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News Headlines from Thursday, March 23, 2017

A 31-year-old Newark man was killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash in McKean Township. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, around 4:10 p.m., Thomas Hagley was traveling west on Dutch Lane Road near Ohio 661 when he pulled out in front of semi and was struck. Hagley was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.


Tornado Siren

That was a familiar sound Wednesday morning throughout Ohio as officials conducted a statewide test of tornado sirens. The test was held in conjunction with this week's National Severe Weather Awareness Week


The Ohio State University Newark campus played host to OSU President Dr. Michael Drake Wednesday. Dr. Drake enjoyed his time on campus especially his meet and greet with students.

OSU President Dr. Michael Drake

Prior to meeting with students Dr. Drake spoke with OSU-Newark administrators and faculty members.


As part of its mission to enable development opportunities throughout our communities, GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation has developed a brief survey to identify infrastructure projects that will further enable targeted development opportunities.

GROW Licking County CIC Executive Director Nathan Strum

Executive Director Nathan Strum said you can access the survey a number of ways on the website http://www.growlickingcounty.org or their Facebook page.


The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country cancelled roughly 250  blood drives this month, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations. To schedule a donation appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Weathervane Young Artistsí Repertory Theatre is now enrolling for its wide selection of classes for its spring, summer, and fall programs. The classes include a variety of workshops to improve skills in Acting, Dancing, and Musical Theatre Performance. The summer classes will feature three productions, which will be grouped by age. For more information visit http://www.wyart.org.


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