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2 hrs ago | The Advocate

Black seeks support for commissioner post

Today, I'm asking for your support and your vote in the upcoming May 6 primary election.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Newark, OH

7 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

Ohio Mom Plans Plea Change In Cancer Scheme Case

A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft.

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Related Topix: Utica, OH

7 hrs ago | WBNS

Licking County Mom Plans Plea Change In Cancer Scheme Case

A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft.

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Related Topix: Utica, OH

11 hrs ago | The Advocate

Drug take-back day

Twice a year, the Pataskala Police Department partners with Pathways of Central Ohio to collect prescription and over-the-counter medication from local residents.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pataskala, OH, Drug Enforcement Administration

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Advocate

Lakewood softball 13, Licking Heights softball 0, 5 inn.

Stefanie Banks had two triples with Kidwell added another. Meggin Kelley had two doubles, Brenna Brownfield had one.

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The Advocate

Unemployment rate falls in county

The Licking County unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent last month, the lowest in March since 2007.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Justice Insider: Man selling pool has shallow memory

A Licking County man came home on April 7 to find his above-ground swimming pool drained and dismantled and the deck around it in pieces.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH, Gahanna, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Tax sought to fix roads in Newark

Mother Nature took a toll on the city's roads. Residents will pay with dented rims, or likely a new property or income tax.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Advocate

Grow Licking County, Heath reach deal about economic development

Grow Licking County, the 2-year-old community improvement corporation, will perform the duties of an economic development director for the city of Heath.

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Related Topix: Heath, OH

The Advocate

Denison sophomore accused of distributing THC-infused gummy bears

A Denison University sophomore was arrested Monday morning on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs after being accused of giving or selling THC-infused gummy bears to his friends.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Denison University, Granville, OH, Marijuana

Times Recorder

Hazardous materials team disposes of gas can

Members of the Thorn Township Fire Department found a gasoline can containing an unknown susbtance Sunday afternoon along Ohio 13 near Blackbird Lane.

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The Advocate

Finding Faces: The Last Supper

<![CDATA[March 31, 1983 -- Recreation of The Last Supper. da Vinci would be proud. Why is Jesus missing? **** Advocate photographers have come and gone over the years, and each has left his or her mark chronicling the lives of Licking County residents. In the hustle and bustle of the news gathering process, photos sometimes become misplaced or tucked away in archives as photographers move onto the next lead. The photos eventually resurface, but their stories have long faded from memory. We have scanned many of these prints and negatives, and will be publishing them here. Is there a face you recognize, or an event you witnessed? Leave your comments and maybe you can help unlock these little mysteries. If you need help with your own mystery, send us your own photo at Advocate@NewarkAdvocate.com. Join us regularly for updates. What will we dig up next?

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Advocate

Information sought on stolen purse

A reward is being offered for information regarding a stolen purse. The Newark Division of Police reports a female suspect stole a purse from a vehicle about 10:30 a.m. March 19 in the 100 block of Wilwood Avenue.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH

Times Recorder

Crews investigating possible meth lab in Thornport

Crews were called Sunday night to investigate a possible meth lab. The Perry County Sheriff's Office asked for help on traffic control in order to close Ohio 13 south of Boundaries Road about 9:30 p.m. as they investigated a potential "explosive" situation according to scanner traffic.

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The Advocate

Motorcyclist in stable condition after crash

A man was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by a medical helicopter Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle crash on Ohio 661.

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Related Topix: Wakeman, OH

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Advocate

Feline sisters seek new home together

Tillie and Tallie were surrendered when their family was moving and couldn't take them along.

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The Advocate

Public records: court report

22, Newark, was sentenced to three years of community control after being found guilty of one count each of theft of dangerous drugs, a fourth-degree felony; and theft, a fifth-degree felony.

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Related Topix: Newark, OH, Drugs, Pataskala, OH

The Advocate

Mike Fox for Licking County Commissioner

While researching the various candidates who have announced an intention of running for Licking County Commissioner, I believe that Mike Fox is the candidate best suited to serve western Licking County's interests.

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Related Topix: Pataskala, OH

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Advocate

Licking County Health Inspections

1. Person in charge was unable to demonstrate proper knowledge of food safety and prevention.

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Related Topix: Pataskala, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH

The Advocate

Fatal overdoses continue rise in '12

Ask 2-year-old Jazlen Harden where her mother is, and she has two answers. The first person she points to is her mother's twin sister, Beth Carey, who has cared for her this past year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marion, OH, Ohio, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

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