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News Headlines from Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Today marks the first day of Spring but Old Man Winter is not letting go so easily. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning today at 8:00 p.m. and running until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

NWS Meteorologist Scott Hickman

National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Hickman said total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches is possible across central Ohio.


The Newark School District held a school safety forum Monday night in the Newark High School commons.

NSD Superintendent Doug Ute

Superintendent Doug Ute said the school district has taken steps to make schools safer and they continue to work closely with the Newark Police Department and the Newark Fire Department to be prepared in the event something should happen at one of the school building.


A 48-year-old Newark man has been indicted for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a girl who at the time was less than 10 years old. Eric Marshall faces four counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery in connection with alleged incidents that began in 2000 and continued until 2014. Marshall remains held on $250,000 bond.


The Licking County Health Department has released its 2017 Annual Report and 2017 Communicable Disease Report.

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel said, the Licking County Health Department works to create an environment where better health can flourish, improving opportunities for all residents to achieve their optimum health.


Governor Kasich has appointed Charles Dixon, of Granville, to the State Fire Council for a term ending November 1, 2018. The State Fire Council is responsible for a number of items including recommending revisions in the rules included in the state fire code adopted by the fire marshal and maintaining the Ohio fire service hall of fame.


Making smart meal choices is important for diabetes management, but healthy eating can be challenging. Dining with Diabetes is a four-part cooking school program for individuals with diabetes and their families that offers healthy alternatives in food preparation. The program will include healthy meal demonstrations, taste-testing, and discussions about meal planning, diabetes management, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. In addition, a three-course meal will be served at each session. Classes will be held on April 3, 12, 19 and 26, from 5:30 7:30 p.m., in the Licking Memorial Hospital First Floor Conference Rooms. Advanced registration is required to attend the four-part program. The cost, which includes ALL four classes, is $10 for senior citizens (age 60 and over) and $20 for all other participants, and due at time of registration. Call 740-670-5315 to register.


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