BOND SET FOR LOCAL COUPLE
A 32-year-old Newark woman and a 29-year-old Columbus man arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving Day shooting made their initial court appearance Monday. Tiffany Hannah has been charged with tampering with evidence and Julian Morris has been charged with felonious assault for their alleged role in the shooting at a home in the 3900 block of Francis Road. The victim was flown to a Columbus area hospital in critical condition. Hannah's bond was set at $50,000. Morris is being held on $500,000 bond.
The Licking County OVI Task Force arrested four impaired drivers during last week's two checkpoints that occurred on West Main Street in Newark. A total of 308 vehicles drove through both checkpoints. One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana while three other drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. An additional eight motorists were issued citations including citations for not utilizing a seatbelt and distracted driving.
NEWARK MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES
A 30-year-old Newark man accused of having drugs has been indicted. Brandon Campolo faces two counts of possession of fentanyl. Campolo does have a previous conviction for possession of heroin. He remains held at the Licking County Justice Center on $30,000 bond.
HELP FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
Organizations that help and support survivors of domestic-violence are working on developing a statewide virtual and call-in center known as the Care Health Connection.
Rachel Ramirez, with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, said the state suffered 112 domestic violence-related fatalities between June 2021 and June 2022.
CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
The Zonta Club of Newark is hosting a fundraiser later this week.
Rachel Campbell said Hope Valley is a mental health and wellness retreat center. To purchase tickets to the Christmas Tour of Homes visit the Zonta Club of Newark Facebook page.
LIGHTING UP THE DOG PARK
New lighting has been installed at the Paws 2 Play Dog Park at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville. These lights will turn on automatically at dusk and remain on until approximately 9:00 pm. Although the rest of the park closes at dusk, dog park users are allowed to remain at the dog park until the lights go out.