|News Headlines from Friday, May 17th, 2013|
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A SLIGHT DIP IN
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in April, down from 7.1 percent in March, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 400,000, down from 407,000 in March. The April unemployment rate was down from 7.3 percent in April 2012.
BUCKEYE LAKE EXPLOSION
Buckeye Lake Police are investigating a loud explosion that rocked the Leisure Village Mobile Home Park Thursday night. Police received a number of calls at around 9:00 p.m. from concerned residents, but so far they have not been able to determine the source of the explosion. No injuries were reported.
A 25-year-old Heath man has been indicted for holding
police at-bay for a number of hours earlier this month.
Shawn Watson has been charged with one count each
of inducing panic, and using weapons while intoxicated.
On Tuesday May 7, Watson
allegedly fired a gun in his Thornwood Drive home following an
argument with his wife. He
barricaded himself in the home and surrendered a few hours later
after officers fired tear gas into the home.
He remains held on $35,000 bond.
OHIO 16 RESURFACING
ODOT has announced that
work will begin Monday, May 20, on a $4.2 million project to resurface
almost six miles of Ohio 16 in Licking County between Newark and
Granville from the 21st Street exit to the Ohio 37
interchange. The work will
take place during the evening hours between approximately 7:00-7:00 a.m.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane during construction
The Newark Lions Club recently awarded $500 academic scholarships to four very deserving high school seniors.
Gary Walters, who chaired the Scholarship
Committee, said this year’s recipients are Nathan Noth of Newark
Catholic, and Newark High School Seniors Shannon Loftus, Austin Mayabb
and Alissa Wyatt.
PANCAKES FOR PELOTONIA
Pancakes for Pelotonia will be held this Saturday at the Reese Center on the Ohio State University-Newark/Central Ohio Technical College campus.
OSU-N Dean Director Dr. Bill MacDonald said Saturday’s fundraiser will run from 7:00a-1:00p with all donations going to support cancer research.
A SPECIAL BLOOD
The American Red Cross of
Licking County is hosting a very special blood drive this weekend. Donating
blood is truly donating the gift of life especially to Lane Sheets,
Griffin Hayden and Shawn Bell, three young boys battling cancer in the
Newark area. The blood drive honoring the boys will take place
Sunday, May 19 from 1:00p-7:00p at Crossroads Christian Church on Marne
Road. Walk-ins are welcome or you can register on line at www.redcrossblood.org.
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