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News Headlines from Thursday, September 18th 2014

A 39-year-old Reynoldsburg man serving in the Naval Reserves was among the three coalition troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Stephen Byus was killed in Kabul when a Taliban attacker set off a car bomb next to an international military convoy. Twenty soldiers and civilians were injured in the blast. Byus, who was on his third tour of duty, leaves behind a wife and two young children.


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a 30-year-old Zanesville woman they say has a history of violent tendencies. Kirsten Michelle Lackey is wanted on a bench warrant for failure to abide by conditions of her bond.  Her last known address is 1102 Sharon Avenue. If you have any information on her whereabouts you are urged to call the Muskingum County's Sheriff's Office 740-452-3637.


The clock is ticking in the Reynoldsburg School District. Teachers will hit the picket line just after midnight Friday if the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and the Reynoldsburg Education Association cannot come to terms on a new contract. A negotiating session has been scheduled by the federal mediator for today at 1:00 p.m. with the RSB and REA. Wednesday, the REA posted pictures on Facebook of teachers removing personal belongings from classrooms in advance of the strike to ensure that they are not damaged or go missing once the strike starts.


Next week will be a busy one for the United Way of Licking County. Executive director Deb Dingus says Monday marks the start of the first ever Week of Caring.

Deb Dingus Exec. Dir. United Way of Licking County

Dingus said the Week of Caring is a new twist on the annual Day of Caring. For more information on ways you can volunteer or donate during the Week of Caring visit www.unitedwaylc.org.


The Licking Park District invites the community to attend a special Grand Opening Saturday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. for the new Paws 2 Play Dog Park.

Jess Henning Program Director LPD

Jess Henning, program director Licking Park District, said immediately after the Grand Opening ceremony, the Paws at the Park Festival will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be food, dog demonstrations, rescue groups, an inflatable activity for the kids, and more.


Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced that absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, September 20 for the upcoming General Election. According to Husted, more than 266,000 Ohio voters have already requested an absentee ballot for the upcoming election. Earlier this month, more than six million absentee ballot applications were mailed to voters.


Fiberglas Federal Credit Union, The Energy Cooperative, and AAA will host the annual Savings Expo on Thursday, September 25 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Reese Center on the OSU-N/COTC campus. The Savings Expo, which is free and open to the public, is designed to connect individuals with exhibitors providing demos, product information, and tips to help save on banking, groceries, utilities and much more.


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