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The Pataskala United Methodist Church, 458 S. Main St., held a live Nativity during the event and the Birney family provided the animals.
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.
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.
The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several thefts, two of which were from vehicles:
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.
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.
Newark's musical claim to fame might be that it was a childhood home for Vegas showman Wayne Newton.
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 Township Trustee John Carlisle said the trustees on Dec. 2 agreed to consider placing a historic National Road sign in High Point Park.
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
Pataskala City Council on Dec. 1 approved the 2015 budget and income-tax allocations before deciding not to hold a second meeting in December.
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.
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.
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.
A Newark senior citizen who had been missing for several days was located by law enforcement officials Thursday, Dec. 4, near Alum Creek.