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News Headlines from Friday, October 20, 2017


Ohio 12th District U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R) has announced his resignation. In a press release, Rep. Tiberi stated “It is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection. While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018. I have been presented with an opportunity to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable that will allow me to continue to work on public policy issues impacting Ohioans while also spending more time with my family.”  Rep. Tiberi was first elected to the House of Representatives in November, 2000.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering at a department store in Newark. According to Newark Police, on Tuesday, Oct. 10 between 2:00-2:30am two suspects broke into the Kohl’s on Deo Drive and stole jewelry. The suspects were described as white males, around 6 feet tall, both with thin builds and wearing jeans. One suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and the other was wearing a red hoodie. They were last seen running toward the apartments on Grafton Road. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Board of Directors of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce recently met in special session and the Board is providing the members an opportunity to vote on the naming of the annual holiday Walking Tour. Saturday each member of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce in good standing (as of 5:00 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017) will be sent an email giving them a chance to vote on one of two names for the upcoming walking tour, either the “Granville Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour” or the “Granville Candlelight Walking Tour”. Voting will be open until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The name of the walking tour and tour logo will be determined by which of the two options receives the majority of the member votes of the members who vote.


A new concept is coming to Newark. The NeWork co-working space will soon be up and running on North Park Place in downtown Newark.

Julie Kurzawa with NeWork Space

Julie Kurzawa, Community and Operations Manager, said NeWork will feature 6,000 square feet of co-working space on three floors as well as three loft apartments.  Visit www.neworkspace.com for more information.


With the arrival of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health is recommending that all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot now. Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the best protection against seasonal flu viruses.


Hospice care can provide pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support, tailored to a patient's needs. But a new report says in 2015, more than 40 percent of Medicare patients on hospice received just 14 days of care or less. Edo Banach, with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, says hospice works not only in a person's final days, but over the last months of their life.

Edo Banach President National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Banach explains it takes time for a hospice team to work with patients on what their wishes are – and to work with families, putting a plan in place for medications, counseling and bereavement services.

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