Tuesday, July 27

TEENS ARRESTED IN FATAL SHOOTING

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Zanesville. The teens are being held in the the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center awaiting charges. According to police, Tyrel Saunders was shot and killed Friday night at the Dairy Mart on Pine Street. The incident remains under investigation.

NO MASK MANDATE

During a Monday afternoon press conference, Governor Mike DeWine talked about the possibility of issuing a mask mandate for the upcoming school year.

Gov. DeWine said the state is leaving the decision for kids to wear masks in the hands of school districts and parents.

NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS

The Licking County Health Department will host a neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine clinic this week.

Public Information Officer Olivia Biggs said they will hold another vaccine clinic Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Licking County Library in downtown Newark. They will have the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

COVID-19 SCAM

A new COVID-19 scam is making the rounds. According to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, an email is circulating stating you have won $550,000 in a COVID Relief Lottery and requests that you respond to a certain website. Immediately delete the email, and do not click on the link.

A SPECIAL BLOOD DRIVE

Heath High School and Heath Soccer will host the 1st annual Matthew Offers Jr. Memorial Blood Drive Saturday July 31 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Heath High School. This blood drive is way to help save lives and honor Matthew who died at the age of 9 from a rare and complex heart defect. To schedule a donation call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

LOU MITCHELL GOLF OUTING

The 8th Annual Lou Mitchell Memorial Golf Outing will be held Monday, Aug. 30 at Denison Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Licking County's suicide prevention programs. The golf outing is held in memory of Lou Mitchell who took his own life in June 2012. To register for the golf outing call MHALC at 740-522-1341.