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News Headlines from Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS

Reynoldsburg police is on the hunt for two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a convenience store. According to a press release, Saturday around 4:00 a.m. two black men walked into the speedway at 7881 East Main Street and one suspect pointed a gun at an employees head and demanded cash. If you have any information call Reynoldsburg police at 614-322-6917.

A DROP IN THE COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT

Licking County's August unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in July according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Looking at surrounding counties – at 3.4 percent Delaware County had the lowest county unemployment rate, while Coshocton County's was the highest at 6.5 percent.

FUEL TESTS

A new report from AAA sheds some light on regular and premium gasoline.

Kimberly Schwind with AAA Ohio

Kimberly Schwind, spokeswoman AAA Ohio, said the report showed Americans wasted more than $2.1 billion in 2015 by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel.

DEER ARCHERY SEASON

Ohio’s deer archery season gets underway Saturday.

Karen Norris with the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Karen Norris, with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, said for a run down of all county bag limits as well as other important hunting information visit www.wildohio.gov.

POKER RUN

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 840 is holding its annual Poker Run/Auction Sunday, September 25 at Jug’z Tavern on West Main Street in Newark. The Poker Run, which gets underway at 11:00 a.m., will feature plenty of food and live music. Cost is $10 per bike and $10 per passenger. Call 740-616-3234 for more information.

DAWES FALL FESTIVAL

The Dawes Arboretum is hosting its Fall Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. The family event, presented by The Energy Cooperative, features hands-on homesteading activities for kids, wagon tours, storytelling, and interactive displays along with live animal ambassadors from the Ohio Wildlife Center. Best of all, admission is free. Visit www.dawesarb.org to learn more about the Fall Festival.

 

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