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News Headlines from Friday, November 24, 2017

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a burglary at a home in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 suspect(s) broke into a home on the first block of Pearl Street and stole several items including an antique cuckoo clock, pocket knives and a Super Nintendo game system. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The community is invited to downtown Newark tonight for the 69th annual holiday lighting of the Licking County Courthouse.

Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb

Commissioner Tim Bubb said the historic and newly restored Courthouse and grounds will be fully decorated for the 2017 Christmas season. Today's festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m.


The Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear today and the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Ohio is reminding consumers to shop safely. Some simple tips include - Keep all receipts; Check out the stores return policy; When shopping online make sure you are using secured sites. For more holiday shopping tips be sure to visit www.bbb.org.


Newark's Clean & Sober Till Its Over is hosting a special event Sunday, Nov. 26 from 3:00-5:00pm on the Courthouse Square.

Angie Roffey Co-Founder Newark's Clean & Sober Till Its Over

Newark's Clean & Sober Till Its Over co-founder Angie Roffey said they are a group of recovering addicts trying to raise awareness about addiction.


The Kiwanis Club of Newark recently installed new officers and board members for its 2017-2018 year. Mareion Royster, assistant vice president and trust officer, Park National Bank, was sworn in as President. Seth Roy, community outreach coordinator Newark City Schools, was sworn in as President-Elect. Phil Frye, Realtor, Century 21 Frank Frye Real Estate, was sworn in as Vice President. Dave Whiteman, district secretary, Ohio District Kiwanis, was sworn in as Treasurer. David Doney, news director KOOL 101.7, was sworn in as Secretary. Immediate Past President Abbey Border is now Chairwoman of the 2018 Newark Strawberry Festival. Installed as Board of Directors for the year are Jill Goddard, Rebecca Hampton, Chris Miller, Brittany Misner, Rod Nelson Jennifer Pettit, and Michael Wesley. The 2017 Kiwanian of the Year was presented to Doug Stutz, investment representative, Edward Jones.


The Buckeyes and Wolverines meet Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor. You don't have to remind coach Urban Meyer about the importance of one of sports greatest rivalries.

OSU Coach Urban Meyer

Ohio State is 9-2, Michigan is 8-3. Kickoff Saturday is set for noon.


Archived Headlines From:

Monday, November 20

Tuesday, November 21 Wednesday, November 22

Thursday, November 23

Friday, November 17  

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