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News Headlines from Friday, September 14, 2018


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 business in Hebron. The Hebron Police Department reports, on Saturday, August 25, someone broke into Bowman Power & Equipment on the 100 block of Burch Street, and stole several chainsaws and a pressure washer. The stolen items were valued at more than $1,700. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region already has volunteers stationed on the east coast as Hurricane Florence makes landfall.

Rick Stose with the Red Cross

Rick Stose said a team of six left earlier this week and more volunteers will be heading out once they assess where the greatest need is.


Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards. Looking at local school districts – Granville received an overall grade of A.  Heath, Johnstown-Monroe, Northridge and Southwest Licking all received a C. Lakewood, Licking Heights, Licking Valley, Newark and North Fork districts received a D.


Licking County residents are invited to a special public event in downtown Newark on Sunday, September 16th.

Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb

Commissioner Tim Bubb said Sunday's event is being held in conjunction with the Ohio History Connection's Ohio Open Doors program that promotes and inspires pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Sunday's series of events begins at 1:15 p.m. with a dedication ceremony at the Historic 1876 Licking County Courthouse. This dedication represents the conclusion of the recent renovation project and re-dedicates the Ohio Historical Marker.


The Newark Engineer's Office has announced that Granville Street will remain closed between North 5th Street and North 6th Street until 5:00 p.m. today so crews can repair a sink hole.


Legend Valley Concert Venue is hosting the Lost Land Concert this weekend. Besides traffic congestion in the area, some residents may hear music and feel the base of the music or hear their windows shake with the one million watts of bass. You are asked to not call and report the noise as no agency, Granville, Heath or Newark police has any authority to limit or control volume.


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