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News Headlines from Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Granville Post of the State Patrol is continuing its investigation into a Wednesday morning crash in Burlington Township that injured three people. According to a press release, Devin Warner, of Granville was traveling northbound on Ohio 661 near US 62 shortly after 9:00 a.m. when he apparently failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by a pickup truck being driven by Camon Hochstedler, of Gambier. The impact pushed Hochstedler's truck into another vehicle being driven Jeffrey Boudinot, of Croton. The 24-year-old Warner was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center with what was described a serious injuries. The other men suffered minor injuries.


In mid April, the Southwest Licking Local School District learned of a possible security incident involving its student information system. Approximately 113 students are affected by this incident. In those cases, the name of the student, parent, address, and in some cases, the social security number, was compromised. The district immediately notified the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and has been working with the sheriff and information technology professionals to identify the nature and extent of the incident. An individual responsible for the incident has been identified. The district is notifying all potentially impacted families by letter.


If you plan on traveling this Memorial Day holiday you are not alone.

Kimberly Schwind with AAA Ohio

Kimberly Schwind with AAA Ohio said that's a 4.7 percent increase from last year’s holiday and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.


The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” Campaign. To encourage donations around the Memorial Day holiday, those who come to give blood or platelets from May 23-25 will receive a Red Cross tote bag, while supplies last. Plus, those who come to donate any time from may through July can receive a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium buy one, get one free entry coupon, and enter to win weekly drawings for four tickets to Zoombezi Bay.


The Licking County FOP Lodge 127 is holding a special fundraiser. Treasurer Darrin Logan says for a donation of $30 you get a ticket with a number ranging from 000 to 999 and in October someone will have a chance to take home a gun.

FOP Lodge 127 Treasurer Darrin Logan

Logan said they have a wide variety of guns up for grabs including revolvers, semi-automatics and shotguns.


Congratulations to some local students. The collaboration between the students of Environmental Science teacher Jim Reding at Granville High School and our Visual Communications through Art teacher Jennifer Kinsley won the Most Innovative in Education Award from The Lexicon of Stability’s Project Localize Awards. The Environmental Science class researched the local food system and worked with the Visual Communications art class to document the sustainable solutions through information artwork.


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