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News Headlines from Tuesday, May 21 , 2019

BODY FOUND NEAR FRAZEYSBURG

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is investigating a dead body found Sunday morning near Frazeysburg. According to the sheriff's office, a passerby spotted the body laying in the grass by the near the ramp from Ohio 16 to Ohio 586.  The body was that of a man in his early 50's and the death is being considered suspicious.

DEALING WITH HOMELESSNESS

Monday night the Newark Finance Committee discussed a proposal to spend up to $30,000 to hire a consultant to look at growing problem in the city.

Newark Service Director David Rhodes

Service Director David Rhodes said the city would work with other entities like the United Way and Newark Development Partners who would hopefully kick-in some money as well to hire a consultant. Some committee members asked for additional information and so they voted to table the proposal for a couple of weeks.

NEWARK WOMAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

A 24-year-old Newark woman accused of selling fentanyl has been indicted. Kyra Gleckler faces one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs for allegedly selling fentanyl to a confidential informant. She's due back in court early next month.

WORKSITE WELLNESS AWARDS

The Licking County Health Departmentís Worksite Wellness Workgroup recently recognized two Licking County companies for their outstanding wellness initiatives. The Licking County Library and Licking Memorial Health Systems received awards for their commitment and strategy to create a culture of wellness and improve employee well-being.

SENIOR HEALTH RANKINGS

While showing improvements overall, a new report reveals Ohio could be doing more for the physical and mental well-being of its residents over age 60. Ohio is 30th in the latest Americaís Health Rankings Report for Senior Health, up from 34th in 2018. The state stands out for Clinical Care, ranking 15th, and shows positive marks for the number of home health-care workers, use of hospice care and the high prevalence of seniors with a dedicated medical provider. However, Dr. Rhonda Randall of United Healthcare says there are areas of concern, including increased rates of physical inactivity and smoking in recent years.

Dr. Rhonda Randall of United Healthcare

Randall adds obesity is another persistent issue, affecting one in three Ohioans ages 65-plus.

WARE NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Todd Ware, president and CEO of The Energy Cooperative, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. Farmer Mac, was chartered by the federal government in 1988 to serve as a secondary market in agricultural loans such as mortgages for agricultural real estate and rural housing.

 


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