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News Headlines from Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Daniel Hall Jr., the Croton man accused of causing the death of his girlfriend's 2-year old daughter pleaded guilty Monday in a Licking County courtroom. Hall, 25, entered guilty pleas to one count each of of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the October 2013 death of Jocelyn Runyons. Hall will be sentenced in mid December.


The Newark Police Department will be conducting a high visibility enforcement blitz October 24th-31st. State Routes 13, 16, 79, and the 21st Street areas will be the locations for increased police presence. Speed limits, impaired driving, and seatbelt enforcement will be the focus of the overtime activity. Newark was awarded a $9,390 Impaired Driving Enforcement Program Grant to target specific dangerous driving behaviors over a twelve month period.


The City of Newark hosted an open house last night to honor Newark Fire Chief Jack Stickradt who retired after 35 years service to take the position of fire chief in Hebron.

Former Newark Fire Chief Jack Stickradt

Stickradt said the one thing he will miss the most is working alongside the men and women of the Newark Fire Department. He joined the department in 1979 and served as chief for the past 16 years. Assistant Chief Pat Connor was sworn in as interim chief during last night's City Council meeting.


Radon can be a silent and unseen killer lurking in your home. This is National Radon Action Week.

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel said a free radon testing kit is available through the Licking County Health Department. Visit www.lickingcohealth.org for more information.


Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University have been named to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.


Fiberglas Federal will be hosting a free New to Medicare Workshop tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at the Fiberglas Federal Branch located on Deo Drive in Newark. For community members needing help with options and the plan concepts, an educational meeting will be held to help educate and navigate Medicare plan information. Call 740-788-3507 for more information or to register for this event.


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