Licking County News

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  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    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 one looks at the faces of addiction.
Southwest Licking schools

Special meeting Oct. 2 will focus on facility needs

The Southwest Licking Board of Education is looking beyond the Nov. 4 general election as it considers the district's facility needs.

City officials predict road- salt shortage this winter

Pataskala City Council's street committee members said they hope to educate residents about the struggle to remove snow from local streets this winter.

Antique Power Show revs up next weekend

Pataskala's rural heritage will be highlighted during the 14th annual Pataskala Antique Power Show slated Sept. 26-28 in Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park, 10255 McIntosh Road.

Fall fun at fruit farm will support hospital unit

The advent of autumn brings to mind colorful leaves, cool evenings, bonfires, football -- and the annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza.
Police beat

Student suspended for taking knife to school

A Licking Heights High School junior is on suspension pending an expulsion hearing after taking a knife to school.
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