AIR QUALITY ALERT
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for today. The region – Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties – is likely to experience particle pollution levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.
The Licking County OVI Task Force will operate two OVI checkpoints later this week to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The locations will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. The Licking County OVI Task Force was established in 2022 through a federal grant provided by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.
GRAND JURY INDICTS COLUMBUS MAN
Bond has been set at $1 million for a 36-year-old Columbus man accused of engaging in sex acts with a minor. A Licking County grand jury, has indicted Jeremy Daniels on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Daniels is scheduled to go trial in August.
FOOD BANKS NEED MORE FOOD
A new survey shows 68 percent of food bank clients in Ohio reported that in the past two to three months, they've chosen between paying for food, transportation or gas.
Joree Novtony, Chief of Staff, Ohio Association of Food Banks, said they have requested additional funding in the biennial budget to increase the capacity of food-purchasing programs.
35 YEARS WITH THE NEWARK ADVOCATE
For more than three decades Kent Mallett has been the eyes and ears of the Newark community. Last week, he celebrated 35 years with the Newark Advocate.
Mallett started at the Advocate as a sports reporter but eventually transitioned to politics and business. Prior to last night's Newark City Council meeting Mallet was awarded a special commendation by Mayor Jeff Hall.
Volunteers are needed for the annual June Headstone Cleaning in Granville's Old Colony Burying Ground. No special expertise is required – they will show you how to clean a historic headstone. The headstone cleaning will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00am-12:00pm.