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News Headlines from Monday, June 24, 2019

MAN ARRESTED IN FATAL SHOOTING

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old Newark girl. A little after 9:00 p.m. Friday, officers were called to a home on Ridgelawn Avenue a on a report of a shooting, according to a press release from the Newark Police Department. Upon arrival they found Isabella Barnes suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police eventually arrested Keegan Mummey and charged him with aggravated murder. The investigation is ongoing.

NEWARK MAN CHARGED WITH FELONIOUS ASSAULT

Bond has been set at $50,000 for a 20-year-old Newark man accused of throwing a woman against a tree and then shooting a flare gun at her. Rick Erwin II has been charged with felonious assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred earlier this month. His case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.

FIREWORKS AT BUCKEYE LAKE

A beloved tradition is returning to Buckeye Lake as folks will enjoy fireworks for the Independence Day Holiday on Wednesday, July 3. The fireworks had been canceled the past few years while work was being completed on a new dam at Buckeye Lake.

FIGHTING MOSQUITOES

Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry can be a major problem during the summer months. Richard Gary, with the Ohio Department of Health, has some tips for avoiding the little buggers.

Richard Gary with the Ohio Department of Health

For more information on ways you can avoid mosquitoes visit www.odh.ohio.gov

SONGS AT THE CENTER

The Midland Theatre hosted a taping of the PBS show Songs at the Center on Saturday. Show host and creator Eric Gnezda says the show highlights local songwriters.

Eric Gnezda with Songs at the Center

Gnezda said the show will air sometime in 2020.

HOME SALES

There were 3,200 homes and condos sold in central Ohio last month a 20 percent increase compared to April, according to the Columbus Realtors Multiple Listing Service. The median sales price last month was $220,000, and that was up 7.8 percent from May, 2018.

 

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18 Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday,  June 21  
 

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