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News Headlines from Wednesday, October 18, 2017


A Newark woman was killed and a Mason man sustained serious injuries following a Tuesday afternoon crash on Ohio 16 in eastern Licking County. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, around 12:30pm Shannon Shaw was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR16 just east of Brownsville Road when she struck a westbound box truck being driven by Austin Forrest.  Shaw, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Forrest, 25, was flown to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. The crash remains under investigation.


The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Open House Tuesday at the E.S. Weiant Center. Superintendent Jason Umstot had a very special announcement for those in attendance.

LCBDD Superintendent Jason Umstot

Umstot said the renovation project will begin in 2018 and once completed all LCBDD staff will be housed at the E.S Weiant Center.


Ohio Means Jobs Licking County is hosting its 18th annual Employment Expo today from 1:00-5:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Newark. Roughly 40 employers are expected to take part in the Expo. Attendees should dress for success and be prepared to interview.


Enjoy an evening out while at the same time helping the Licking County Humane Society meet an urgent need to provide care for homeless, abused and neglected animals by attending the upcoming Fur Ball.

LCHS Exc. Dir. Lori Carlson

Executive Director Lori Carlson said this year's Fur Ball will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Reese Center on the OSU-Newark/COTC campus. For more information about the Licking County Humane Society or to purchase tickets visit www.lchspets.org or call 740-323-2100


Fourteen area teachers recently received the Licking County Foundationís Leaders for Learning Award. The Leaders for Learning Award was created by the Licking County Foundation in 1993 to honor school teachers who exemplify excellence in their fields. Each year, teachers from every public school district in Licking County are selected by their principals and superintendents for their desire to make a significant difference in studentsí lives; for their commitment to professional development; and for their outstanding classroom skills and leadership. recipients can apply annually for grants of up to $500 to further their professional development or purchase materials for their classrooms


Hope Timber and Pallet Recycling in Newark is one of Forty Ohio employers to share over $993,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workersí Compensation to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC has approved a $40,000 grant so Hope Timber can purchase an automated machine systems that will reduce the risk of injury.


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