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News Headlines from Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Reynoldsburg Police Department is actively searching for Sherricka Montgomery-Marshall who currently has a felonious assault warrant issued for her arrest. According to police, Montgomery-Marshall was involved in a shooting incident on Brice Road on Saturday, April 23. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call your local law enforcement agency or the Reynoldsburg Police Dept. at 614-322-6918.


The investigation continues into a Wednesday morning house fire in Perry Township. Multiple Licking County fire departments were called to the home on the 5500 block of Licking Valley Road NE around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, and they had the blaze contained in about an hour. No injuries were reported.


Licking County officials are doing their best to keep up with rundown bridges and culverts. Tuesday, the county commissioners approved an emergency declaration to waive bidding for a culvert installation project on Benner Road. Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier told the commissioners the failing state of the Benner Road culvert presents a real and present emergency that must be addressed immediately.


The Licking County Health Department will conduct a second lead clinic at Granville High School today from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  The clinic is being held to ensure all of the students and staff in the district have the opportunity to be screened for elevated lead levels. The Health Department tested a total of 366 individuals during a clinic last week, and of those screened, only 6 were found to have elevated blood lead levels.


A special rally will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the GMP Union Hall on Hudson Ave. in Newark to remember Ohio workers who died on the job last year.

Tim Burga Pres. Ohio AFL-CIO

Tim Burga, president, Ohio AFL-CIO, said in addition to honoring those who have died, participants will also call on lawmakers and big business groups to support policies that keep working people safe.


Wednesday, May 18 the Salvation Army of Newark will hold its first annual Civic Luncheon. Lieutenant Denise Martin says during the luncheon they will announce the winners of the William Booth Award and the Others Award.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Denise Martin

The William Booth Award is one of the highest awards that may be bestowed upon an individual by the Salvation Army. The Others Award, recognizes an individual or person that exemplifies an extraordinary spirit of service to others. The Salvation Army luncheon will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Cost is $25. For more information contact the Salvation Army at 740-345-8120.


The Kiwanis Club of Newark is currently seeking applications for the annual Strawberry Festival Pageant to be held during the 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival June 3-5. The Strawberry Festival Pageant will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, June 3 at the main stage. Registration forms are due by Friday, May 27. The Pageant is open to any Licking County resident age K-12. Completed forms can be mailed to Kiwanis Club of Newark, P.O. Box 101, Newark Oh. 43058-0101. For more information, please email KiwanisStrawberryPageant@gmail.com.


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