Monday, October 18

WARSAW MAN FLOWN TO OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER FOLLOWING WEEKEND CRASH

A 42-year-old Warsaw man was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center following a weekend crash in Coshocton. According to the sheriff’s office, Saturday around 4:30 pm, Justin Williamson was riding his motorcycle on Second Street when he apparently went through a red-light striking a van. The investigation is ongoing, but deputies believe alcohol played a role in the wreck.

ZANESVILLE FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE

A 31-year-old Zanesville Woman accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy has been found guilty on a single charge of rape. Amanda Sprankle was accused of giving the teenager alcohol and then having sex with him. She will be sentenced at a later date.

EXPLORE LICKING COUNTY RECEIVES RUBY AWARD

Congratulations to Explore Licking County as they recently received the Ohio Travel Association’s Ruby Award in several categories. Executive Director Dan Moder...

Explore Licking County received a Ruby for their travel guide, digital campaign, billboard campaign, website and annual report. The Ruby Award recognizes excellence in Ohio’s Hospitality and Tourism industry.

DRIVE-THROUGH COVID BOOSTER VACCINE

The Licking County Health Department is offering a drive-thru Pfizer booster vaccine to individuals age 65 and older by appointment. The clinic is scheduled for this Wednesday from 10 until noon at the Health Department located on Price Road. To register visit lickingcohealth.org.

GOVERNOR APPOINTMENT

Governor DeWine has reappointed Terri Meldrum, of New Albany, to the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees for a term ending August 2027.

NO CHANGE IN STATE UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.4% in September, unchanged from 5.4% in August, according to figures released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 4.8%, down from 5.2% in August.

OSU TRAVELS TO INDIANA

Ohio State (5-1) is on the road tonight taking on Indiana (2-4) in Bloomington. The Buckeyes are a roughly 20 point favorite to beat the Hoosiers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.

VACCINE CLINICS

The Licking County Health Department currently offers the flu vaccine and first, second, and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines without an appointment at their walk-in clinics. The clinics are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Licking County Health Department offices located on Price Road in Newark.

MONEY FOR MEALS

The Ohio Department of Aging this week awarded more than $5.3 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to 53 senior centers and 22 adult day services providers to support nutrition services, including home-delivered and congregate meals. The Licking County Aging Program received over $111,000.