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News Headlines from Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10:00 p.m. today until noon on Thursday.

NWS Meteorologist Scott Hickman

National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Hickman said we can expect snow accumulations of around an inch or less, with ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch.

ARRESTS MADE IN RHODEN FAMILY MURDERS

Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced arrests have been made in the deaths of the Rhoden family in rural Pike County.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader spoke at yesterday's press conference.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader

The investigation is ongoing but DeWine said custody of a child played a role in the murders. On April 22, 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family plus the fiancée of one of the victims were shot to death while they slept at four different Pike County homes. Also arrested were Angela Wagner's mother, Rita Newcomb, and Billy Wagner's mother, Fredericka Wagner. Both Newcomb, 65, and Wagner, 76, are facing felony charges of obstructing justice and perjury for allegedly misleading investigators over the course of the investigation. Newcomb is also charged with forgery.

LPD INVESTIGATING BREAK-IN

The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a break-in and theft from a local business in which a number of items were stolen. If you have any information call the Lancaster Police Department at 740-687-6680 ext. 4543.

PPD NEEDS HELP NABBING A THIEF

The Pataskala Police Department is asking for help in locating a suspect in recent thefts from vehicles. According to police, the thefts took place between Sunday night and Monday morning. To view a video of the suspect visit the KOOL 101.7 Facebook page. If you have any information contact the Pataskala Police Department at 740-927-5701.

ROAD WORK

ODOT has announced that Interstate 70 eastbound between State Routes 668 and 13 will be restricted to one lane from 7:00 p.m. today through 5:00 a.m. Thursday so crews can complete rock removal and to remove the barrier wall along the shoulder.

RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD DONORS

The American Red Cross is putting out the call for blood donors.

Rodney Wilson with the Red Cross

Rodney Wilson, with the Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region, said to find a blood drive near you visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

COFFEE WITH A COP

The Heath Police Department is hosting another installment of Coffee With A Cop from 10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dizurts on South 30th Street. Coffee With A Cop is a perfect opportunity to meet Heath police officers in a relaxed setting and discuss community issues.

SENIOR CITIZENS LEVY

The Licking County Senior Citizens Levy Advisory Review Board has outlined its plans for the 2019 allocation of funds for Senior Citizens Services in the County. Funded services include such needs as providing home health care, transportation, nutrition and other supportive services for senior citizens 60 years of age and older. Application packets can be picked up at the Licking County Commissioners office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio or electronic versions of the application can also be accessed at www.lcounty.com.

 

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