Every hour, Monday through Sunday on your local information Radio stations.

KOOL 101.7 fm HD
790 WHTH am
& Buckeye Country 107.7 fm

Weekly Public Service Shows, Hosted by WNKO / WHTH News Director David Doney:

"Inside View" - WNKO 101.7 fm

"Focus on Licking County" - Buckeye Country 107.7 fm / 790 am

News Headlines from Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bond has been set at $1 million each for a Newark man and a Junction City man for their alleged roles in the shooting death of a 48-year-old Newark man. Tyler Ocasio, 20, and Dustin Lehoe, 21, were arrested Sunday evening and have been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of David Barcus. Jaden Osborn, 15, was arrested early Sunday morning at his home in Heath. Osborn faces several juvenile charges including complicity to aggravated murder. His case could be bound over to adult court.


A 34-year-old Newark man was killed in a Monday afternoon crash in Newark. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, around 3:30 p.m. Jordan Fogle was traveling west on Ohio 16 near Dayton Road when he lost control of his pickup, went off roadway and struck a tree. Fogle was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation.


The Newark School District is doing all it can to help the roughly 50-60 local students and families affected by last week's closing of ECOT.

NSD Community Outreach Coordinator Seth Roy

Community Outreach Coordinator Seth Roy said as of yesterday they've had one former ECOT elementary student enroll in the district.


The Works recently hosted a pancake breakfast as a fundraiser for Colin Eggert's Eagle Scout project. Eggert will be installing a bicycle repair station in downtown Newark.

Colin Eggert

The 17-year-old Eggert got the idea for the bike station after realizing that bikes are the only source of transportation for a number of local residents and repairs can be expensive.


Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp recently announced that Deputy Barth Waldeck has been appointed to the newly created position of Job and Family Services Deputy.  Waldeck will be working daily alongside Job and Family Services personnel at their two locations.


The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol Square Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2018 "Great Ohioan Award." The 2018 Great Ohioan awardees are: President William McKinley, Union veteran, Congressman, Governor of Ohio and President of the United States of America, and Virginia Hamilton, award winning author, educator and philanthropist.


Archived Headlines From:

Monday, January 22

Tuesday, January 16 Wednesday, January 17

Thursday, January 18

Friday, January 19  

KOOL 101.7 / Buckeye Country 107.7 / 790 WHTH bring you the best in local news!  Our experienced, talented news staff gets you the most accurate news in Central Ohio!  We also use SRN to keep you updated on national events! We use weather from the National Weather Service!  For the best local news, turn to KOOL 101.7 / Buckeye Country 107.7 / 790 WHTH!