Monday, September 19

PERRY COUNTY MOST WANTED

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three more of its most wanted suspects. Deputies recently picked up Phillip Traugh who was wanted on drug charges and Levi White and Jacob Wilson who were both wanted on aggravated menacing charges.

MIDLAND THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Midland Theatre Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Timothy Juengst as the new Executive Director. Juengst previously served as Director of Operations with Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas. He is taking over for former Executive Director Chris Skinner who left to take a job in Ashland.

LC VETERANS STAND DOWN

The Licking County Veterans Service Commission is hosting an important event on Wednesday. Director April Foster has more...

Foster said during the stand down veterans can get information on a wide variety of services such as health care enrollment and mental health services. Wednesday's stand down runs from eleven to two.

OSU REMAINS NUMBER 3 IN AP POLL

Despite their lopsided win over Toledo, Ohio State remains third in this week’s associated press top 25 poll. Georgia and Alabama are first and second. OSU is home Saturday night hosting Wisconsin.

ROAD WORK

Alexandria officials are reminding motorists that starting tomorrow and running thru Wednesday, Wesleyan Church Road in Saint Albans Township will be restricted to one lane and at times closed so crews can wrap up a paving project.

POT BUST

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies recently conducted a countywide marijuana eradication effort. As a result, 75 marijuana plants worth an estimated $112,000 was confiscated.

NEWARK MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING METH

A 55-year-old Newark man with multiple prior drug convictions is once again facing drug charges. James Beaver has entered a not guilty plea to two counts of aggravated possession of meth. Beaver remains held at the Licking County Justice Center on $25,000 bond.

JOBLESS CLAIMS

Ohioans filed a little more than 6,400 initial unemployment claims last week, which was 465 more than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

HOME RUN 5K

Early Registration for the Licking County Coalition For Housing’s 10th Annual Home Run 5k ends Sunday.  Early registration is $30. It is $35 after Sunday. The Home Run 5K will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Rotary Park in Newark. For more information visit the Licking County Coalition For Housing’s Facebook page or website.