Stories tagged with: licking county

January 25, 2011 - 8:25pm
4 years 37 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
4 years 38 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
4 years 41 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
4 years 41 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
4 years 43 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
4 years 47 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
4 years 49 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
4 years 49 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...

November 1, 2010 - 9:22am
4 years 49 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol said a driver is in serious but stable condition after an accident on State Route 37 in Licking County.

Troopers said the accident happened just south of Deeds Road around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

A dispatcher with the Granville Post said 53-year-old Dennis Hoffman of Heath was traveling on State Route 37 when he veered into the path of a semi truck driven by 62-year-old Charles Wilson of Springfield.

Hoffman was transported to OSU Medical Center in...

October 26, 2010 - 4:29pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of traffic problems on Interstate 70 in Licking County.

ODOT reports that  the I-70 westbound driving lane is restricted near State Route 310 due to a semi-rollover.

The entrance ramp from State Route 310 to I-70 is also closed.

It's not known how long the ramp will be closed.

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