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News Headlines from Tuesday, September 1, 2015
***9:50 A.M. UPDATE***

The search for a missing 21-year-old Denison University student has come to a tragic end. According to the university website, after an extensive search, the body of Wendell Jackson was located in the university’s Biological Reserve. Jackson was last seen late in the day on Sunday, August 30. Classes are canceled for the day, so the campus can gather, mourn and comfort one another.


The Denison University Office of Campus Safety, students and staff as well as local law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing 21-year-old student. Wendell Jackson was last seen late in the day on Sunday, August 30. If you have any information on Jackson's whereabouts you are urged to contact Denison University or the Granville Police Department.



The city of Newark is one step closer to transferring its police dispatching duties to the Licking County 911 Center. Monday night, the Service Committee voted 4-1 on a resolution to send a proposed contract with Licking County on to full City Council. Police Chief Barry Connell says the department can not afford any other option.

Newark Police Chief Barry Connell

Licking County EMA Director Sean Grady was asked about the current police dispatchers and what would happen if the city makes the move.

Licking County EMA Director Sean Grady

According to Newark officials, the city would pay the county $515,000 annually to cover both police and fire dispatching duties and the move would save the city roughly $300,000 per year.


Two Newark brothers have been arrested in connection with a weekend assault. According to police, around 2:00 a.m. Saturday three suspects attacked two people at a bar on the first block on West National Drive. When officers arrived on the scene the suspects including 23-year-old Alan and 22-year-old Donald Simpson took off. Police were able to catch the Simpsons but not before one of the brothers allegedly punched an officer. Both men have been charged with felonious assault. Donald Simpson is being held on $100,000 bond. Bond was set at $75,000 for Alan Simpson.


The Newark-Heath Airport has received a little less than $217,000 in federal funding to make improvements that will help increase efficiency and safety. The money will fund the acquisition of a little over half an acre to enable the airport to control land use within the Runway 27 protection zone.


Pre-registration is underway for the the Licking County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy that runs September 10, through December 10 on the shared campus of OSU-Newark/COTC. The classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Registration is required. For more information visit www.lickingcountysheriff.com.


There can be a high price to pay for the ease of "free" Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop, or hotel lobby. Sophia McAllister, with AARP Ohio, says hackers can easily steal personal information on a public Wi-Fi network and wreak havoc on your life.

Sophia McAllister with AARP Ohio

One out of four adults who took a recent survey say they use "free" Wi-Fi once a week.


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