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News Headlines from Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A DROP IN THE COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT

Licking County's March unemployment rate was 4.2 percent down from the February figure of 4.8 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It was the same story across central Ohio as all surrounding counties saw a drop in the March unemployment rate as compared to February.

BANK ROBBERY

Lancaster police is on the hunt for a bank robber. According to police, Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. a black male walked into the PNC Bank on North Memorial Drive, demanded money from a teller and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lancaster Police Department at 740-687-6680.

LMHS VOLUNTEER DINNER

Licking Memorial Health Systems held its Volunteer Recognition Dinner Tuesday night.  LMHS President and CEO Rob Montagnese is grateful for all that the volunteers do.

LMHS President and CEO Rob Montagnese

During last night's dinner the 2017 Donald Day Volunteer of the Year Award was handed out. This year's recipients are Phil Cassone and Pat Farley.

Phil Cassone

Pat Farley

In 2016, volunteers donated more than 33,500 hours to Licking Memorial Hospital.

SWL BOND ISSUE

The Southwest Licking Local School District has a funding issue on the May 2 Ballot.

SWL Dir. of Communications Ben Richards

Director of Communications Ben Richards said the money from the bond issue would be used to build a new high school, an intermediate school and the renovation of all buildings in the school district. If approved, the bond issue would raise over $78 million. The state would kick in $52 million.

5K FOR FALLEN OFFICER

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County is hosting a special 5K and 1 mile walk in memory of slaon officer Tom Cottrell. The event will be held Sunday, May 7 at 3:00pm at Danville High School. Early registration is $20 and it closes Friday, April 28. Race day registration is $25 for adults; $10 for students. For more information visit the Danville Police Department's Facebook page.

A NICE START TO SPRING TURKEY SEASON

Hunters in Ohio's south zone checked 3,123 wild turkeys during Monday's first day of the spring wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Licking County hunters bagged 81 birds. Youth hunters harvested 1,895 birds during this past weekend's youth spring wild turkey season.

 

Archived Headlines From:

Monday, April 24

Tuesday, April 25 Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Friday, April 21  
 

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