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News Headlines from Monday, July 21st, 2014

A 37-year-old Newark man is being held on $25,000 bond accused of assaulting another person. Jerome Grant has been indicted on a host of charges including felonious assault and domestic violence in connection with an incident that took place earlier this month. He's due back in court Tuesday for an arraignment hearing.


Fairfield County Sheriff's Deputies are on the hunt a suspect who stole a purse from a car and then used credit cards at a gas station and a grocery store. Late last week the purse was stolen out of a car on Oakmere Drive in Pickerington, according to a press release. Deputies are searching for a silver Chevy HHR with a missing hubcap on the rear passenger side. If you have any information you are urged to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus efforts on distracted driving enforcement statewide. The high-visibility enforcement effort began Sunday, July 20 and will continue through Saturday, July 26. In 2013, 56 people died due to driver distractions, including phone, texting, electronic communication, other electronic device, other inside vehicle and external distraction.


Ohioans and people elsewhere are being encouraged to venture beyond their homes and offices and head outdoors during "National Park and Recreation Month" in July. If you don't have the time or money to travel far, Jean Backs with the Ohio State Parks says sometimes, the most fun and the best experiences are in your own backyard.

Jean Backs with the Ohio State Parks

Ohio has more than 70 state parks in 60 counties, and Backs says no matter where you live, there are opportunities to experience nature.


The Works will be opening a new exhibit to the public called “Story Tellers: the art of the story book” - a unique art exhibition that captures technical, whimsical, and educational components of storytelling. The exhibit will open to coincide with the Downtown Newark Associations Annual Art Walk.

Suzanne Bressoud with The Works

Suzanne Bressoud, director of communications, at The Works, said the exhibit will open Friday, July 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Visit www.attheworks.org for more information.


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