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News Headlines from Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in property damage at several businesses located on Hebron Rd. in Heath. According to Heath police, on Dec. 31, 2014 a little before 11:00 p.m. someone damaged windows at the Hobby Lobby, the Sprint Store, AutoZone, Dollar Tree and Tire Discounters. If you have any information you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


One person was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Mary Ann Township. According to Licking County 911, the driver was traveling in the 6000 block of Purity Road shortly before 11:30 a.m. when they lost control of their vehicle and rolled over. The person had to be extricated from the vehicle. However, the injuries were said to be non life-threatening. The name and age of the victim has not yet been released and the crash is under investigation.


Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, in late 2014 Licking County implemented the CodeRED system.

Sean Grady Dir. Licking County EMA

Sean Grady, director Licking County Emergency Management Agency, said the CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Licking County for emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and city personnel. For more information or to sign up for CodeRED visit www.lcounty.com/ema


The Newark School District's financial report for fiscal year 2014 is now available on the district's website. The document provides a general overview of Newark City Schools' finances during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. For more information on the district finances visit www.newarkcityschools.org.


The Friends of Buckeye Lake Library invite the community to attend the Winter Taste of Buckeye Lake fundraiser from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the library located on Walnut Road.

Margaret Hanson with the Friends of Buckeye Lake Library

Margaret Hanson said in addition to the food, Buckeye Lake Winery and Buckeye Lake Brewery will be supplying the beverages. Cost is $40 and tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Buckeye Lake Library.


“Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing his Mandatory World Tour to the Midland Theatre Tuesday, June 23. Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Tickets range in price from $35-65. Visit www.midlandtheatre.org for more information.


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