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News Headlines from Monday, January 21, 2019


The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory until noon today. Wind chills as low as 22 below zero expected. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes so please bundle up and make sure to keep pets warm.


Delaware, Franklin, Licking and Muskingum counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency. Coshocton, Fairfield, Knox, and Perry counties remain under a Level 2 Snow Emergency. ODOT reports over 240 crews are treating and plowing interstates, state and US routes across central Ohio.


A Newark family was rescued from their burning home over the weekend. Saturday a little after 4:00 a.m. Newark firefighters were dispatched to a home on the 600 block of North 21st Street and by the time they arrived smoke could be seen coming from the home. The occupants had to be rescued from a porch roof. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.


This year's Martin Luther King Day Feed the Dream fundraiser will be held today from 9:00am-8:00pm at Ross' Granville Market.

Alan Minton with Feed the Dream

Alan Minton said all donations will be greatly appreciated.


Friday, the Licking County Family YMCA held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Phase One Renovation Project at the Western Branch in Pataskala.

YMCA CEO Ed Bohren

CEO Ed Bohren said the price tag for Phase One is $2.8 million. The goal is to have the project wrapped up in nine months.


TrueCore Federal Credit Union will be hosting a financial planning workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event, which is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Deo Drive offices in Newark, is designed to teach people how to build wealth and implement a retirement plan. The free session will last about an hour, and light refreshments will be included. To register call 740-788-3507.


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