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|News Headlines from Saturday, August 18, 2018|
The investigation continues into an early Friday morning house fire in Jersey Township. According to the Licking County 911 Center, firefighters were called to the scene on the 2400 block of Alward Road Southwest shortly before 4:30 a.m. and it took more than 90 minutes to contain the blaze. No injuries were reported. A damage amount has not been released.
SLIGHT INCREASE IN UNEMPLOYMENT
Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July, up from 4.5 percent in June, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Last month's unemployment rate was down from 5.1 percent in July 2017. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 265,000, up 6,000 from 259,000 in June.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 20, Ohio 37 will be closed to traffic just east of Downing Road, between Johnstown and the Delaware County line for a culvert replacement project. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 24, weather permitting.
The National Trail Volunteer Fire Department is one of more than 100 Ohio fire departments to share in $1.1 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered by firefighters during their daily work activities. The National Trail Volunteer Fire Department received a little less than $14,500, which they will use to purchase one extractor.
TACKLING THE SUMMER HEAT
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that excessive summer heat can disrupt a number of our favorite outdoor activities. Former Senior Scientist Doug Inkley says there are solutions to address these problems and ensure safer summers for the future.
The report recommends policies that cut pollution from power plants, reduce vehicle emissions, and expand renewable energy efforts.
NATIONAL RADIO DAY
Monday is National Radio Day. Christine Merritt, president, Ohio Association of Broadcasters, says its a day to celebrate local radio stations.
Merritt said roughly 93 percent of the population listens to the radio every week.
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