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News Headlines from Wednesday, February 10, 2016

***4:15 P.M. UPDATE***

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Weather Advisory.


Licking County remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6:00 p.m. today. Licking, Fairfield, Muskingum and Perry counties are currently under a Level 1 Snow Emergency. A Level 1 means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.  Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.


A 37-year-old Pataskala woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly engaging in sex with a 14-year-old boy. According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, Michelle Moore has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly engaging in multiple sexual encounters with the teen starting in October of last year. Moore, who worked as a substitute aide in the Southwest Licking School District, is being held at the Licking County Justice Center awaiting a bond hearing.


A review of 2015 and a look at 2016. That was the theme for Tuesday morning’s Licking Memorial Corporate Breakfast. President and CEO Rob Montagnese informed those in attendance that they are looking at the possibility of opening a new facility in downtown Newark.

LMHS Pres. and CEO Rob Montagnese

Montagnese said they are working to close the deal on a piece of property for the new Urgent Care but as of yet the plans are not finalized.


The Ohio Department of Health is reporting Ohio’s first two cases of Zika virus in a 30-year-old Cuyahoga County woman, and a 20-year-old Stark County man. Both had visited Haiti, according to a press release from the ODH. Zika virus is primarily transmitted through a mosquito bite, and there is no indication that it can spread from person to person through casual contact. Planning is underway for a Zika virus tabletop exercise to ensure Ohio’s preparedness at the local and state levels prior to the 2016 mosquito season that runs from May to October.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. As expected Donald Trump won the primary, but Kasich finished a strong second followed by Ted Cruz. The win gives Kasich some momentum heading into the next big primary Saturday, Feb. 20 in South Carolina.


The Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra is hosting From the Heart: A Musical Valentine For All Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Midland Theatre.

Peter Larson with the NGSO

Former NGSO Board Pres. Peter Larson said tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Military personnel may receive a free ticket with proper identification. Visit www.midlandtheatre.org.


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