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News Headlines from Thursday, January 17, 2019

ONE MAN INJURED IN A ROBBERY AND ASSAULT

Newark police is investigating an armed robbery and assault that occurred during the early morning hours on Wednesday.  According to police, around 2:00 a.m. officers were called to a home on 200 block of West Locust Street on a reported robbery.  One man was transported to Grant Medical Center with various injuries. So far five people, including three teenagers, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

ROAD WORK

West Main Street in Newark will be reduced to one lane from the West Main Street Bridge to 11th Street the rest of the week and possibly Monday, Jan. 21 from 8:00am-5:00pm for a gas main replacement. Traffic will be flagged and motorists should expect delays. The north side parking lane could be restricted and therefore residents should plan on finding alternate parking.

PATASKALA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Pataskala officials encourage residents to attend an Open House this evening to discuss the city's Comprehensive Plan. Mayor Mike Compton says they hired an outside company to work with a local steering committee on the plan.

Pataskala Mayor Mike Compton

Mayor Compton said the Open House will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the City Administration Building on West Broad Street.

RADON ACTION MONTH

January is Radon Action Month.

Olivia Biggs with the LCHD

Olivia Biggs, public information officer, Licking County Health Department, said thanks to the Ohio Department of Health's Radon Program, county residents can request a free radon testing kit from the LCHD. Visit www.lickingcohealth.org for more information.

RECORDS CENTER RECEIVES AN AWARD

The Ohio Historic Records Advisory Board has awarded its Achievement Award to the Licking County Records and Archives Center for its commitment to expanding access to Ohio’s public records. The Licking County Records and Archives Center was cited for its cataloging project and its outreach initiatives, such as hosting a community scanning day and improving the reference area at its new facility. The new Licking County Records and Archives Center is located at 61 East Main Street in downtown Newark. It is one of 19-such centers in Ohio and is considered a state of the art facility.

CHILDREN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and leaders from the Ohio Children's Hospital Association have announced the creation of an advisory committee aimed to ultimately help ensure at-risk families have the tools they need to give their children the best possible start in life. The Governor's Advisory Committee on Home Visitation will be tasked with making formal recommendations about how to best increase the state's investment in effective homes visitation programs.

 

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