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News Headlines from Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Two road projects may cause some headaches for motorists.  Two eastbound lanes of I70 between State Routes 79 and 13 will be closed today from 7:30-9:30 a.m.  In addition, State Route 310 between US 40 and Refugee Road will be closed until 7:00 p.m. for a pipe replacement project.


Doug Cyrus, a Licking County volunteer with the American Red Cross, has been deployed to the Carolinas to assist with flooding relief efforts.  Additional volunteers will probably be deploying, according to Rod Cook, executive director Red Cross serving Licking, Knox, Fairfield, Hocking, Fayette, Pickaway and Ross counties.


The Safe and Sound Campaign has been launched in Ohio to combat fire fatalities.

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers said so far in 2015 97 people have been killed in fires.

Candidate forum

A Candidate Forum involving candidates for Granville Village Council, Granville Township Trustee and the Granville School Board will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Granville High School Performing Arts Center.


On Sunday, October 11 the Newark Earthworks Center and the Ohio History Connection will host an open house at the Octagon.

Dr. Richard Shiels Dir. Newark Earthworks Center

Richard Shiels, director Newark Earthworks Center, said the open house will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Licking Memorial Health Systems will host its first Walk with a Doc event on Saturday, October 17, at 9:00 a.m.  Walkers will enjoy the scenic beauty of Blackhand Gorge with Elizabeth Yoder, D.O., of Licking Memorial Outpatient Psychiatric Services. Dr. Yoder will discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as how to cope with depression during the winter months.  Healthy snacks and blood pressure screenings will be provided.


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