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News Headlines from Thursday, December 8, 2016

Well wishes are pouring in from across the country for John Glenn. The former U.S. Senator and the first American astronaut to orbit Earth is being treated at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State. Glenn, 95, served Ohio as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate for 24 years. On February 20, 1962, Glenn spent 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds on a flight that circled the globe three times.


Bond has been set at $25,000 for a 33-year-old Newark man accused of assaulting a family member. Travis Jones has been charged with domestic violence in connection with an alleged incident that occurred last week. Jones has a previous domestic violence conviction. His case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.


State Senator Jay Hottinger fought hard to get House Bill 388 passed. His hard work paid off. Tuesday, the Ohio House and Senate passed the legislation better known as “Annie’s Law”. The law incentivizes judges and first time drunk driving offenders to use an ignition interlock device.

State Senator Jay Hottinger

The law is named for 36-year-old Annie Rooney who was killed when a repeat drunk driver crashed head-on into her vehicle on July 4, 2013.


Making sure those in need in our community have a warm meal to enjoy this Christmas that’s the driving force behind a special dinner sponsored by the Salome family and friends.

Skip Salome owner of Lee’s Famous Recipe

Skip Salome, owner of Lee’s Famous Recipe said they will serve the dinner from 11:00am-2:00pm on Christmas Day.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to avoid puppy scams. Several consumers have reported losing hundreds of dollars trying to buy a puppy online in recent weeks. In a typical puppy scam, a consumer finds an ad for a puppy online. The consumer communicates with the seller, agrees to buy the puppy, and wires a few hundred dollars to have the puppy delivered. After the consumer pays, the seller demands more money for seemingly legitimate costs, such as for a crate, shots, shipping insurance, or other transportation fees. Generally, consumers who pay receive nothing in return.


Licking Memorial Health Systems will host a Walk with a Doc event Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the Denison University Mitchell Center Track. Dr. Ann Govier will discuss organ donation. Healthy snacks and blood pressure screenings will be provided. This event is free; however, registration is required. To register for the walk, call Licking Memorial Hospital at 220-564-1560.


Archived Headlines From:

Monday, December 5

Tuesday, December 6 Wednesday, December 7

Thursday, December 1

Friday, December 2  

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