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News Headlines from Monday, November 17th, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Licking County until 3:00 p.m. today. 

NWS Meteorologist Mike Kurz

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Kurz said accumulations of 2 to 4 inches is possible.  Travel difficulties are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulations.  Fairfield, Franklin, Licking and Muskingum counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.  A Level 1 means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.  Roads are also icy; drive carefully.


American Electric Power is reporting more than 10,000 central Ohio customers are without power including more than 4,300 in Licking County. An AEP spokesperson said the majority of customers in Licking County should be back online by noon with the rest back up and running by 4:00 p.m.


Thanks to the help of an alert neighbor, an individual was recently caught stealing items out of cars in the Rolling Meadows area in Johnstown. Police are asking residents that if you had any items taken from you vehicle give them a call at 740-967-9911.


During the month of November, Central Ohio Technical College is waiving its application fee in recognition of Ohio College Application Month. Applicants may apply online for spring semester which begins January 12, 2015, or autumn semester which begins August 26, 2015, at no cost. COTC offers over 40 associate degree and certificate programs at four locations in central Ohio and online. For more information visit www.cotc.edu/admissions.


SCORE is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with a very simple mission.

Doug Crawford Chair of the East Central Ohio Chapter of SCORE

Doug Crawford, chair of the East Central Ohio Chapter of SCORE, said they offer free one-on-one counseling for starting and growing successful small businesses and nonprofits. Locally, the East Central Ohio Chapter covers Coshocton, Fairfield, Guernsey, Licking, Muskingum and Perry counties.


Ohio’s 12th annual youth deer hunting season will be held November 22-23. The youth deer-gun season is open to hunters with a valid youth hunting license and a deer permit. Youth hunters must be 17-years-old or younger at the time they purchase their youth hunting license. One adult may accompany no more than two youth hunters. Deer can be hunted from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for all seasons. Youth hunters checked 6,645 deer during the 2013 season.


Slowly but surely Ohio State continues to move its way up the polls. The Buckeyes are No.7 in the both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Top 25 polls. Ohio State is home Saturday afternoon hosting Indiana.


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