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News Headlines from Monday, October 5, 2015

The 31-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of two women was arrested Sunday afternoon on U.S. 62 just east of Lafayette Rd In Licking County. According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, Travis Bonham was arrested without incident after being pulled over by a Licking County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a Mt. Vernon Police Department unit. Deputies and other law enforcement had been on the lookout for Bonham in the region after receiving information that he would attempt show up at his mother’s calling hours Sunday afternoon in Johnstown.  50-year-old Sandra Stelk and 23-year-old Jaime Barber died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to preliminary autopsy results from the Knox County Coroner.  Bonham has been turned over to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.


Henry Simpson, the man wanted by Newark police for his alleged involvement in a series of “home invasion” style robberies has been arrested. The 20-year-old Simpson is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on aggravated robbery charges. His bond was set at $100,000 and his case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.


Jerald Van Allen, of Heath, has been indicted for allegedly stabbing two people at a Newark bar. The 44-year-old Van Allen faces two counts of felonious assault in connection with an incident in mid-September at the Dew Drop Inn on Union Street. Van Allen is being held on $100,000 bond and is due back in court later today.


Improving health for families – that is the goal of a survey currently underway through the Dension University Department of Psychology.

Erin Henshaw Associate Professor of Psychology

Erin Henshaw, Associate Professor of Psychology, said if you'd like to take part in the survey or if you would like more information send an email to connect@denison.edu.


Governor Kasich ordered that flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset, Tuesday, October 6 in honor of the lives lost in Roseburg, Oregon. His order reads: "In honor of the lives lost in the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon, and in accordance with orders from the President of the United States of America, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio."


Ohioans dropped off 13.5 tons of unneeded, unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The annual U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration initiative targets unused prescription drugs because the medications can be accidentally ingested, stolen or abused.


Folks around the globe celebrated World Smile Day Friday with acts of kindness, and of course by flashing a toothy grin. But not everyone may want to share their smile. 14 percent of Ohioans ages 19 to 64 have an unmet dental problem, according to the 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey.

David Maywhoor, with the “Dental Access Now!”

David Maywhoor, with the “Dental Access Now!” project said there are 84 areas in Ohio where there are not enough dentists to meet the needs of the community; and only about 15 percent of dentists will see a significant number of Medicaid patients.

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