Thursday, May 12

HEATH WOMAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

Bond has been set at $25,000 for a 28-year-old Heath woman accused of having meth. Andrea Weekely is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on a single charge of aggravated possession of meth. Weekley's case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.

INTEL MEETING

The City of Johnstown invites residents to attend a community briefing on the Intel Project on Thursday, May 19 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Johnstown Performing Arts Center on South Oregon Street. A panel has been assembled to provide information and answer questions. Questions should be submitted ahead of the meeting by Monday, May 16 to the Clerk of Council.

NEW FIREFIGHTERS

The Newark Division of Fire will hold swearing-in ceremonies for three new Firefighter Paramedics - Ethan Barker, Christopher Maisenbacher and Brendan Wagner - on Monday, May 16, at 10:00 am at Newark Fire Station 1 on South 4th Street.

CHECKING WATER LINES

The City of Newark Water Department is in the process of evaluating and replacing the water service lines of qualified customers in compliance with the new Lead and Copper Rule.

Utilities Superintendent Roger Loomis said water service pipes that contain lead are required to be inventoried and replaced as part of EPA mandates.

NURSES RALLY

Nurses in Ohio and across the country are rallying to bring light to issues plaguing the profession, and consequently, causing 40% to consider leaving the profession during today's last day of National Nurses Week. Over 300 Ohio nurses are expected to attend a rally today at the Ohio Statehouse.

LOOKING FOR WORKERS

The struggle to find workers continues in Ohio. Andrew Lim with the American Immigration Council says local entities are doing their best to fill open positions.

Of the more than 165 million jobs expected to exist in 2030, almost half will be left open by retirees, career changers, or workers who’ve left the labor market entirely, according to Lim.