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News Headlines from Friday, July 13, 2018

The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition reports three traffic fatalities during the second quarter of 2018. Of the three fatalities, two were not wearing a seatbelt and one involved speeding. During this same time frame in 2017, there were six reported fatal crashes. The Licking County Safe Communities Coalition is a group of community partners with a goal to reduce traffic-related deaths.


A dedication ceremony and open house will be held Saturday for a brand new fire station in Licking Township.

Licking Township Trustee John Holman

Licking Township Trustee John Holman invites the community to attend Saturday's ceremony, which gets underway at 1:00 p.m. The new fire station is located at 9384 Jacksontown Road.


Beginning Monday July 16, a section of the TJ Evans Bike Path in Granville will be closed from South Main Street west to Moots Run Road for paving. The paving project will take 2-3 days to complete, weather permitting.  For your safety, please observe all path closure signs and instructions from work crews.


The Ohio statehouse was flooded Thursday with people fighting to preserve their pensions. A Congressional committee meets today to discuss a solution to the multi-employer pension crisis. The retirement of the baby-boomer generation, the recession and corporate bankruptcies are testing the solvency of 130 pension funds. Dave Dilly of Coshocton, a retired coal miner, worries about the future of pensions and those who rely on them.

Dave Dilly Retired Coal Miner

Without action by Congress, about 1.5 million retirees and workers could lose up to 70 percent of their pension benefits.


Charges were dropped Thursday against porn star Stormy Daniels, just hours after she was arrested while performing at a Columbus strip club. During a performance Wednesday night at Sirens Adult Entertainment club, Daniels, who is suing President Trump, allegedly let patrons touch her which is a violation of a state law. However, city prosecutors dropped the charges, saying the state's illegal touching law could not be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the club.


Saturday, from 10:00am-2:00pm, Hopewell Federal Credit Union will be hosting their 7th Annual Car Show to benefit the Licking County Humane Society. The show will be held at the Hopewell branch on North 21st Street. Check out some great cars and meet some of the LCHS's adoptable dogs, and support their lifesaving mission.

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