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News Headlines from Wednesday, November 20, 2019

MOST WANTED

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating two women. Authorities are actively searching for Ashley Fitch and Allison Wolfe. Fitch, 36, is wanted on theft and misuse of a credit card. Wolfe, 24, is wanted on drug charges. If you have any information on their whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

SCAM WARNING

Many Licking County Residents are receiving calls from individuals identifying themselves as a Licking County Sheriffs Deputy. The caller is soliciting personal information under the guise that you have missed jury duty, that there is a warrant for your arrest but that you can pay a fine over the phone. This is a scam.  The Licking County Sheriff's Office says do not provide any information and simply hang up.

DROP IN THE COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT

Licking Countyís October unemployment rate was 3.7 percent down from 3.8 percent in September, according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. All other surrounding counties saw a drop in the unemployment rate, except for Perry County which saw a slight increase.

CHARGING STATIONS

The city of Newark will soon have two new charging stations for electric vehicles.

Newark Director of Development Mark Mauter

Director of Development Mark Mauter said the chargers, which cost $150,000, will be stationed on East Main Street near the DoubleTree by Hilton.

WAUGH NAMED LPD DIRECTOR

The Licking Park Districtís Board of Commissioners has announced the appointment of Richard Waugh as the new park director. Waugh most recently served as the Licking Park Districtís interim director. He also served on the Board of Commissioners for one year prior to his interim director appointment.

CLIMATE IMPACTS FARMERS

Ohio farmers are all too familiar with the impact weather can have on their job, and a new report highlights the urgent need to help growers and producers build resilient operations.

Amalie Lipstreu with the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Amalie Lipstreu with the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association said this year nearly half of Ohio's counties received a disaster designation due to the weather.

 

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