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News Headlines from Monday, June 20, 2016
AIR QUALITY ALERT

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for today. The region is likely to experience ground-level ozone pollution levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups like children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems like asthma.

CAVS CLAIM NBA TITLE

The Cavaliers beat the Warriors 93-89 Sunday in Game 7 of the NBA finals.  The win brings the city of Cleveland, and northeast Ohio its first championship since 1964 when the Browns won the NFL Championship. LeBron James was named the Finals MVP.

VICIOUS DOG ORDINANCE

Newark City Council will meet in regular session this evening and on the agenda is a couple of changes to the vicious dog ordinance. The first classifies a dog as vicious if it were to kill another dog without provocation. The second change has to do with registering an animal deemed to be dangerous. Today's meeting gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

NEW JERRIE MOCK EXHIBIT AT THE WORKS

Saturday morning, The Works unveiled a permanent exhibit honoring Newark native Jerrie Mock, who in 1964 became the first woman to fly solo around the world. Mock's sister Susan Reid took part in the dedication ceremony.

Susan Reid

Visitors to the new Jerrie Mock exhibit can climb aboard a period Cessna outfitted to resemble Jerrie’s “Spirit of Columbus,” test their skills with a flight simulator, and plot Mocks flight path around the globe.  Jerrie Mock died in September, 2014 at age 88.

HELPING LOUIS WOOD

In September 2015, Granville teenager Louis Wood was seriously injured in a crash. Wood continues to undergo extensive therapy and thanks to local Kiwanis clubs he now has a therapeutic tricycle called an AMTRYKE to help him get around.

Parveti Wood

Louis's mom Parveti Wood is extremely grateful for the donation and for all of the support and love they have received from the community since the accident.

YES STAND TEAM WINS AWARD

Congrats to the YES Club's STAND team. The youth-led tobacco prevention group recently won a state-wide Kick Butts Day social media challenge run by the Ohio Public Health Partnership. The students developed anti-tobacco media campaigns promoting a healthy and tobacco-free lifestyle in Licking County.

LOU MITCHELL GOLF OUTING

Mental Health America of Licking County, along with the family of Lou Mitchell, is hosting the 4th annual Lou Mitchell Memorial Golf Outing for Suicide Prevention on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Moundbuilders Country Club. Registration opens at 12:00 noon with simultaneous start at 1:00 pm. The event features door prizes for all golfers, various competitions and a dinner following golf. Visit www.mhalc.org for more information.


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