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News Headlines from Monday, September 15th, 2014

Newark City Council will meet in regular session this evening and among the items on the agenda is a proposal to spend roughly $18 million on infrastructure improvements in the downtown area. The work is part of a package to separate the sanitary and storm sewer systems. The meeting gets underway at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.


A Fairfield County couple is facing numerous charges after officials responded to a call that a child was being forced to live in an outbuilding. Sheriff's deputies found evidence of child abuse from the home on the 10000 block of Lithopolis Road where it is suspected a 15-year-old child was living in a small outbuilding and was refused admittance into the home for food or necessary living adequacies. Douglas Sherman, 64, faces numerous charges including endangering children and menacing. Kim Sherman, 60, has been charged with endangering children. The victim and a sibling were released to Children Services and are being held in protective custody. Both parents are currently in the Fairfield County Jail. The case continues to be under investigation.


Garrett’s Project is a non-profit organization focused on easing the pain of families who have lost a child at birth. Newark residents Megan and Adam Crase started the organization in September 2010 following the loss of their son Garrett.

Megan Crase

Crase said tomorrow from 4:00-8:00 p.m. they will be hosting a fundraiser at the Pizza Hut on 21st Street in Newark. All proceeds will help local families that have lost a child.


The annual Rhythm & Ribs fundraiser hosted by the North Fork Children's Foundation will be held Saturday, September 20 at Velvet Ice Cream in Utica.

Gary Stradley with the NFCF

Gary Stradley said the event runs from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. Admission is free. However, you will have to pay for food and drinks.


According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of death in women. Based on current statistics, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in life. According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 2,360 men are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. Licking Memorial Hospital will host an educational session to discuss the latest research and treatment strategies in the field of breast cancer on Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m. The program is free; however, registration is required, and space is limited. To register call LMH at 740-348-2527.


The Buckeyes big win over Kent State did not help them in the polls as a matter of fact they dropped  from No. 22 to No. 23 in the Associated Press Top 25. They remain No. 18 in the Amway Coaches poll.


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