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News Headlines from Monday, September 9, 2019

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a theft from a business in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, on Friday, July 26 suspects broke into Goldies on the 400 block of Wehrle Ave. and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


The United Way of Licking County is hosting its annual Week of Caring this week. Executive Director Deb Dingus says hundreds of volunteers will be lending a helping hand on numerous projects across the county..

United Way of Licking County Executive Director Deb Dingus

A kickoff celebration was held Friday afternoon at the Canal Market District in downtown Newark.


A 35-year-old man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center for allegedly selling meth near a Newark school. Brandon Boyer has been charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs stemming from a June 7 incident near Carson Elementary School. Boyer's bond was set at $75,000, and his case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.


The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will commemorate the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Statehouse. A short program will begin today at 5:00 p.m. on the west steps of the Ohio Statehouse. After the program, volunteers from across central Ohio will install the 2,977 flags that comprise the memorial. The flags represent the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.


The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office is expected to follow through on a voter registration purge. Roughly 235,000 voters at risk of losing their registration. Jen Miller with the League of Women Voters of Ohio says the list erroneously includes names of some voters who are actually eligible to vote.

Jen Miller with the League of Women Voters of Ohio

Last week, a federal judge denied a request to temporarily halt the removal process.


The City of New Albany is in the process of creating its Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, aiming to ensure residents and visitors are not discriminated against on the basis of disability. New Albany staff will be hosting a public information meeting to discuss the plan and obtain community feedback. We welcome feedback from any person who uses our roadways, sidewalks, trails, parks, buildings, or other facilities owned by the City of New Albany. The public meeting will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 at New Albany Village Hall.


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