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News Headlines from Friday, February 24, 2017

The city of Newark will hold a swearing-in ceremony Monday, Feb. 27 for five new Firefighter/Paramedics. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 11:00am at Newark Fire Station 1, on South 4th Street. The new Firefighter/Paramedics are: John Guegold, Brian Neighbor, Austin Von Dach, Shane Ward, and Mason Wilkins.

***8:35AM UPDATE***

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has announced that Scott Wolfe has been arrested.


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Scott Wolfe. The 28-year-old Wolfe is wanted on failure to comply and receiving stolen property charges. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.


Habitat for Humanity MidOhio held a dedication ceremony Thursday evening for its newest home in Newark. Brooke Filkins received the keys to her new home on Parker Avenue

Brooke Filkins

Habitat President and CEO E.J. Thomas says there's nothing like handing over the keys to a new homeowner.

Habitat for Humanity MidOhio Pres. and CEO E.J. Thomas

Filkins is the mother of a 9-year-old son and a week-old baby girl.


Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor is ready to lead the Buckeye State. Thursday, Taylor took an important step toward running for Governor of Ohio by formally filing paperwork and designating a Treasurer. The name of the new committee is Mary Taylor for Governor. A formal campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year. The Republican primary is more than a year away, with the General Election on November 6, 2018.


The Canal Market District Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the 2017 season.

Canal Market District Marketing Director Bryn Bird

Marketing Director Bryn Bird said the committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1. The Farmers Market will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesdays May through September and on Fridays May through October.


The Newark boys basketball team is moving on to the next round in the state playoffs. The Wildcats ran past Whetsone 84-38 last night. Newark will host Columbus West Tuesday, Feb. 28.


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Monday, February 20

Tuesday, February 21 Wednesday, February 22

Thursday, February 23

Friday, February 17  

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