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News Headlines from Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A 59-year-old Mount Vernon man was killed in a Tuesday morning crash in Liberty Township. According to the Granville Post of the State Patrol, shortly before 7:30 a.m. David Lee Cross was traveling west on US 62 near Dutch Lane Road when he drove left of center and was struck by an eastbound SUV. Cross was pronounced dead at the scene. The 39-year-old female driver of the SUV and her teenage son were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a burglary at a home in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between Oct. 11-13 someone entered a home on the 300 block of Buckingham Street and stole a number of items including a TV, an Xbox and games, a Stihl chain saw and a hunting bag with archery items. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Explore Licking County hosted its 2016 Impact Awards ceremony Tuesday night at The Midland Theatre. Executive Director Dan Moder handed out a number of awards to individuals and organizations for their efforts in promoting tourism in Licking County.

ELC Exec. Dir. Dan Moder

The Licking County Commissioners presented a proclamation proclaiming the first Tuesday in December is "Licking County Tourism Impact Day." Award winners 2016 Tourism Partner of the Year Bruce Cramer, executive director of Bryn Du Mansion; Lodging Partner of the Year The Buxton Inn; New Partner of the Year Award Orchard House Bed and Breakfast; Food and Beverage Partner of the Year The Broadway Pub; Event of the Year The Canal Market District dedication; Attraction of the Year The Works; Collaboration of the Year The Licking County River Round Up.


A kickoff breakfast was held Tuesday morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton for the 2017 Licking County HeartChase event.

HeartChase Executive Chairman Dan DeLawder

HeartChase Executive Chairman Dan DeLawder said proceeds from the fundraiser go toward cardiovascular and stroke research. For more information visit www.heartchase.org


75 years ago today the United States was thrust into WWII.

Pres. Roosevelt

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt uttering his now famous words to Congress and the rest of the country a day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Governor Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff today in honor of those who lost their lives serving our country.


The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 61st Annual Groundhog Breakfast on Friday, February 3, at Adena Hall on The OSU-Newark/COTC campus. Doors will open at 5:30 a.m. with breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. The breakfast will include an economic forecast featuring Fred Ernest of Newark Development Partners, Heather McClain of McClain Creations, and Kurt Harden of MedBen. Keynote Speaker is Jamie Richardson Vice President of White Castle.


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