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News Headlines from Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Seven people including four children were transported to local hospitals following a Monday night crash on Interstate 70 near Ohio 310 in western Licking County. Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a semi and van were attempting to slow down on I70 west near SR 310 when a second semi crashed into the two vehicles. The crash, which remains under investigation, forced the closure of I70 for a number of hours.


A 52-year-old Pataskala man will spend the next three years in prison for engaging in sex acts with a teenager. Jerome Jolly was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count each of endangering children and sexual imposition. Between October 2013, and January 2014, jolly engaged in sexual conduct with the teen who was between 13 and 16 years old. In addition to the prison sentence, Jolly was ordered to register as a Tier II Sexual Offender.


140 lbs. of old and expired prescription drugs were dropped off Saturday during a Drug Take Back event hosted by the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Pataskala Police Department at the Kroger on Broad Street in Pataskala. Pataskala police has a permanent drop off location at the police station located at 430 South Main Street.


The Newark School Board received an update on the district's finances Monday night as treasurer Jeff Anderson presented his five-year financial forecast to the board.

Newark School Treasurer Jeff Anderson

Anderson said all treasurers across the state are mandated by law to do a five-year forecast twice a year and then deliver an update to the school board and the public.


The Red Oak Pub in Newark is doing all it can in the battle against breast cancer.

Red Oak Pub Owner Mike Sarap

Owner Mike Sarap said be sure to stop by Red Oak tomorrow between 6:00-8:00 p.m. as they will be donating $1 of every pint sold of Yuengling draft and Yuengling Oktoberfest to the Stefanie Spielman Fund. There will be a silent auction with proceeds also going to the fund.


The City of Newark Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Safe Trick or Treat on the Square event on Thursday, October 30, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Children of all ages will be dressed in a wide variety of costumes as they make their way around the Square to collect candy and other items during this fun-filled and exciting event. Each year over 1,100 children and adults attend this one-of-a-kind event, making it the largest Trick-or-Treat party in Licking County.


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