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News Headlines from Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Heath officials are alerting residents to a water main break this morning along Irving Wick Drive East. Neighborhoods and streets in the city which may experience low or no water pressure until repairs are made include:  Irving Wick Drive East, Franklin Avenue, The Greenbriar neighborhood, The River Oaks neighborhood, and The Villages of River Oaks condos. There are no boil alerts at this time.


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Emmanuel Williams. Williams, 30, is a registered sex offender who has failed to register a change of address. His last known address was North Vista Drive in Nashport. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.


In an effort to recover money spent on property maintenance issues, Monday night Newark City Council passed an ordinance that will allow the city to place liens totaling more than $255,000 against property owners found to be in violation of the property maintenance code.

Newark Councilman Jeremy Blake

Second Ward Councilman Jeremy Blake joined his fellow council members in unanimously approving the measure.


The Licking County Health Department and Safe Kids Ohio are teaming with the Indian Mound Mall to hold a Car Seat Check event today from 4:00-7:00 p.m. outside of JCPenney. Safety Technicians can properly install and check your child safety seats to ensure they are fastened correctly. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, three out of four car seats are not installed correctly.


Late last year a fire gutted the press box, locker rooms and concessions at Johnstown's Frank Chambers Stadium.

Johnstown-Monroe Superintendent Dale Dickson

Superintendent Dale Dickson said investigators determined the fire was caused by aging electrical issues. They are in the midst of a fundraising campaign to help pay for the upgrades.


Congratulations to the Pride of Newark Marching Band! The band has qualified for the Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band Finals. This is the 39th consecutive year the Pride of Newark has qualified and that is a state record.


As a proud Smithsonian Affiliate, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology will host Smithsonian Day Live on Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s theme focuses on female trailblazers in culture, history, and air & space. Nothing embodies this theme quite like The Works’ own Jerrie Mock exhibit, celebrating her worldwide flight in her plane Spirit of Columbus. Smithsonian Day Live will take place during The Works’ normal hours of operation, 9:00am-5:00pm. For more information visit www.attheworks.org.



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