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News Headlines for Monday, August 2, 2021

TRAILER FIRE

It was quite a scene on Interstate 70 Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 5:00 pm emergency crews responded to I70 east near Ohio 256 and upon arrival found the trailer of a semi engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze. The cause is under investigation.

SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

The Salvation Army in Newark's summer feeding program has remained extremely busy.

Lieutenant Kaitlyn Haddix thanked all of the volunteers who have helped to make this year's summer feeding program a success.

WELLNESS CHECKUPS

The pandemic paused many facets of life, and a new report says wellness checkups for children were among them. Pediatrician Dr. Chris Peltier says routine wellness visits are needed to ensure a child’s growth is on pace, and to track important developmental markers.

For older kids, Dr. Peltier said these visits are opportunities to screen for mental-health concerns, like anxiety or depression.

NEW UTILITY BILLS

The Village of Granville utility bills mailed on July 27th has an incorrect balance due. Residents should disregard these statements. The Village mailed out corrected bills that will be marked "CORRECTED STATEMENT". If you have questions about your utility bill, call 740-587-0707.

HFCU CAR SHOW

Hopewell Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Car Show Saturday from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm at their branch located at 1690 North 21st Street. Proceeds from this year's show will benefit the Licking County Humane Society.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Indian Mound Mall will host a Stuff the Bus Supply Drive on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at Altitude Trampoline Park to benefit the school districts within the community. Participants will receive 50% off their entry fee that night to jump. Also, guests can get their picture taken with costume characters from Paw Patrol.

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