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    Kevin Teets of the DK Bicycles stunt team sits with his grandmother, Mary Martin, as another member of the team does a backflip over the two during a show Sept. 20 at the Licking County Library in Newark. Martin's family surprised her with a trip to the show where she was able to see her grandson, Teets, perform for the first time.

    Flipping out

  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem.

    Heroin Hits Home

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week two looks at heroin abuse from the perspective of law enforcement.
Southwest Licking

Three construction options up for discussion Oct. 2

In preparation for an Oct. 2 special meeting to discuss options for new construction, Southwest Licking school board President Don Huber presented three plans during the Sept. 18 board meeting.

Deputy chief injured in motorcycle accident

Deputy Chief Michael Boals of the Pataskala Division of Police is expected to return to work Sept. 29, a week after being in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia.
Southwest Licking schools

Parents raising money to buy door barricades

Erin and Mark West are raising funds for the Southwest Licking school district to purchase classroom door barricades to help keep children safe if an active shooter would enter a school building.
Police beat

Cash and tools reported stolen

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several thefts of tools, small machinery and money from homes and a business in the past two weeks.

Monroe Twp. Fire Department open house slated for Oct. 4

The Monroe Township Fire Department will open its headquarters to the public for tours, demonstrations and health screenings Saturday, Oct. 4, ahead of National Fire Prevention Week.

Cole's Warriors Mother: One pill, one time brought son's death

Life will never be the same for the family and friends of Cole Ryan Smoot.
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