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    A Southwest Licking school bus turns south onto High Street from Granville Street toward Pataskala Elementary School on Sept. 10. Pataskala officials are considering a $150,000 project to extend Mulberry Street, a dead end, to Broadway Street to help alleviate traffic issues on Granville Street.

    Tight budget could hamper road projects

    Pataskala officials likely will face a tight budget in 2015.
Licking Heights, Southwest Licking

Districts: Report cards are positive

The Licking Heights and Southwest Licking school districts on Sept. 12 received their annual report cards from the Ohio Department of Education.
Licking County River Roundup

Local cleanup 'exceeded expectations'

Things couldn't have gone better for Pataskala's first involvement in the Licking County River Roundup, according to Mayor Mike Compton.
Police beat

Officers retrieve suspected thief from Franklin County Jail

The Pataskala Division of Police was alerted Sept. 4 that the Franklin County Jail was holding 25-year-old Michael Phillips of Columbus, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a third-degree felony.

Fingers will do a little more walking next year

Officials want Ohioans who live and work in the region served by the 740 area code to update their dialing habits ahead of a new area code's debut.

Johnstown looks to update its 'antiquated' zoning code

The village of Johnstown is embarking on a $10,000 comprehensive zoning and subdivision ordinance revision designed to bring its "antiquated" code into the 21st century.
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