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News Headlines from Thursday, September 12, 2019

MISSING TEENAGER

***UPDATE***

Eligh Bralley has been found and is safe.

***EARLIER STORY***

The Newark Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 16-year-old boy. According to police, Eligh Bralley ran away from his home on North Chalfant Ave. Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.  He threatened to harm himself when he left. He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt and black pants.  If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

FATAL CRASH

Speed is believed to have played a role in a fatal crash in Coshocton County. According to the Sheriff's Office, shortly before 12:00 p.m., Tuesday Alex Caley was traveling west on US 36 just west of Township Road 509, when he lost control of his care, went off the right side of the road and struck some trees. Caley, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.

FOOD INSECURITY

Ohio already has a high rate of food insecurity, and during this Hunger Action Month, there are concerns it could become an even bigger problem if eligibility changes for SNAP benefits. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director Ohio Association of Foodbanks, worries about those who could lose their benefits.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt Executive Director Ohio Association of Foodbanks

About 13 percent of Ohioans struggle with food insecurity, more than the national rate of 11 percent.

HEATH OKTOBERFEST

Saturday, Sept. 21 the city of Heath and the Heath Community Arts Council will host the 5th Annual Oktoberfest from 4:00-10:00 p.m. at the Davis Shai House.

Heath Mayor Mark Johns

Heath Mayor Mark Johns said the Oktoberfest will feature a beer garden, a kids activity area, food vendors and live entertainment including the Newark Maennerchor. Admission and parking are free; you will have to purchase your beer and food. KOOL 101.7/Buckeye Country 107.7 is proud to be a media sponsor for the Heath Oktoberfest.

HILL NAMED DIRECTOR

Longtime Licking County Area Transportation Study employee Matt Hill has been named the technical study director. Hill takes over for Todd Fortune who was fired in April for allegedly using county computers for his personal business.

BLOOD DONATIONS

Because of Hurricane Dorian, American Red Cross blood centers were forced to close and now the Red Cross is dealing with a blood supply shortage. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. To schedule a donation appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800 Red Cross.

 

 

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