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News Headlines from Monday, July 25, 2016

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of five individuals. The Licking County Adult Court Services Department is actively searching for: Jordan Cline, Robin Compton, Brady Dunlap, Justin MacNealy, and Christopher Reynolds. They are wanted for probation violations.  Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Bond has been set at $100,000 for a 53-year-old Newark man accused of robbing a local fruit and vegetable stand. Douglas Gantt has been charged with aggravated burglary for allegedly robbing the Witten Farms fruit and vegetable stand on North 21st Street on Sunday, July 17. Gannt is being held at the Licking County Justice Center awaiting arraignment.


On Tuesday, July 26, weather permitting, traffic patterns will be adjusted on 2nd Street in Newark. At the intersection of North Park Place and North 2nd Street, the median island will be removed and traffic will be able to proceed in all directions. The intersection will be converted to all-way stop control.


The Ohio Flags of Honor is coming to Newark this weekend.

April Foster with the Licking County Veterans Service Commission

April Foster with the Licking County Veterans Service Commission, said the Ohio Flags of Honor will be displayed at Cherry Valley Elementary School at the corner of West Main Street and 30th Street Friday, July 29 thru Sunday, July 31. An opening ceremony will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m.


Friday marked the second day in a row Newark firefighters were called to a fire on the first block of Wing Street. Crews were dispatched to a home at 56 Wing Street a little before 6:30 a.m. Friday. 24 hours earlier they battled a garage fire at 60 Wing Street.

NFD Assistant Chief Dave Decker

Assistant Chief Dave Decker said thankfully, there were no injuries reported in either fire. If you have any information contact the Newark Fire Department.


The National Federation of Republican Women and their red, white and blue bus named “Rosie” will roll through Downtown Newark as part of a multi-state campaign tour that begins in the Midwest. The mission is to register Republican-leaning women to vote and rallying Federation clubs and communities across the country. The bus will be parked at the Licking County Republican Headquarters on North 4th Street from 11:00am-1:00pm on Wednesday, July 27.


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