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News Headlines from Friday, November 14th 2014

There were some tense moments Wednesday night in Pataskala as police officers were dispatched to a suicidal subject who indicated they wanted to do suicide by cop. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the individual who then barricaded them self in the basement with a gun. Licking County Sheriff's Office SWAT was dispatched to the scene, but Pataskala officers were able to talk the subject into a peaceful resolution.


A Somerset couple was found dead Monday night in what officials believe was a murder suicide. Perry County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the home in the 4200 block of Reading Township Road 146 around 9:45 p.m. after a relative of the man called 911 to say her brother had killed his girlfriend and was going to shoot himself. The sister found the couple in the home. The woman has been identified as Kelsey Crook. The man has been identified as Jason Grubb.


A boil advisory has been issued for customers of Village of Thornville Water & Sewer until further notice. This is due to a water main break at Arlington Ave. and Ohio 204 and loss of pressure at the water tower. Residents are asked to boil any water for human consumption for several minutes. In addition, water to customers has been shut off while the problem is being fixed. Customers will experience low flow or water outages.


The Granville Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving morning. Bruce Westall says all proceeds benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bruce Westall with the Granville Turkey Trot

Westall said the Granville Turkey Trot is traditionally the biggest one day fundraiser for the food pantry. Visit www.granvilleturkeytrot.com to register or for more information.


The Ohio Christmas Tree Association is doing its part to make sure soldiers have a Merry Christmas.

Valerie Parks Graham with the Ohio Christmas Tree Assc.

Valerie Parks Graham said they will be sending 100 trees to soldiers stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan. The trees are donated by Christmas tree growers throughout Ohio.


The Harlem Wizards basketball team is returning to Newark High School Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. to take on district staff, alumni and local celebrities. Pre-sale ticket is $8 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the NHS athletic office. Tickets at the door will be $10 for students and $12 for adults.


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