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7 hrs ago | WBNS

Bus Driver Faces Lawsuit For Crash Caught on Camera

Was a bus driver distracted at the time of a Central Ohio crash? A jury will have to decide the answer.

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15 hrs ago | WBNS

Franklin County Looking At Probation Officer Communication Following Shooting

When Franklin County Adult probation officer Jonathan Farnsworth was shot by a man on probation, his partner had to dial 911 on his cell phone.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, OH, Two Way Radio, Electronics, Columbus, OH

Yesterday | This Week Community News

Bowers indicted in theft of $67,000 of boosters' funds

Ernst Todd Bowers, 50 of 688 Citation Drive, was indicted by a Licking County Grand Jury last week on one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for improperly using $67,000 of the Watkins Memorial High School Band Boosters' money.

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Yesterday | This Week Community News

Pataskala council members face off in heated exchange

Pataskala City Councilwoman Pat Sagar Monday, July 21, responded to questions submitted in writing by Carl Roshong, one of the residents who initiated an Aug. 19 recall election of Sagar.

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Related Topix: Pataskala, OH

Mon Jul 28, 2014

This Week Community News

Petition seeks collective bargaining in Johnstown

A surprise citizens initiative petition from Johnstown residents may force the Village Council to place a charter amendment on the November ballot to allow village employees to collectively bargain in 2015.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, OH

This Week Community News

Seniors, Children's Services levies on ballot

Two Licking County levies will appear on the November general election ballot for continued assistance to the county's senior citizens and children.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Columbus Dispatch

Michigan woman dies in Licking County

A Michigan woman attending an event at Legend Valley in southeastern Licking County died yesterday.

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Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Rap, Newark, OH

This Week Community News

More than 200,000 expected to attend 156th Hartford Fair

More than 200,000 people are expected to pass through the gates in the village of Hartford -- also known as Croton -- Aug. 3-9.

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Related Topix: Hartford, OH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Whiznews.com

Reward Offered in ATV Theft

They are offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft of an ATV from a home in the 100 block of E. Channel St. in Newark.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Ohio again testing for West Nile virus

The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH, Entomology, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Fifth officer resigns in Licking County jail probe

NEWARK, Ohio Another member of the Licking County sheriff's office has resigned, bringing the number of resignations since July 17 to five.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH

WBNS

Five Licking County Corrections Officers Resign Following Lapses In Security

Facing termination, five employees at the Licking County Jail have submitted their resignations.

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Billboard

Don't Worry, Ohio Police Are Ready for Insane Clown Posse's Music Fest

With thousands of Juggalos descending upon Ohio's Legend Valley for Insane Clown Posse's annual music festival -- The Gathering of the Juggalos finds a new home near the tiny town of Thornville, Ohio, this year -- locals will experience a never-before-seen deluge of Faygo and face paint this weekend.

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Related Topix: Thornville, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio again testing mosquitoes for West Nile

The Ohio Department of Health is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after cutting the program last year to offset federal budget cuts.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Reynoldsburg, OH

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Four resign as Licking County sheriff 'cleans house' at jail

The suicide of an inmate in the Licking County jail in May sparked an internal investigation that has led to the resignation of four jail corrections officers and the possible resignation of a deputy.

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WBNS

Former Treasurer Charged With Stealing Thousands From Local Band Boosters

The former Treasurer of the Watkins Memorial Band Boosters in Pataskala has been charged with stealing thousands from the group.

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Related Topix: Pataskala, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Advocate

Auditions for 'Death By Design' planned

* Where: Licking County Players, 131 W. Main St., Newark * FYI: All characters are English and range from 20s to 50s.

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The Advocate

Licking County Courthouse clocks undergoing repairs

What time is it? Don't look for an answer atop the Licking County Courthouse, at least not before mid-September.

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Related Topix: Watches, Newark, OH, Lancaster, OH

The Advocate

Sheriff: Officers resign at jail

An unknown number of deputies at the Licking County Justice Center have resigned after an investigation into work performance and the recording of inaccurate information in jail logs, Sheriff Randy Thorp said Wednesday.

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Times Recorder

Police: Nothing special in preparation for Juggalos

Local law enforcement agencies say they are not anticipating any unusual problems during the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, despite the fact the group has been labeled a gang by the FBI.

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Related Topix: Jacksontown, OH

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