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News Headlines from Monday, November 13, 2017
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS RAISES

A number of Newark City Council Committee meetings are scheduled to meet this evening. The Personnel Committee will discuss an ordinance approving future pay raises for City Council members. Currently, Council members are paid a stipend of $7,700 a year for their service. If approved, the ordinance would boost that to a $8,580 per year.

SKATE PARK IS COMING TO NEWARK

The Newark community is encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15 to discuss a new venture coming to the city.

Jennifer Roberts with TJ Evans Foundation

Jennifer Roberts with TJ Evans Foundation said Wednesday's Skate Park Design Workshop will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Licking County Library on West Main Street.

HOUSING MEETING

The United Way of Licking County Community Partners Council will hold its quarterly meeting, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday, November 15 at Heritage Hall Senior Center on East Main Street. The meeting will focus on housing issues in Licking County. The meeting is free and open to the public.

A NEW COMPUTER SCAM

A new computer scam is making the rounds. Local law enforcement agencies are urging residents to be on the lookout for voicemails from technicians claiming to represent Microsoft. In the Software Update Scam, unsuspecting computer owners call a toll-free number and are told they must provide access to their computers so technicians can update their software. Once the scammers gain access to a computer, they can install malware, obtain banking passwords and usernames, and even lock out computer owners.

SNAP IS HELPING VETERANS

New research shows how some anti-poverty programs are helping those who have served their country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looked at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and found eight percent of Ohio veterans are using SNAP benefits to put food on the table. However, thatís only about 64,000 people, says Nick Sunday with the Ohio Benefit Bank.

Nick Sunday with the Ohio Benefit Bank

Nationally, about 1.5 million veterans live in households that participate in the SNAP program.

OSU CRACKS THE TOP TEN

Ohio State's big win over Michigan State has them back in the Top Ten. The Buckeyes jumped from No. 11 to No. 8 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls. Ohio State plays host to Illinois Saturday afternoon.

 


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