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Thursday, July 24th 2014

Newark Police found a toddler walking in his diaper Wednesday morning in an area of Boyleston Avenue. The boy was found shortly before 10:00 a.m. and police began canvassing the neighborhood in attempt to find the parents or anyone who knew about the child. Police eventually located the boy's mother at around 1:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Essex Street. The child was taken into custody by Licking County Children Services and the investigation continues.


The Johnstown Police Department has a warning for residents - lock your car doors. According to the department's Facebook page, the Village is experiencing a lot of thefts from open cars in the Rolling Meadows area. You are reminded to lock your doors so thieves don't have an easy target, and report any suspicious people in the area.


Licking County's June unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, up from the May number of 4.6 percent, according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Dan Evers, director of economic development GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation, says despite the slight jump, Licking County’s Employment is 81,800.

Dan Evers with GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation

Licking County’s June unemployment rate is lower than all but 21 other Ohio counties.


As child-care costs continue to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, the cost of child care is one of their biggest monthly expenses and legislation to help ease that burden has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. Among those urging passage is Carla Moquin president of the Parenting in the Workplace Institute.

Carla Moquin Pres. of the Parenting in the Workplace Institute

The cost of center-based child care does vary widely from state to state, but the U.S. average is now nearly $12,000 a year.


The Dawes Arboretum will host Ales in the Garden Saturday, July 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an evening with Dawes horticulture staff as you take in the beautiful sights of the Azalea Glen. Staff-lead guided tours will spotlight favorite plants in this garden and the history of this space as it has evolved over the past 85 years. The Dawes is partnering with Granville Brewing Company for Ales in the Garden. Cost is $20, for Arboretum members; $25 general admission. You must be 21 and over to attend. Visit www.dawesarb.org for more information.


The Newark Moose Lodge will host its Christmas in July Poker Run Saturday, July 26 at the Moose Lodge located at 235 West National Drive. Registration will take place from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Cost is $15 for a rider; $5 for a passenger. All proceeds benefit needy children in Licking County at Christmas. Prize money will be paid to the top three hands and food and entertainment will be provided after the poker run. Rain date would be Sunday, July 27.

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