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News Headlines from Monday, July 15, 2019


The investigation continues into a weekend apartment fire in Newark. Crews were called to the scene on the 700 block of Moull Street shortly before 7:00 p.m. Saturday and by the time they arrived they could see smoke coming from the second-floor of the building. No injuries were reported.


A 49-year-old Somerset man, already facing charges in connection with a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Columbus woman, now has been accused of possessing child pornography. Alan Schubert, faces six counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. In May, he was indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide charges in a June 2018 crash on Ohio 37 in Union Township that killed Kristen Bergund. Schubert is being held on $200,000 bond.


The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that beginning today, Linnville Road will be closed to traffic at the intersection of Ohio 13 for a road widening and resurfacing project. The road is expected to be closed for 30 days.


Newark City Council will meet in regular session this evening and on the agenda is a resolution to purchase four new police cruisers. Council will vote on an ordinance regarding licensing requirements for electronic gaming parlors. Today's meeting gets underway at 7:00 p.m.


On Tuesday, July 16, The Works and OSU-Newark will kick off a week long celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the Moon Landing.

Works Exec. Dir. Marcia Downes

Executive Director Marcia Downes said for a complete list of activities that will be taking place next week visit www.attheworks.org.


The latest Census of Agriculture confirms a continued trend of an aging farming population. However, next-generation farmers are stepping up to fill their shoes. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association analyzed data from the five-year USDA survey and found the state ranks sixth nationally for the number of new and beginning farmers. Amalie Lipstreu, policy director, OEFFA says that's roughly 33,000 people who are answering the call of a challenging occupation.

Amalie Lipstreu with the OEFFA

The state increased its farmland by nearly 4,700 acres and now is home to 77,000 farms – the highest number since 1997. 


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