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News Headlines from Friday, July 20, 2018

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in two home burglaries in Heath. The Heath Division of Police reports, on Monday, July 9, suspect(s) broke into homes on the 200 block of Fieldpoint Road and the 200 block of Parkview Drive and stole jewelry, coins and electronics. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


A 24-year-old northwest Ohio man is lucky to be alive after crashing his experimental aircraft Thursday afternoon in Muskingum County. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol, Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Jacob Havens reported engine failure and crashed in a cornfield near Norfield Road in Perry Township. Troopers said Havens walked away from the crash with minor injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration is assisting in the investigation.


Thank to a grant from the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, the Licking County Health Department in partnership with the United Way will be holding a Human Trafficking Awareness training and informational session in August. Health Department Public Information Officer Olivia Biggs says the event will feature a number of speakers including human trafficking survivor Theresa Flores.

Olivia Biggs with the LCHD

The Human Trafficking Awareness course will be held from 9:30am-1:30pm on Wednesday, August 15 at the Licking County Library on West Main Street. To register or for more information visit the Licking County Health Department's Facebook page.


The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 has announced that beginning Monday, July 23 US 40 will be closed to traffic just west of Ohio 13 so crews can replace a culvert. Estimated completion is Friday, July 27, weather permitting.


August is almost here and that means the folks at the Hartford Fair in Croton are putting the finishing touches on the Fairgrounds in anticipation of the 160th Biggest Little Fair In The World.

Hartford Fair Manager/Secretary Larry Hughes

Fair Manager/Secretary Larry Hughes said this year's fair runs August 4-11. Visit www.hartfordfair.com for more information.


It's going to be a busy Friday night in Downtown Newark. The Canal Market District Farmers Market runs from 4:00-7:00pm, and the Licking County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Slice of Licking County from 6:00-10:00pm on the top of the South 2nd Street parking garage.


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