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2014-03-12 08:23:47

ZANESVILLE, Ohio, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of January 1, 2014, Ohio residents are no longer allowed to obtain exotic animals, and all previously owned creatures are heavily regulated. The law came into existence through a series of unfortunate events where exotic animal owner, Terry Thompson, in Zanesville let 49 of his animals loose before committing suicide in 2011. "The animals, including 18 tigers, were killed by local authorities," said Dan Stockdale, conservationist...

2013-10-15 23:35:50

Local dentist Kirk Kimmerling DDS and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM, both from the Verde Pointe Professional Condominium unite to help make the Halloween Holiday a fun and safe event. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The Marietta cosmetic dentist and Marietta veterinarian plan to celebrate the holiday with treats and tips on October 31st from 9:00am to 5:00pm, normal business hours. October is typically associated with Halloween, the festivities and most importantly the...

2009-04-16 14:58:00

ROCHESTER, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PLS Logistics Services announces that is has entered into an agreement with Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, LLC to manage all of the inbound and outbound magnesium hydroxide slurry rail shipments at the company's Manistee, MI location. PLS will forecast and plan appropriate railcar capacity for Martin Marietta's shipping needs, monitoring both loaded and empty railcars in the company's private fleet. Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties is a...

2008-11-24 12:45:57

Bonnie Jean Gist Longaberger, the matriarch of the Longaberger basket-weaving company, has died in Ohio at the age of 100, the company announced. Chief Executive Officer Tami Longaberger wrote on the Longaberger Web site that the woman known affectionately as Grandma Bonnie had been the embodiment of the values behind the Ohio company. It amazed her that Longaberger baskets could be made with such love and care, and be cherished by so many from so far away. To this day, she embodies our...

2008-09-11 03:00:18

By O'Connor, David Plans are in the works for a new levee system for Marietta, but there won't be a vote on the matter at tonight's borough council meeting. The council in the Susquehanna River town meets at 7 o'clock at the borough hall, 111 E. Market St. There have been reports of a big vote on the levee issue at tonight's session, but borough officials emphasized today that that's not the case. Council members have said they need more answers to questions about the cost and other...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents of a mostly black neighborhood were awarded nearly $11 million Thursday by a federal jury that found local authorities denied them public water service for decades out of racial discrimination. Each of the 67 plaintiffs was awarded $15,000 to $300,000, depending on how long they had lived in the Coal Run neighborhood, about 5 miles east of Zanesville in Muskingum County in east- central Ohio. The money covers both monetary losses and the...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 11--Once the jury had left the courtroom, Freddie Martin and others draped arms around one another's shoulders and offered a prayer of thanks. After a seven-week trial in U.S. District Court in Columbus, jurors found yesterday that Martin and 67 others long were denied public water service because of the color of their skin. The racial-discrimination damages awarded to current and former residents of the Coal Run area outside...

2008-07-11 00:00:16

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 10--Jurors today awarded $10.9 million to 68 residents of Coal Run who were victims of racial discrimination when they were denied public water service by Muskingum County and Zanesville. Damages ranged from $15,000 to $300,000 for each plaintiff. The defendants in the suit were the city, county and the East Muskingum Water Authority. Attorneys for the city and county said they will appeal. The verdict ended a near-seven-week trial...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 10--Jurors found today that black residents of Coal Run were victims of racial discrimination when they were denied public water service by Muskingum County and Zanesville. Verdicts for 22 of the 67 plaintiffs were read in U.S. District Court in Columbus this morning, and the awards already totaled nearly $2.4 million. Damages ranged from $15,000 to $300,000 for each plaintiff. The rest of the verdicts will be read this afternoon, and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.