NEWARK MAN ARRESTED
A 40-year-old Newark man wanted in connection with a fatal crash in Kentucky, was arrested over the weekend in Newark. According to the Licking Sheriff's Office, Friday night, authorities were received information on the location of Sean Tolliver. Deputies and Newark police worked together and were able to locate and arrest Tolliver. He is awaiting an extradition hearing.
CREDIT CARD SKIMMERS
Newark Law Director Tricia Moore has a warning for residents.
Moore suggest folks simply pull up on the credit card reader if it comes up its a skimmer and you should notify store management as well as police.
ASPHALT PLANT MEETING
The Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the draft permit-to-install and operate a proposed asphalt plant on Tharp Road in Alexandria. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Church of Christ on Moots Run Road. During the information session, Ohio EPA will give a brief presentation and accept questions from the public regarding the proposed asphalt plant.
TOURISM IS BIG BUSINESS
Tourism is big business in the state of Ohio and Licking County.
Dan Moder, executive director, Explore Licking County, said in Licking County the tourism industry employs about 6,900 people.
According to AAA, 42.3 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Eighty-seven percent, or 37.1 million are expected to drive to their holiday destination. The worst times to travel by car are this Thursday and Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
The Licking County Health Department Maternal and Child Health Program is conducting a survey to screen residents for barriers that may impact their ability to access healthcare. To take the survey visit the Licking County Health Department's Facebook page.
FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF
In honor of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the U.S. and Ohio be flown at half staff today.
NEWARK MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
After a two-day trial a Licking County jury found a 32-year-old Newark man guilty of 15 counts including multiple counts of forcible rape of a minor less than ten years of age. Jake Scott Jr. received the maximum sentence of a life in prison without the possibility of parole. According to the Licking County Proscutor's Office, Scott had been sexually assaulting the girl, who is now thirteen, since she was 6 years old.
The city of Newark will hold swearing in ceremonies Tuesday morning for three new firefighter/paramedics - Mason Paramore, Adam Dobner and Hunter Nance. Tomorrow's swearing-in ceremonies will be held at ten o'clock at Newark Fire station One on South Fourth Street.
One woman was arrested following a drug bust in Coshocton County. According to the sheriff's office, Wednesday around noon, deputies executed a search warrant at a home in the 2000 block of South 9th Street and confiscated drugs, guns and cash. The name of the woman is being withheld pending formal charges.
Two local softball teams have advanced to the state tournament in Akron. Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in a Division III semifinal Johnstown will face Indian Lake. Friday at 10:00 a.m Watkins Memorial will square off against Anthony Wayne. You can hear both games on Buckeye Country 107.7; KOOL 101.7 FM HD2, Talk 790 WHTH, and online.
HELP FOR FOSTER PARENTS
The state has announced the launch of a new online portal where Ohioans can inquire and apply to become foster or adoptive parents. The new tool gives users the ability to complete and submit applications electronically, whereas before it was all done on paper. For more information visit www.FosterandAdopt.ohio.gov.