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Top stories for Monday, May 11, 2015.
Mothers Day Dinner
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Washington Township Fire Department hosted it's 47th Annual Mothers Day Dinner Sunday. According to Fire Chief Gene Hanning all of the money raised goes towards the operation of the department and the purchasing of equipment.
First Baptist Church's New Location
ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - During a special service Sunday, the First Baptist...
An investigation continues into a single vehicle, fatal accident in Licking County.
According to the Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 9:24 a.m. Sunday. It happened when 81-year-old Richard Rodriguez of Columbus was heading southbound on S.R. 158 in Harrison Township in his 2015 Forest River Motor Home.
A press release from the State Patrol stated that the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway where it struck a...
The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday in Licking County.
It happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. on State Route 16 in Granville Township. According to the patrol, James B. Loats, 46, of Granville was traveling eastbound on State Route 16 in a 2003 Ford Taurus. His vehicle then traveled left of center and struck a 2014 Mack truck driven by 57-year-old David C. Edwards of Somerset.
Edwards was uninjured, but Loats was pronounced...
In races of interest from Licking County.
The Etna Township 1.5 mills levy for a period of time for roads and bridges passed with 1,250 votes for and 980 against.
The Perry Township 3 mills for 5 years levy for roads and bridges passed with 54 percent for the levy and 46 percent against.
In the Heath Schools renewal levy for 9.8 mills over 10 years passed with 881 votes for and 364 against. The passing means the school can avoid an operating deficiency.
When you hear that sound It means one thing. For the residents of Buckeye Lake Estates the time has come to evacuate their homes and head for safety. Today Licking and Fairfield Counties Emergency Management teams in association with other local law enforcement agencies and the American Red Cross got together to stage an emergency evacuation drill in the hopes of further educating the public and raising awareness when it come to these kind of situations. Emergency Management Director for...
The State Highway Patrol responded to a 3 car injury accident at 8:54 Friday night. According to officials the incident occurred at Rts. 62 and 661 in Bulington Township.
Charles T. Starr, 71, was traveling south on 661 with his passenger and wife, Wilma J. Starr, 76, in a Chevrolet Cavalier when he failed to yield at at red light. The Starr's vehicle was struck by an eastbound Dodge Truck driven by Gwen Ludwig, 57. Ludwig's vehicle then struck a Chevy Tahoe driven by Zack Weitzel, 38...
The Licking County Sheriff's Department is investigating a robbery early Sunday morning.
Sergeant Jay Cook says the Duke and Duchess located at 10202 Hazelton Etna Road, in Licking County, was robbed at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 30th.
Sgt. Cook says the suspect did not brandish any weapon, but the clerk stated he implied he had a weapon by keeping his hand in his pocket. The suspect then preceded to walk behind the counter where he told the clerk to open the cash...
We have final results from the races in Licking County.
First, in the race for Common Pleas Judge Duke Frost wins election over Phillip Proctor 24,540 (66%) to 12,865 (34%).
In the race for Licking County Commissioner Rick Black (R) wins election 25,307 (55%) to Mark VanBuren's (D) 17,814 (39%) and James Snedden Jr. (L) 2,525 (6%).
The race for county Auditor belongs to Michael Smith (R) 31,852 (70%). He beats out Matthew Clark (D) who received 13,364 (30...
Zombies were seen chasing runners all over Infirmary Mound Park in Granville today.
The United Way of Licking County hosted its second annual zombie 5k run/walk this afternoon. Registration was $30 for runners and there was a small fee for zombies who wanted help with their costume make-up. United Way outreach director, Luellen Deeds explained how the zombie race works.
"So the zombies, they come, we had an offering of doing the make-up for them if they wanted to, many...