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Main Street Christmas

The Pataskala United Methodist Church, 458 S. Main St., held a live Nativity during the event and the Birney family provided the animals.

SWL finances are 'bleak' without an operating levy

Southwest Licking treasurer Richard Jones on Nov. 20 gave board members a very bleak financial forecast for the district in the wake of the Nov. 4 rejection of a five-year, 7.9-mill substitute emergency-operating levy.

Wagner: Licking Heights shooting rumors a 'hoax'

False rumors on social media the night of Dec. 10 and the morning of Dec. 11 created panic about a possible shooter at Licking Heights High School, but district leaders soon determined the threat was a hoax.
Police beat

Pataskala: Recent thefts involved items inside two vehicles

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several thefts, two of which were from vehicles:

Butcher wants to increase participation in wreath initiative

Pataskala on Dec. 13 was expected to be part of the national celebration conducted by Wreaths Across America, started in 1992 by a businessman in Maine who wanted to honor veterans.

Coming up

Friday Night Frenzy, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Christian Endeavor UMC, 1415 Londondale Parkway in Newark. Outdoor and indoor games, music and a potluck are included for all ages, free of charge. There also will be a euchre competition. Call 740-344-2351.

County library now loaning guitars

Newark's musical claim to fame might be that it was a childhood home for Vegas showman Wayne Newton.

Holiday open house

The Licking County Aging Program, the chief senior-services agency in the county, is headquartered at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St. in Newark.

Etna park in line for National Road marker

Etna Township Trustee John Carlisle said the trustees on Dec. 2 agreed to consider placing a historic National Road sign in High Point Park.

TIF could be tied to potential nursing facility

Pataskala's economic-development committee on Dec. 1 reviewed a potential development at 8600 E. Broad St., west of the Central Ohio Technical College Pataskala campus at 8660 E. Broad St.
Pataskala City Council

2015 budget, income-tax allocations approved

Pataskala City Council on Dec. 1 approved the 2015 budget and income-tax allocations before deciding not to hold a second meeting in December.
Police beat

Pataskala: Four suspects in series of crimes will face grand jury

Three men and one boy are expected to face a Licking County grand jury after being accused of committing three felonies and one misdemeanor almost two weeks ago in Pataskala.

Fox rallying community to help family of teen killed in accident

Pataskala leaders last week scrambled to help a local family raise money for funeral expenses after 18-year-old James Shaw was killed in an automobile accident Dec. 3.

Watkins student admits to making online threat

If anything, Watkins Memorial High School Principal Ben Richards hopes a recent incident involving a student's online threat will raise awareness about social media and help parents understand how quickly new websites and apps appear.

Missing Newark woman found safe near Alum Creek

A Newark senior citizen who had been missing for several days was located by law enforcement officials Thursday, Dec. 4, near Alum Creek.

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