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News Headlines from Tuesday, July 17, 2018

INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN NEWARK

Newark police continues to investigate a weekend crash that claimed the life of a 50-year-old Newark man. According to police, the two-vehicle crash occurred Sunday a little before noon on Ohio 13 and the Ohio 16 eastbound exit ramp. The victim, Aaron Madinger, had just exited SR16 when his car was struck by a southbound pickup truck being driven by Charles Preston, of Mount Vernon. Preston, 25, and his 5-year-old passenger were treated and released from Licking Memorial Hospital. Authorities are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the newark police department at 740-670-7237.

TWO TRANSPORTED FOLLOWING MONDAY CRASH

At least two people were transported to Licking Memorial Hospital following a crash Monday night in eastern Licking County. The crash occurred a little before 9:00 p.m. on the 2400 hundred block of Sleepy Hollow Road SE. The names and conditions of those involved has not been released, and the crash remains under investigation.

KEEPING AN EYE ON E-CIGS

The Newark Safety Committee met Monday night and on the agenda was a proposal to change the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes.  Fifth Ward Councilman Jonathan Lang has been working on the legislation with the city administration.

Newark Fifth Ward Councilman Jonathan Lang

The Safety Committee voted to send the measure on to full City Council.

LCSO AWARDS

The Licking County Sheriff's Office held its 2018 Awards Ceremony Monday at the Licking County Courthouse. A number of folks were honored including Sergeant Jeff Miller who received The Bronze Star Award which is given when an Officer is severely injured in the line of duty. Sgt. Miller was attempting to make an arrest at the end of a vehicle pursuit when the driver accelerated and struck Miller with his truck. He eventually recovered from his injuries and is back on the job.

LOU MITCHELL GOLF OUTING

The 6th Annual Lou Mitchell Memorial Golf Outing will be held Monday, July 23 at Denison Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Licking County's Suicide Prevention programs.

MHALC Exec. Dir. Penny Sitler

Executive Director Penny Sitler said the golf outing is held in memory of Mitchell who took his own life in June 2012. To register for the golf outing call MHALC 740-522-1341.

SKILLSUSA

The SkillsUSA National Competition was held in Louisville, KY this month and C-TEC was honored to qualify for two competitions at the national level this year. C-TEC students Sam Sowers, Mason Grady, & Mark Starner earned Third Place in the Automated Manufacturing category at the national level.

AN INCREASE IN THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in June, up from 4.3 percent in May, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Last month's unemployment rate was down from 5.1 percent in June 2017.

NEWARK MAN INDICTED

A 31-year-old Newark man accused of breaking into a Newark home has been indicted. Joshua Bentley faces numerous charges including three counts of burglary. Bentley does have previous burglary and breaking and entering convictions. He is being held on $50,000 bond and is due back next week.

A SPECIAL GOLF OUTING

A number of organizations are coming together to host a very special golf outing Saturday, July 28 at Raccoon International Golf Course in Granville.

Sherry Pastorious

Sherry Pastorious said the golf outing is sold out but they are always looking for donations to help veterans. Contact the Newark Eagles or the Newark Moose Lodge for more information.

BWC REDUCTION

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is recommending a reduction in next year’s rates for Ohio’s school districts, cities and other Ohio local government employers. BWC would collect $21 million less under the proposal. The 12 percent reduction effective January 1, 2019, would be the second largest decrease for the state’s public employer taxing districts since at least 1985.The board will vote on the proposal during its next meeting scheduled for Friday, August. 24.

P2O IN GRANVILLE

The Mid Ohio Region Porsche Club of America will be holding its annual car show and fundraiser in downtown Granville. Today's event is one of the largest and best known all-Porsche events in the nation.


 

 


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