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|News Headlines from Monday, June 26, 2017|
OVERCROWDING AT THE LCJC
The Licking County Sheriff's office is concerned about overcrowding at the Licking County Justice Center.
Colonel Chad Dennis said Licking County Justice Center capacity is 332 inmates, but it's been as high as 358 inmates a couple of weeks ago.
BUCKEYE LAKE MEETING
A public meeting will be held today at 6:00 p.m. to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of the dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary.
OPERATION BUZZ KILL INDICTMENTS
18 people recently rounded-up in a drug sweep in Perry County have been indicted. The Perry County Grand Jury handed down indictments for those involved in the trafficking / distribution and or manufacturing of illegal drugs throughout the county. The individuals were initially arrested during Operation Buzz Kill in May.
FIGHTING HUNGER IN NEW ALBANY
The Village Coalition Against Hunger is a non-profit organization based in New Albany. Director Angela Douglas says the organization was started in 2009 by local resident Barb Underwood.
Douglas said the mission of the VCAH is to identify and serve the hunger needs of individuals and families in the New Albany Plain Local School district with dignity and hospitality. For more information visit www.villagecoalition.org.
Several state of Ohio websites, including Gov. Kasich's and the Department of Medicaid, were hacked Sunday with a message that supported the Islamic State and opposed President Trump. The message on the state websites said they had been hacked by Team System Dz. A group with that name has claimed responsibility for past pro-Islamic State hacking.
DEWINE RUNS FOR GOVERNOR
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine made it official Sunday – he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. DeWine joins a crowded republican field that includes Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Secretary of State Jon Husted and northeast Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci.
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