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News Headlines from Thursday, May 23, 2019

***10:00am UPDATE***

A 25-year old Columbus woman was killed in an early morning crash in western Licking County. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, shortly before 2:20 a.m. Christopher Quin, of Baltimore, was traveling eastbound on Palmer Road when he apparently failed to stop at the intersection at Mink Road and struck a car being driven by Patrice Tolber. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Quin, 29, was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.  The crash remains under investigation.



At least one person was taken to the hospital following a two car crash this morning in western Licking County. The crash occurred around 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of Mink Street and Palmer Road. The name and condition of the victim has not been released.  The crash is under investigation.


Monday night, Newark City Council discussed resolution to change the distribution percentages for funds generated through Emergency Medical Transport. At-large Councilman Mark Fraizer was in favor of the move.

Councilman Mark Fraizer

Council unanimously approved the legislation.


The Village of Johnstown in partnership with Ohio Means Jobs Licking County, is hosting a Job Fair today from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Johnstown Municipal Building. Participating employers include Abercromie & Fitch, Apeks SuperCritical, and Licking Memorial Health Systems. Attendees should bring copies of their resume, dress for success and be prepared to interview.


Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko was awarded the Medal of Valor at the White House Wednesday. On November 28th, 2016, Officer Horujko shot and killed an 18-year-old attacker who drove a car into a crowd on the campus and then stabbed people. The attack was classified as terrorism.


With the Memorial Day weekend upon us state officials are reminding boaters to take extra precautions to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Dawn Roberts with the Ohio Division of Parks and Watercraft

Dawn Roberts, with the Ohio Division of Parks and Watercraft, said statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 50 percent of all boating fatalities in 2018. Of those, 75 percent were reported as not wearing their life jackets.


The Licking County Safe Communities Coalition recently conducted a "Click it or Ticket" seat belt contest between three local high schools. Licking Valley High School won the seatbelt contest with 92 percent of their students being buckled up. Newark High School was second with 85 percent and Watkins Memorial finished third with 81 percent.


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