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News Headlines from Friday, April 19, 2019

NEWARK MAN AND WOMAN HELD ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A 40-year-old Newark man and a 41-year-old Newark woman are being held in the Muskingum County Jail on $2 million and $1.5 million bonds following a drug bust in Dresden. Nicholas Blair and Janet Garner have both been charged with trafficking in drugs and taking part in corrupt activity following their arrests earlier this week. According to authorities, during the drug raid, officers seized more than $160,000 in cash, at least five pounds of meth, 50 pounds of marijuana, as well as other drugs and guns.

OHIO SENATORS ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO ADDRESS ADDICTION CRISIS

Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have announced that The Ohio State University, along with several other universities across the state, will receive a total of $65.9 million in federal funding over the next four years to help address the addiction crisis. Ohio is one of four states to receive federal funding through the national institutes of health healing communities study. This study aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40 percent over three by testing a set of proven prevention and treatment interventions.

WALLET HUB RELEASES NEW REPORT ON CHILD HEALTHCARE

Next week is Every Kid Healthy Week and personal finance website Wallet Hub is shedding some light on where the 50 states rank in terms of keeping kids healthy. Wallet Hub recently released their 2019 report of best states for child healthcare. Ohio is in the bottom ten, but the news isn't all bad.

Jill Gonzalez with Wallet Hub

Jill Gonzalez says Ohio needs the most improvement in the categories of obesity and nutrition and also oral health.

***UPDATE***

HFCU officials have announced that due to current and future weather conditions Saturday's Spring Hop has been cancelled

HOPEWELL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION'S ANNUAL SPRING HOP TOMORROW

Join Hopewell Federal Credit Union for their Annual Spring Hop Event tomorrow for some family fun and a chance to give to those in need here in Licking County.

Beth Kelly, Marketing and Business Director Hopewell Federal Credit Union

The Spring Hop will be held, weather permitting, at the Hopewell Heath Offices at 501 Hopewell Drive from 1-2:30pm tomorrow.

LC HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE MORE THAN A SHELTER CAMPAIGN

The Licking County Humane Society has announced The More Than A Shelter Campaign to expand their shelter and build a 5,400 square foot medical center. The Humane Society reports that they have already raised $1.7 of the $2 million goal for the expansion project. A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.

 

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 16 Wednesday, April 17

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 12  
 

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