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News Headlines from Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering at a store in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Friday, Oct. 9 around 2:15am, suspects broke into Al’s Meat Market on N. 21st Street and attempted to steal the cash register. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


A teenager was flown to Grant Medical Center following a Tuesday night crash in Newark. According to police, the two-car crash occurred shortly before 9:30pm on West Main Street near Coffman Road. The name and condition of victim has not been released. The crash remains under investigation.


Licking County’s October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent down from a revised 6.3 percent in September according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It was the same story across central Ohio, as all surrounding counties saw a drop in the October unemployment rate as compared to September.


As of  Tuesday, 4,008 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 2,603 cases are classified as recovered and 69 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


C-TEC of Licking County has expanded its manufacturing and robotics training programs.

Kyle Fulton with C-TEC of Licking County

Kyle Fulton with C-TEC said the opportunities include CNC machining, robotics, and automation and adults will train in a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing lab for more information visit www.c-tec.edu.


Thanksgiving means a big holiday feast and Brittany Ward dietitian with Licking Memorial Hospital has some simple suggestions to cut back on the calories.

Brittany Ward Dietitian with LMH

Ward said using smaller plates is another way to keep from overeating.

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