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News Headlines from Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. Newark Police reports between Sept. 25-26, suspect(s) entered an attached garage at a home located in the 200 block of Merchant Street and stole a purse out of vehicle. The purse contained a number of credit cards and other items. Surveillance video shows the suspects using the credit cards at an ATM and a convenience store. If you have any information you are urged to call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Next Tuesday, Newark voters will be asked to approve a tax issue to pay for road and bridge repairs.

Newark Mayor Jeff Hall

Mayor Jeff Hall said the proposed income tax increase is based on earned income and not on unearned income like Social Security and retirement benefits. The increase would generate about $1.6 million annually.


The Perry County Sheriff's Office busted up three methamphetamine labs in the past few weeks. The lab's were located in Somerset, Crooksville and Thornville. Meth and materials used to produce the drug were found at all three sites. Although no criminal charges were filed right away in these cases, narcotics detectives will continue to investigate each one of these incidents and charges will be presented to the prosecutor at a later date.


The Licking County Coalition of Care continues to provide important services and support for those in the community who are struggling to make ends meet.

LCCC Board Member Bob McAleer

Bob McAleer said the Licking County Coalition of Care is hosting a special benefit concert featuring the Ultimate Elvis Tribute with Mike Albert Sunday, November 2 at The Midland Theatre. Proceeds will benefit the organization's many community wide efforts. Tickets are still available. To purchase tickets visit www.midlandtheatre.org.


Licking Memorial Hospital will be hosting an upcoming educational seminar focusing on men's health issues associated with aging. One example is low testosterone levels, which can cause a wide range of symptoms including - fatigue or decreased energy, reduced muscle mass and strength, and decreased bone strength. The seminar will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the LMH First Floor Conference Rooms. The program is free; however, registration is required. To register, call 740-348-2527.


The 2nd Annual Home Run-5K benefiting the Licking County Coalition for Housing will be held Saturday, November 8 at Rotary Park Pavilion on Sharon Valley Road in Newark. Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m., race gets underway at 10:00 a.m.. A picnic lunch will take place immediately after the race. Early registration is $25 and it will close Sunday, November 2. After Sunday registration will be $30. To register or for more information contact the Licking County Coalition for Housing 740-345-1970.

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