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News Headlines from Monday, April 16, 2018

AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR LOCAL MAN

Muskingum County authorities are still searching for a 30-year-old man in connection with the death of a 44-year-old woman.  Zanesville Police want to speak with Ryan Adams concerning the death of Kylee Lindell whose body was found last week in the southern part of the county. Adams is considered to be armed and dangerous.  If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

CITY COUNCIL WILL BE BUSY

It looks like it's going to be a very busy Monday night in Newark City Council Chambers. Five committee meetings are scheduled prior to the start of the full City Council meeting. The Safety Committee will discuss an ordinance dealing with the creation of one or more dog parks and the responsibilities and requirements of dog owners. During the full city council meeting members will vote on a resolution directing Mayor Hall's administration to apply for financial support from the Ohio NatureWorks grant program. The committee meetings get underway at 5:45 p.m. The city council meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

HOUSE FIRE

The investigation continues into a Friday morning house fire in Thornville. Multiple local fire departments were called to the home on the 15000 block of Shoreline Dr. a little after 10:00 a.m. Friday and they remained on the scene for a number of hours. No injuries were reported. The home sustained a significant amount of damage.

HYDRANT FLUSHING

The Granville Water Department will be conducting the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing throughout the Village this week. Customers may notice a brief temporary change in water quality or brief water pressure fluctuations, but water will remain safe for all domestic uses.

COLORS OF SPRING 5K

Heath High School is hosting Colors of Spring 5K color run on Saturday, May 5.

Heath French Teacher Lindsey Clawson

Teacher Lindsey Clawson said proceeds from the 5K will benefit future projects for the freshman and junior classes. For more information visit the Heath High School Colors of Spring Facebook page.

MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS

Despite having jobs, some Ohioans could lose health-care coverage if the state implements a Medicaid work requirement. The Kasich administration plans to ask for federal approval to add job requirements for able-bodied adults covered through the state's Medicaid expansion. Aviva Aron-Dine, with the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, thinks supporters of the proposal don't understand the conditions faced by low-wage workers.

Aviva Aron-Dine with the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities

Supporters of the proposal said the goal is to bring a measure of personal responsibility to the Medicaid program with fair and reasonable work requirements.


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