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News Headlines for Friday, May 14, 2021

CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION

A 22-year-old Coshocton man was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center following a crash in Coshocton County. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, Thursday around 5:30am, Andy McElroy was traveling east on Ohio 541 near Township Road 80 when he went off the right side of the road overturning several times. McElroy was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. His condition is unknown at this time. The crash is under investigation.

JOBLESS CLAIMS

Ohioans filed a little less than 19,000 initial jobless claims last week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Over the last 60 weeks, the department has handed out over $9.8 billion in unemployment payments.

ROAD WORK

The Newark Engineer's Office has announced that beginning Tuesday, May 18, Cherry Valley Road will be closed between South Chalfant Avenue and Parsons Lane. The westbound travel lane will be closed for approximately one week. The eastbound travel lane will be closed for approximately four weeks. The closure is necessary for waterline work on the 40th Street/Tamarack Transmission Waterline Project.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

During a single 24-hour period last September, more than 250 survivors of domestic violence in Ohio couldn’t get help when they needed it. According to the 15th annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services, those unmet requests included emergency shelter and legal representation.

Micaela Deming, with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, said programs across Ohio have faced catastrophic funding cuts, and you can only spread folks so thin.

HORNS HILL PARK

On any given weekend you will find a number of bike riders at Horn's Hill Park enjoying new downhill bike trails.

Newark City Councilman Doug Marmie said the bikers are cleaning and maintaining the trails.

NO FIREWORKS

The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) regretfully announce that the Independence Day concert and fireworks event held at the shared campus is cancelled for the second year.

 

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