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News Headlines from Monday, April 14th, 2014

Newark police is investigating dozens of reports of car vandalism that occurred over the weekend. Police started receiving calls Sunday morning from residents across the city concerning shattered windows. Police believe the suspects used a BB gun.  Late last month vandals used a BB or pellet gun to damage about 20 cars throughout the city that were parked in driveways or on the street. If you have any information you are asked to call the Newark police Department at 740-349-1501.


Three Newark City Council Committee meetings are on the schedule for this evening. The meetings in order are Finance, Service and Ways and Means. The Ways and Means Committee will discuss a resolution to place a 2-mill street levy before voters. At a committee meeting a couple of weeks ago City Engineer Brian Morehead said the city needs to spend over $2.2 million annually to begin seeing improvements on the roads.  The meetings get underway at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.


The demolition of the building at 20/22 North 4th Street in downtown Newark will take place today. All lanes of traffic are planned to be maintained. However, there may be occasional restrictions on North 4th St., with traffic maintained by flaggers. Also West Harrison Street, on the east side of south 4th Street will be closed until 5:00 p.m. for the installation of new gas lines.


The New Albany Police Department recently received a $25,000 grant from State Farm for its Safety Town program.

New Albany Police Chief Greg Jones

Police Chief Greg Jones said they will use the grant to create new permanent structures for the Safety Town program. Visit www.newalbanysafetytown.org to register or for more information.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and an Ohio woman is receiving a national honor for her work to end sexual violence and promote a safer and healthier community. Teresa Matthews president of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, is among those working to educate the courts, law enforcement, and all citizens that rape happens at all levels, and to any person.

Teresa Matthews Pres. of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Matthews is one of 29 people across the nation to receive the 2014 National Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.


The 2014 Ohio spring turkey hunting season opens Monday, April 21, with the youth wild turkey season set for Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20. Hunters harvested 18,391 wild turkeys during the 2013 youth and spring turkey seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


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