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News Headlines from Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Central Ohio is dealing with a blast of winter weather.

Allen Randall Meteorologist with the NWS

Allen Randall, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said we can expect 1-2 inches of new snowfall by the end of today.


A 30-year-old Newark man accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor is heading to prison. Tuesday morning, Jason Lake entered guilty pleas to two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of voyeurism in connection with incidents that took place over a nearly three year time frame. Lake was sentenced to four years behind bars and was ordered to register as a Tier III Sexual Offender.


Monday night the Newark Finance Committee voted to send the 2018 budget to full city council.

Newark Mayor Jeff Hall

Mayor Jeff Hall said city council is expected to discuss and vote on the roughly $96 million budget at its next meeting on Monday, Dec. 18.


It certainly has been a busy 2017 for the Licking County Humane Society. Through the end of November, the LCHS has placed 1,657 animals for adoption with many more still looking for a home. For more information on pet adoptions visit www.lchspets.org.


Congressman Pat Tiberi nominated 26 students from the 12th district for consideration for admission to the U.S. Service Academies’ classes of 2022. Carter Hall and Colton Hughes, of Licking Valley High School, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Rachel Orr, of Utica High School, received nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. After a competitive nomination process, each academy will evaluate individual students for admission based on evidence of character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals and motivation.


The Granville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invite the community to attend the Wreaths Across America ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16 at Opera House Park in downtown Granville. This ceremony is coordinated simultaneously with the laying of wreaths on the graves of all veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 600 locations across the Country. Seven specially designed ceremonial wreaths representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA will be placed in Opera House Park to remember our fallen heroes and to honor those who serve.


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