Tuesday, January 31

WINTER WEATHER

A dusting of snow to start your Tuesday morning commute. You may find some slick spots on the roadways. Slow down and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Coshocton, Muskingum and Perry counties currently under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

HOUSE FIRE

An overnight house fire in Newark is under investigation.  According to the Licking County 911 Center, crews were called to the scene in the first block of State Street around 12:30 a.m., and upon arrival saw smoke and flames coming from the home. They remained on the scene for a couple of hours. No injuries were reported.

COLUMBUS MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

A 43-year-old Columbus man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center accused of selling drugs. Jamie Mills has been charged with aggravated trafficking in meth following his arrest last week. His bond was set at $10,000.  Mills is due back in court on Thursday.

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

We recently passed the one year mark since Intel announced its plans to build two chip manufacturing facilities in western Licking County. Commissioner Tim Bubb says the work continues in a number of areas.

One of the organizations working on a number of issues related to Intel is Framework – a public-private partnership of six local businesses and 15 Licking County jurisdictions.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Governor Mike DeWine will deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly at noon Today. Gov. DeWine is expected to unveil details of his two-year state operating budget proposal during the speech.

SUPPORTING K9 OFFICER

The Pataskala Police Department K9 Reiko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Each vest can cost over $2,200.