Wednesday, February 28

NWS CONFIRMS TORNADO IN LICKING COUNTY

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has confirmed that a tornado occurred earlier this morning in Jersey Township in Licking County.

Meteorologist James Gibson said a line of storms left damage from the Dayton area to eastern Licking County.  Sean Grady, director, Licking County Emergency Management Agency, says the damage is widespread.

Grady said thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

RECALL ELECTION RESULTS

Buckeye Lake residents will have a new mayor. Mayor Jeryne Peterson was shown the door in Tuesday's special recall election with 229 votes against her remaining in office and 73 votes in favor of keeping her on the job. According to the village charter, Linda Goodman, current council president, will become mayor.

C-TEC PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT

C-TEC of Licking County offers state-of-the art career skills. Communications Coordinator Brian Wilfong says its not just local students who benefit from what they have to offer.

To learn more about what they have to offer visit www.c-tec.edu.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

The New Albany Police Department is sponsoring a program to raise awareness of teen drug and alcohol use. Probation Officer Amy Boyd says it is called "Hidden in Plain Sight".

Boyd said the program will be held Monday, March 11 from 6-8pm at New Albany Intermediate School. For more information contact the New Albany Police Department.

FIRE PROMPTS EVACUATION

The Ohio Statehouse was evacuated Tuesday morning as a precaution after a fire in an underground electrical vault at State and High streets. The fire was reported around 7:40 am. According to American Electric Power, the situation was cleared around 9:45 am. Officials determined the cause to be corrosion of underground equipment due to runoff of salt applied to surrounding sidewalks.

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.