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News Headlines from Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
FATAL SHOOTING IN NEWARK

One man was shot and killed Monday night at home located in the 500 block of East Main St. in Newark.

 NPD Sgt. Paul Davis

Newark Police Sergeant Paul Davis said Byerly suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. The investigation is wrapping up, but at this point Sgt. Davis said it appears the shooting was accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.

AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A LOCAL MANPhoto: Jeremy Revercomb is wanted for a Felony probation violation.

Mr. Revercomb is 30 years old, 6' 1" with brown hair/brown eyes and weighs approximately 200 pounds.

His last known location is in the Johnstown, Ohio area.

If you know the whereabouts of this individual, please call the Licking County Adult Court Services Felony Probation Department at 740-670-5730 or your nearest law enforcement agency. You may also leave a private message on this site with any information you may have. ALL TIPS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.

Local authorities are asking for help in tracking down Jeremy Revercomb, 30, who is wanted for a felony probation violation. Revercomb's last known location is the Johnstown area. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are urged to call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

NO CHARGES FILED IN NEWARK POLICE SHOOTING

Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt announced Monday that in his judgment no charges are warranted against the Newark police officers involved in a shooting in November. Oswalt said that he would not ask a grand jury to hear evidence against detective Doug Bline, who struck Randall Hutchinson with his vehicle on West Church St. on November 5 after Hutchinson allegedly shot officer Jerrod Conley.  Both Bline and Conley are back on duty. Hutchison, 27, continues to be treated at OSU Wexner Medical Center.

CITY COUNCIL PASSES BUDGET

Newark City Council approved three separate ordinances last night all of which dealt with the 2015 city budget. City council approved the $29.7 million general fund budget by a vote of 9-1 with Doug Marmie casting the lone no vote.

6th Ward Councilman Doug Marmie

Marmie, a Republican, said its the first time in his 14 years on city council that he has voted against the budget proposal. Councilman Marc Guthrie voted in favor of the budget, but not before voicing his concerns about what is taking place in the Ohio General Assembly and its impact on local finances.

At-Large Councilman Marc Guthrie

City council approved three separate budgets general fund, grants and all other funds which totaled roughly $97.4 million and does not call for any layoffs.

FIRE SAFETY

It may feel like spring today, but the temperature is expected to take a big nose dive beginning this evening which means people will be turning on space heaters.

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers said all space heaters should be at least three feet away from items like couches, chairs and especially Christmas trees.

KITTY HAWK AIR SOCIETY

Nineteen members of the Newark High School Air Force Jr. ROTC were inducted into the Kitty Hawk Air Society recently. The Kitty Hawk Air Society is an academic honorary society for JROTC cadets. This is the first class inducted to the society from Newark High School.

SHOES FOR THE NEEDY

On Saturday, December 27, the Newark Catholic boys basketball team will take part in the First Federal Savings Newark Catholic Holiday Basketball Tournament at which fans are encouraged to donate a gently worn (or new) pair of sneakers. All sneakers collected at the game will be delivered by to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Newark, as part of the team's service to the community. In 2013 over 400 pair of sneakers were collected and donated to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

 

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