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News Headlines from Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NEWARK MAN ARRESTED IN COURTHOUSE B & E

Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old Newark man they believe climbed the scaffolding around the Licking County Courthouse and stole the flag that adorned the top of the clock tower. Joseph Doyle has been charged with breaking and entering in connection with the incident that occurred this past Saturday night. Doyle is also accused of stealing a book from one of the rooms in the Courthouse.  His bond has been set at $25,000.

CRIME STOPPERS

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft of a trailer from a Newark business. The Newark Division of Police reports, on April 18 suspect(s) stole a Carry-On Silver aluminum trailer valued at $1,800 from Tractor Supply Company on Deo Drive.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.

BIG DROP IN COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT

Licking County's April unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, down from 4.7 percent in March, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It was the same story across central Ohio as all surrounding counties saw a drop in the April unemployment rate as compared to March.

TRYING TO HONOR A FALLEN SOLDIER

In February, Congressman Pat Tiberi introduced a resolution to have the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Newark named the Daniel L. Kinnard VA Clinic in honor of the former Newark resident who died in March 1968 while serving in Vietnam.

Congressman Pat Tiberi

Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution. The Senate is currently debating a similar resolution.

ADENA HALL RENOVATION

Work continues at Adena Hall on the OSU-Newark/COTC campus. Superintendent of Facilities Brian Boehmer says the building is undergoing a $3.7 million renovation project that will turn 10,000 square feet of former maintenance and grounds workshops into a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility.

Superintendent of Facilities Brian Boehmer

Boehmer said the project is being funded by both institutions through state funds. Adena Hall was built in 1978 and was the third building constructed on campus.

ANOTHER PHONE SCAM

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a new phone scam. Callers claiming to be from the FCSO or IRS are telling intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest or loss of a business or driver’s license.

 

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