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News Headlines from Thursday, July 23, 2015

A 47-year-old Nashport man was killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Franklin Township. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, Jeffrey Knaup was on his motorcycle traveling east on US 40 near Panhandle Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. when he attempted to pass an SUV. Knaup struck the rear of the SUV and was thrown from his bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary cause of the crash is improper passing, but the crash remains under investigation.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a burglary and theft in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on June 5 suspect(s) entered a garage in the 1700 block of Parsons Lane and stole a 2013 white Yamaha motorcycle. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The issue of staffing in the Newark Fire Department continues to generate a lot of conversation among city officials, firefighters and residents. Councilman Jeff Rath has spoken with a number of people concerning the issue and he's among the many looking for solutions.

Councilman Jeff Rath

That proposal as well as others will be discussed during a public meeting today in City Council Chambers. The meeting is scheduled to get underway at 11:30 a.m.


U.S. Senator Rob Portman has joined a group of senators in calling for a full investigation into whether Planned Parenthood has violated federal law prohibiting the sale of human fetal tissue for profit. In a letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Portman noted that a recent video has called into question whether Planned Parenthood employees have broken federal law and called for an investigation.


Lancaster will be a popular place over the next 7-10 days as the annual Lancaster Festival gets underway today.

Lancaster Festival Exc. Dir. Joe Piccolo

Executive Director Joe Piccolo said this year's line up of musical acts is highlighted by Blues Traveler, Mo Pitney and Thompson Square. Visit www.lanfest.org for more information.


The Mid Ohio Region Porsche Club of America will be holding its annual Car Show and Fundraiser benefiting cancer in downtown Granville from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The event will impact residents on East Broadway from North Granger Street to Main Street. Known as Porsches to Ohio, this is one of the largest and best known all-Porsche events in the nation.


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