BROTHERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY
The Two Newark brothers arrested in connection with a July 4 shooting in Newark have entered not guilty pleas to all charges. Dwangelo Demons, 26, and Javion Demons, 24, each face six counts of felonious assault and several gun charges in connection with the drive-by shooting in the area of South Fifth Street and National Drive. They both are being held on $250,000.
The Newark police Department will hold a swearing-in ceremony today at 10:00 am for new officer William Ulmer III. Since 2016, Ulmer, 43, has served with the New Lexington Police Department.
David Rees Evans passed away last week. He was 84. In addition to his 38 years of employment at State Farm Insurance, Evans was very active in local politics and community service. He served as a Newark City Council member for 9 years and as Representative of the 71st district of the Ohio House of Representatives for 9 years. He also served in the Ohio National Guard for 29 years and many local organizations including the B & P Order of the Elks #391, AMVETS, Aladdin Shrine, and Rotary Club.
LICKING COUNTY FOUNDATION
Local organizations and programs serving Licking County residents have received a huge helping hand from the Licking County Foundation.
Director Connie Hawk said the largest portion of grants were made through designated agency funds established by donors to support specific causes.
DEALING WITH P-FAS
A bill to tackle contamination from so-called “forever chemicals” known as P-FAS is moving through Congress. Sonya Lunder, with the Sierra Club, says federal regulators didn't start paying attention until research uncovered the prevalence of chemicals in a wide range of consumer products.
A recent study detected PFAS at nearly 70 sites in Ohio. Forever chemicals have been linked to a variety of health problems.
Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) will host the Active•Fit Field Day event on Thursday, August 5, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Alford-Reese Park, located at 600 Baker Boulevard in Newark. This free event will include activities such as soccer, flag football, kickball and freeze tag. Bring a towel for fun water games at the end of the event. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call LMHS Public Relations at (220) 564-1560. This event is free and open to youth, ages 6 to 12.