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News Headlines from Monday, October 13th, 2014


Newark police is continuing its investigation into a weekend assault that resulted in one man being flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center. According to police, a man was walking on the first block of West Church Street Saturday night when he was allegedly attacked by another man. If you have any information you are urged to contact Newark police at 740-349-1501.


The first Utica Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 18 on Spring Street near town hall. Darcy Parsons, with the Utica Park and Recreation Improvement Committee, says proceeds from the festival will benefit a revitalization project at Miller Park.

Darcy Parsons with the Utica Park and Recreation Improvement Committee

The playground equipment at Miller Park had to be removed due to safety concerns. Saturday's Utica Harvest Festival runs from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Founded in October 2006, PBJ Connections in western Licking County is an organization that provides equine-assisted psychotherapy to area at-risk youth and their families. Holly Jedlicka, co-founder and clinical director, says on Saturday, October 25 they will be hosting the 7th Annual Helping Horses, Help Kids Trick or Treat Gala.

Holly Jedlicka Co-founder and Clinical Director PBJ Connections

Jedlicka said this year’s event will be held at L.A. Catering Event Center on Harmon Avenue in Columbus. Visit www.pbjconnections.org to purchase tickets or for more information.


Ohio’s fall wild turkey season opens today and runs through Sunday, November 30. Gobblers and hens are legal game during the seven-week long fall wild turkey season. Hunters harvested 1,037 wild turkeys during the 2013 fall season.


The 66th annual Courthouse Holiday Lighting Campaign has reached 92 percent of its goal as of Friday, October 10. To date the community based Lighting Committee reports deposits of $17,940. The goal is $19,500. The campaign will be extended an additional week, through October 17, to allow time for additional contributions to be received. Contributions are tax-deductible and may be sent to: Licking County Courthouse Lighting Committee, P.O. Box 292 Newark, Ohio 43058-0292.


Despite having the weekend off the Buckeyes moved up two spots in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Top 25 polls. Ohio State jumped from No. 15 to No. 13 in both polls. OSU will play host to Rutgers this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


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