A natural gas leak caused some major problems in Newark Thursday.
It happened around 10 a.m. near the BP Station at Mount Vernon Road and Deo Drive and forced evacuations in that area.
Newark Fire Chief Jack Stickradt says the problem occurred after a natural gas line was struck by construction workers realigning Deo Drive. He says one of the contractors drilled through a high pressure natural gas line , a rather large line around 8" in...
A knife fight on Newark's South Fifth Street sent one man to the hospital.
Newark Police Sergeant Dave Haren says the fight broke out around 2:50 a.m. Friday morning. He says it allegedy began after someone threw bricks or stones at a house. Around eight to twelve people saw the fight and two people were injured. One man was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital with a severe cut. Sergeant Haren says detectives are working the case, but no arrests have been made yet.
Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a fire Wednesday in Newark.
According to the Licking County Coroner's Office 37-year-old Eric Gerstner died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Sergeant Scott Snow with the Newark Police Department said the fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in an apartment at 425 Mount Vernon Road. After firefighters extinguished the blaze they found the body.
The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. Spokesman Shane...