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News Headlines from Thursday, September 20, 2018

FATAL CRASH

A 61-year-old Westerville woman was killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Nashport. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol, Kathy Burleson was traveling on Ohio 146 near Vroom Road  at around 3:30 p.m. when she drove off the right side of the road, struck a driveway entrance and went airborne. The car landed on its top. Burleson was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY

Enrollment continues for the Newark Police Department's next Citizen Police Academy.

NPD Officer Derrick Beach

Officer Derrick Beach said the free six-week Citizen Police Academy is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants. It will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. beginning October 3. Registration closes on Thursday, September 27. Visit the Newark Police Department Facebook page for more information.

ENROLLMENT IS UP AT OSU-NEWARK

Enrollment at The Ohio State University at Newark has reached an all-time high with 2,882 students enrolled for autumn semester 2018. The increase marks the fifth consecutive year of rising enrollment at Ohio State Newark and a 9.9 percent increase over autumn 2017.

MAPLE LEAF 5K

The Granville Kiwanis Club will host an important fundraiser later this month at Granville Intermediate School.

Jen Lewis with Granville Kiwanis

Jen Lewis said to register for the Maple Leaf 5K or for more information visit www.granvillekiwanis.org.

PADDY AWARD

Mental Health America of Licking County is accepting nominations for The Paddy Award, which will be given out at MHA's Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The DoubleTree in downtown Newark. The Paddy Kutz Community Mental Health Award ("The Paddy") was established to honor the longtime career of Paddy Kutz, who was Mental Health America of Licking County's Executive Director for 32 years. Awards will be given in the following categories: Education, Business and Community. For more information, call MHALC at 740-522-1341.

SELF-DRIVING SHUTTLES

Self driving shuttles will hit the streets of Columbus this week as part of an initiative announced in July by Smart Columbus and DriveOhio. The low-speed shuttles will be operated by Michigan-based May Mobility without passengers while the route is tested and mapped. The shuttles will begin accepting passengers in December.

 

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, September 17

Tuesday, September 18 Wednesday, September 19

Thursday, September 13

Friday, September 14  
 

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