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One Traffic Fatality in Licking County in October 2023

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported one crash fatality in the county during October 2023. During October 2022, there were two crash fatalities reported. Year-to-date (October 31, 2023), there have been eleven crash fatalities in Licking County. At this time last year, there were 17 crash fatalities year-to-date (October 31, 2022). Our sincere condolences to the …

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UPDATE 1: Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle fatal crash

UPDATE #1: The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate this crash. The following information is being updated: A commercial vehicle belonging to Wapakoneta-based G.A. Wintzer & Sons, driven by Brandon Marchal, 37, Wapakoneta, was struck during the crash. A passenger vehicle driven by Robert Wolverton, 75, Heath, was also struck. The bus belonging to Millersburg-based Pioneer Trails was operated …

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Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle fatal crash in Licking County

ETNA TOWNSHIP – The Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a charter bus, two commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles in Etna Township, Licking County. The crash occurred on Interstate 70 near state Route 310 at 8:52 a.m.  At this time, the investigation has revealed the vehicles were all traveling westbound on …

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ONIC Warns of Dangerous Drug Mixtures

in Ohio’s Illicit Drug Supply (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) released a public safety bulletin today alerting Ohioans to an increasing number of illicit drug samples found to contain mixtures of various unpredictable and potentially deadly drugs such as carfentanil, which is estimated to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl. ONIC reported that forensic and drug testing …

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COTC Receives Military Friendly Designation from State of Ohio

On Nov. 8, Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor Randy Gardner named the latest group of Ohio colleges and universities designated as Collegiate Purple Star campuses for their efforts to support students with military backgrounds. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) was among the five campuses to receive the military-friendly designation. “COTC is proud to serve veteran and military-connected students …

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Ohio Legislators plan to introduce bills to address One in coming weeks

COLUMBUS, OH  – Ohio Legislators will be introducing several bills to address this issue in the coming weeks. “Foreign billionaires don’t get to make Ohio laws,” said Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester), pointing to millions from billionaires outside America that helped fund Issue 1. Gross added, “This is foreign election interference, and it will not stand.” “Issue 1 doesn’t repeal a single Ohio …

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Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos coming to Woodward Opera House

The Woodward Opera House proudly presents CLEVELAND KEYS DUELING PIANOSon Saturday January 6, 2024. Partnering to help raise funds for The Rotary Club ofMount Vernon, this one-night show is sure to sell out quickly. Local businessmenBob Boss, and Joe Mortellaro have joined with The Woodward and The RotaryClub of Mount Vernon in sponsoring this event. Park National Bank, and MortellaroMcDonald’s …

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Newark man arrested in stabbing

On November 2, 2023, at approximately 7:45 PM, the Licking County Sheriffs Office responded to the 200 block of Goosepond Road in Newark Township on a reported stabbing. Deputies located a victim at the residence with a stab wound. The victim was transported to a Columbus area hospital. Licking County Sheriffs Detectives, through their investigation, developed a suspect and on …

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Hall will remain Newark Mayor, Perry to lead Mansfield

 Jeff Hall became the first four-term mayor in Newark history and Democrat Bill Cost edged Republican Spencer Barker for the final council at-large spot in Tuesday’s general election. The 67 year old Republican Hall enjoyed an overwhelming victory over independent write-in candidate Daniel Crawford, winning 93% of the vote, according to final, unofficial results from the Licking County Board of …

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Point Project Traffic Pattern Change to Begin

The City of Delaware’s Point Improvement Project continues to make progress. The first major traffic impact phase will start soon. Beginning approximately November 13, eastbound 36/37 travel lanes will be shifted north of the median, from the railroad bridge to just east of the Ohio 521-36/37 intersection, so lane improvement work can take place on eastbound lanes. During this phase, …

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