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News Headlines from Wednesday, June 20, 2018
BODY FOUND IN BUCKEYE LAKE PARKING LOT

The Licking County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into a body found Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot off of Milldam Road just east of Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. There are no apparent signs of foul play, and the man's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. According to the LCSO, Joshua McCloud, of Hebron, was arrested after being found in possession of the deceased man's pickup truck. The 28-year-old McCloud was arrested on an Aggravated Trafficking Warrant.

MOST WANTED

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating three men Devin Harris, Daniel Ross and Shane Stapleton. Harris, 29, is wanted on domestic violence and abduction charges. Ross, 30, and Stapleton, 25, are wanted on drug charges. If you have any information on their whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

UNEMPLOYMENT INCHES UP

Licking County's May unemployment rate was 3.5 percent up from the April figure of 3.4 percent, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It was a mixed bag across central Ohio as three counties - Coshocton, Muskingum and Perry saw a drop in the unemployment rate. Delaware and Franklin counties saw an increase in unemployment, and there was no change in Fairfield and Knox counties.

TEEN ARRESTED IN FLORIDA

Nathaniel Lee Jacks, who escaped from a northeast Ohio Juvenile Correctional Facility last month, was recently arrested in Florida. Originally police thought the 17-year-old Jacks was headed to Licking County.  He was arrested in January for vandalism.

GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE

Up to 1,200 bicyclists are expected to come to town this weekend.

Carol Thress with Explore Licking County

Carol Thress, with Explore Licking County, said the cyclists will pedal 50 miles from Lancaster to Newark on Friday, with most arriving in the afternoon. There are two scheduled rest stops in Buckeye Lake and at The Dawes Arboretum. They will camp for the night on the OSU-Newark COTC campus.

4192 AN EVENING WITH PETE ROSE LIVE

Baseball's All-Time Hit King Pete Rose is coming to The Midland Theatre on Saturday, June 23.  Rose will not only talk about his career he will also share stories involving some well-known names from baseball.

Pete Rose

Saturday's show is set in a baseball atmosphere, complete with all the trappings of a World Series game including the First Pitch, Star-Spangled Banner, and introductions. Visit www.midlandtheatre.org for more information or to purchase tickets

 

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, June 18

Tuesday, June 19 Wednesday, June 13

Thursday, June 14

Friday, June 15  
 

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