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News Headlines from Wednesday, February 25th 2015

A Tuesday night house fire in Madison Township kept numerous fire departments busy. A Licking County 911 dispatcher tells KOOL101.7 News that crews were called to the home on the 13000 block of Claylick Road SE shortly before 9:00 p.m. and they remained on the scene until about 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.


Newark police continues to investigate an aggravated robbery. According to a police report, Tuesday at a round 2:00 a.m. two people were sitting in a car in a parking lot on the 300 block of Mount Vernon Rd. when someone approached them and robbed them at gunpoint. Anyone with information is asked to call the Newark Police Department at 740-349-1501.


Governor Kasich delivered his State of the State address last night in the Roberts Centre in Wilmington.

Gov. John Kasich

Gov. Kasich discussed a wide range of topics including tax cuts, greater oversight for charter schools and keeping costs down for higher education.


The Licking County Coalition for Housing is once again facilitating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help eligible taxpayers.

Kathy Scott with the LCCH

Kathy Scott said the goal this year is to prepare 800 tax returns.  For more information on the VITA program call the Licking County Coalition for Housing at 740-345-1970.


U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi recently introduced a bill, to honor a fallen service member from Central Ohio by naming Newark’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in his honor. The bill would officially name the outpatient clinic at 1855 West Main Street in Newark the “Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic.” Kinnard served during the Vietnam War and on March 9, 1968, was killed in action while assisting fellow paratroopers. He earned a number of commendations including a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Valor.


The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Board has announced the creation of a $2,500 scholarship named in memory of Jay Barker. Barker, who passed away in March 2014, was elected as the first Chairman of the Operation Round Up Foundation Board upon establishment of the Foundation in October 2005.

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