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News Headlines from Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a burglary in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Dec. 8, 2016 someone entered a garage in the 1800 block of Lakeview Dr. and stole two handguns, a purse and an iPad from two vehicles. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


A 54-year-old Newark man accused of supplying pills to a family member who died from an overdose has been indicted. Daniel Quick faces one count each of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated trafficking in drugs in the February 2016 death of his cousin Kim Moore. Quick is being held on $150,000 bond and he's due back in court today.


Newark City Council will meet in regular session this evening and among the items on the agenda will be an ordinance to create a Deputy Police Chief position in the Newark Police Department and abolish the Captains positions. The meeting gets underway at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.


Par Excellence Academy held its annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast Monday morning at the Reese Center on the OSU-N/COTC campus. Doctor Keith Noble delivered the Keynote Address, which centered on the importance of service to the community.

Keith Noble

Dr. Noble currently serves as Chief Intelligence Officer for Florida-based Geneysys Power Corporation. He previously served for nearly a decade with the CIA.


To mark the one year anniversary of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell's ultimate sacrifice, the Danville Police Department will be holding a Memorial this evening immediately after the basketball game at Danville High School. They will then continue to the site of Officer Cottrell's murder to mark the time of his passing. Cottrell graduated from Newark High School and once worked for the Utica Police Department. The 34-year-old Cottrell was shot and killed while on duty on January, 17, 2016.


Brian Mead is easing into his job as the new Director of the Licking County Board of Elections. Mead is filling the vacancy left by former Director Gloria Carson who retired in December.

Brian Mead Director Licking County BOE

Mead brings twenty years of combined government and election experience to the position. He most recently worked for the Ohio County Commissioner Association.




Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in December, unchanged from November, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Last month's unemployment rate was slightly higher than the December 2015 rate of 4.8 percent.


The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its biggest event - the 61st Annual Groundhog Breakfast.

LCCC Pres. Jennifer McDonald

President Jennifer McDonald said tickets are still available To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.lickingcountychamber.com.


The Licking County Board of Health has named the Canal Market District in Newark as the 2016 Public Health Guardian Award recipient. The award recognizes an individual, agency or program that has made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of public health in Licking County.


The Southwest Licking Board of Education recently approved the concept of allowing the school district to run its own preschool program beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. School officials believe this will improve the overall quality of the district. For the past few years, the district has contracted with the Licking County Education Service Center for those services.


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