Stories tagged with: licking county

May 3, 2011 - 9:38pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

Licking County held primary elections on Tuesday.

The only contested race on the ballot was the Republican primary for mayor of Newark. Incumbent Bob Diebold will not be serving another term. He lost the primary to Newark city treasurer Jeff Hall. Out of 2560 votes cast Hall received 39.53 percent to Diebold's 35 percent and Coshocton music teacher Mike Blowers 25.47 percent.

Hall will face Democrat Max Sutton in the November election.

The Newark City School District had a...

January 28, 2011 - 12:48am
3 years 23 weeks ago

Troopers from the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in Licking County.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Blue Jay Road east of Tavener Road in Franklin Township.

Lieutenant Darrin Blosser says a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am being driven by 47-year-old Tina M. Harbaugh of Newark, was traveling east when she went left of center, came back over into the right lane, overcorrected and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle than...

January 25, 2011 - 8:25pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

A man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an Alzheimer's patient on a bus he drove for a program for the elderly.

71-year-old Donald Moore of Heath pleaded no contest to rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual imposition in Licking County court. Authorities say he assaulted a 70-year-old woman multiple times from December 2009 to April of 2010, when he would drive her home and to day care.

Defense attorney Diane Menashe says Moore accepts...

January 15, 2011 - 12:24am
3 years 25 weeks ago

A woman and child are dead after a fatal accident in Licking County.

According to the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday on State Route 37 in Monroe Township.

Authorities say 61-year-old Margaret Pertee of Johnstown driving a Kia Rondo was traveling southeast on State Route 37 and went left of center striking 62-year-old James Doran Jr. of New Albany, who was driving a fuel tanker. Pertee went off the right side of the roadway...

December 27, 2010 - 11:03pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

A home is completely destroyed after a fire in Licking County earlier Monday evening.

Around 4 PM, The Hanover Fire Department, with six other crews, responded to a fire at 2601 Dragoo Road in Nashport.  Assistant Fire Chief David Decker says it started somewhere in the back of the house.  He says Hanover was the initial department to respond, but they had to call in mutual aid to assist due to the severity of the fire.

"I would say at this point nearly a total...

December 27, 2010 - 8:03pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Multiple crews are on the scene of a house fire at 2601 Dragoo Road in Licking County.

The structure has suffered severe damage.

WHIZ has a reporter on the scene, more details will be released as they become available.

December 12, 2010 - 9:37pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash.

It happened around 11 a.m. on Sunday on S.R. 37 north of U.S. 40 in Licking County.

Authorities report that 79-year-old Phyllis Phillips of Millersport was traveling southbound in a 2001 Olds Mobile Alero on S.R. 37 when she lost control on the snow covered roadway going left of center striking 40-year-old David McBride of Hebron, who was traveling northbound in a 2010 Ford Escape....

November 15, 2010 - 1:55pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a Pataskala man.

It happened around 4:00 a.m Monday on Blacks Road west of York Road in Harrison Township in Licking County.

The Patrol reports that 26-year-old Jason Robinett was driving east on Blacks Road  when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Robinett was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Patrol says alcohol is suspected...

November 3, 2010 - 5:17pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

A Newark man is facing charges after authorities say they found letters indicating there was a possible explosive device near the Licking County Courthouse.

According to a press release, on Tuesday Sheriff's Detectives along with the FBI and ATF Agents obtained a search warrant and searched a van owned by Dax Cantrell where they found several letters.

Bomb dogs from Muskingum and Franklin Counties and the Airport Police were called to conduct a search....

November 3, 2010 - 12:05am
3 years 35 weeks ago

The winner in the race for Licking County Common Pleas Domestic Judge is Craig Baldwin. He beat out his opponent Vicky Christiansen by nearly 10,000 votes.

Voters have chosen David Branstool as the Licking County Common Pleas General Judge over Robert Morris.

In the Licking County Commissioner race, Republican Doug Smith beat out his opponents Democrat Naomi Mattingly Compton and Libertarian candidate James Snedden Jr.

As for issues in Licking County, the Granville...

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