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    Johnstown-Monroe High School track and field coach John Peters congratulates Olivia McGee after the 3,200-meter relay in the Division II district meet Tuesday, May 19, at Westerville South.

    Regional qualifiers

    The relay finished fourth to advance to the regional meet.
  • Click It or Ticket campaign

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    Licking County Health Department health educator Ashley See and Safe Communities Coalition coordinator Carrie Minor release balloons during a kickoff event for the the 2015 Click It or Ticket campaign Thursday, May 14, at Newark Fire Department Station 3. The balloons represented the 24 people killed in auto accidents from January 2014 to the beginning of this month, with 17 white balloons representing those not wearing seat belts.

    Authorities to step up seat-belt enforcement

    Relying on an airbag or anything else in an automobile accident is no substitute for wearing a seat belt, according to Licking County authorities.
  • Green Scoop: 'Poop with Potential'

    CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Dave Lees and Jendell Duffner grind up pet waste at a composting facility in Alexandria on April 27. Duffner's business, Green Scoop, collects pet waste to be converted into renewable energy.

    Business finds niche in renewable energy

    With the help of entrepreneurs like Jendell Duffner, it's possible to turn pets' backyard waste into a renewable energy source.
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