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News Headlines from Saturday, February 6, 2016

A 49-year-old Utica man was killed in a Friday morning crash on US 62 in Licking County.  According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, Charles McNabb was traveling west on US 62 near Crouse-Willison Road at around 9:20 a.m. when he lost control of his car, went left of center and was struck by an eastbound semi. McNabb, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the semi was not injured. The crash remains under investigation; however, troopers believe excessive speed was a contributing factor.


Licking County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Gary Walters has announced that $2 million generated from the Title Division will be used to help fund two major county projects. $1 million has been committed to help renovate the Licking County Courthouse and another $1 million has been earmarked to help develop the Licking County Records Center. In a press release, Walters stated the money belongs to the tax payers and should be used on projects that give back to the county.


The Newark School Board will meet in regular session Monday night and superintendent Doug Ute will deliver a presentation discussing improvements, changes, challenges, and other matters facing the school district in 2016. Monday's meeting gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the district administrative building on Mt. Vernon Road.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering at a Newark business. The Newark Division of Police reports, between Dec. 28-29, suspect(s) broke into a locked garage at Myers Pool Co. on Mt. Vernon Rd and stole various tools including an air compressor and circular saw. The tools are valued at over $1,000. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


February is American Heart Month, and the goal is to help raise awareness of heart health. The American Heart Association encouraged people to support its "Go Red For Women" campaign by participating in Friday's National Wear Red Day event. Gina Henke with the organization in Ohio says the hope is that by wearing red, women will be encouraged to take charge of their health.

Gina Henke with the AHA

While family history can play a large role in a person’s chance of developing heart disease, she says there are other risk factors that can be controlled – such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking.


The Licking County Suicide Prevention Coalition is launching the new Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team or LOSS as it is also known. Justina Wade, suicide prevention coordinator at Mental Health America of Licking County, says the goal of LOSS is to respond quickly to the surviving family members and people close to a death by suicide.

Justina Wade with MHALC

Wade said the LOSS Team is seeking volunteers and a free training workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on March 23 at the Licking County Health Department. Contact MHALC at 740-522-1341 for more information.


The City of Heath tax returns are due by April 18. The city tax office will complete income tax returns free of charge. They accept walk-in tax preparations through March, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  All tax preparations in the month of April are by appointment only.  For more information visit the city's Facebook page.


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