Thursday, February 2

NEWARK MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING METH

A 27-year-old Newark man, with prior drug and theft convictions, is being held at the Licking County Justice Center for allegedly having drugs. Trequan Colter has been charged with aggravated possession of meth but other charges could be forthcoming. Colter's bond was set at $35,000. He's due back in court this afternoon.

PLENTY OF SCAMS

Central Ohio was no stranger to scams in 2022. The BBB of Central Ohio received 594 Scam Tracker reports representing a total reported actual consumer loss of nearly $350,000 dollars. The top three scams in 2022 were – CryptoCurrency, Online Purchases and Bank/Credit Imposters.

GROUNDHOG BREAKFAST

Friday, the Licking County Chamber of Commerce will host its 67th Annual Groundhog Breakfast at the Cherry Valley Hotel and Ohio Event Center. President/CEO Jennifer McDonald says the event features a special keynote speaker.

Capt. Plumb is a former fighter pilot who was shot down during a combat mission over North Vietnam. This year's breakfast is sold out.

WARMING CENTER FUNDRAISER

Linda Mossholder loves to give back to the community and one of the ways she does that is by volunteering at the Licking County Warming Center at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on West Main Street in Newark.

Mossholder said the Warming Center Task Force is hosting a fundraiser from 4:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, Feb. 9 at Trek Brewing. Trek Brewing will donate 10% of all sales to the Warming Center Task Force.

HALL NAMED PRESIDENT-CEO

TrueCore Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors voted to appoint Jason Hall as President-CEO effective February 1, 2023. Hall, a 15-year TrueCore employee, transitioned from Senior Vice President to President in 2021 when Jay Young announced his plans for retirement which were effective January 31, 2023. Hall is the Board Treasurer of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the American Red Cross-East Central Ohio Chapter, Member of the Newark Rotary, and a founding member of the TrueCore Foundation. He also serves on the Licking Memorial Hospital Developmental Council and the Licking County Foundation Finance Committee.

HOCKING HILLS CRACKS THE TOP 50

Forbes recently released the list of the world’s 50 Best Places to Visit in 2023 and Hocking Hills made the list. Citing the region’s endless hiking trails, waterfalls, cliffs, recessed caves and hemlock forests, Forbes’ travel experts call Hocking Hills “an outdoor wonderland” and “Ohio’s prettiest spot.”