HOUSE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION
The investigation continues into a Wednesday morning house fire in Newark. According to the 911 Center, a little after 6;00 a.m., crews from multiple fire departments were called to the home in the 300 block of Elmwood Avenue and upon arrival saw smoke and flames coming from the home. The home sustained a significant amount of damage. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
WANTED MAN IS BEHIND BARS
A 20-year-old Newark man who was on the run and taunted police has been arrested. Wednesday, Newark police announced that they had apprehended Tanner Rhinehart who was wanted on multiple warrants. Last week, police posted on Facebook asking for help in locating Rhinehart that's when he commented on the post saying "Y’all almost had me the other day you gotta be quicker than that."
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering from a business in Pataskala. According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, during the overnight hours on Monday, April 17, a white male broke into the Shell Gas Station at the corner of Broad Street and York Road and attempted to open a safe and coin machine. The suspect was unsuccessful and left the building. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.
SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
The Salvation Army in Newark is gearing up for its Summer Feeding program.
Major Tim Higgins said they can always use volunteers to help pack the meals. For more information call the Salvation Army at 740-345-8120.
OLDER ADULTS ARE STRUGGLING
By 2030, more than 73 million Americans age 65 and over, will be of retirement age and a new report finds many will be living in poverty. Dr. Rhonda Randall with UnitedHealthcare says community service providers should increase resources based on the new data.
The report finds that in Ohio, the number of older adults who don’t have enough money for housing, food, medical care and other basic needs rose from around 9 percent in 2019 to more than 10 percent in 2021.
The 2023 Ohio Honor Ride, a single-day, non-competitive cycling event with rides ranging from 11 to 63 miles for all skill levels, takes off from the Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Saturday, May 27. The popular event brings together active service members, injured veterans, first responders and the public to raise funds and awareness for Project Hero’s local programs that provide physical and mental health services to veterans at no cost.