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Amazon eyeing land in Etna, Obetz for fulfillment center

Amazon could bring another 2,000 jobs to Ohio with a fulfillment center, according to state officials.

Bond of trust sees horse and rider through

When Summer Prevost and her horse, Ditto, glided through a dressage competition June 13, most observers would never have guessed how difficult it was for the pair.
Southwest Licking

Board creates new supervisor position for maintenance staff

The Southwest Licking school board on July 16 voted 4-0, with Roger Zeune absent, to create a new maintenance supervisor position to define responsibilities and who is in charge of completing them.

State Rep. Hayes says he will seek Licking County prosecutor's post

State Rep. Bill Hayes announced Monday, July 20, that he wants to become the next Licking County prosecutor.
Police beat

Pataskala: Four arrested as suspects in recent string of thefts

The Pataskala Division of Police recently arrested four people in conjunction with a series of burglaries and thefts that occurred in the city within the past three weeks.
Licking Heights

Teacher honored for influence on students, colleagues

Licking Heights fifth-grade teacher Charles Howard has taught many grades throughout his career, but he says fifth is his favorite.

City plans to file insurance claims for storm damages

Pataskala's utilities department will try to recoup some of the estimated $50,000 in damages suffered from summer storms by submitting insurance claims.

Charter changes might be too late for deadline

Pataskala City Council President Melissa Gibson on July 20 told her colleagues they might not have enough time to review proposed changes to the city's charter prior to the Aug. 5 filing deadline for the Nov. 3 general-election ballot.

K-9 takes bite out of crime on first day

Mutin might look like any other 2-year-old Belgian Malinois when he plays with his yellow ball.

Pataskala officials to launch adopt-a-street initiative

Motorists soon should be on the lookout for Pataskala residents wearing orange vests and carrying trash bags as part of the city's first adopt-a-street program.

Service crews respond quickly to reports of storm damage

Pataskala's public-services department was busy July 14 after a short but intense storm blew through the city, knocking down trees all over town.
Southwest Licking

District plans to install door barricades

Southwest Licking Superintendent Robert Jennell told school board members July 16 that door barricades should be available in district classrooms beginning next school year.
State reading tests

All Licking Heights third-graders could advance

Licking Heights curriculum director Angel King said she expects all of the district's approximately 300 third-graders will advance to fourth grade per the terms of Ohio's Third-Grade Reading Guarantee.
Ward 4 seat

Another Hayes planning a council campaign

Pataskala residents have seen Bill Hayes' and Dan Hayes' names associated with local elections but they likely will encounter another Hayes on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Police beat

Pataskala: Sites of recent thefts include two vehicles and two houses

Pataskala police officers are investigating several recent thefts, including two from vehicles:

'Cookout with a Cop' event slated July 25

Residents can meet officers from the Pataskala Division of Police -- including the new police dog, Mutin -- at the city's first Cookout with a Cop on Saturday, July 25, at Freedom Park, 5261 Taylor Road.

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