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Roll up your sleeve to FIGHT the Flu!

Get a flu vaccination by walking-in to LCHD’s Clinic, located at 675 Price Road in Newark, Tuesdays-Fridays between 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30pm-4:30p.m. No appointment required. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Roll your sleeve up and help protect Licking County by getting your flu vaccine this fall. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk …

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Area Agency on Aging Hosts Wellness Wednesday October 11

Ontario, OH – To prioritize the health and wellness of our community, the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., in collaboration with Third Street Family Health Services, is happy to host “Wellness Wednesday.” The event will be at 2131 Park Avenue West, Hawkins Conference Center, in Ontario, on Wednesday, October 11, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The …

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Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon to host 2023 Coats for Kids program

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon is excited to partner again with Gault’s Plaza Cleaners in its annual Coats for Kids drive. During the month of October, gently used coats will be collected at various locations throughout Knox County. Through Coats for Kids, the club asks individuals to donate new or gently used coats, with a preference for children’s coats. The coats will be cleaned by Gault’s Plaza Cleaners then taken to Interchurch …

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COTC Announces New Board Member

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) welcomes new Board of Trustees member Sally Wallace Heckman. Heckman began her term on Oct. 1 replacing outgoing board member Paul Thompson. Heckman is the president and CEO of First Federal Savings in Newark. She serves on First Federal’s Board of Directors and is also a trustee of the First Federal Foundation. Within the community, …

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Utica and Centerburg Men among 160 arrested in Human Trafficking Crackdown

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the success of a weeklong statewide human trafficking crackdown, ‘Operation Buyer’s Remorse,’ which sought to arrest those trying to buy sex and to identify survivors of human trafficking.   “Law enforcement across Ohio teamed up in a concerted effort to stem the demand that fuels human trafficking,” Yost said. “The …

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Scott Pullins Officially Announces Second Campaign for State Representative

Mount Vernon, OH – Longtime conservative Republican leader Scott Pullins of Knox County has officially announced his second campaign for State Representative.  He is running for the 98th Ohio House District which includes all of Coshocton and Holmes Counties, and most of Knox County.  He ran against incumbent Darrell Kick in the August 2022 primary and lost by just 684 votes. …

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24 Year old shot on King Road in Newark

NEWARK, OHIO – Newark Division of Police responded to a report of a shooting Saturday night around 10:30pm in the 900 block of King Rd. According to witnesses, two men were engaged in a fight just prior to a single gunshot being heard. Jordan Frazier (24), from Etna was shot once in the abdomen and flown to a Columbus area …

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One arrested for Vandalism in Newark

At approximately 2:46 am Monday, Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of the Courthouse Square in reference to shots fired and glass breaking. Upon arrival, an officer witnessed a subject break out the window of True Core Federal Credit Union on N. 2nd Street. Officers quickly detained the subject, identified as Joseph E. Davis, age 38, of Newark. …

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ODOT Announces Proposed U.S. 23 Corridor Safety Improvements

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced a proposed approach to improving safety along the U.S. 23 Corridor from Waldo in Marion County south to Worthington in Franklin County. ODOT is looking at ways to improve safety and reduce congestion by reducing the number of traffic signals and intersections along the U.S. 23 corridor. This corridor already has 40 traffic signals and 30% more traffic …

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Information sought on Hit Skip crash in Morrow County

Marengo – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating avehicle versus a pedestrian hit-skip crash that occurred on Friday, September 22 nd , at17:28 hours. The crash occurred on Township Road 213 just east of County Road 26. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 14-year-old, pedestrian was crossing theroadway and a vehicle traveling westbound struck …

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