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News Headlines from Thursday, July 21, 2016

Charges have been dismissed against Kyle Johnston the Circleville man arrested in connection with the shooting death of Larry Hannah. The 33-year-old Johnston had been charged with tampering with evidence. The charges were dismissed without prejudice meaning the charges may be re-instituted and brought before the court again. Johnston's ex-wife, Bobbi Proehl, has been charged with murder in the death of the 47-year-old Hanna, whose body was found in late June at his home on Jug Street Road in Alexandria.


The Johnstown Police Department received a $1,700 grant from the Licking County Health Department for the purchase of 20 Naloxone opiate antidote kits as part of the Project DAWN initiative. Naloxone - also known as Narcan - is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug. When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft of a gun from a vehicle in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between June 19-20, suspect(s) broke a window on a truck parked on the 700 block of Midway Ave., and stole a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Walmart Foundation will Award $840,000 to Ohio Non-Profits. The Licking County Family YMCA will receive $35,000 to expand its backpack program which provides weekend meals to at-risk children. Walmart will be hosting seven check presentations around the state of Ohio today to celebrate a “Day of Giving to Fight Hunger”


The annual Licking County Workforce Summit entitled “Licking County Connects!” will be held Wednesday, August at 3 at the Newark High School Commons. Event organizer Jill Campen said the Workforce Summit is a collaborative effort between the Educational Service Center, the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Means Jobs and the Workforce Development Innovation Center at Central Ohio Technical College. There is a $20 participation fee. You can Register at www.COTC.edu/WDIC.


According to a just-released nationwide study, only about one in three Americans has a basic understanding of financial concepts such as budgeting, credit and decision-making when it comes to money. The results did not surprise J. Michael Collins, who directs the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Collins said people who don’t have a good grasp of managing their money struggle more with credit and debt and paying bills on time.


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