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News Headlines from Monday, October 24, 2016


Newark police has arrested and charged Roy Miller Jr. of Newark with voyeurism for allegedly attempting to take photos with a cell phone up a woman’s skirt at the CVS located at 955 N. 21st Street. According to a previous press release, Miller, 41, was confronted by the victim and store employee, who demanded to see his phone. He refused and left the store.  Miller has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $5,000 bond.


Reynoldsburg police continues to investigate a Friday afternoon shooting that injured one person. According to a press release, officers were called to the area of Priestly Drive and Dickens Drive a little before 2:30 p.m. Friday on a report of shots fired. They determined that someone in a silver, Chevy Impala fired shots at another car striking a person in the car. If you have any information call the Reynoldsburg Police Department at 614-866-6622.


The Southwest Licking School District has a new administration building. Director of Communications Ben Richards says it was time to move out the former 100-year-old Etna School building.

Ben Richards with the Southwest Licking School District

Richards said the district has been moving into the new building over the past few weeks but everyone should be in the new building today. It is located right next to the old building on Ohio 310 in Etna Township.


The Licking County Library's newest location is open for business. The 24/7 Broad Street location is Ohio's first fully automated public library. The library, which is located in the parking lot of the Central Ohio Technical College Pataskala campus offers a collection of over 350 popular books, DVD's, video games and books on compact disc.


Research shows Ohio's 14,000 foster kids are likely to experience poor educational outcomes. The federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" includes provisions to ensure all kids have equal opportunities for success in school. Roger Loy, with the Montgomery County Job and Family Services, says kids in foster care often have challenging circumstances that can't help but affect their school performance.

Roger Loy with the Montgomery County JFS

Loy said school districts and child-protection agencies across Ohio are collaborating to improve the education system for foster children.


The Buckeyes loss to Penn State has cost them in the polls. Ohio State dropped from No. 2 to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and from No. 2 to No. 8 in the Amway Coaches Top 25. OSU is back in action Saturday afternoon hosting Northwestern.



The Ohio State University at Newark is now accepting applications to its undergraduate and graduate level social work programs for autumn semester 2017. Both programs consist of courses taught by faculty from The Ohio State Universityís nationally-recognized College of Social Work, but can be completed on the Newark campus. Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center room 175. The bachelorís degree session is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the masterís degree session is from 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Childrenís Hospital Association (OCHA) announced new interventions and findings that aim to reduce the occurrence of child abuse in infants six months and younger. The purpose of the Timely Recognition of Abusive Injuries - TRAIN - Collaborative is to prevent repeat child abuse in the most vulnerable population, infants six months and younger. The TRAIN Collaborative has developed several tools that, once implemented by medical providers, may significantly reduce repeat instances of child abuse.





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