Free helpline available to military and Veteran families

Editor: The VFW National Home for Children has a Military & Veteran Family Helpline. It provides caring and compassionate listening, helps put the “puzzle” together and find lasting solutions, makes meaningful and relevant connections to services that assist the caller, providing advocacy, and partners with human service organizations, veteran service groups and service officers. All calls will be answered and […]

Eight die in Licking County crashes last quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported eight crash fatalities in the county during the second quarter of 2019, April 1st to June 30th. Of the eight fatalities in the second quarter, two of the crashes involved drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and two involved motorcycles. During the same time frame in […]

12 die in July Fourth holiday crashes

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 people lost their lives in 12 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Wednesday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 7. Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least three of those crashes. Troopers made 709 arrests for impaired driving and 507 for drug-related charges. […]