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News Headlines from Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
PROPERTY LIENS

Newark City Council passed an ordinance Monday night allowing the city to recoup funds spent on cleaning up properties across the city found to be in violation of the property maintenance code.

Newark Mayor Jeff Hall

Mayor Jeff Hall said the legislation allows the city to place over $48,000 in liens on owners' property tax bills.

DENISON STUDENT ARRESTED

A 20-year-old Denison University student was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs after being accused of giving gummy bears laced with THC to his friends. Conor Dunn is facing one charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs. THC is the primary psychoactive drug in marijuana. Dunn posted bond and is due back in court on Thursday, May 1.

EARTH DAY

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Licking County Recycling Department reminds residents to conserve the environment by recycling their plastic, glass, and steel containers, as well as their paper and cardboard. Recycling bins are located at 21 sites throughout the county and most county residents are within just a few miles of a recycling bin. To make recycling as easy as possible, recyclable items no longer have to be separated and most recyclable materials can be tossed in the same bin.

BREATHE DEEP NEWARK

The 3rd Annual Breathe Deep Newark – LUNGevity Walk and Rally will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Rotary Park Pavilion on Sharon Valley Road.

Breathe Deep Newark Organizer Barb Bebout

Barb Bebout and her six sisters organized the rally in memory of their mother Jean Mellars who died from lung cancer. You can pre-register for the rally online at www.lungevity.org/newark.

OSU-NEWARK GRADUATION

The Ohio State University at Newark held a graduation celebration last night at the Reese Center to recognize graduates who completed all or the majority of their degrees at the Newark campus during the 2013-14 academic year. There were 25 master’s degree recipients, 126 bachelor’s degree recipients and 186 associate degree recipients.

JAIL TOURS

The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society in collaboration with the Newark Downtown Association’s Final Friday events will open the doors of the Licking County Historic Jail the last Friday of every month through September from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 for adults and free to children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult. All proceeds and donations benefit the “Save the Jail” fund, which provides for the preservation and restoration of the jail. The first our will take place Friday, April 25.

 

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