Friday, February 3

WARMING CENTER OPENS THIS EVENING

The Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force will operate a warming center later today. The warming center, which is located at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on West Main Street, in Newark, will open today at 5:30pm and will remain open until 8:00am on Saturday.

CRIME STOPPERS

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a burglary at a home in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between Dec. 16-17, suspect(s) broke into a home in the 100 block of Homewood Avenue and stole three shotguns.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.

COLUMBUS MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY

A 30-year-old Columbus man indicted on drug charge was back in a Licking County courtroom recently. Darrell Torian Jr. entered not guilty pleas to multiple charges including possession of cocaine and fentanyl. Torian remains held on $150,000 bond. He' scheduled to go to trial in April.

MENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE

The Ohio Department of Insurance offers a number of services to help Ohioans navigate the insurance industry. One of the services is the Mental Health Insurance Assistance Office.

Outreach Coordinator Kyle Miller said whether someone has health insurance through an employer, a government program, purchased it directly through an insurance agent, or is uninsured, office staff can help.

PANCAKE DAY

The Granville Kiwanis Club is holding its popular Pancake Day on Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Edward the Confessor Church.

Butch Curtis said next Saturday's Pancake Day runs from 7:00am-2:00pm. For more information visit the Granville Kiwanis Facebook page.

RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD DONATIONS

The Red Cross urges donors to make and keep appointments to help prevent a blood shortage in the weeks to come. Donors of all blood types – particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand. all who donate in February will get a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Also, those who donate this month will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Clearwater Beach, Florida. To schedule a donation appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS.