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News Headlines from Wednesday, May 27th 2015
BOMB THREAT AT WMHS

The investigation continues into a bomb threat at Watkins Memorial High School. According to Southwest Licking School officials, Tuesday shortly before 10:30 a.m. a bomb threat was emailed to principal Ben Richards at which time he immediately contacted the Licking County Sheriff's Office who advised them to send students home. The school, vehicles and outside perimeter of the grounds were searched by bomb dogs and nothing was found. There have been no arrests at this time.

NEWARK MAN FACES RAPE CHARGES

A 25-year-old Newark man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping has been indicted. Codey Melville faces two counts of rape and one count of aggravated burglary in connection with incident that took place earlier this month. Melville is also facing domestic violence and child endangering charges stemming from an incident in April. He remains held on $100,000 bond.

BEACHES CLOSED

Three Buckeye Lake beaches Brooks, Crystal and Fairfield - are closed after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources found toxic algae blooms. Swimming and wading are not recommended, water should not be swallowed and surface scum should be avoided.

HONK FOR HEROES

Realty Ohio Millersport will host the Millersport Honk for Heroes Car Show on Sunday, June 7 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at their offices on Lancaster Street. Show organizer Tami Sager says admission is free, but they are asking for donations with proceeds benefiting American Legion Post #637 and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tami Sager with RealtyOhio

Sager said the Wounded Warrior Project provides 20 programs and services to help wounded soldiers.

FARM TOURS

The 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series kicks off in June offering people across Ohio the chance to experience life on the farm and learn new skills. Lauren Ketcham says the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has offered the tours for more than 35 years.

Lauren Ketcham with the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Ketcham said as part of the series there will be a one-day Women Grow Ohio event at 17 locations, and a benefit dinner in the fall.

CAVS ADVANCE TO NBA FINALS

For just the second time in team history the Cavaliers are heading to the NBA Finals. LeBron James leading Cleveland past Atlanta 118-88 last night at Quicken Loans Arena.

LeBron James

The Cavs swept the four game series. The audio is courtesy of TNT.

 

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