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News Headlines from Tuesday, March 21, 2017

During Monday night's meeting, Newark 4th Ward Councilman Alex Rolletta announced that he is resigning effective today. Rolletta was elected to City Council three years ago and he previously stated he would not be seeking re-election. The Licking County Democratic Party has 45 days to fill the seat.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a home burglary in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 someone entered a home in the first block of Rosebud Ave. and stole several items including a handgun and a gun safe. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The Granville Post of the State Patrol partnered with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Pataskala and Reynoldsburg Police Departments for a multi-agency saturation patrol beginning Friday evening, March 17 and ending Sunday morning, March 19. During the operation, officers made over 220 traffic stops and arrested 19 drivers for OVI. Officers issued 61 traffic citations and gave 160 warnings. Eight drug arrests were made including possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, un-prescribed Xanax, marijuana and drug paraphernalia/contraband.


Beginning today, the Ohio 16 westbound on ramp from Thornwood Crossing will close for 30 days so crews can remove concrete on the northern side of the old Ohio 16/Cherry Valley Road intersection. Traffic will be detoured to the Country Club Drive/Church Street exit to the east.


Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers, recently presented Jason Umstot, superintendent Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, with a proclamation in support of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers

Last night, Heath and Pataskala city councils presented similar proclamations.


Spring has sprung and that means Ohioans need to be prepared for all types of weather-related events. This is National Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Jay Carey with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Jay Carey, with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, said practicing a tornado drill either at home, school or work is extremely important.





Area nonprofit organizations are invited to join the Licking County Foundation, the United Way of Licking County and Maloney + Novotny LLC are joining forces on an important seminar. Megan Evans, Donor Services Officer Licking County Foundation, has the details.

Megan Evans with the Licking County Foundation

Evans said the cybersecurity seminar will be Wednesday, April 19, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the TrueCore Federal Credit Union Board Room at 215 Deo Drive.


Ohioans are encouraged to be a part of the process to shape the future of transportation in our state. The Ohio Department of Transportation is accepting public comments on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2018 to 2021. The plan identifies the multi-modal transportation improvement projects that are scheduled for some phase of implementation throughout the state over the next four years. The draft documents will be available for public review and comment at 35 locations statewide through April 7, 2017, during normal business hours. Visit www.transportation.ohio.gov for more information.


The Monroe Township Fire Department is hiring intermittent firefighter/paramedics. They are currently offering signing incentives up to $1500 to highly qualified applicants, but the program is subject to cancellation without notice. Officials anticipate giving a test in late April and another in August. For more information visit the Monroe Township Fire Department's Facebook page.










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