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News Headlines from Friday, July 31, 2015

A 29-year-old Newark man has been charged with aggravated menacing following a bizarre incident Wednesday afternoon. According to a police report, Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. a utility worker was responding to a service call on South 5th Street when Steven Green came out of his home allegedly holding a rifle. The worker felt threatened and called police. Green eventually came out of the house and surrendered to police without incident. He is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on $2,500 bond.


Four Buckeyes - Joey Bosa, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith – have been suspended for the team’s season opener against Virginia Tech. Coach Urban Meyer met with reporters Thursday at Big Ten Media Day to discuss the suspensions.

Coach Urban Meyer

The players were suspended due to unspecified violations of athletic department policy. The audio is courtesy of the Big Ten Network.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft of more than $2,000 worth of tools from a shed in Croton. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, on July 8 suspect(s) entered a shed on the 300 block of South Main Street and stole several Snap-on and DeWalt tools including: battery powered drills, lithium batteries and ratcheting wrenches. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Amanda Vozzella has spent the last 8.5 years working with local youth at the YES Clubhouse. Today marks her last day at the YES Club.

Amanda Vozzella

Vozzella will remain in the community working with kids as the Assistant Program Director at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Licking and Perry Counties.


It's getting close to back-to-school time, and one group of college-bound Ohioans is getting a little extra help making higher education a reality. The Ohio Reach program is connecting former foster youth to financial aid, housing and mentoring. Kimberly Rhyan is a campus liaison for the program at Columbus State and as a former foster youth understands the challenges these students face.

Kimberly Rhyan with Columbus State

Ohio reach recently awarded $60,000 to four colleges including Columbus State to provide mentoring for foster care alumni this fall.


The Licking County Coalition for Housing will host its 11th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, August 14 at the Trout Club Public Resort. All proceeds will support their goal of providing a wide variety of housing services to homeless and low-income citizens of Licking County. For more information visit www.lcchousing.org.


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