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News Headlines from Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The hunt continues for Jacob Rey the local man who eluded Heath police Tuesday and prompted a “soft lockdown” in the Heath City School District. Police were looking for Rey, 24, in connection with a purse theft that took place Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle on Hebron Road. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are urged to call heath police at 740-522-2141.


The Granville Post of the State Patrol held a sobriety checkpoint Friday, September 19 on Ohio 16 in Pataskala. According to Lt. Kevin Miller, 439 vehicles were contacted and no arrests were made during the checkpoint that ran from 9:00 p.m.-midnight.


The first ever Licking County Public Safety Day will be held Sunday, September 28 from 1:00-4:00 PM on the OSU-N/COTC campus.

Pataskala Officer James Wiles

Pataskala police officer James Wiles said attendees will be able to get an up close and personal look at the county agencies that work hard everyday to protect Licking County citizens. The Safety Day will feature safety equipment, K9 demonstrations and a dunk tank.


The Licking County Humane Society has initiated a new program geared toward helping certain segments of our community.

Lori Carlson Exec. Dir. Licking County Humane Society

Lori Carlson, executive director, Licking County Humane Society said research has shown that owning a pet can improve a person's physical and mental health by providing companionship and unconditional love. For more information on the Pawsitive program contact the Licking County Humane Society.


Central Ohio Technical College has recently announced two new appointments to support strategic growth strategies for the college. Teri Holder has been promoted to Vice President for Extended Campuses and The Gateway, and Brad Pulcini has been named the college’s Director of Gateway Operations.


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