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News Headlines from Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bond has been set at $500,000 for a 25-year-old Heath man accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Adam Alexander has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged incident that occurred early Sunday morning at a home on the 300 block of South 21st in Newark. Alexander is being held at the Licking County Justice Center and his case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.


The Licking County Humane Society removed 20 dogs Sunday after they were found living in filthy and unsanitary conditions in a Croton home. Humane Agent Paula Evans in collaboration with officers from the Licking County Animal Shelter, transported the dogs to the LCHS where they will be evaluated, vaccinated and sheltered until they are ready for adoption. LCHS officials are asking for donations of puppy pads & Pedigree canned puppy food. For more information visit www.lchspets.org.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will coordinate special deer hunts at six state nature preserves across the state including Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve in Licking County. Preserve managers will handle hunting applications at the local level. Hunters must attend individual meetings if they are interested in particular hunts. During those events, hunters can enter the drawing by purchasing a single ticket for $5. For more information visit www.ohiodnr.gov.


The Newark Kiwanis Club will present The Big Show on Thursday, August 25.

Michael Wesley with Newark Kiwanis

Kiwanis member Michael Wesley said kids will have a chance to sing and dance with the clowns. The event starts next Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Newark Schools Administrative Offices on Mount Vernon Road.


In Ohio, the Agricultural Clearance Program works to make local farmers' excess produce available to Ohioans who struggle to get by. According to program manager Erin Wright, over 40 million pounds of food were distributed last year.

Erin Wright with the Agricultural Clearance Program

Ohio food banks will be hosting mobile food distributions throughout the remainder of the summer to help get the fresh produce into the hands of the people who need it the most.


The Newark-Heath Airport and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 402 will be hosting their annual Fly-in Breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm, Saturday, August 20, at the Newark-Heath Airport. A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice is $6.00. The event will feature displays of vintage and modern aircraft as well as an antique car show.


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