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News Headlines from Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Newark residents can keep up to date on the downtown sewer-separation and streetscape projects by visiting www.wedignewark.com. The website features maps, work updates and available parking spots in the downtown area. The $19.5 million downtown construction project began in early March and the goal is to have it wrapped up in two years.


Three Newark men accused of taking part in a number of car break-ins and thefts in Granville have been indicted. D'Angelo Burns Jr, 18, Justus Siegle, 19, and Anthony Daniels, 20, face numerous charges including burglary and receiving stolen property. Daniels and Siegle are being held at the Licking County Justice Center on $40,000 bond. A bond hearing for Burns has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 5.


The Lancaster Police Department is on the hunt for a man who robbed the Yo. M.G.! yogurt shop on Ety Road on Sunday, April 12. According to police, the suspect was reportedly armed with a handgun, but no injuries resulted from the robbery. The suspect fled in a dark colored vehicle. If you have any information contact LPD at 740-687-6683.


A downtown Newark clean up event is taking place this weekend.

Newark Councilman Jeremy Blake

Councilman Jeremy Blake said they will be cleaning an area from First St. to Sixth St. and Locust St. to the railroad tracks. Saturday's event will run from 8:30 am-12:00 pm.


Once again this year, the United Way of Licking County will host a murder-mystery dinner fundraiser.

Luellen Deeds with United Way

Luellen Deeds said tickets are $65 per person or $125 per couple and seating is limited. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.unitedwaylc.org.


Licking/Knox Goodwill is offering free prom dresses to students in need in both counties. More than 1,500 dresses in a variety of styles and sizes are available at the Goodwill Store in Heath. For more information call Goodwill at 740-345-9861.


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