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 News Headlines from Saturday, January 23, 2021


A 53-year-old Pickerington woman was killed in a Friday evening crash in western Licking County.  According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, shortly before 8:00pm, Jodie Jaccuad was traveling north on Taylor Road when she apparently went left of center and struck a tow truck head-on.  Jaccuad was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the truck, Dakota Stein, 26, of Mount Vernon, was not injured.  The crash is under investigation.


As of Friday, the Licking County Health Department is reporting 8,777 positive test results for COVID-19. 10,667 cases are classified as recovered or closed and there have been 138 COVID-19 deaths in the county.


Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5% in December, down from 5.7% in November according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The December unemployment rate was up from 4.1% in December 2019.


The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been able to provide services throughout the pandemic and Superintendent Jason Umstot says Direct Support Professionals have played a huge role.

Jason Umstot Superintendent LCBDD

Umstot said DSPs are heroes in the Developmental Disabilities system.


Dave Shellhouse, Chief Dog Warden Licking County, reminds dog owners that 2021 dog licenses are on sale.

Dave Shellhouse Chief Dog Warden Licking County

Shellhouse said the price for the dog license will double after Jan. 31. Ohio law requires dogs three months of age or older wear a 2021 license.


It's not something that happens all that frequently but the U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Allen County in northwest Ohio. The quake happened Friday shortly before 12:30am. No major damage was reported.


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