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News Headlines from Friday, March 6th, 2015
INTERIM POLICE CHIEF

Newark Mayor Jeff Hall has announced that Captain Barry Connell will serve as Interim Police Chief for the Newark Division of Police. Captain Connell takes over for Chief Steven Sarver who is retiring. In a press release, Mayor Hall stated “Captain Connell has been with the Division since 1990 and will serve well as Interim Chief during this transition. He has my full support and is wished the best in his new position.”

NO CHANGE IN STATE UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in January, unchanged from a revised 5.1 percent in December 2014, according to figures released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The January unemployment rate was down from 6.5 percent in January 2014 and was lower than the U.S. unemployment rate for January which was 5.7 percent.

NHS TEACHER PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

A Newark High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave with pay for allegedly being involved in inappropriate conduct with a student. In an email to KOOL 101.7 News, Seth Roy, community outreach coordinator Newark School District, stated the teacher was placed on leave Tuesday due to an ongoing investigation. Newark police and the Licking County Prosecutor's Office are looking into electronic communications between the teacher and student. So far no charges have been filed.

POTHOLES PROBLEMS

Pataskala officials are asking residents to keep an eye out for problem potholes. City officials said street crews are trying to take care of the main roads but the weather is playing a factor in getting potholes repaired which might result in some being missed. If you spot potholes contact Pataskala City Hall at 740-927-2021.

CHANGE THE BATTERIES

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Newark Fire Prevention Officer Ashley Baker has another important reminder.

Newark Fire Prevention Officer Ashley Baker

If you have a carbon monoxide detector don't forget to change the battery as well.

WINTER WEATHER IS TAKING A TOLL

This most recent round of wintry weather is taking its toll on all of us, but for low income Ohioans it can be even tougher to deal with.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt Exec. Dir. Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said another consequence of the bad weather is that when schools delay or cancel classes students miss out on free meals through the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program.

HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES

Ohio hunters and anglers can now purchase their 2015-2016 hunting and fishing licenses and other permits. The prices for hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and permits are unchanged from last year. The licenses will be valid immediately upon purchase through Feb. 29, 2016.

 

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