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News Headlines from Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beginning this morning and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Cherry Valley Rd. will be closed to northbound traffic at the bridge to allow city workers to make repairs. The southbound lane will remain open.


Beginning tomorrow, demolition work will begin at the old Advocate building located at 21-25 West Main Street, requiring the surrounding sidewalk and alleys to be closed for two months. The alleys on the south and east sides of the building will be closed. Motorists will need to use West Market Street and West Canal Street to access the McDonald's drive-thru and/or the parking lot.


The Licking County Health Department will be hosting a Naloxone (Narcan) training session on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the South Side Civic Center located at 429 Ohio St. in Newark. If you or someone you know is addicted to opioids, your are urged to attend. Contact the LCHD at 740-349-6535 for more information.


Newark High School recently initiated the Newark Makes: Design and Innovation Center. Teacher Alex Kovach says the Center builds on the district's STEM programming.

Alex Kovach with NHS

Kovach said the Design and Innovation Center will also allow them to become a fully functional sign shop that can produce signs, decals and banners for the district at minimum prices.


Ohio stands out for its work in turning young lives around in a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and prone to abuse, and concluding they fail at reform. And it recommends closing all youth prisons and reinvesting in other types of programs. Casey Foundation President and CEO Patrick McCarthy says Ohio is a good example, with its Reclaim Program that shifts funding from youth corrections to community-based options.

Casey Foundation President and CEO Patrick McCarthy

Since the programís launch in 1992, admissions to youth correctional facilities in Ohio dropped by 80 percent.


Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District encourages residents and landowners to vote in its Board of Supervisors Election now through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Licking Soil & Water has a five-member Board. One Supervisor will be elected to a three-year term. The candidates are Mamie Hollenback, David Lipstreu and Dannette McInturff. For more information about the candidates and voting, visit www.lickingswcd.com.


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