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|News Headlines from Saturday, November 18, 2017|
Friday afternoon, Newark officials hekd a ribbon cutting ceremony to reopen the Ohio 13/ Mount Vernon Road Bridge over Ohio 16. Over an eight-month period, the construction of the $3 million project used over 300,000 lbs. of steel and over 2,000 cubic yards of concrete. This bridge is the first 4-span, post-tensioned, concrete slab bridge in Ohio.
ZANESVILLE MAN SENTENCED ON RAPE CHARGES
A 34-year-old Zanesville man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a mother and her 10-year-old daughter. Sean Payton will not be eligible for parole for at least 20 years and he must register as a Tier III sexual offender.
JOHNNIES FALL TO THE PIRATES
Johnstown's run to a state title came to an end Friday night with a 34-7 loss to Wheelersburg in a Division V regional final. The Johnnies finish the season at 10-3.
A DROP IN THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT
Ohio's October unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, down from 5.3 percent in September, according to figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 4.1 percent.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21 the Newark Lions Club will sponsor the Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation Game a varsity high school basketball preseason doubleheader at Newark High School.
John Brown, with the Lions Club, said proceeds from the game benefit the Lions Club scholarship program and other charitable efforts. Cost is just $5 for both games.
In October, 2,486 calls were made to the 211 Crisis and Information Hotline serving Licking and Knox Counties. That's down from the September figure of 2,653 calls. 211 connects millions of people a year to critical resources, information and services. It's a service of Pathways of Central Ohio.
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