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News Headlines from Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Licking County until 1:00 pm today.  A mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected with light ice accumulation.

NEW FIREFIGHTERS

Monday night, Newark City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Jeff Hall to apply for federal fire and safety grants part of which would be used to hire new firefighters.

Councilman Alex Rolletta

4th Ward Councilman Alex Rolletta joined other council members in approving a separate resolution that will allow the city to apply for a grant for equipment and training for safety forces.

US 62 ENFORCEMENT

As a result of an increase in fatal crashes on US 62, the Granville Post of the State Patrol increased patrols on US 62 during February. Troopers targeted a number of violations including excessive speed and failure to yield. According to a press release, during the month-long initiative troopers issued over 100 citations mostly for speed and seat belt violations.

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK

Believe it or not this is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio. A statewide tornado drill was scheduled for Wednesday morning, but due to inclement weather in the forecast the statewide tornado drill has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6 at 9:50 a.m.

UNFIT TO BE A SLAVE

Newark resident David Greene has penned a new book called “Unfit to be a Slave”

Author David Greene

Greene will discuss his new book today at 7:00 p.m. at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville.

WORLD WAR I DISCUSSION

The Works is presenting a free lecture, “Licking County’s Role in World War I” Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m.. The lecture will be presented by Doug Stout, coordinator of the “In the Company of Heroes: Licking County Veterans” project. Stout will share several stories of bravery, loss, and patriotism during the “War to End All Wars”

 

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