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News Headlines from Thursday, September 22, 2016

A 33-year-old man considered to be a person of interest in the death of a Pataskala resident has been arrested. Wednesday, Licking County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on the 200 block of River Forest Road for a welfare check and upon arrival they found the victim. Deputies immediately began searching for Russell David Littrell. He was arrested late last night in Columbus, and the investigation is ongoing.


Newark Police is on the hunt for a man involved in an early Wednesday morning armed robbery of a convenience store. According to police, the suspect entered the Duke and Duchess station on the 900 block go North 21st Street around 3:15 a.m. flashed a large knife and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was described as a white male, 6'2, wearing blue shorts and a grey sweartshirt. If you have any information call NPD at 740-670-7200.


This is Child Passenger Safety Week and safety experts are spreading the word about the importance of proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 33 seconds in the United States, a child age 13 or younger is involved in an auto accident. Donna Laake, registered nurse with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, understands the struggles of getting a child seat correctly fitted.

Donna Laake with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Laake said at least three out of four car seats are improperly installed.


The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor of English Stephanie Brown has been named Newark Campus Assistant Dean. She will work closely with Associate Dean Melissa Jungers. Brown will work with Jungers on first year success initiatives, assisting the Faculty Well-Being Committee with faculty mentoring, evaluating full-time associated faculty, assisting with the setting of the master course schedule, assigning peer evaluations of teaching for tenure-track faculty and serving as the oversight designee for promotion and tenure procedures.


The Works has received a $2,500 grant from Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. to support FireWorks!, a glass and entrepreneurship program for high school "glass scholars" at The Works. The program provides an intensive internship-like experience for students who work under the supervision and guidance of The Works' glass studio manager, professional glass artist Lawrence Tuber. Students also receive training in marketing, sales, budgeting, glass production methods, and academic skills.


The 16th Annual Pataskala Antique Power Show takes place this weekend at Foundation Park.

Pataskala Mayor Mike Compton

Mayor Mike Compton said there’s a number of activities planned throughout the weekend. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Foundation Park is located off Broad Street in Pataskala.


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