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News Headlines from Saturday, December 15, 2018


A 35-year-old Fairfield County man was recently sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for robbing an American Legion Post. Jeffery Mason pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in the June 2017 incident at the American Legion Post 11 on Canal Street in Lancaster. Mason is already serving prison time for crimes committed in Hocking and Perry counties.


Newark City Council will meet Monday night at which time they are expected to discuss and possibly vote on the 2019 budgets. Prior to the full City Council meeting the Finance Committee and Service Committee will meet. Committee meetings get started at 5:45 p.m. Full City Council will meet at 7:00 P.M.


This Christmas Season marks the 40th year the Newark Police Department has hosted a Toy Drive for children in the community.

NPD Deputy Chief Darrin Logan

Deputy Chief Darrin Logan said they are currently accepting new or gently used toys until Christmas. Monetary donations will also be accepted. You can drop off the donations at the Newark Police Department on South 4th Street.


Johnstown residents who are planning to head out of town over the holidays can take measures to thwart would be thieves. Homeowners can call the Johnstown Police Department to schedule a time when officers can check on your house while you are away. Call 740-967-0911 to sign up for this free service.


For Ohio hunters who missed out on deer-gun week, there are still more options to pursue deer. Hunters can enjoy two more days of deer-gun season today and again on Sunday.  Hunters checked 60,557 deer during the weeklong deer-gun season that ran Nov. 26-Dec. 2, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 


Army Veteran Daryle Walker is doing all he can to help other veterans who have served their country. Walker has started the Licking County Battle Buddy Huddle.

Daryle Walker

Walker earned two Bronze Stars while serving in Afghanistan. Starting in January, Licking County Battle Buddy Huddle will meet the third Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Newark Library on West Main Street.


Archived Headlines From:

Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 11 Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Friday, December 14  

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