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    A pair of Clydesdales stood ready to take visitors on a wagon ride Oct. 11 at the Licking Park District's Harvest Moon Festival at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville.


  • PBJ therapy horse

    Frankie Moorhead, 9, of Granville, pets Rocky, a 12-year-old haflinger draft horse, while Dottie Kluesener, an equine specialist, supervises during an open house Oct. 5 at PBJ Connections in Pataskala. PBJ Connections is an equine-assisted therapy program for kids and young adults.

    Rocky's road leads to Pataskala farm

    Rocky might not look like a therapist, with his big brown eyes and long blond hair, but the 12-year-old horse has been helping PBJ Connections of Pataskala diagnose children's mental-health issues for the past four years.

Pataskala hires Fulton as planning director

Pataskala City Council on Oct. 20 welcomed its new planning director, Scott Fulton of Worthington.
West Licking fire district

Renewal levies are more than one-third of budget

The West Licking Joint Fire District is asking voters for a five-year, 1-mill renewal levy and a five-year, 2-mill renewal levy to continue providing service to 50,000 residents in Licking County.
County auditor race

Incumbent Smith challenged by Clark

Incumbent Republican Michael Smith is facing challenger Democrat Matt Clark for Licking County auditor on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Police beat

Stolen truck leads to two arrests

The Pataskala Division of Police arrested two people for receiving stolen property at 2:41 p.m. Oct. 13.

SWL will seek 4.7-mill bond next year

Southwest Licking school board members on Oct. 16 voted 4-0, with Roger Zeune absent, to place a 4.7-mill bond issue on the February 2015 ballot.

Volunteer of the Year nominations sought

Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News are seeking nominations for the third annual Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year award.
Possibly dissolving Hartford

Fair director: More at stake than some might realize

The Hartford Fair, long known as the "Biggest Little Fair in the World" isn't actually within the village of Hartford, but that doesn't mean the fair is immune to being swept up in the anxiety over the potential dissolution of the village.
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