum County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery happened shortly before 7 p.m. on October 25th. A lone gunman walked into the Red Head gas station, which is located on 436 Main Street in Duncan Falls, and robbed the store, he then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the incident, however officers need your help in apprehending the robber. He is described as a younger white male; he stands about six feet tall. At the time of the robbery he was...
October 25, 2003 - 11:56pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An analysis by the Dayton Daily News has found reports of assaults against Peace Corps volunteers around the world more than doubled form 1991 to 2002. Nearly 70 percent of the assaults were committed against women. In a story prepared for October 26 editions, the daily news says records form a Peace Corps database show that assault cases jumped 125 percent during the eleven-year-span. The number of volunteers increased by only 29 percent. The Peace Corps says the newspaper misinterpreted the...
October 25, 2003 - 11:51pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Fertility doctors say the rise in the number of multiple births is becoming a big problem. Doctor Mark Bidwell is a fertility doctor at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton. He says people tend to glamorize high-multiple births, but that in this field, it’s their number one problem. Multiple births are more common now than ever before. In the past six weeks, two women delivered quintuplets--that’s five babies at a Miami Valley Hospital. The rate of triplets and higher multiple births rose...
October 25, 2003 - 11:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Ohio hasn’t decided whether to link its databases with an interstate anti-terrorism program. The multi-state anti-terrorism information exchange program would give law-enforcement officials a one-stop search engine of public and private records. Critics of the federally funded program say it includes too much information about law-abiding citizens. Ohio attorney general’s office Spokeswoman Kim Norris says the state has not transmitted any data. Former attorney general Betty D. Montgomery...
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