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News Headlines from Thursday, April 20, 2017

A husband and wife are sitting in the Licking County Justice Center accused of robbing the Tan Pro on North 21st Street in Newark. Brandon Heisinger, 27, and Tiffany Heisinger, 26, have been charged with robbery in connection with alleged incidents that occurred last week and again earlier this week. Mr. Heisinger's bond was set a $500,000. Mrs. Heisinger's bond was set at $100,000. Their cases will next go before a grand jury.


Beginning today, the Ohio 16 eastbound off ramp to Thornwood Crossing will close for 30 days to remove full depth concrete on Ohio 16 at the old Cherry Valley intersection. Traffic will be detoured to Church Street, to the east. The Ohio 16 westbound on ramp from Thornwood Crossing has reopened.


The Licking County Health Department is joining the Ohio Department of Health to encourage residents to take simple steps to ensure their home is a lead-safe and healthy home during Lead Awareness Month.

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel

Health Commissioner Joe Ebel said Lead can damage nearly every system in the human body, and has harmful effects on both adults and children. For more information visit www.lickingcohealth.org.


Air Evac will host a public event tomorrow in St. Louisville.

Sam Cooke Membership Sales Manager Air Evac

Sam Cooke said Friday's event will be held from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Air Evac base located at 550 Firehouse Drive.


The Western Licking County Accord is hosting a public meeting today at 7:00 p.m. at the Jersey Baptist Church, on Morse Road.  MKSK will share findings from the online survey as well as preliminary ideas related to future land uses for community feedback. In June, MKSK will provide a draft plan that includes proposed land use policies and development standards reflecting the accordís shared vision. After final review and discussion, each jurisdiction will have the opportunity to formally approve and adopt the plan.


The South Newark Civic Association is holding its annual neighborhood clean-up Saturday, April 22. Volunteers are asked to meet at St. Johnís Lutheran Church at 8:30 a.m. where they will break up into community teams to go do projects. trash bags and gloves will be available, but you are asked to bring rakes. Everyone is invited to come back to the church for a luncheon.


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