Monday, May 10

HOUSE FIRE

The investigation is underway into a weekend house fire in Newark. Crews were called to the home in the 500 block of West Main Street Sunday around 11:30am and when they arrived they found smoke and flames coming from the home. The home sustained a significant amount of damage. No injuries were reported.

NSB MEETING

The Newark School Board will meet in regular session this evening and they are expected to vote on a proposal to purchase the former State Farm building on Granville Road. The meeting gets underway at 5:30pm in the  Administration Building on Mount Vernon Road.

JONES INDICTED

An 18-year-old Columbus man arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Pataskala girl, has been indicted. Shawn Jones Jr. faces a host of charges including murder in death of Amirah Truss in late April at a home in the 4700 block of Summit Road. Jones remains held on $1 million bond.

DISTRACTED DRIVING

AAA Ohio has come out in support of House Bill 283 a recent proposal that would make driving while handling any electronic wireless device in Ohio a primary offense for adult drivers.

Kimberly Schwind, with AAA Ohio, said between 2013 and 2019, 305 people died as a result of distracted driving.

POLICE WEEK

This is National Police Week. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Ohioans are being asked to show their support of law enforcement officials by using a blue porch or outdoor light throughout the week.

HANDS-ON LEARNING AT C-TEC

C-TEC of Licking County offers a wide variety of programs for students who are looking for a hands on-learning experience.

Senior Dylan Hartman will graduate in a few weeks having completed the Dental Assistant program at C-TEC.