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|News Headlines from Monday, September 17, 2018|
MOBILE HOME FIRE
A weekend fire caused extensive damage to a mobile home in Heath. A Licking County 911 dispatcher tells KOOL 101.7 News, crews were called to the scene on the 100 block of Irving Wick Drive East around 11:00 a.m. Sunday and by the time they arrived smoke could be seen coming from the home. At least one person was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital. The cause is under investigation.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that Cleveland Road in Pataskala will be closed between Taylor Road and Summit Road for installation of a culvert and sidewalks. The road will be closed for roughly two weeks.
Forty Ohio fire departments will share $426,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered during their daily work activities. Village of Hebron will receive $4,000 to purchase 30 hoods and 30 gloves.
OBESITY RATE IS ON THE RISE
Obesity is a crisis that continues to plague Ohio and the rest of the country, according to new data. An annual report on the state of obesity in America shows the Buckeye State is ranked eleventh nationally for the highest obesity rate, with one-in-three adults considered obese. John Auerbach, President/CEO The Trust for America's Health, which released the findings along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says obesity isn't about vanity, but rather a crucial indicator of health.
Ohio's adult obesity rate of 33.8 percent is up from about 20 percent in 2000, and 11 percent in 1990.
LICKING COUNTY STAR SEARCH
The Licking County Coalition of Care will be hosting Licking County Star Search on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Reese Center on the OSU-N/COTC campus. Executive Director Larry Palur says they are currently looking for acts to register for the show.
OSU IS NO. 4
Another week and another No. 4 ranking for Ohio State. The Buckeyes remain in 4th place in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls. OSU is back home Saturday hosting Tulane.
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