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News Headlines from Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Coshocton, Muskingum and Perry counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.  A wind chill advisory is in effect until 11:00 a.m. today.  Wind chill values up to 17 below are possible.


Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 49-year-old Newark man accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old. Daniel Cheney has been charged with rape in connection with alleged incidents that occurred between March 2012 and March 2013. Cheney's case will next go before a grand jury for possible indictment. He's due back in court on Thursday, March 5.

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The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a 29-year-old Zanesville man wanted on drug charges. Andrew May faces six counts each of possession of drugs and deception to obtain dangerous drugs. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are urged to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at 740-452-3637.


The Granville Golf Course has a new name - Denison Golf Club at Granville. In a press release, Denison University announced they are updating and remodeling the clubhouse and has purchased 60 new golf carts for the facility. Columbus Hospitality, which operates the Granville Inn, also owned by Denison, will operate the food service for the golf club. In October 2014, Denison accepted the Granville Golf Course as a gift from the Granville Golf Course Company and its shareholders.


The American Red Cross is launching a new initiative called Project Prepare.

Rod Cook with the American Red Cross

Rod Cook, executive director, American Red Cross serving Licking, Knox, Fairfield, Hocking, Fayette, Pickaway and Ross counties, said those emergencies can include natural disasters, fires or helping someone suffering a heart attack. The Red Cross will host a public kick-off for Project Prepare from 11:00 am -2:00 pm Thursday, Feb. 26 at Denison University.


State regulators are determining how Ohio will meet the EPA's proposed carbon emission reduction goals, and a new report highlights ways the industry can ensure the electric grid stays reliable. Former Public Utilities Commissioner of Ohio Cheryl Roberto says the grid is already transforming. She says through distributed generation, customers are keeping the system reliable by choosing how and when to use electricity.

Former Public Utilities Commissioner of Ohio Cheryl Roberto

The Clean Power Plan calls for Ohio to reduce carbon emission from existing power plants 29 percent from 2012 levels by 2030.


The Heisey Wind Ensemble will present A Sousa-Style Spectacular! at their winter concert on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alford Performing Arts Hall in the Reese Center on the OSU/N-COTC campus. Cost is $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and older and $5 students.


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