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News Headlines from Thursday, July 19, 2018

An 84-year-old St. Louisville man was struck and killed Wednesday morning while walking on Ohio 13. According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, Donald Mealick, was struck by a dump truck, driven by Francis Boeshart, of Newark, as he was pulling out of a business on the 9100 block of Mt. Vernon Road. The 68-year-old Boeshart continued south and was eventually located at another business in the Buckeye Lake area. The preliminary investigation indicates that Boeshart was unaware that he had struck Mealick. The incident remains under investigation.


Dannie Devoll Jr., the Warsaw man charged in the stabbing death of a 29-year-old man, was back in a Muskingum County courtroom Wednesday. Devoll, 28, pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated murder and two counts of tampering with evidence in the death of Eric Stevens earlier this month. Devoll remains held on $500,000 bond.


The Licking County Municipal Court will hold Amnesty Days on Friday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 27.

Judge David Stansbury

Judge David Stansbury said the Amnesty will apply to both criminal and traffic cases. To participate, the defendant must contact the Municipal Court Clerk or report to court no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day they wish to appear.


Beginning today, Ohio 310 southbound will close to traffic between Columbus Parkway and Palmer Road as part of the CRG Etna Park 70 project, which will create a southbound right turn lane and a northbound left turn lane. The closure is expected to last roughly three months.


The Licking County Health Department received a grant from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to bring awareness to the public health issue of Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is modern day slavery and happens in America, including Central Ohio. The Licking County Health Department is hosting a free Human Trafficking awareness training and informational course in partnership with the United Way of Licking County on Wednesday, August 15, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Licking County Library, ON West Main Street in Newark.


The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its 2018 States with the Most At-Risk Youth. Ohio ranked 22nd. Analyst John Kiernan explains what areas the report focused on.

John Kiernan with WalletHub

Kiernan said the report found that about one in nine young Americans are not working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence.  To view the entire report visit www.wallethub.com.


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