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Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:06

Man Dies in Ohio Plane Crash

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Pilot killed  Southern Ohio
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:16

New Bridge in New Concord

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Costing over a million dollars

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:18

Rock Throwers on I-70 Damage Cars

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus police are trying to find out who threw rocks that hit as many as a dozen vehicles along an Ohio interstate.
 
   No injuries were reported but some cars were damaged so severely they had to be towed.
 
   WBNS-TV reports one witness saw two boys throwing the rocks onto Interstate 70 Monday night.
 
   The station says police searched the area with a helicopter but couldn't find any suspects.
 
   Motorist Dennis DeYoung tells the station he was concerned about seeing two boys so close to the highway until he saw one of them throw a rock and hit his windshield.
 
   Highway rock throwers have caused serious injuries in past incidents in Ohio, including a minister blinded by a rock thrown from an I-70 overpass in 2001.

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:59

Animal Shelter Reopens

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HEATH, Ohio (AP) - Officials are ready to reopen a central Ohio animal shelter that closed after a litter of puppies contracted a contagious viral disease and died.
 
   The Licking County Humane Society closed to the public in early March to quarantine and clean the facility in Heath to rid it of any traces of parvovirus.
 
   It says no more animals showed symptoms or tested positive for the virus since the initial outbreak.
 
   The disease spreads through animal waste and direct contact between dogs. It can create intestinal and heart problems for the animals.
 
   The shelter says it will reopen Monday. To celebrate the reopening on St. Patrick's Day, it plans to offer drastically reduced adoption fees that day for dogs and cats that have been awaiting permanent homes for at least three months.

Friday, 14 March 2014 08:40

Smoke Stack Settlement

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A lawsuit over who had to pay for damages resulting from the botched demolition of a smoke stack at a western Ohio power plant has been settled.
 
   The trial involving FirstEnergy and contractors accused of negligence in the botched demolition of the closed power plant's stack in Springfield was scheduled to begin Monday, but officials say it's been resolved.
 
   FirstEnergy, and its sister company Ohio Edison, filed a lawsuit in November 2013, two years after the 275-foot smokestack tumbled the wrong direction during its demolition by explosives.
 
   It fell onto two turbine generators used by the energy company, causing damage the lawsuit claims amounted to more than $19 million.
 
   Details of the settlement between the utility and three contractors aren't being made public.

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to be in southwest Ohio on April 1 for a book-signing event.

Carter will be at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood. The book set for release later this month by publisher Simon & Schuster is titled: "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power."

The 39th president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has written books ranging from his memoirs to focusing on international issues. This book is about discrimination and human rights abuses against women and girls around the world.

The 89-year-old Georgia native will also discuss his book at the event.

Sunday, 09 March 2014 08:48

Ohio AG released from hospital

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has been released from a Cincinnati hospital where he spent the night after feeling ill while at a speaking engagement.

A DeWine spokeswoman says he is feeling much better Saturday after what was described as a bout of vertigo Friday afternoon.

The 67-year-old attorney general and longtime Ohio public figure was at a "First Friday" luncheon of business and public policy leaders when he felt ill before his scheduled talk. An ambulance took him from a downtown restaurant near Fountain Square to The Christ Hospital for evaluation.

Spokeswoman Lisa Hackley says DeWine is on his way home to Cedarville and is expected to resume a normal schedule next week.

Monday, 03 March 2014 13:37

2014 VCB Tourism Awards

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VCB now accepting nominations for annual Tourism Awards

CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (March 3, 2014) – Each year the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitor & Convention Bureau recognizes individuals and organizations in the community for their outstanding efforts in promoting the region’s tourism industry.

Do you know an individual or organization that deserves to be recognized? The VCB is currently accepting nominations for the Tourism Development Award, Tourism Volunteer Award and the Recognition of Service Excellence (The ROSE Award).

Nominees for these awards are solicited from any person who wishes to submit the name and requested information of an eligible recipient on the appropriate form to the VCB office by April 11. Recipients will be announced during a special reception in conjunction with the Annual National Travel & Tourism Week celebration. Forms are available online. Go to VisitGuernseyCounty.com and click on “Industry.”

The Tourism Development Award honors the individual, organization, or business that has done the most to develop tourism in Guernsey County within the past calendar year.

The Tourism Volunteer Award honors an individual or organization that has done the most to further the growth of tourism in Guernsey County within the last calendar year on a volunteer basis.

The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award is presented to the individual who has done the most to further the growth of tourism in Cambridge/Guernsey County within the last calendar year on a professional basis through service excellence.

For more information, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or log onto  VisitGuernseyCounty.com.

Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:00

Winter Storm Pictures

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Snow scenes from around the area

Saturday, 01 February 2014 11:04

Schools & Counties get less from Ohio Casinos

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   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.
   The Ohio Department of Taxation will be distributing $68.6 million, the local cut of the taxes collected from casinos from October through December. That's 2.2 percent less than the last disbursement in October.  The Akron Beacon Journal  reports that counties will get the biggest chunk of the money - about $35 million. Schools will get about $23 million. The remainder goes to state's eight largest cities, the Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, training for law enforcement and efforts to address problem gambling.  Casino revenue was $821 million last year - about $65 million less than the state had anticipated.

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