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|News Headlines from Monday, November 19, 2018|
Kameron Skally, the Newark man accused of shooting and killing his 20-year-old girlfriend, has been indicted. Skally, 19, faces one count each of aggravated murder, murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Sierra Beal. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 officers were called to an apartment on South Westmoor Avenue on a report of a woman who shot herself. However, based on the evidence and incriminating statements made by Skally Newark police officers determined he was responsible for Beal's death. Skally has pleaded not guilty.
ONE INJURED IN NEWARK SHOOTING
One person was flown to Grant Medical Center following a shooting Saturday night on the first block of Riverview Drive in Newark. The name and condition of the victim is unknown at this time, and the incident remains under investigation.
NO CHANGE IN UNEMPLOYMENT
Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in October, unchanged from September according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Last month's unemployment rate was down from the October 2017 figure of 4.9 percent.
The Salvation Army in Newark will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday but Captain Denise Martin says there will be a little twist to this year's dinner.
Capt. Martin said they are looking for volunteers to help serve the dinner. If you'd like to help call the Salvation Army 740-345-8120.
TOGETHER WE GROW GALA
On Friday, Nov. 30 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Together We Grow Community Gardens will be hosting a special fundraiser.
Executive Director Pam Roberts said proceeds from the gala will support their many projects across the area including providing gardening spaces for families dealing with food insecurity. Cost is $40 or 2 for $75. Visit www.togetherwegrowgardens.org for more information.
TWO TEAMS IN THE STATE SEMIS
Johnstown and Licking Valley both have advanced to the semifinals. The Johnnies will face Wheelersburg in a Division VI semifinal Saturday night at Jackson's Alumni Stadium. Also Saturday night, the Panthers will face Girard in a Division IV semifinal at Dover's Crater Stadium.
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