Thursday, January 26

CRIME STOPPERS

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a theft from a home in Heath. The Heath Division of Police reports, on Saturday, Dec. 17 around 1:00 pm, a white female took several packages from the front porch of a home in the 1100 block of Thornwood Drive. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.

SAFE WINTER DRIVING

Wednesday's blast of winter weather made for some treacherous driving conditions. Lieutenant Aaron Vollmer, commander, Granville Post of the State Patrol, has some tips for driving in the snow and ice.

Lt. Vollmer said driving at a safe speed for the road conditions is also extremely important.

NEWARK MAN IS BACK BEHIND BARS

A 38-year-old Newark man with previous burglary and drug convictions is back behind bars. John Ashcraft is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on a single charge of burglary but other charges maybe forthcoming. Ashcraft's bond was set at $500,000. He's due back in court this afternoon

COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The Licking County Health Improvement Zones Project is conducting a community needs assessment.  The purpose of this survey is to help gain an understanding of residents' needs and issues that affect their wellbeing. The goal is to support residents located within specific census tracts in Licking County. For more information on the survey visit the Licking County Health Department's Facebook page.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS

The help wanted sign is out in the New Albany Plain Local School District. After nearly six years service, school board member Mike Busch has tendered his resignation. The school district is seeking an individual to fill his spot on the board. For more information visit the New Albany Plain Local School District's Facebook page.

BALD EAGLES

Now is the perfect time to get outside and look for some beautiful bald eagles.

Sarah Schott, with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, said bald eagle nesting activity increases in the winter months, providing an excellent opportunity to watch these majestic birds.