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News Headlines from Friday, July 1, 2016

The Licking County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the identity of the partially decomposed remains located on Monday at 8750 Jug Street Road are that of the resident, Larry Hannah.  The 47-year-old Hannah had not been heard from since early May.  According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, no further information is currently being released, including the manner of death. The investigation is on-going, but at this point officials are treating the investigation as a homicide.


One man was shot following an altercation early Thursday morning in Newark. Police Sergeant Clint Eskins tells KOOL 101.7 News, the victim was shot around 2:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Mount Vernon Road near Chesnut Street. Sgt. Eskins said the man's injuries were non life-threatening, and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information you are urged to call the Newark Police Department at 740-670-7200.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in break-ins at two local State Farm agencies. The Heath Police Department reports between May 6-8 suspect(s) broke into the Bill Stevenson State Farm office at 1109 Hebron Rd. in Heath. The Newark Division of Police reports, on May 12 suspect(s) broke into the Erin Curtis State Farm office at 1550 N. 21st St. in Newark. In both incidents the offices were ransacked. Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Newark Division of Police announces temporary street closings and traffic pattern changes around the OSU-N/COTC Campus on July 3rd, 2016 between the hours of 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Citizens should expect heavy traffic and delays on the streets around the campus, immediately following the fireworks display. Those attending the festivities should be aware of these changes as it may affect where best to park and exit afterwards. Residents in the area should plan to use alternate routes to leave or return home based on temporary road closures and traffic patterns. Visit www.newarkpd.com for more information.


First it was the OHGO website, now the Ohio Department of Transportation is unveiling a new OHGO mobile app.

ODOT Press Secretary Matt Bruning

ODOT Press Secretary Matt Bruning said the OHGO app is available on the App Store and Google Play.


Hundreds of educators from Ohio are in Washington D.C. this week at the National Education Association’s 2016 Representative Assembly. Among the issues that will be discussed is the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it can best be implemented in states like Ohio.

Becky Higgins President Ohio Education Association

Becky Higgins, president Ohio Education Association, said they will also develop a budget and set legislative priorities for the upcoming school year.



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