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Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:24

Server Maintenance Scheduled

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Expected to cause minimal downtime

 

Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:22

Exotic Animals Seized in Central Ohio

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LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) - Authorities have seized two large snakes, a young alligator and other animals from a central Ohio home after neighbors complained to the local humane society.
 
   Two anacondas, a young alligator, two rabbits and two dogs were removed Friday from a home in Lancaster, roughly 30 miles southeast of Columbus.
 
   A humane officer tells the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette that authorities expect to file neglect charges against the owner. He says the dogs, both English mastiffs, showed signs of neglect. They're being treated at the local humane society.
 
   Its director says the animals' owner didn't have proper permits to have exotic animals.
 
   The Ohio Department of Agriculture took the alligator. Columbus Zoo officials took the snakes.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:21

Marijuana Grower Allowed to Keep Land

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 MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio judge is allowing an organic farmer to keep his 5-acre property despite the discovery that he was growing hundreds of marijuana plants.
 
   Defendant Adam Welly is the co-founder of one of central Ohio's largest organic farms and the supplier of food to restaurants throughout the region.
 
   The Columbus Dispatch reports that Union County Judge Don Fraser ordered the 33-year-old Welly to spend five years on probation for growing the marijuana found on the Union County farm last summer.
 
   Court records show Welly pleaded guilty earlier this year to marijuana cultivation.
 
   Investigators cleared Welly's business partner, who said she had no idea he had been growing marijuana.
 
   Welly's attorney, Michael Probst, said Welly grew the plants to make money at a time he was struggling financially.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:01

Possible Attempted Gas Station Robbery Reviewed

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Suspect took off southbound
 
Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:59

Unemployment Rate Keeps Dropping

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Lowest it's been since Bush Administration
 
Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:38

Cambridge Man Allegedly Caught Carrying Cocaine

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Drug arrest at local fast-food restaurant
 
Friday, 18 April 2014 17:38

Muskingum Watershed Trims Assessment Payments

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Assessment fees to be cut in half
Friday, 18 April 2014 10:13

Western Guernsey Customer Notification

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Water line maintenance to bring pressure down

 

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:12

Harrowing Heroin Death Numbers

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state said a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and public health crisis.
 
   The Department of Health said 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase.
 
   The heroin increase also drove the overall number of fatal drug overdoses to a new record of 1,272 deaths in 2012, up from 1,154 the previous year.
 
   The state said Friday the number of fatal prescription painkiller overdoses decreased for the first time since 2003, a drop attributed to a statewide crack down on pill mills.
 
   Heroin addiction has been increasing as addicts turn to the cheaper and more readily available drug.

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:09

Unemployment Rate Keeps Dropping

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  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state said Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.
 
   The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since April 2008.
 
   The state's rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in both February and March.
 
   The state said Ohio's non-farm wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, from 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March.
 
   The number of unemployed workers in Ohio in March was 353,000, down 24,000 from 377,000 in February. The state said the number of unemployed has decreased by 68,000 in the past 12 months from 421,000.

Friday, 18 April 2014 07:27

High-Speed Chase Nets Nationally-Wanted Man

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Fled on foot, found Thursday Afternoon
 
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:39

Rolling Hills Preparing for New School Year

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Personnel approved, projects scheduled
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:18

Meth May Have Been Made in Byesville Home

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Two suspects taken into custody
 
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:20

New Concord Native Appointed to State Chair

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governor John Kasich has sworn in a former state budget director and lawmaker as Ohio's top utility regulator.
 
   The Republican governor swore in Thomas Johnson of Columbus as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday.
 
   Johnson replaces Todd Snitchler, who decided not to seek reappointment when his term expired April 10.
 
   Johnson is a New Concord native, who served in the Ohio House for 22 years. He was former Governor Bob Taft's budget director upon leaving the Legislature in 1999. He holds a bachelor's degree from Muskingum University.
 
   Snitchler has joined the business department at McDonald Hopkins, where he'll counsel clients on issues of energy policy and strategy, government affairs and regulatory matters.   

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:18

Judge Issues Stay on Gay Marriage

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 CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio's gay marriage law.
 
   Judge Timothy Black on Wednesday stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states.
 
   Black made an exception for the four couples who filed the February lawsuit that led to the court case, ordering Ohio to immediately list both spouses in each relationship as parents on their children's birth certificates.
 
   All other married gay couples in the state will see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights until an appeals court decides to uphold or overturn Black's ruling.
 
   That likely will take months.
 
   Black says implementing his ruling without knowing the appeal's outcome could cause confusion and potential inequity.   
 

Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:16

BOE to Be Open on Good Friday

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Absentee voting purposes set to keep bureau open

 

Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:13

Cambridge Cruiser Crashes During Pursuit

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Driver, passenger okay
 
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