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News Headlines from Friday, September 4, 2015

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a case of Identity Theft. The Heath Police Department reports, on July 24 a suspect used a fake ID and credit card in a northeast Ohio man’s name to purchase a Sony PlayStation 4 from the Best Buy in Heath. During the investigation police learned the suspect has committed similar crimes throughout central Ohio. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888


Bond has been set at $75,000 for a 30-year-old Newark man accused of leading local law enforcement on a high-speed chase earlier this week. Anthony Hopper has been charged with failure to comply with a police officer in connection with the incident that took place Tuesday afternoon. His case will next go before a grand jury for possible indictment.


Newark officials have plans to construct a multi-use trail along the south fork of the Licking River that will run between the Ohio Street bridge over the north fork of the river to South Second Street. Engineer Brian Morehead says ODOT recently informed him that the city is eligible to participate in the Transportation Alternative Program.

Newark Engineer Brian Morehead

Morehead said the city would also install an on-street bike route in the area. The work will likely take place in 2018.


The Ohio Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” this Labor Day weekend. During the 2014 Labor Day weekend, there were 12 fatalities on Ohio’s highways, including seven that were alcohol-related. There were 176 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 107 injuries. Overall, Ohio has recorded 730 traffic deaths this year, up 19 percent from the same period last year.


Newark Catholic juniors Steve Hitchens and Charlie Wade are working on a very special project.

Newark Catholic Student Steve Hitchens

Hitchens said the launch, which is tentatively set for Labor Day, will take place in either Lima, Findlay or Upper Sandusky. Both students are members of the newly founded Newark Catholic Robotics Club.


The 71st annual Swappers Day runs Saturday through Labor Day at the Johnstown Community Sportsmans Club. Bill Tate says Swappers Day is centered on the flea market, which runs throughout the three days and involves hundreds of vendors.

Bill Tate with the JCSC

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Parking on club grounds is free. Admission is $5 per person.  It's free for children 12 and under.  For more information visit www.swappersday.org.


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