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News Headlines from Friday, April 11th, 2014

Newark Police is investigating an act of vandalism that took place Wednesday a little before 8:00 a.m. at a home on the 1000 Sunrise Drive. According to a police report, someone used green spray paint on a vehicle and also painted a racial slur on the garage. If you have any information you are urged to contact NPD at 740-349-1501.


Work is set to begin Monday, April 14, on a project to resurface 18 miles of Ohio 79 in Licking County. SR79 will be resurfaced from Main St. in Newark, north through Wilkins Run and Fallsburg, to the Coshocton County line. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when driving through this area. The $4.1 million project is scheduled to be completed by October.


Ohio State University's Newark Earthworks Center will host an Open House at the Octagon Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with guided tours of the site and family activities such as Native American crafts. There will also be special ceremony to honor the 2006 fourth grade classes at the former Miller Elementary school in Newark who worked to have the Newark Earthworks declared Ohioís Prehistoric Monument. Former teacher Linda Woolard got the idea following a field trip to the Earthworks.

Former Newark Teacher Linda Woolard

Woolard said the students testified before the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives and members of these two bodies accepted the students' proposal. On June 7, 2006 then Governor Bob Taft formally declared the Newark Earthworks to be Ohio's Prehistoric Monument.


The Ohio Wildlife Council approved new deer hunting regulations at its meeting earlier this week. Among the new regulations are decreased deer bag limits in many counties, and hunters may use straight-walled cartridge rifles during the 2014 deer-gun week. The council also voted to remove bobcats from Ohioís list of threatened species.


Its a nice feather in the cap for the Licking County Chamber of Commerce! The Chamber recently earned the Ohio Chamberís Chamber Action Alliance 2014 Leadership Grassroots Advocacy Award.

Chamber President Cheri Hottinger

Chamber President Cheri Hottinger said they received the award for their commitment to legislative advocacy and leadership in grassroots efforts at the state and local level.


The Works recently honored its dedicated staff of volunteers during a recognition dinner and awards ceremony. In 2013, 5,631 volunteer hours were donated at The Works. Volunteers assisted in a variety of ways from assisting guests, helping with special events, or working behind the scenes. The Works has a dedicated team of over 100 teen and adult volunteers. To learn more about teen and adult volunteer opportunities at The Works, call 740-349-9277.


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