VANDALISM IN DOWNTOWN NEWARK
It was a tough start to the workweek for some business owners around the Courthouse Square in downtown Newark. Monday around 3:00 a.m., a 38-year-old Newark man used a hatchet to break out windows at more than ten businesses along North Park Place.
Mary Ann Crist, assistant director, The Midland Theatre, said the building sustained minor damage compared to other businesses in the area. The alleged suspect Joseph Davis has been charged with vandalism. His bond was set at a $250,000. The investigation is ongoing.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a Crooksville man and a New Lexington woman. Devlin McHenry, 29, is wanted on forgery and fraud charges. Candice Dunn, 44, is wanted on drug charges. If you have any information on their whereabouts call your local law enforcement agency.
Two men and one woman were arrested Monday as a result of a drug bust in Coshocton County. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of Fairy Falls Drive and confiscated drugs and drug paraphernalia. The names of the those arrested is being withheld pending formal charges.
MONEY TO ADDRESS YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $60 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program funds.
Deb Tegtmeyer, executive director, Licking County Coalition for Housing, said Licking County will share in some of the $5 million to help communities build systems to end youth homelessness.
Johnstown residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the creation of a new Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held tomorrow from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Johnstown Council Chambers.
BIKE TRAIL IS CLOSED
Beginning Today and continuing for approximately one week, there will be another closure area on the TJ Evans Bike Trail, just west of Reddington Rd. toward Granville, where the new bridge connecting to Thornwood Crossing will be located. For safety reasons, it is imperative that no one use the trail during this time.