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News Headlines from Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

NEWARK POLICE IS ON THE HUNT

Newark police is investigating a complaint of a man exposing himself at a local grocery store. According to a police report, a woman was shopping at Lil Bear on South 3rd Street Saturday shortly before 7:30 p.m. when a man allegedly exposed himself to her.

NASHPORT MAN HEADING TO PRISON

A 50-year-old Nashport man has been sentenced to ten in years in prison for groping a woman at a Muskingum County store. Patrick Curry pleaded guilty to one count of rape Monday and was immediately sentenced. In addition to the prison time, Curry was ordered to register as a Tier III sexual offender meaning upon his release from prison he must register his address every 90 days for the rest of his life.

TROOPERS STEPPING UP ENFORCEMENT

This Halloween, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired drivers to keep roadways safe for travel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities on Halloween night in 2012 involved a drunk driver. In 2012 alone, 26 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes on Halloween night.

HEATH FIRE LEVY

Heath officials have placed a one mill five-year additional levy in support of fire protection and emergency medical services on next Tuesday's ballot.

Heath Mayor Mark Johns

Mayor Mark Johns said the city needs to replace its rescue truck and its two medic units. If approved the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $35 dollars a year.

KEEPING KIDS SAFE

Ghosts, goblins, and monsters will soon walk Ohio neighborhoods in search of candy. And while Halloween is a time for fun and treats, it's also a night full of dangerous situations. Dawne Gardner, injury prevention specialist, says a child is four times more likely to be hit and killed by a car on "Beggar's Night" than any other time.

Dawne Gardner Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Gardner says children should be reminded of the rules of crossing the street and to only travel in familiar areas.

HISTORICAL MARKER

The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society will unveil a new Ohio Historical marker chronicling the history of Licking County’s historic jail located in downtown Newark at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The public is invited to attend this historic event commemorating 125 years since the jail opened its doors to its first offenders in November 1889. The facility was decommissioned as a jail in 1987. 

 

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