PEDESTRIAN IS STRUCK AND KILLED
An 89-year-old Zanesville woman was struck and killed Thursday while walking along a roadway in Muskingum County. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol, shortly after 2:00 p.m. Amanda Bontrager was walking on Creedmoor Drive in Wayne Township when she was struck by a car being driven by a 76-year-old man. She was transported to Genesis Medical Center where she later died. The incident is under investigation.
NEWARK MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES
A 41-year-old Newark man with a prior drug conviction is back behind bars. Eric McClain is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on a single charge of aggravated possession of meth, although other charges could be forthcoming. McClain's bond was set at $250,000.
Newark City Council's Finance Committee recently voted to send to full City Council the 2024 budgets. Committee Chairman Doug Marmie is pleased the budgets.
Combined the three budgets – General Fund, All Other and Grants – total around $123 million.
PATASKALA POLICE IS HIRING
The help wanted sign is out at the Pataskala Police Department. At the beginning of 2024, they will be looking to fill a few police officer positions. If you have a current Ohio Peace Officer (OPOTA) Certificate and are employed full-time in any one jurisdiction, you may qualify as a lateral candidate and may apply directly to our agency. For more information, visit the Pataskala Police Department Facebook page.
WORLD AIDS DAY
Today marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Ryan White became the public face of AIDS in the 1980s after contracting HIV during a blood transfusion at age 13. His mother, Jeanne White-Ginder continues the fight against the disease.
Just five weeks after Ryan's death in 1990, Congress passed the bipartisan Ryan White CARE Act which helps more people get tested for HIV and offers assistance to patients in all stages of the disease.
VINTAGE VOICES CONCERT
Vintage Voices of Granville will hold its Choral Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to public, but donations will gladly be accepted.