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News Headlines from Monday, April 24, 2017

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in thefts from several businesses in downtown Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between March 9-March 30, suspect(s) broke into four businesses around W. Main St. near the Courthouse Square and stole numerous items including cash, a computer, tools and various office items and supplies. Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.

911 LEVY

The May 2 primary is fast approaching. Voters in Licking County will decide the fate of a 1-mill property tax levy to finance the 911 Center. Sean Grady, director Emergency Management Agency, says the current center went online in 2014 and it's time to update software.

Sean Grady Director Emergency Management Agency

Grady said if approved the levy would raise roughly $3.9 million annually and residents would pay $35 annually per $100,000 of assessed valuation.


Saturday, Licking County EMA and CERT conducted a damage assessment exercise in the Village of St. Louisville.

St. Louisville Mayor David Allen

Mayor David Allen said during the exercise, teams walked throughout village assessing the potential damage as a result of a natural disaster.


The Village of Granville will be clearing and televising sanitary sewers lines today on South Cherry Street. This work will close the southbound lane of South Cherry Street, and the work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day.


There were 2,531 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of March, a 50.8 percent increase over February and a 3.9 percent increase over the same month a year ago. This was the highest number of home sales on record for the month of March as well as the highest sales for the 1st quarter according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.


Plenty of hunters will be heading into the woods this week for the start of spring wild turkey season in Ohio. New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a South Zone, which opens to hunters today, and a Northeast Zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1. The youth wild turkey season took place over the weekend.  


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