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News Headlines from Monday, February 17, 2020


Today is Presidents' Day. The day was originally established in the 1880's to honor Pres. George Washington but later became viewed as a time to recognize all presidents, past and present. Federal, state and local government offices will be closed today.


Two Newark, men each with a number of previous OVI convictions, were arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving under the influence. Early Saturday morning, troopers arrested George Harrison III on Church Street in Newark. Harrison has five prior OVI convictions. Saturday night, troopers arrested Mark Gliva following a crash on Ohio 37 in Liberty Township. Gliva has four prior OVI convictions.


The deadline to register to vote in the March primary election is Tuesday. Ohioans can visit www.voteohio.gov to register or to update names or addresses. The first day of early voting begins on Wednesday.


Trinity Hope House in Newark is a temporary emergency shelter for women coming out of jail.

Donna Gibson Coordinator Licking County Reentry Program

Donna Gibson, coordinator Licking County Reentry Program, said Trinity Hope House, which is located on West Main Street, affords women a place to stay for up to two weeks.


The Canal Market District in Newark is hosting Canal Market 101 this evening. Past, current and future CMD vendors are invited to the information session to learn more about what it's like being a farmers market vendor at Canal Market District. Vendors applying to the market for the first time are highly encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Granville Coop on West Broadway. Visit the Canal Market District Facebook page for more information.


Ohio is one of nine states that doesn't require employers to provide a pay statement to employees, which Michael Shields with Policy Matters Ohio says creates a lack of transparency.

Michael Shields with Policy Matters Ohio

Research from Policy Matters Ohio found that employers in the state steal an average of $2,800 from each of 217,000 workers a year through minimum-wage violations alone.


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