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News Headlines from Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bond has been set at $200,000 for a 24-year-old Utica man who allegedly engaged in sex acts with a female family member younger than 5 years old. Wednesday, David Davies was charged with rape and is being held at the Licking County Justice Center. Davies is due back in court on Thursday, September 3.


U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi will hold a series of Town Hall meetings, including one in Newark, to discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi

The Newark Town Hall, which will feature John Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations, will be held Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Reese Center on the OSU-N/COTC campus.


The State of Ohio has notified the Licking County Health Department that a mosquito trap set out in Wildwood in Granville on August 13 came back positive for West Nile Virus. Earlier this month WNV was found in eight traps located across Licking County.


Local law enforcement agencies are warning the public about a new phone scam claiming to be from a non-profit organization collecting for the families of “fallen officers”. Officials say the caller represents himself as someone raising money on behalf of officers who have died in the line of duty. Residents are reminded they should never provide banking or personal information to strangers.


The 19th Amendment, giving woman the right to vote, turned 95 on Wednesday. Today, 68 percent of Ohio women are registered to vote, but only about 54 percent voted in the last presidential election, according to the latest Status of Women in the States report. Beth Morrow Lonn with the Women's Fund of Central Ohio says there is still a long way to go.

Beth Morrow Lonn with the Women's Fund of Central Ohio

Ohio earned a D+ for women's political participation in the report.


The Newark Parks & Recreation Department is now taking orders for Veterans Walk of Honor bricks to be installed in time for Veterans Day, November 11. These bricks can be engraved to honor any member of our armed services, living or deceased. Each brick can contain three lines of type with 15 spaces on each line, and cost $50.00 each. The deadline to order a brick for installation in time for Veterans Day is Monday, September 28.


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