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News Headlines from Tuesday, January 15, 2019


New Ohio Governor Mike DeWine delivered his inaugural address Monday afternoon at the Ohio Statehouse.

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine was sworn in as Ohio's 70th governor during a private ceremony a little after midnight Monday at his home in Cedarville. A public swearing ceremony was held Monday afternoon at the Statehouse.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an aggravated robbery at a business in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at around 8:55 p.m., a white male entered the Tim Hortonís on North 21st Street showed employees a gun, demanded money and then fled. The suspect was wearing a Carhart like jacket and a camouflage ski mask. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


CTEC of Licking County invites students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades and their parents to Thursday night's Evening of Exploration.

CTEC Marketing and PR Director Brian Wilfong

CTEC Marketing and PR Director Brian Wilfong said Thursday's event runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Secondary Center on Price Road.


The Energy Cooperative recently made a $5,000 donation to the Cancer Care Services unit at Genesis Health Care in Zanesville. The donation was funded from the Energy Cooperative's lavender propane truck that supports cancer awareness, research, and treatment. For every gallon of propane delivered by the lavender truck, the cooperative donates one cent to local cancer organizations.


A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care. The Red Cross collected 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Yearís than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. To schedule a donation appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


The Licking County Family YMCA will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Western Branch Phase 1 renovation. Phase 1 includes an Expanded Wellness Center, Locker Rooms and Expanded Group Fitness Studios. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, Jan. 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Western Branch, which is located on West Broad Street in Pataskala.


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