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News Headlines for Friday, April 12

COLUMBUS BOMB SQUAD CALLED TO NEWARK RESIDENCE WEDNESDAY

Wednesday Newark Police and the Newark Fire Department responded a home on the 900 block of East Main Parkway on a suspicious device. Upon arrival, they were told that while cleaning out a garage, a device resembling a “mortar shell” was discovered. The item was placed in the yard and emergency units evacuated nearby residents. The Columbus Bomb Squad responded and contacted the military. It was determined to be an unexploded ordinance from the WWI era. Columbus Bomb Squad took possession of the device and transported it to a designated area for destruction.

 

ODJFS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

Last week, Ohioans filed over 56-hundred initial unemployment claims, and that was 519 fewer than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

 

LICKING PARK DISTRICT TO OFFER ALL-TERRAIN WHEELCHAIRS FOR RENT

The Licking Park District recently invested in purchasing two All-Terrain Wheelchairs for persons with lower body challenges to rent at no cost. Director Kyle Lund says the reason for purchasing the chairs was that they really wanted to help change some lives...

The All-Terrain Wheelchairs will be available for rent starting April 15th. A rental agreement must be completed and provide a drivers license or state issued identification card. Riders must also wear a self- provided helmet while using the chair. To learn more call the Licking Park District.

 

NEWARK CITY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES MEET MONDAY

Three Newark City Council Committees – Finance, Service and Capital Improvements- will meet Monday at 5:45 prior to the full City Council Meeting at seven. If you can’t make it to the meetings you can watch them on the city’s YouTube page.

 

POST- ELECTION AUDIT OF THE MARCH PRIMARY

The Licking County Board of Elections will conduct a Post-Election Audit of the March 19th Primary Election on Monday, April 15t at 9am. The audit will be held in the Board Offices in Newark.

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