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News Headlines from Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Newark Police continues to investigate the shooting of a 39-year-old man in his home on West Church Street. On Sunday at 7:20 p.m., police were called to 245 West Church Street on a report of a shooting. When Officers arrived they found a woman and her teenage son hiding in a bedroom.  Police later found the victim, Kevin Skeese, in a laundry room with multiple gunshot wounds.  According to a press release, two men - one white and one black - forced their way in through the back door, and shot Skeese.  If you have any information call NPD at 740-670-7215.


The end of the year is a great time to inventory all of your electronics, keeping a list of the make, model and serial number for each item. That list could prove invaluable in the event of a home burglary as It provides officers with information about the stolen property. These details are often also needed when making an insurance claim. Maintain a written list containing the information and keep it in a secure location. Don't forget to update the list and add any new items received at Christmas.


Licking Memorial Health Systems is pleased to announce that LMHS President & CEO Rob Montagnese recently was named to the 2016 edition of the Becker’s Hospital Review “135 Nonprofit Hospital & Health System CEOs to Know” list. The list highlights the most impressive presidents and CEOs within the nonprofit health care sector.


Ohio has a unique way to help notify family members whenever there’s an accident or other emergency involving a loved one. It's called the Next of Kin Registry.

Lindsey Bohrer with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Lindsey Bohrer, with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the Next of Kin Registry has been up and running since 2008.


The Licking County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol invites the public to attend the upcoming Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Diane Burwell with CAP

Captain Diane Burwell said the local Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, December 17 at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Hunters checked 66,759 deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days - Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18 - of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 7-10, 2017, and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.


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