Tuesday, May 4

SPECIAL ELECTION DAY

Today is a Special Election Day in Ohio. The polls are open until 7:30pm. In Licking County there are just seven funding issues on the ballot including one in the Lakewood Local and North Fork Local school districts.

TEEN SUCCUMBS TO HER INJURIES

The 16-year-old Pataskala girl who was shot last week died Monday from her injuries. Shawn Jones Jr, of Columbus, had previously been charged with felonious assault in the girl's death. According to police, the victim was shot in the back of the head at a home in the 4700 block of Summit Road. Jones, 18, is being held on $1 million bond.

MOST WANTED

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 44-year-old man. Authorities are actively searching for Brian Spears. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Governor Mike DeWine held a COVID-19 press conference Monday to update Ohioans on the progress being made in the statewide vaccination effort.

Gov. DeWine encourages everyone who has not yet started the vaccine process to roll up their sleeve and get vaccinated.

TOURNAMENTS AT DAYTON

The University of Dayton and the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Monday that the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournaments will be hosted at UD Arena for the next three years. UD Arena had already been announced as the home of the OHSAA girls basketball state tournament for 2021, 2022 and 2023, but the new agreement calls for the girls and boys basketball state tournaments to be played in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

GOOD START TO TURKEY SEASON

Ohioans harvested 8,235 turkeys during the opening week of the spring wild turkey season, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. That was up from last year's harvest of 8,113 birds. Licking County hunters bagged 173 turkeys, 18 more than in 2020.