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|News Headlines from Wednesday, July 18, 2018|
LOCAL MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING GRAVE
A 24-year-old Utica man is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than 40 grave makers from a Knox County cemetery. Dustin Johnson has been charged with theft and possessing criminal tools in connection with the theft of the markers. Johnson has pleaded not guilty in Licking County Municipal Court.
A NEW TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION
Pathways of Central Ohio has joined a new national texting platform to connect area residents with resources and information on opioids.
Pathways Executive Director Kristin McCloud said within a few minutes, the information or referral that was requested will be received. Follow up texts will be sent at varying intervals over the next 130 days to provide ongoing support.
GRANVILLE MAN SENTENCED ON DRUG CHARGES
Brian Cantwell, of Granville, will spend the next eight years in prison for having heroin, LSD, and meth. Cantwell, 35, recently pleaded guilty to numerous charges including four counts of drug possession. He does have a previous drug conviction.
HONORING KELLY MILLER
Starting in 2019, the Licking County League will award a scholarship to one male and one female athlete. The scholarship is named after former Licking County League Commissioner Kelly Miller who died in May.
LCL Treasurer Doug Marston said they are accepting donations to help support the scholarship. You can send donations to the LCL, Doug Marston Treasurer, 1393 Estates Drive Newark, OH 43055.
JESSE OWENS STATE PARK
Tuesday, Governor Kasich was joined by the daughters of Olympic Hero Jesse Owens at the grand opening of the Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife Area. This new 5,735-acre park is located in Morgan County on land that also spans parts of Guernsey, Muskingum and Noble counties. The park was created after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources struck a deal with American Electric Power to buy a large portion of a 60,000-acre parcel. The state hopes to buy more land from AEP to create the largest park in the state.
Attached is the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. The City of Newark is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant program. The City plans to make available $60,000 for economic development proposals. $20,000 will be made available for other community development proposals from nonprofit agencies. Applications for the $20,000 cannot exceed $5,000 per agency. The deadline for submitting an application to the Department of Development is Friday, August 17 at 4:30pm.
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