FORMER COUNCILWOMAN PASSES
Funeral services will be held Wednesday for former Newark City Councilwoman Shirley Stare. Stare, who is the sister of former Newark Mayor Frank Stare, died Thanksgiving Day at the age of 88. She served as Councilwoman for the 2nd Ward for eight years and also served on the Licking County Transit Board.
Today is Cyber Monday and Americans are expected to be clicking and spending like never before. Adobe Analytics forecasts that shoppers will spend a record $12 billion today, 5.4% more than last year, representing what it says will be the largest-ever E-commerce shopping day in the U.S.
Giving Tuesday takes place tomorrow. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.
Philanthropy Ohio CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas said in 2020 - the most recent year for which IRS data is available – nearly 4,000 Ohio foundations donated $1.94 billion.
ZONTA CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
This Thursday, the Zonta Club of Newark will host its popular Christmas Tour of Homes fundraiser.
Annmarie Wirth said proceeds will benefit Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio. To purchase tickets to the Christmas Tour of Homes visit the Zonta Club of Newark Facebook page.
DEER GUN SEASON
Hunters of all ages are heading into the woods today for the start of deer gun season. Ohio's deer gun season runs through Dec. 3. There will be two extra days of deer gun season Dec. 16-17.
OSU FALLS TO NO. 6
Ohio State falls from No. 2 to No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Georgia, Michigan, Washington, Florida State and Oregon round out the top five. The College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday.
RETIRED SUPREME COURT JUSTICE HAS DIED
Sandra Day O'Connor the fist woman to sit on the Supreme Court has died. According to officials the 93-year-old O'Connor died due to complications related to advanced dementia. She was appointed to the court by Pres. Reagan in 1981 and retired in 2006.
NEWARK MAN CHARGED IN ROBBERY
Bond has been set at $100,000 for a 30-year-old Newark man accused of taking part in a recent robbery. Mason Spangler has been charged with aggravated burglary, and his case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.
NEWARK MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES
A 41-year-old Newark man with a prior drug conviction is back behind bars. Eric McClain is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on a single charge of aggravated possession of meth, although other charges could be forthcoming. McClain's bond was set at $250,000.
NPD SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Newark Police Department will hold swearing-in ceremonies Monday for four new officers – Adam Fumi, Kevin Lloyd, Stevan Loy and Jonathan Salyer. The swearing-in ceremonies will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m.at Newark Police headquarters on North Fourth Street.
A JUMP IN JOBLESS CLAIMS
Ohioans filed 8,678 initial jobless claims last week, and that was almost 1,200 more than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.