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News Headlines from Monday, September 29th, 2014

Despite meeting for several hours Sunday with a federal mediator the Reynoldsburg School Board and Reynoldsburg Education Association were unable to come to terms on a new contract meaning teachers will be back on the picket lines today. The teachers have been on strike since Friday, September 19.


The Granville School District is hosting a planning meeting Tuesday to discuss and map out the future of the school district.

Granville Superintendent Jeff Brown

Granville Superintendent Jeff Brown said Tuesday Innovation Process meeting gets underway 7:00 p.m. in the Granville High School Commons.


A 2014 survey of more than 2,500 tenth and twelfth graders, encompassing all Fairfield County public schools suggests that frequent drug use among twelfth graders is on the decline. The study shows that frequent alcohol use among twelfth graders declined from 21.1% in 2012 to 19.6% in 2014. Frequent marijuana use also declined from a high of 20.3 in 2010 to 14.2% in 2014. Frequent use of all tobacco products has decreased to an all-time low of 9.9% which is much lower than the national 2013 average of 16.3%. The study was conducted by the Fairfield County Family Adult and Children’s First Council and the Prevention Works for a Drug Free Fairfield County Coalition.


Eggs are proven to be a solid source of protein and nutrition - which is just what food-deprived families in the state need. In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Ohio egg farmers are donating more than half a million eggs to food banks across the state including Johnstown. 

Jim Chakeres with the Ohio Poultry Association

Jim Chakeres, with the Ohio Poultry Association, said Ohio ranks second in the nation for egg production - producing 7.6 billion eggs annually. About 2,000 households will benefit from their donation.


Bring your pet for a blessing! All friendly pets and pet lovers are welcome to the Blessing of Animals that will take place Saturday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Licking County Humane Society on Thornwood Drive in Heath. This event is open to the community. There is no cost. All pets must be on a leash or in a crate and must be up to date on their vaccines.


Ohio State moved up two spots in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Buckeyes are #20. They also moved up two spots to #18 in the Amway Coaches Poll. OSU opens Big Ten play this weekend taking on the Terrapins Saturday afternoon in Maryland.


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