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  • RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Fourth-grader Farithat Shinaba builds with Lego blocks Oct. 22 during the annual Block Kids Building Competition sponsored by the Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. The event was at Licking Heights South Elementary School in Pataskala.

    Students build creativity with blocks

    Pataskala Mayor Mike Compton found himself surrounded by many tools of destruction the morning of Oct. 22.
  • PBJ therapy horse

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.
RITA report

Council members displeased that subpoenas rattled residents

After receiving several complaints from residents, Pataskala City Council members on Oct. 20 questioned officials from the Regional Income Tax Agency, which collects income taxes for Pataskala and other municipalities in central Ohio.

Fulton hired as planning director

Pataskala City Council on Oct. 20 welcomed its new planning and zoning director, Scott Fulton of Worthington.

Nov. 4 ballot Many county voters deciding three levies

Election Day will be eventful for Licking County voters as many will cast their ballots for three county levies: children services, senior citizens and the county library.
Old town hall improvements

City Council weighs cost of using grant money

Pataskala City Council members disagree on what to do with a $200,000 grant from a recent state capital bill that could be used to install public restrooms and an elevator in the old town hall building at 430 S. Main St.

Warrant roundup slated next month

Residents with outstanding warrants for not attending an arraignment or payment-plan review in Pataskala Mayor's Court might be served in November and transported to the court, said court magistrate Kip Kelsey.
Police beat

Recent theft reports involve items taken from garage, shed

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating three recent thefts, one of which resulted from an open garage door and another that involved an outdoor building:
New Albany

Ealy House improvements will be on display in coming weeks

The New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society will showcase renovations to the historic Ealy House at 6359 Dublin-Granville Road during a series of open houses in the next few weeks.
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