Monday, June 24

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 41-year-old Frazeysburg man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Licking County. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, Saturday a little after 8:00 a.m., Adam Messerall was riding his motorcycle on Ohio 79 north of Hoover Road when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a ditch. Messerall was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

Newark police will hold swearing-in ceremonies today at 10:00 a.m. for two new officers - Nathaniel Langworthy and Brandon Davis. The swearing-in ceremonies will be held at the Newark Police Department on South Fourth Street.

MASS SHOOTING

Ten people – all men ranging in age from 16-27 - were were injured during a mass shooting along High Street early Sunday morning in the Short North. All 10 victims are expected to survive, according to the Columbus Division of Police.  A person claiming to be the driver of the car involved in the shooting has turned himself into authorities.

PATRIOT ASSET ADVISORS

Patriot Asset Advisors in Pataskala is driven to help folks who are looking to enjoy their Golden Years.

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HELPING ADOPTIVE PARENTS

According to a new report, the average financial reimbursement and paid leave given to adoptive families by employers is growing. Rita Soronen with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption says there’s been a ten percent increase on average in financial reimbursement.

Soronen said more employers are offering benefits to adoptive parents.

A JUMP IN UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.2% in May, up from 4.0% in April, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Last month's unemployment rate was up from 3.3% in May 2023.