Tuesday, February 27

MOST WANTED

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating three Zanesville men. Levi Caplinger, 32, is wanted on escape charges. Brandon Goins, 29, is wanted on menacing and weapons charges. Beau Kemp, 18, is wanted on assault and menacing charges. If you have any information on their whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency. 

RECALL VOTE

It is Special Election day for residents in Buckeye Lake as they will decide the fate of Mayor Jeryne Peterson in today's recall election. Voting will wrap up at 7:30 pm. The polling location is Hebron New Life Church on West Main Street in Hebron

HOUSE FIRE IN NEWARK

The investigation is underway into a Monday afternoon house fire in Newark. According to the 911 Center, around 5:00 pm crews were called to the scene in the 100 block of Dewey Avenue and upon arrival saw smoke coming from the home. No injuries were reported. The home sustained a significant amount of damage.

HIGH BOND FOR NEWARK MAN

Bond has been set at $1 million for a 24-year-old Newark man accused of stabbing his mother. Cameron Bernardo has been charged with attempted murder in the incident that occurred Saturday afternoon at a home in the 300 block of Woods Avenue. The victim was flown to a Columbus area hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges could be forthcoming.

LICKING COUNTY TRANSIT IS HIRING

Licking County Transit is hiring for a number of positions including drivers. Pam Webster has been driving since November of last year.

Webster admits to being a little nervous when it came to learning to drive a bus but everyone was so helpful that it wasn't long before she go the hang of it.

MATERNAL MORTALITY

Black maternal mortality in Ohio continues to climb, and during February, which is Black History Month, health advocates are encouraging women to take control of their health care.

Adarsh Krishen with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, also encourages women to establish a relationship with a trusted health-care provider, ideally before or as soon as possible during pregnancy.

LMH CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) invites individuals diagnosed with cancer or are in remission, who have lost loved ones to cancer, and caregivers to attend the Cancer Support Group. The monthly support group is open to all individuals with cancer, regardless of where treatment is administered. Facilitated by the LMH Oncology staff, the group offers encouragement, education, and an opportunity for participant discussion. A healthy food option, selected by the Oncology Dietitian, will be served at the meeting. The free event is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m., in the LMH Ground Floor Auditorium. Call 220-564-1890 to register.