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News Headlines from Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Bryan Lee pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercing at least four women into performing sex acts in order to get out of being issued a citation. Lee, 30, also harassed and threatened some of the victims, including sending threatening electronic messages. Lee worked at the Granville Post of the State Patrol for a number of years. A sentencing date has not been set.

MOST WANTEDPhoto: ZPD Most Wanted.  Donald A. Haser, age 28.  Wanted on charges from three different incidents.  Petty Theft, Domestic Violence and Assault.  Please call 455-0700 if you know where he is.

***UPDATE*** Zanesville police arrested Haser Wednesday

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Zanesville police is asking for help in locating a 28-year-old man wanted on a number of charges. Donald Haser, faces petty theft, domestic violence and assault charges stemming from three different incidents. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to call Zanesville police at 740-455-0700.


State Representative Jay Hottinger is one of the two men running for Ohio's 31st District Senate seat in next Tuesday's General Election.

State Representative Jay Hottinger

The Republican is running against Democrat and current Etna Township Trustee John Carlisle.

Etna Township Trustee John Carlisle

Current State Senator Tim Schaffer is unable to run for reelection after serving his maximum time in the Ohio Senate. The 31st District includes all of Coshocton, Licking, Perry and Tuscarawas counties and most of Holmes County.


The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is looking for a few good men and women for their Mobile Community Watch Team. The Sheriff's Office plans on hosting community watch training in January 2015, where citizens are given 32 hours of training in self-defense, reporting suspicious activity and patrolling the county. Visit www.sheriff.fairfield.oh.us for more information.


The United Way of Licking County will host its second annual Zombie Rundown Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Luellen Deeds with the United Way of Licking County

Outreach Director Luellen Deeds said you can register online through tomorrow or on race day. Registration is $30. Proceeds will be used in uniting the community to improve lives through United Way.


The Kiwanis Club of Newark recently installed new officers and board members for its 2014-2015 year. Dave Doney, news director, KOOL 101.7/TALK 790 WHTH, was sworn in as president. Chuck Schultz, mortgage underwriter-banking officer Park National Bank, was sworn in as president-elect and Abbey Border, director of sales DoubleTree by Hilton, was sworn in as vice president. Since 1918, Newark Kiwanis has been serving the community in a variety of ways most significantly through its support of Camp O'Bannon.


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