Every hour, Monday through Sunday on your local information Radio stations.

KOOL 101.7 fm HD
790 WHTH am
and Buckeye Country 107.7 fm

Back to Local News

News Headlines from Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rebecca Reid, the Newark woman accused of causing a fatal 2016 crash in Fairfield County, has been indicted. The 26-year-old Reid faces two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and endangering children. According to a previous press release from the State Patrol, on June 11 Reid was traveling south on Ohio 37 in Pleasant Township when she traveled left of center and struck a motorcycle killing 62-year-old Ronald Storts, of Columbus.


A portrait of Central Ohio Technical College Alumnus and Danville Police Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, who was tragically killed in the line of duty just over a year ago, now hangs on the wall at the COTC Pataskala campus. The portrait was sent to the Cottrell Family by artist Kaziah Hancock who specializes in paintings of officers who were killed in the line of duty. The family asked COTC to display the painting since Officer Cottrell was a 2002 graduate of COTC’s Basic Police Academy.


Granville Village Council will hold a Council retreat/work session on Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Bryn Du Mansion Carriage House where they will review goals from previous Councils and discuss future goals and objectives. The meeting is open to the public.


Licking Memorial Health Systems President and CEO Rob Montagnese touched on a number of subjects during Tuesday's Corporate Breakfast including the growth of the Health Systems.

LMHS Pres. and CEO Rob Montagnese

Earlier this month, the new downtown Urgent Care opened its doors. Last September, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new LMHS medical offices on West Main Street.


Mental Health America of Licking County is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser.

MHALC Exec. Dir. Penny Sitler

Executive Director Penny Sitler said the March 17 fundraiser will also feature an auction. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.midlandtheatre.org.


No problem for the Lady Wildcats Tuesday night as they beat Hamilton Township 100-9 in a Division I tournament game. Newark is back in action on Wednesday, March 1 when they will face the winner of the Dublin Jerome/St. Francis de Sales game.


KOOL 101.7 / Buckeye Country 107.7 / 790 WHTH bring you the best in local news!  Our experienced, talented news staff gets you the most accurate news in Central Ohio!  We also use SRN to keep you updated on national events! We use weather from the National Weather Service!  For the best local news, turn to KOOL 101.7 / Buckeye Country 107.7 / 790 WHTH!