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News Headlines from Thursday, December 14, 2017


Troopers from the Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an aircraft crash that occurred Wednesday at approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Newark/Heath airport in Heath. According to the pilot, a 2004 Robinson R44 helicopter experienced an unknown problem during take-off and crashed onto its right side. The pilot, Mark Cheplowitz, of Aurora, Ohio was not injured. Cheplowitz, 62, was on a cross-country trip originating from Florida. The crash remains under investigation.


The Heath, Hebron, Pataskala, and Newark police departments raised over 4,900 pounds of food and over $1,900 in the recent Cram the Cruiser event. The food and cash will be donated ot the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.


Wednesday, the Heath Newark Licking County Port Authority celebrated its achievements in 2017 during its annual Holiday Open House. Port Authority President and CEO Rick Platt says a major point of emphasis in 2017 - as it will be in 2018 - was developing a skilled workforce.

HNLCPA Pres. and CEO Rick Platt

Platt said people would be amazed at the variety of work taking place at the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center.


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a new phone scam. According to officials, residents have been receiving phone calls from individuals saying they are with Windows 10 and they need private information to fix problems with the computer program.  If you receive such a call, do not give out any information and immediately hang up.


Central Ohio Technical College Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Ingersol, MSN, RN, was named Elsevier Educator of the Year by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Foundation. This national honor is the highest award given by the OADN Foundation.


The Midland Theatre is hosting a great family-friendly Christmas event this weekend.

Midland Exec. Dir. Nancy Anderson

Executive Director Nancy Anderson said Santa will be on hand as well. Ticket is $6 for adults and $5 for kids and senior citizens. Visit www.midlandtheatre.org to purchase tickets.


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