Tuesday, June 18

MOST WANTED

Muskingum County officials are asking for help in locating a 47-year-old man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13. Ralph Deitenbeck has been indicted on several charges including three counts of rape, and two counts of gross sexual imposition. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

HEAT ADVISORY

A Heat Advisory remains in effect. Heat index values could hit triple digits. Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing, limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening and drink plenty of water.

PATASKALA MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

A 33-year-old Pataskala man accused of assault has been indicted. Tej Poudel faces one count of domestic violence and two counts of felonious assault following his arrest earlier this month. In 2023, Poudel pleaded no contest to a charge of aggravated assault and was sentenced to community control. Poudel remains held on $100,000 bond.

NEWARK MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

A 53-year-old Newark man with prior drug and theft convictions has been indicted on drug charges. Chad Bazler faces one count each of aggravated possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bazler posted bond and is due back in court in early July.

MG CAR SHOW

It's a British Invasion in Newark as Ohio Chapters of the British made car company MG will be in town this week for what they call A Gathering of the Faithful. Newark Mayor Jeff Hall says the cars will be out at Cherry Valley Hotel until Wednesday when they make their way downtown.

Mayor Hall said the cars will parade from Cherry Valley Hotel Wednesday morning They will be on display from 9:00am-2:00pm two at the Canal Market District.

VINCENT IS OUT IN COLUMBUS

The Blue Jackets have fired coach Pascal Vincent after one season on the bench. Columbus President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Don Waddell made the announcement Monday and said the search for a new head coach is underway.

CLEANING OLD COAL MINES

Ohio will receive $46 million to clean-up regions impacted by decades of coal mining.

Eric Dixon, with the Ohio River Valley Institute, said repurposing old mine land can bolster local economies.