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News Headlines from Tuesday, August 22, 2017
SOLAR ECLIPSE

The Works Chief Science Officer and OSU-Newark Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Stamatikos joined a large crowd at the museum Monday afternoon for a solar eclipse viewing party.

Dr. Michael Stamatikos

Vanessa Sumner, of Newark brought her 8-year-old daughter Avah to The Works .

Vanessa Sumner

Sumner said she was just as excited as her daughter to see the eclipse.

NEWARK MAN SENTENCED ON SEX CHARGES

A 63-year-old Newark man accused of engaging in sex acts with a child less than 13 years old is heading to prison. Ralph Puryear recently entered guilty pleas to several charges including sexual battery in connection with the incidents that took place beginning in May 2010. Puryear was sentenced to five years behind bars, and was ordered to register as a Tier III Sexual Offender.

HONOR THE SERVICE

The Licking County Veterans Service Commission along with a number of other organizations is hosting a special event Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Newark-Heath Airport.

LCVSC Director April Foster

LCVSC Director April Foster said in addition to the WWII Traveling Memorial Honor the Service will feature WWII era planes, WWII movies and other exhibits. Saturday's event runs from 10:00am-8:00pm.

NEWARK DEER PROGRAM

Bowhunter applications for the 2017-2018, City of Newark Urban Deer Hunting Program are now available at the Newark Police Department on South 4th Street as well as Broken Arrow Archery, on Mount Vernon Road. Property owners who wish to register their property with the City of Newark may also pick up an application and information packet at police headquarters.

KARIS' CAUSE 5K

The 3rd annual Karis' Cause 5K was held this past Saturday at Geller Park in Heath. Organizers said over 500 people registered for this year's event which raised over $38,000. All proceeds are used to support courageous kids and their families as they battle childhood cancer.

AP TOP 25

The preseason Associated Press Top 25 was released on Monday and Ohio State checks in at No. 2 right behind No. 1 Alabama. Florida State, USC and Clemson round out the Top 5. The Buckeyes open the season on Thursday, Aug. 31 on the road against Indiana.

 

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