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News Headlines from Saturday, March 25, 2017


Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February, up from 5.0 percent in January, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in February was 294,000, up 7,000 from 287,000 in January.


A 21-year-old Nashport man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center for allegedly possessing child pornography.  Tyler Norris has been charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material stemming from his arrest in January.  Bond was set at $25,000.  Norris is due back in court on March 30.


Area nonprofit organizations are invited to join the Licking County Foundation, the United Way of Licking County and Maloney + Novotny LLC are joining forces on an important seminar. Megan Evans, Donor Services Officer Licking County Foundation, has the details.

Megan Evans with the Licking County Foundation

Evans said the cybersecurity seminar will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the TrueCore Federal Credit Union Board Room at 215 Deo Drive.


Ohioans are encouraged to be a part of the process to shape the future of transportation in our state. The Ohio Department of Transportation is accepting public comments on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2018 to 2021. The plan identifies the multi-modal transportation improvement projects that are scheduled for some phase of implementation throughout the state over the next four years. The draft documents will be available for public review and comment at 35 locations statewide through April 7, 2017, during normal business hours. Visit www.transportation.ohio.gov for more information.


The Monroe Township Fire Department is hiring intermittent firefighter/paramedics. They are currently offering signing incentives up to $1500 to highly qualified applicants, but the program is subject to cancellation without notice. Officials anticipate giving a test in late April and another in August. For more information visit the Monroe Township Fire Department's Facebook page.


The Bryn Du Mansion is in the midst of a busy spring schedule.

Bryn Du Mansion Exec. Dir. Bruce Cramer

Executive Director Bruce Cramer said for more information on the Bryn Du Mansion's spring and summer schedule visit www.bryndu.com.

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, March 20

Tuesday, March 21 Wednesday, March 22

Thursday, March 23

Friday, March 24  

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