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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Jamie Gibson (right), 9, practices her forms during a karate class Monday, July 21, at the West Licking Joint Fire District Station No. 1 in Pataskala, Ohio.

    Perfecting her technique

    Gibson has been studying the martial art for three years.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Brandie Brown (center) of Pataskala, laughs as she volunteers to let Jim and Manon Van Schoyck of Ohio Nature Education turn her into an owl during a program at the Southeast Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Wednesday, July 23.

    Whoooooooo's wearing glasses?

    The program taught children about birds of prey in Ohio. ONE is based in Johnstown.

Pataskala council members face off in heated exchange

Pataskala City Councilwoman Pat Sagar Monday, July 21, responded to questions submitted in writing by Carl Roshong, one of the residents who initiated an Aug. 19 recall election of Sagar.

Bowers indicted in theft of $67,000 of boosters' funds

Ernst Todd Bowers, 50 of 688 Citation Drive, was indicted by a Licking County Grand Jury last week on one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for improperly using $67,000 of the Watkins Memorial High School Band Boosters' money.
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Seniors, Children's Services levies on ballot

Two Licking County levies will appear on the November general election ballot for continued assistance to the county's senior citizens and children.

New owners say improvements breathe life into golf club

A Columbus private investment firm is breathing new life into a 57-year-old Pataskala golf club.
Pataskala

Committee wants to improve access on Granville St.

Pataskala's Street Committee is considering ways to alleviate traffic concerns on Granville Street.
Police beat

Pataskala: Prescription medicines stolen from residences

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating two thefts of prescription medication reportedly taken from residences July 18 and 21.
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