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News Headlines from Friday, June 24, 2016
 

INDICTMENTS IN NEWARK SHOOTING

Two of the four people arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this month at a Newark apartment complex have been indicted. Joseph Sesley and Emmanuel Sesley face one count of aggravated robbery and two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault. Joseph Sesley, 19, is being held on $500,000 bond. Emmanuel Sesley, 18, is being held on $250,000 bond. Two teenagers face juvenile charges for their roles in the crime in which 42-year-old Thomas McCarty and his 20-year-old son Shawn McCarty were shot at an apartment on the 600 block of Glenbrook Drive.

NEWARK MAN SENTENCED IN CHURCH HEIST

Devin Stull, of Newark, will spend the next three years behind bars for his role in a robbery at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. The 19-year-old Stull pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of burglary in connection with the January 10 incident. Two teenagers were previously sentenced in Licking County Juvenile Court for the roles in the heist.

GREAT NEWS FOR THE DAWES ARBORETUM

There is some exciting news concerning the Dawes Arboretum.

Dawes Arboretum Historian Leslie Wagner

Dawes Historian Leslie Wagner said they are now awaiting word on the designation from the National Park Service.

IN NEED OF BLOOD

The American Red Cross urges the community to donate blood now to help maintain the blood supply around the Independence Day holiday. Blood donations often decline during the summer months. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. To schedule a donation time visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

KIDS COUNT REPORT

New data indicates the basic needs of Ohio’s children are not being met. The 2016 Kids Count Data Book, ranks Ohio 26th for overall child well-being, the first time in four years the state has landed in the bottom half of states. Dawn Wallace-Pascoe with the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio explains the state is not doing well in areas of economic well-being.

Dawn Wallace-Pascoe with the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio

Ohio ranked 23rd in last year's Kids Count Data Book.

INCREASE IN HOME SALES

There were 3,091 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of May, a 15.7 percent jump over April and a 2.4 percent increase over May 2015, according to the Columbus Realtors Multiple Listing Service. The average sales price of a home in May was almost $212,000, a 6.3 increase from the previous year and a 4.7 percent increase over April.

 

 

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