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News Headlines from Saturday, October 21, 2017

LICKING VALLEY REMAINS UNBEATEN

Licking Valley's march to an undefeated regular season continued Friday night with a 34-27 win over Granville.  The Panthers (9-0) will wrap up the season at home next Friday night against Licking Heights (6-3).

A SLIGHT DIP IN THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in September, down from 5.4 percent in August, according to figures released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 305,000, down 6,000 from 311,000 in August.

LOCAL MAN SENTENCED ON KIDDIE PORN CHARGE

Jason Hoar, of Reynoldsburg and Pickerington, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 17 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release for producing child pornography. In April, Hoar, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

Swearing-in ceremonies for Newark's two newest police officers Alex Colles and Benjamin Sholl will be held at 10:00am on Monday, October 23 at Newark Police headquarters on South 4th Street. Colles has spent the past nine years with the Pataskala Police Department. Sholl worked with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office for over two years. They are both U.S. Army Veterans.

LCHD RECEIVES A SAFETY GRANT

The Licking County Health Department recently was awarded a $50,000 grant towards traffic safety education and awareness to be used in 2018. The purpose of the grant is to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as seat belt use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, distracted driving, and youthful drivers. Based on data, LCHD has identified two traffic safety priority areas: restraint use and impaired driving.

NEWORK SPACE

A new concept is coming to Newark. The NeWork co-working space will soon be up and running on North Park Place in downtown Newark.

Julie Kurzawa with NeWork Space

Julie Kurzawa, Community and Operations Manager, said NeWork will feature 6,000 square feet of co-working space on three floors as well as three loft apartments.  Visit www.neworkspace.com for more information.

PRIDE OF NEWARK

The Pride of Newark Marching Band is hosting its 43rd Annual Newark Marching Band Invitational today from 12:00-4:00pm at White Field. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children 3 and under. The Pride of Newark Marching Band has qualified for the OMEA Marching Band State Finals for a state record 38 consecutive year.

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, October 16

Tuesday, October 17 Wednesday, October 18

Thursday, October 12

Friday, October 13  
 

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