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News Headlines from Monday, May 30, 2016


Happy Memorial Day!  All government offices are closed today as well as all branches of the Licking County Library.  Governor Kasich has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to until noon today in honor of all those who gave their lives in service to our nation. 


The Newark City Council Safety Committee will discuss an ordinance to amend the city's vicious dog ordinance, Tuesday night.  Committee members will vote on a proposal that would classify a dog as vicious if it were to kill another dog without provocation.  Tuesday's committee meetings get underway at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. 


A 43-year-old Newark man was sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a family member.  Jason Crawmer recently pleaded guilty to one count each of domestic violence, and having weapons under disability in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2015.   


A large crowd gathered last Friday night for a dedication ceremony for the new Canal Market District in downtown Newark. The Canal Market District will feature a Farmers Market Tuesday and Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. June 3- October 28.  An Art and Craft Market will be held on select Saturdays throughout the summer and fall.  Visit www.canalmarketdistrict.org for more information.


Beginning Tuesday, May 31, North 30th Street in Newark will be closed for 60 days.  Traffic will be detoured via 26th Street to Shaw Drive.  The project is expected to be completed September 30th, 2016.  


The Salvation Army is partnering once again with local organizations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide an estimated 40,000 lunches to Licking County children at no cost to families. This year, The Salvation Army has expanded the program to include 14 locations in the county, adding to the list parks and libraries where meals will be provided to kids in summer youth programs. The free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled.  For more information contact the Salvation Army at 740-345-8120. 


Late last week, after considerable discussion, officials with Ohioans for Medical Marijuana decided to suspend their drive to place an issue on the November 2016 Ohio ballot.  According to their website, it had become increasingly clear following the state legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana law that their ballot issue campaign had arrived at a critical juncture. They plan on continuing forward as an advocacy effort to ensure that the State of Ohio lives up to the promises contained in House Bill 523, but also working to better the program utilizing our amendment as a roadmap for those improvements. 

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