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News Headlines from Friday, September 13, 2019

MCSO LOOKING FOR SUSPECT

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning related to a breaking and entering and theft that occurred in the Coopermill Road area.  If you have any information contact the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.

MISSING TEENAGER LOCATED

The Newark Police Department has found a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing. According to police, Eligh Bralley ran away from his home on North Chalfant Ave. Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.  He threatened to harm himself when he left. Bralley was found Thursday afternoon.

CRASH INVOLVING SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

The Zanesville Post of the State Patrol continues to investigate a crash that involved a Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy. According to a press release, the crash occurred Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. on Ohio 60 near the Coshocton/Muskingum county line. Deputy Brodie Brewer was traveling south when he drove off the right side of the road struck a ditch and overturned.  Brewer, 28, sustained what was described as minor injuries.

ANDREWS IS RETIRING

The Lakewood School Board met Wednesday night and they approved the retirement of Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews. Andrews will serve through the remainder of the school year and her last day on the job will be July 31, 2020.

OPIOD FORUM

Ohio University Dr. Daniel Skinner will be one of the featured speakers during an opiod addiction forum taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Newark Library on West Main Street. Dr. Skinner and Dr. Berkeley Franz have written a book on the opiod crisis called “Not Far From Me: Stories of Opiods and Ohio”

Ohio University Dr. Daniel Skinner

Saturday's forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION

A simple conversation could save a life – that's just one of the messages mental-health organizations are hoping to drive home during this week's Suicide Prevention Week. Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24 percent between 2008 and 2017. Austin Lucas with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation says it's crucial to discreetly reach out to loved ones who might be struggling and ask the question directly.

Austin Lucas with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

If the answer is "yes," Lucas says the next step is to stay with them and help connect them to resources that can help. Anyone in crisis is encouraged to text '4-HOPE' to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-723-8255.

UNITED WAY FUNDING

United Way of Licking County is accepting applications for the 2020 – 2021 funding cycle. UWLC invests local dollars into Licking County to collectively address community-identified issues in the areas of Behavioral Health, Children, Youth, & Families, and Poverty. Funding decisions will be made through a competitive application process. An informational application workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Licking County Public Library in downtown Newark. The session will explain the application process and will allow applicants to ask questions. The deadline for the application is Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at noon.  For more information call 740-345-6685.

 

 


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