Wednesday, July 10

HURRICANE BERYL

As the remnants of Hurricane Beryl reach our area, there will be the possibility of locally heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph are possible as well.

COLUMBUS MAN FACES CHARGES

A Licking County grand jury has indicted a 46-year-old Columbus man on drug and gun charges. Kevin Kraft faces several charges including aggravated possession of meth and improperly handling a firearm stemming from his arrest in June. Kraft has entered not guilty pleas to all charges. He remains held on $75,000 bond.

WEST NILE VIRUS

The Licking County Health Department has identified the first pool of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus in 2024.

Licking County Health Commissioner Chad Brown said the pool was found in the area near Hudson Avenue and North Street in Newark, and the Licking County Health Department sprayed the area Monday night. There are no human cases of WNV in Licking County at this time.

OVI CHECKPOINTS

The Licking County OVI Task Force will operate two OVI checkpoints this weekend. The locations will be announced the morning of the checkpoints. The Licking County OVI Task Force was established in 2022 and is comprised of local law enforcement agencies and support groups.

PUBLIC MEETING

The Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water encourages the public to attend, comment, and ask questions about a proposed wastewater discharge receipt of application for Raccoon Creek Wastewater Treatment Center. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Church of Christ at Alexandria, 5380 Moots Run Road, Alexandria.

OTHERWORLD ART EXPERIENCE

Looking for a unique getaway this summer? Well, you can visit another world about 9 miles outside of downtown Columbus. More than 40 artists have transformed an abandoned 32,000 square-foot mall into an immersive, playful, ever-evolving experience called "Otherworld."

General Manager Jon Stewart said Otherworld is located in a former strip mall on Chantry Drive. Visit www.otherworld.com for more information.