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|News Headlines from Wednesday, March 20, 2019|
As a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, a statewide tornado drill was held today at 9:50 a.m. The drill gave Ohio counties a chance to test their outdoor warning sirens.
ST. LOUISVILLE MAN CHARGED IN HOME INVASION
A 45-year-old St. Louisville man is being held on $150,000 bond for allegedly breaking into a home and threatening the occupants. Chad Perry has been indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary and burglary in connection with an alleged incident on Valentine's Day.
MARCH IS DD AWARENESS MONTH
Newark City Council set aside some time Monday to recognize March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Mayor Jeff Hall presented a proclamation to Licking County Board of DD Superintendent Jason Umstot. Also Monday night, the City of Heath presented a proclamation to Umstot in support of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Fambro has been promoted to Superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Colonel Fambro will serve as the 19th Superintendent of the Patrol, making history as he becomes the first African American to hold this position.
BRYN DU ART SHOW
The 15th Annual Bryn Du Art Show runs through Sunday, March 24. This year's show features 100 pieces of artwork representing 85 artists.
Angela Katona, program and promotion coordinator, Bryn Du Mansion, said the Art Show is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.bryndu.com.
JEFFRIES IS HONORED
A volunteer for more than 30 years, Pat Jeffries, Licking Memorial Health Systems Board Member and Licking Memorial Hospital Development Council Executive Committee Member recently was awarded the Columbus CEO HealthCare Achievement Award Volunteer of the Year. The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award, makes a positive impact by devoting time and expertise to support local healthcare organizations, patients and the community.
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