PRELIMINARY CRASH REPORT
A preliminary report has been released into the fatal bus crash earlier this month on Interstate 70 west in western Licking County. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a semi was following too closely and struck another vehicle before hitting a charter bus carrying Tusky Valley students. Three students and three adults died in the fiery crash that involved five vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation, and is expected to release its findings in the next few weeks.
Fairfield County law enforcement agencies recently conducted a special operation in Violet Township. In eight hours, officers made 31 traffic stops during which they seized crack, fentanyl, meth and one gun. Charges were filed against six individuals
LOOK UP CENTER NEEDS DONATIONS
As they prepare for their annual Christmas Celebration the Look Up Center in Newark is still in need of donations. They are asking for things like pajamas of all sizes, STEM and sports items and multiple gift cards. You can drop off donations today and tomorrow from 9:00am-3:00pm and again on Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Look Up Center is located on O'Bannon Avenue in Newark.
More Ohioans are at risk for losing their health coverage through Medicaid because of procedural errors, according to a recent analysis.
Brandy Davis, with The Center for Community Solutions, said Ohio is now beginning to see significant coverage losses, with around 443,000 residents losing their federal health coverage, most over missing paperwork.
JOE GILES INDOOR GOLF
Just because the winter season is upon us doesn't mean you have to store the golf clubs in the basement. Joe Giles Indoor Golf in Newark is the perfect place to work on your game.
Giles said the facility features mats and nets for both long and short clubs, a putting green, and an area to work on your short game. For more information visit www.joegilesindoorgolf.com.
DEER GUN SEASON
Hunters checked 19,359 deer during the opening day of gun season on Monday, Nov. 27, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. That is well above last year's harvest of 17,197 deer. Coshocton County hunters led the way with 858. Licking County hunters bagged 437 deer.