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Maj. Gen. Charles Griffin

Granville native played key role in end of Civil War

The son of a Granville merchant helped put an end to the Civil War.

Potholes swallowed 80 tons of fill by mid-March

Pataskala's service department has been patching potholes in city streets for several weeks, using 80 tons of material to fill them by mid-March, city officials said.

Pataskala police promotes sergeant to new position

The Pataskala Division of Police recently promoted Sgt. Gary Smith to a newly created position.
Police beat

Pataskala: Thieves steal more than $2,700 worth of equipment

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating two reports of equipment theft.

Pataskala City Council looks at water rate increase

Pataskala’s water rates could increase slightly in 2016.

‘Project Curie’ developer halts Ohio site search

Pataskala had hoped to land the first tenant in the Pataskala Corporate Park this year but city officials received word last week that the developer of the code-named “Project Curie” had halted its search for sites in Ohio.
Police beat

Pataskala: Health department investigating report of pig bite

A woman told Pataskala police she was bitten by a neighbor’s pot-bellied pig – named Mr. Pig – at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in the 100 block of Granville Street.
Superintendent for a Day

Third-grader makes the rounds

Being superintendent of the Licking Heights Schools has its perks, especially if you're in the third grade.

County engineer closes Refugee-York intersection

Licking County Engineer William Lozier threw a curveball to the Southwest Licking Local school district March 16 when he closed the intersection of Refugee and York roads at 2:45 p.m., just an hour before elementary students were to be sent home.
Senate Advisory Committee on Testing

Superintendents to review student exam schedule

Ohio's "next-generation assessments" were designed to better measure students' critical thinking skills than the single-day assessments produced by past exams, but educators faced with scheduling up to 40 testing days each school year are telling legislators, "Enough is enough."
Pataskala City Council

Hurst's health-insurance deductible sparks debate

Pataskala City Council on March 16 tabled legislation to approve a portion of law director Rufus Hurst's benefits.

State's efforts, personal vigilance can thwart tax fraud

As the IRS's April 15 deadline looms, many are procrastinating on filing their 2014 tax returns.

Pataskala egg hunt scheduled for March 28

Fifteen-thousand plastic eggs will fill the soccer fields at Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park March 28 for the Pataskala community egg hunt.

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