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News Headlines from Friday, January 20, 2016


Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th US President this afternoon.  For complete coverage visit www.srnnews.com


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. 


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of five people. The Licking County Municipal Court Adult Probation Department is actively searching for Randa Baker, Isaiah Dansby, Jason Holmes, Ridge Rector, and Jacob Weisand. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Newark Earthworks Center is one of six organizations to receive a 2016 Scenic Ohio Award in recognition of their collective work to preserve Ohio landscapes. The Scenic Ohio Awards recognize community organizations, government agencies and individuals who have improved, conserved, protected and enhanced Ohio's scenic resources.


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.


The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton in 2017 and 2018 following approval from the OHSAA Board of Directors at its January meeting Thursday. The OHSAA staff had previously confirmed its intent to return to Canton in 2017 and 2018 and the 9-0 vote by the board of directors Thursday makes the move official. After a 24-year stay in Stark County from 1990-2013, the football state championship games were held at Ohio Stadium in Columbus in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


C-TEC will be hosting an Evening of Exploration on Thursday January 26th from 5-7 PM at our Secondary Center on Price Road in Newark.  The event is geared to students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades who are considering C-TEC as an educational possibility.  During this informal evening you can visit labs, talk to instructors, C-TEC administrators, and parents of current students.  For more information call 740-364-2832.


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