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News Headlines from Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Licking County Safe Communities Coalition reports three traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2018. Of the three fatalities, one was a young driver and two were not wearing a seatbelt. At least one of the fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugged driving and two involved speeding. During the first quarter of 2017, there were seven reported fatal crashes.


Bond has been set at $2 million for the 30-year-old Zanesville man accused of killing Kylee Lindell. Ryan Adams made his initial court appearance Wednesday and he was charged with aggravated murder in the death of the 44-year-old Lindell whose body was found last week in the southern part of Muskingum County. Adams was arrested Tuesday night at a hotel in Hebron. Four other people face charges in Lindell's death.


Governor Kasich has ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state in honor of the life and service of former first lady Barbara Bush, through her interment. Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at age 92.


Monday night the Newark Service Committee approved a resolution to install a new gravity sewer system in the Fairway Estates subdivision.

Newark Engineer Brian Morehead

City Engineer Brian Morehead estimates the assessment to be roughly $4,200 for each benefited property. The goal is to have the work completed by the end of this construction season. The resolution still needs the approval of full city council.


The central Ohio community is encouraged to attend a special event Sunday, April 22 at the site of the future Newark Skate Park at Everett Park.

Jennifer Roberts with the Thomas J. Evans Foundation

Jennifer Roberts, with the Thomas J. Evans Foundation, said Sunday's event will run from 1:00-3:30pm. In addition, free bike helmets will be distributed to those who need one while supplies last.


The Heath Police Department still has a little over 50 tickets left for tomorrow night's Spaghetti Dinner and Auction benefiting dispatcher Tammy Miller who is battling cancer. The event will be held from 5:00-7:00pm at the Heath Church of Christ. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages 4-12 and children under four are free. You can purchase the tickets at the Heath Police Department.


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