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News Headlines from Friday, July 19, 2019


It's going to be hot over the next couple of days with heat index values expected to hover near or above 105 today. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Sites says you should limit outdoor activities.

NWS Meteorologist Jeff Sites

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning until Saturday night.



Multiple fire departments battled a house fire this morning in Newark.  According to the 911 Center, crews were called to the home on the 200 block of Moull Street a little before 5:00 a.m. and they remained on the scene for a couple of hours.  No injuries have been reported and the cause is under investigation.  


The Ohio Attorney General's Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Newark concrete contractor accused of performing shoddy work and failing to complete home improvement projects. The lawsuit accuses Ronald Slusher, who did business under the name A1 Concrete Finishing, of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. Eight people filed complaints against the business seeking refunds totaling almost $20,000.


The Newark Moose Lodge 499 will be hosting a big fundraiser next weekend.

Jamie Wilden with the Newark Moose Lodge

Jamie Wilden said the cost is $15 per rider; $5 per passenger. The Moose Lodge is located at 235 West National Drive. For more information vist the Newark Moose Riders Facebook page.


The Ohio Department of Agriculture has detected sudden oak death on rhododendron plants shipped to Walmart and Rural King stores throughout the state. Both retailers have agreed to initiate a voluntary recall of plants from their stores. It was recently confirmed that Ohio is one of several Midwest states that have received infected plant material. Gardeners and homeowners who have recently purchased a rhododendron from Walmart or Rural King should monitor the plant for signs of disease, including leaf spots and shoot dieback.


Licking Memorial Health Systems 2019 “For Your Health” 5K Run/Walk and one-mile fun walk will take place at the Dawes Arboretum on Saturday, July 27. The registration fee for runners and walkers with timing chips is $15, if received by 5:00 p.m. today. It is $20 thereafter. Participants also may register the morning of the race. There is no fee for the one-mile fun walk, or for participants who are not timed. Registration is required. To register visit www.racepenguin.com/events/foryourhealth.


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Thursday, July 11

Friday,  July 12  

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