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|News Headlines from Tuesday, July 19, 2016|
ARREST MADE IN HANNAH CASE
A 31-year-old Alexandria woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Larry Hanna. Bobbi Proehl is being held at the Licking County Justice Center after allegedly acknowledging her responsibility in playing a direct role in the death of the 47-year-old Hanna, according to a press release from the Licking County Sheriff's Office. Hannah's body was found Monday, June 27 outside of his home on the 8700 block of Jug Street Road. Initial autopsy results indicate he was shot in the head. Proehl is due in court later today and the investigation is ongoing.
INCOME TAX INCREASE
Monday night, Newark City Council approved an ordinance to send a .25 percent income tax increase to Newark’s voters in November.
Council President Don Ellington cast the deciding vote to send the issue to the ballot. If passed by voters, the funds generated from the increase would be used to improve city streets and capital improvements in the fire and police departments.
BREMEN MAN ARRESTED
A 47-year-old Bremen man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center after leading authorities on a short chase. According to a press release from the Licking County Sheriff's Office, Monday morning deputies had taken Paul Posey into custody for violation of a protection order. While handcuffed Posey was able to escape the from the rear seat of a sheriff’s cruiser and was observed running into a marshy channel that lies on the east side of Kenyon Place in Harbor Hills. Posey had reportedly buried himself in the mud that was surrounded by cattails, but was eventually captured.
NEWARK MAN FACES SEX CHARGES
Bond has been set at $35,000 for a 25-year-old Newark man accused of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Deon Miller has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with an alleged incident that occurred this past weekend. His case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.
MOURNING THE LOSS OF OFFICERS
Heath Police Chief Dave Haren is keeping a close eye on the situation down in Louisiana.
Three officers were shot and killed and three were wounded Sunday when a 29-year-old man opened fire on officers.
FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF
Governor Kasich has ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio, effective immediately until sunset, July 22, in response to orders issued by the President Obama to honor the officers killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Licking Memorial Hospital will host Camp A1c, a one-day camp for youth, ages 7 to 13, who have diabetes. The event will include fun activities and educational presentations. Camp A1c will take place on Friday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville. The event is free; however, space is limited and registration is required. Contact LMH at 740-348-4915 for more information.
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