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News Headlines from Saturday, March 24, 2017


Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February, up from 5.0 percent in January, according to figures released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in February was 294,000, up 7,000 from 287,000 in January.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of several individuals. The Licking County Adult Court Services Department is actively searching for: August Camma (pictured), Richard Foutch (pictured), Christopher Fowler, Robert Hunter, Robbyn Norris, and Kenneth Rine (pictured). Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Licking County Emergency Management Agency, along with numerous other agencies, will be hosting a training exercise from 9:00a-12:00p Saturday at the Domestic Relations Court on East Main Street in Newark.

Licking County EMA Dir. Sean Grady

EMA Director Sean Grady said residents can expect enhanced activity near the court including road closures and the presence of emergency vehicles.


On March 1, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources put "stop-logs" in place at the primary spillway, allowing Buckeye Lake to fill to the interim summer pool level, which is one foot below normal summer pool. After receiving information regarding the restricted speed zone that had been in place since construction on the dam began, the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft conducted additional analysis and determined that once the water level reaches the designated interim pool level, normal boating operations, including towed water sports, could resume at Buckeye Lake without a restricted area. The Buckeye Lake dam is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.


Beginning Monday, March 27, at 7:00 a.m., West National Drive (Ohio 13) will be closed between Isabelle Road and Gainor Avenue for emergency sewer repairs. The road is expected to open on Tuesday, March 28, at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The detour is Hopewell Drive, Ohio 79, and West Main Street.


Fairfield County authorities uncovered numerous drugs, including meth, heroin and fentanyl at a Lancaster home earlier this week. Officers executed a search warrant at the home on the 500 block of Mohawk Drive after receiving a number of complaints from neighbors about suspicious activity taking place at the home. One person was arrested on probation violation and the investigation is ongoing.


The Bryn Du Mansion is in the midst of a busy spring schedule.

Bryn Du Mansion Exec. Dir. Bruce Cramer

Executive Director Bruce Cramer said for more information on the Bryn Du Mansion's spring and summer schedule visit www.bryndu.com.


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