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News Headlines from Friday, August 26, 2016
 
CHERI HOTTINGER TENDERS RESIGNATION

A big change at the Licking County Chamber of Commerce as President & CEO Cheri Hottinger has submitted her resignation, effective September 30.

Cheri Hottinger

Hottinger, who has led the Licking County Chamber of Commerce for the past 12 years, is not leaving the area as she has accepted a position with Park National Bank.

OVERDOSE DEATHS

The number of unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio increased from 2,531 in 2014 to 3,050 in 2015, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health.

Dr. Mary DiOrio Medical Director ODH

Dr. Mary DiOrio, medical director ODH, said the increase in drug overdose deaths was driven by a sharp rise in fentanyl-related deaths.

WEST NILE VIRUS

The Village of Johnstown has reported that a mosquito trap at Belt Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Licking County Health Department will conduct mosquito spraying at the park and the area within a half mile of it at dusk on Monday, Aug. 29.

ARREST MADE IN ASSAULT

Two Pataskala men have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing another man. Joseph Edenfield, 26, and Randall Taylor, 21, have been charged with robbery in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this week. Both men are being held on $50,000 bond and are due back in court on Thursday, Sept. 1.

TENTATIVE CONTRACT

The Ohio State Troopers Association and the State of Ohio have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, with 90 percent of the troopers voting in favor of it. The agreement will now be presented to the Controlling Board for ratification on Monday, Aug. 29.

WELCOME HOME CEREMONY

The Ohio National Guard will welcome home about 150 soldiers from the 1194th Engineer Company as they return from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait. The public is invited to the unitís welcome home ceremony Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ohio University-Chillicothe Shoemaker Center.

 

 

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