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News Headlines from Friday, May 27, 2016
 

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The Licking County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Etna woman.  Sarah Sherren was last seen on Wednesday, May 18 leaving her job at Excel Coty on Heritage Drive. The 30-year-old Sherren, is white, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has blue eyes.  Her hair is black and cut short.  She drives a gray 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV with license plate FHM 5897.  If you have any information on her whereabouts call the LCSO at 740-670-5555

BUCKEYE LAKE UPDATE

It has been a long time coming for Buckeye Lake residents and business owners, but Thursday morning they finally got some good news concerning the dam project. During a press conference Jim Zehringer, director Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Phase one of the project has been completed.

Jim Zehringer Dir. ODNR

Phase one activities included the construction of the 4.1 mile long embankment stability berm and the seepage cutoff wall. Phase two is currently being designed.

CRIME STOPPERS

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the use of counterfeit bills.  Over the last couple of months, the Newark Division of Police has investigated multiple reports of counterfeit $10 and $20 bills being passed at local gas stations, fast food restaurants and grocery stores.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. 

WORK CONTINUES ON NEW INTERCHANGE 

Ericka Pfeifer, with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 5, has been pleased with the work being done on the new Ohio 16/Cherry Valley Road interchange
Ericka Pfeifer with ODOT District 5

Pfeifer said Wednesday night crews poured the concrete for the new bridge that spans SR 16.

PAY-TO-PLAY 

At its meeting earlier this week, the New Albany Plain Local School Board approved the district's five-year forecast which included a reduction of the pay to participate fees for athletics by $200. The new fee for pay to participate for fall sports will be $425 at the high school, $225 at the middle school and the same rate, $125 applies for non-athletic extracurricular activities.

MINI-TRIATHLON

Licking Memorial Health Systems and the City of Pataskala are teaming for the Active Fit Mini-Triathlon. The event will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11,  at Municipal Park in Pataskala. The event will include a 2.5K bike ride, 1K run and a 1-lap swim. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Bike helmets are mandatory. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided. This event is limited for youth ages 6 to 12 years. To pre-register for the event, contact the Licking Memorial Public Relations Department.

 

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