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News Headlines from Thursday, October 20, 2016

Newark police is on the hunt for a voyeur. According to a press release, on Friday, Oct. 14 a man attempted to take photos with a cell phone up a woman’s skirt at the CVS located at 955 N. 21st Street. The suspect was confronted by the victim and store employee, who demanded to see his phone. He refused and left the store. The suspect is described as a white male, wearing an orange tee-shirt and black shorts. If you have any information contact the Newark Police Department at 740-670-7205.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of four individuals. The Licking County Adult Court Services Department is actively searching for Janet Dean who is wanted on theft and burglary charges. Kenneth Diamond, Christy Payne and Jeremy Schwab are all wanted on drug charges. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Buckeye Lake Fie Department recently received a $15,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety EMS Division. The fire department used the grant to purchase a Lucas Device which is an automated CPR machine.


Central Ohio Technical College is producing the highest-paid graduates among two-year colleges in the state. COTC is ranked No. 1 in Ohio and No. 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report that ranks the best community and career colleges by salary potential.  COTC President Dr. Bonnie Coe couldn’t be more pleased with this ranking and how well students are doing after graduation

COTC President Dr. Bonnie Coe

PayScale has been publishing the College Salary Report since 2008. The report looks at how higher education impacts career outcomes.


The Licking County Health Department and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm, recently challenged local high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate their peers about teen driver safety. The winner is Newark High School freshman Steven Chiacchira. Chiacchira's design will be displayed on billboards throughout Licking County during the month of November. He also won $500, and the NHS received $100.


The Licking County Coalition of Care continues to provide important services and support for those in the community who are struggling to make ends meet.

LCCC Executive Director Larry Palur

Executive Director Larry Palur said the LCCC is hosting a special benefit concert featuring humorist and story teller Pat Hazell on Sunday, Nov. 6 at The Midland Theatre. Proceeds will benefit their community wide efforts. Tickets are still available. For more information visit www.midlandtheatre.org.


For the first time since 1997 the Indians are heading to the World Series. Cleveland beat Toronto 3-0 Wednesday to wrap up the best of seven American League Championship Series 4-1. The Indians will face either the Cubs or Dodgers in the Fall Classic.

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