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June 26, 2003 - 5:05am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Officials investigating a boating accident on Buckeye Lake say the accident may have happened because people were not paying attention. As a result, 19-year-old Elizabeth Robinson of Martin, Ohio is at Ohio State University Hospital recovering from injuries to her legs and feet. A spokesman with the Ohio Division of Watercraft says the accident happened when Robinson who was being pulled on a float, was hit by another boat. So far not citations have been issued.
June 26, 2003 - 5:00am
6 years 17 weeks ago
A bill allowing Ohioans to carry hidden guns may be dead. Representatives from Governor Taft’s office and the legislature ended talks aimed at reaching a compromise Wednesday. Lawmakers are scheduled to leave today for the summer. The bill would allow Ohioans who pass a background check and safety course to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The house wants to allow people without permits who get charged with carrying a weapon to be able to try to convince a judge that the weapon was...
June 25, 2003 - 10:54pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A Zanesville man accused of stealing 130 Longaberger baskets received a community control sentence Wednesday. Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Carl Goring to three years of community control on one count of receiving stolen property. Goring reportedly stole the baskets from a home in Philo. A local woman who did not know the baskets were stolen, bought them from Goring and advertised them on E-bay. All of the baskets were recovered.
June 25, 2003 - 10:48pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Eight Cambridge residents are a little richer tonight after they filed for their Mega Millions Prize this week. According to Mega Millions officials, the group won the second tier prize in last Friday’s Mega drawing. After taxes they will divide $121,625. The group bought the winning ticket from the Party Town Carryout in Cambridge.
The store received a $1,000 bonus for selling the prize.
June 25, 2003 - 6:18pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
With the state in a budget crunch, legislators are calling for a tax increase. The new state budget bill will take effect on July 1st, increasing sales tax from five percent up to six percent. Tom Poorman, President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, says,” There are certain kinds of service businesses that, as part of the budget bill, were added to the sales tax base. That means that certain kinds of services that were not taxable before will have to start collecting...
June 25, 2003 - 12:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Do your kids know how to swim? If not, now might be the perfect time for them to learn. Cooling off by taking a plunge into a pool is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, but for kids who don’t know who to swim, it could be a dreaded event. That’s why the Muskingum County YMCA provides swim lessons for children of all ages. They hope to give children the knowledge and comfort to swim on their own. Swim lessons are also available for adults. If you would like further information you can...
June 25, 2003 - 5:23am
6 years 17 weeks ago
President Bush may be attending a July fourth celebration in Dayton marking the 100th year of powered flight. One of the event’s organizers, William Roess, says that it’s his understanding Bush will be there. He says he’s awaiting official notification. Roess says he got word of the President’s plans this week. He’s declining to release any other details of Bush’s visit. White House spokesman Scott Stanzel says he can’t confirm that President’s visit. He says the White House expects to...
June 25, 2003 - 5:19am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Three tickets sold in Ohio had all of the numbers except for the Mega ball in last night multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing. It pays 175,000 dollars apiece. There was not big winner in the 10-million dollar drawing, so the jackpot increases to 12 million dollars for Friday’s game.
June 25, 2003 - 5:13am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The two lawmakers in charge of getting a concealed weapons bill through the legislature met with Governor Taft’s top aides to try to work out an agreement that will satisfy all sides on the matter. Representative Jim Aslanides , a republican from Coshocton, who sponsored the bill, and Senator Steve Austria, a Beavercreek republican, who carried the bill in the Senate, met for about an hour with Taft’s aides. Taft supports the Senate version of the bill, but not the House version. It’s the...
June 24, 2003 - 9:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
History is coming to life as the Bicentennial Wagon Train rolls through Ohio for our state’s 200th birthday. The train started in Martin’s Ferry on Saturday. It’s making several stops in southeastern Ohio before its’ final stop which is New Paris on July 14th. Each stop marks a special time period in our state’s history. Wednesday the wagon train will park for lunch on Peacock Road in Guernsey County. Wednesday night, the wagon will set up camp at the Cambridge City Park. On Thursday, the...
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