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News Headlines from Thursday, May 16, 2019

NEWARK MAN HELD ON BOND FOR ALLEGED SEX ACTS WITH A CHILD

A 36-year-old Newark man accused of engaging in sex acts with a child has pleaded not guilty to all charges.  Charles Sheley faces two counts each of rape and sexual battery in connection with alleged incidents that took place earlier this year. Sheley remains held on $500,000 bond.

LC GRAND JURY INDICTED PATASKALA MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

A Licking County Grand Jury has indicted a 28-year-old Pataskala man accused of breaking into a Johnstown home and attempting to injure a person. Benjamin Ankrom faces several charges including one count each of aggravated burglary and domestic violence. Ankrom is being held on $35,000 bond.  He’s scheduled to go to trial in late June.

OHIO FINISHED 4TH IN HORRIBLE HUNDRED LIST FROM HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

Ohio finished fourth in the Humane Society of the United States Seventh Annual “Horrible Hundred” list of Puppy Mills and Dog Sellers.  John Goodwin, with the Humane Society, says not only can inhumane living conditions affect a dog's mental and physical growth, they can also lead to disease…

John Goodwin, with the Humane Society of the United States

Goodwin said unfortunately, the report isn't even "the worst of the worst," because many puppy mills operate under the radar and are never inspected.

LC SHERIFFS OFFICE ANNOUNCE DISPATCHER OF THE MONTH FOR MAY

The Licking County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Courtney Kidwell is the Dispatcher of the Month for May. Dispatcher Kidwell has been with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office for almost one year.

LC SENIOR LIVING EXPO TO BE HELD NEXT THURSDAY AT THE REECE CENTER

The Licking County Senior Living Expo will be held from 9:00am-12:00pm on Thursday, May 23 in the Reese Center on the OSU Newark/COTC Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Those 55 and older are invited to speak with local vendors and advocates, win door prizes, enjoy entertainment and much more.

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