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News Headlines from Monday, November 30, 2020

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

The first winter storm of the season is headed our way. National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Hrebenach says a Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect this afternoon with rain this morning changing over to snow later in the day.

NWS Meteorologist Steve Hrebenach

The Winter Weather Advisory runs until noon Tuesday.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED

A 64-year-old Circleville man died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road in Union Township. Shortly before 8:00pm, Jeffrey Parker attempted to cross Ohio 37 outside of any crosswalk and was struck by a pickup truck being driven by a 23-year-old Lancaster man, according to the Granville Post of the State Patrol. Parker was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As of  Sunday, 4,532 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, and 4,037 cases are classified as closed/recovered. 71 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.

DEER GUN SEASON

Hunters of all ages will take to the woods today for the start of deer gun season. Ohio's deer gun season runs through Dec. 6. There will be two extra days of deer gun season Dec.19 and 20.

MARIJUANA IN OHIO

With recreational or medical use of marijuana now legal in most states, one group wants to ensure that Ohioans fully understand its potential health risks. Fran Gerbig, executive director, Prevention Action Alliance, says little is known about the safety implications of marijuana use.

Fran Gerbig Executive Director Prevention Action Alliance

Gerbig said too many decisions are being made, and publicized, that aren't based on scientific evidence. Medical marijuana was legalized in Ohio in 2016.

RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD DONORS

With the holidays upon us, finding blood donors can be a big problem for the Red Cross, that is why they are urging everyone to give blood now to avoid a shortage. The Red Cross supports patients at multiple hospitals in central Ohio. To schedule a donation call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 


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