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News Headlines from Saturday, January 21, 2017


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that can help Newark Police identify a person of interest, that was seen in the area of a shooting on Dec. 4, 2016 in the 200 block of West Church Street at approximately 7:00 p.m. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the person of interest is urged to call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. 


Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in December, unchanged from November, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Last month's unemployment rate was slightly higher than the December 2015 rate of 4.8 percent.


The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its biggest event - the 61st Annual Groundhog Breakfast.

LCCC Pres. Jennifer McDonald

President Jennifer McDonald said tickets are still available To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.lickingcountychamber.com.


The Licking County Board of Health has named the Canal Market District in Newark as the 2016 Public Health Guardian Award recipient. The award recognizes an individual, agency or program that has made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of public health in Licking County.


The Southwest Licking Board of Education recently approved the concept of allowing the school district to run its own preschool program beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. School officials believe this will improve the overall quality of the district. For the past few years, the district has contracted with the Licking County Education Service Center for those services.


Starting next week, the Southwest Licking School District will begin hosting Coffee Talks.

Ben Richards with SWL District

Ben Richards, communications director Southwest Licking Schools, said the first Coffee Talks will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10:00-11:00am and again from 5:00-6:00pm at the new Depot Street Coffeehouse in downtown Pataskala.


The Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland will be busy over the next few weeks as they prepare for their annual Cookie Program. Kendra O'Reilly says the program is extremely important to the organization.

Kendra O'Reilly with the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland

O'Reilly said this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.


Archived Headlines From:

Monday, January 16

Tuesday, January 17 Wednesday, January 18

Thursday, January 19

Friday, January 13  

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