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News Headlines from Thursday, June 22, 2017


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the theft of a trailer from a Hebron business. The Hebron Police Department reports suspects stole a 2008 enclosed pull behind gray trailer around 5:00 a.m. on May 30 from Home Experts in the 100 block of North High St. Surveillance camera footage shows two suspects in a blue Ford Ranger truck driving off with the trailer. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Cody Bartimus, the Newark man suspected of attempting to abduct a child, has been indicted. Bartimus, 25, faces one count each of abduction and attempted kidnapping in connection with a June 7 incident on Seroco Avenue. Bartimus remains held at the Licking County Justice Center on $100,000 bond.


In the last four months more children have come into the care of Licking County Children Services then in the last eight months of 2016, according to John Fisher, director Licking County Job and Family Services.

John Fisher Director Licking County Job and Family Services

Fisher said currently they are working with a little over 500 children representing about 220 families.


The work continues on the Licking County Courthouse renovation project.

Commissioner Tim Bubb

Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb feels once the restoration project is completed the Licking County Courthouse will be the best looking courthouse in the state.


On Thursday, June 29 the Buckeye Lake Museum and Historical Society will present the summer island tour at the home of Ron and Barbara Hupman on Liebís Island. This nautical evening will have all the touches of a riverboat cruise to help raise funds for the restoration of the donated 88 foot sternwheeler The Queen of the Lake III. Cost is $100 per person. Reservations only and seating is limited to 100 guests. For reservations and information visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org.


The Newark Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association car, truck and motorcycle show will be held Friday, June 23 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on South 4th Street in downtown Newark. The car show will feature music, food and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Newark Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.


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