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Police in Newark investigation Shooting

NEWARK, OHIO – On Monday, September 11, 2023 at around 4:34pm Officers with the Newark Division of Police were dispatched to 131 N 11th Street on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found two adult males; one 50 years old and the other 35 years old, each suffering from a single gunshot wound.  Officers provided aid until …

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Additional Deer Hunting and CWD Testing in Hardin, Marion, and Wyandot Counties 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hunters in Hardin, Marion, and Wyandot counties have additional opportunities to harvest white-tailed deer as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife continues to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the region. Since the fall of 2020, 23 wild deer in Ohio have tested positive for CWD, all in Marion and Wyandot counties. A disease …

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Red Cross facing a national blood shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing a national blood shortage. Fewer donors thanneeded gave this summer, drawing down the national blood supply and reducing distributions of some of the most needed blood types to hospitals. Hurricane Idalia further strained the blood supply with blooddrive cancellations and reduced blood and platelet donations in affected areas.Donors of all blood types are urgently …

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BROWN ANNOUNCES ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN TO IMPROVE SERVICE FOR CENTRAL OHIOANS

Senator Brown Photo by ABC WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing a $24,988,000 loan to Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc. headquartered in Mt. Gilead to build and improve 73 miles of electric line, connecting consumers in rural areas across eight counties. Roughly a quarter of the loan will be …

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Area Agency on Aging Awarded Prestigious Accreditation from NCQA

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging announced it was awarded Case management Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the following programs: PASSPORT and Assisted Living, Ohio Home Care Waiver, and Specialized Recovery Services. “The Area Agency on Aging’s mission is to support individual choice, independence, and dignity and the …

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The Gund at Kenyon College to Open New Programming Space in Mount Vernon

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Gund, the world-class teaching museum at Kenyon College, is opening a new location dedicated to art education in downtown Mount Vernon. Housed in a restored, historic storefront at 12 E. Gambier St., The Annex will invite the local community to discover new connections to art, ideas and each other through free workshops, creative activities and events inspired by …

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Troopers apprehend four murder suspects during the Labor Day holiday weekend

Columbus – During the 2023 Labor Day holiday weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol saw an increase in traffic stops. A total of 17,965 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 9,479 non-enforcement stops. Three of the traffic stops resulted in the apprehension of four murder suspects. On Saturday, in Hancock County, troopers arrested two suspects who were wanted on …

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City of Delaware Welcomes New Director of Planning

The City of Delaware is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Pereira as its new Director of Planning and Community Development. Pereira, who has spent the past 20 years in planning department roles within the City of Beavercreek, Ohio, brings an impressive background in urban planning, land use development and community engagement to the position. As the director, Pereira will …

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Patrol Focused on Impaired Drivers for Labor Day

Columbus – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to be safe this Labor Day weekend. Troopers will focus enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from Ohio’s roadways. The Labor Day weekend reporting period begins Friday, September 1 at 12 a.m. and ends Monday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. “Whether you’re traveling throughout the state or around the corner, …

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Central Ohio Builder Accused of Stealing $500,000+ from Consumers is Indicted in Delaware County

A central Ohio builder of pole barns and garages who was previously sued by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has now been indicted on 51 felony charges by a Delaware County grand jury, Yost announced today. The charges stem from allegations that Ryan C. Needels of Marion accepted more than $500,000 in payments from 21 customers but never did any of the …

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