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News Headlines from Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Two Thornville men died as a result of a Tuesday morning crash in Fairfield County. According to a press release from the Lancaster Post of the State Patrol, Christopher Clay, 29, and Ronald Marcum, 51, died as a result of their injuries following the three car crash on Ohio 204 in Walnut Township. Two other people were transported to area hospitals and were last listed in stable condition. The crash, which occurred shortly past 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, remains under investigation.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in thefts from cars parked at the Licking County Family YMCA on W. Church Street in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between Sept. 2 and Oct. 1 suspect(s) smashed windows on numerous cars and stole items including: a purse, a wallet, ATM/Debit card, credit cards, a GPS and Oakley sunglasses. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


This past weekend, the Granville Post of the State Patrol and the Newark Police Department held a joint saturation patrol during which officers conducted 115 traffic stops and arrested 11 people for OVI. They also made two felony drug possession arrests, four misdemeanor drug possession arrests and issued numerous tickets for traffic offenses.


Licking County's September unemployment rate was 4.3 percent up from the August unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It was the same story across central Ohio as all surrounding counties saw an increase in unemployment in September as compared to August.


The Licking County Prevention Partnership is committed to improving the lives of residents through a number of behavioral health initiatives. One of their more popular programs is RX Collect a safe medication disposal program.

Licking County Deputy Coroner Dr. Jeff Lee

Licking County Deputy Coroner and LCPP member Dr. Jeff Lee said there are seven drug collection bins across the county - Licking County Sheriff's Office and Granville, Heath, Hebron, Johnstown, Newark and Pataskala police departments. Since 2011, the LCPP has collected over twenty-thousand pounds of medications.


The Canal Market District in Newark invites the community to join them for an end of the season celebration this weekend.

Bryn Bird Marketing Director Canal Market District

Marketing Director Bryn Bird said the celebration will also include plenty of food trucks as well as live music. Saturday's event runs from 4:00-7:00 p.m.


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