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News Headlines from Tuesday, December 11, 2018

JOHNS CHARGED IN AUG. DEATH

A 50-year-old Newark man faces charges in the August death of a 59-year-old Utica man. Harry Johns, faces one count each of aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless homicide, and tampering with evidence in the death of Gary Conrad. According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, on Aug. 12, deputies were called to the area of Martinsburg Road and Camp Ohio Road on a report of a man who had been injured while trying to pull a dump truck off the property.  Statements from those at the scene led deputies to believe Conrad had collapsed potentially from a medical condition. An autopsy revealed Conrad died due to injuries consistent with being crushed. Johns has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

BILL FRANKS IS COMING HOME

The Newark School Board met in regular session Monday night and they approved a measure to hire Bill Franks as the new football coach.

Bill Franks

Franks coached the Wildcats from 1997-2001.  He spent this past season as coach at New Lexington.

NEWARK MAN CHARGED IN THEFTS

A 23-year-old Newark man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center for allegedly breaking into a couple of homes and stealing thousands of dollars worth of items. Cory Speaks has been charged with one count of burglary in connection with the incidents that took place late last month. His bond was set at $50,000. Speaks is due back in court this Thursday.

FIRE SAFETY

The Newark Fire Department urges homeowners to take some extra precautions as it turns colder. Fire Prevention Officer Ashley Baker says folks will be using space heaters to stay warm and he has some potentially life-saving reminders.

Newark Fire Prevention Officer Ashley Baker

The National Fire Protection Association also suggests you install smoke detectors on every level of the home and they should be interconnected meaning when one sounds, they all sound.

KEEPING AN EYE ON US 40

The Reynoldsburg Police Department is partnering with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a driving safety initiative on US 40. Now through the end of the week motorists will see an increased visible presence of traffic enforcement on Route 40.

LIVING NATIVITY

There will be a Living Nativity scene at Newark's Central Christian Church from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. A 30 minute program will repeat during each half hour segment. Free activities for children and snacks will be offered inside the church, which is located on Mount Vernon Road.

 

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