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News Headlines from Friday, August 29th 2014


One person was transported to Grant Medical Center following an early morning crash in Pataskala. According to a Licking County 911 dispatcher the single vehicle crash occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on Broad Street just west of Columbia Road. The name and condition of the victim has not been released and the cause is under investigation.


Bowhunter applications for the 2014-2015, City of Newark Urban Deer Hunting Program are now available at the Newark Police Department on South 4th Street as well as Broken Arrow Archery on Mount Vernon Road. Property owners who wish to register their property with the city may also pick up an application and information packet at the Newark Police Department.


Lori Dixon, coordinator Licking County Community Emergency Response Team, is putting out the call for volunteers.

Lori Dixon Coordinator Licking County CERT

Dixon said the CERT training will focus on a number of topics including disaster first aid, light search and rescue and terrorism. For more information visit www.lickingcountycert.org.


Labor Day weekend tends to see a spike in traffic incidents, so the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up, keep focused on the road, and not drive impaired. During last year’s four-day holiday reporting period of August 30-September 2, 16 people lost their lives on Ohio’s roadways, with 8 of those deaths involving an impaired driver. AAA expects labor day holiday travel to reach a new post-recession high with 34.7 million Americans, including 1.44 million Ohioans, traveling at least 50 miles from home. Nearly 89 percent of Ohio travelers, will drive to their destinations this Labor Day.


Experts in the field of flint knapping, the ancient art of making tools and weapons from flint will be attending this weekend’s Flint Ridge Knap-In at Flint Ridge State Park. Ed Moreland said there will be plenty to see and do throughout the weekend.

Ed Moreland with the Flint Ridge Knap-In

Admission is $5 per vehicle. The hours are 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. today and Saturday and 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be no activities on Labor Day.


Plenty of high school football action this evening as the season gets underway across central Ohio. Licking Valley will play host to Tri Valley. Pregame is set for 6:45 p.m.; Kickoff comes your way at 7:00 p.m. on TALK 790 WHTH and KOOL101.7 FM HD 2.


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