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News Headlines from Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
ASSAULT ON BIKE PATH

A woman who was running on the bike path near Heath High School Sunday night told authorities that a man with a knife assaulted her. According to a press release from the Heath Police Department, the woman was running at around 6:00 p.m. when she was confronted by a man wearing a ski mask. The man brandished a knife and attacked the woman near a wooded area. The woman fought off the attacker and escaped unharmed. The suspect was described as being very tall and thin with blue eyes. He was wearing red shorts, a dark hooded sweatshirt and a dark ski mask. If you have any information you are asked to call Heath Police at 740-522-2141.

GROUND BREAKING IN HEATH

There was plenty of excitement Monday morning a the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority.

Rick Platt Executive Director HNLCPA

Rick Platt, executive director HNLCPA, said Mistras is a leading provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure.

SCAM WARNING

According to Johnstown Police, a man is calling businesses stating he is from American Electric Power and the business is behind on the bill. The man requests the owner obtain a money order and call him back with the needed information to process the payment over the phone to avoid shut off. All business owners be alert this is scam, AEP will never request a money order over the phone, and this person is not a representative of AEP.

PATASKALA MAN HEADING TO PRISON

Curtis Lee Clark III, of Pataskala, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in transporting stolen generators and welding equipment worth more than $89,000 from the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe which were then sold in West Virginia. In January, Clark, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen goods. He also admitted to pawning some of the stolen items at a Columbus pawn shop.

TRAUMATIC EVENTS

Children who have been traumatized can face a lifetime of behavioral, mental, and physical health problems, and there are efforts underway in Ohio to better help these youth recover. Traumatic experiences include physical abuse, exposure to addiction, and parental separation. Dr. Mark Hurst, with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, says exposure to trauma is widespread, and especially common among kids in the child-welfare system.

Dr. Mark Hurst with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

A report from Child Trends found about 14 percent of Ohio children has been exposed to more than three traumatic experiences.

OSU BROADCAST

Ohio State's season opener against Navy will air locally on the CBS Sports Network, not WBNS-10TV, as the station does not have the broadcast rights. Check your local provider for the CBS Sports Network channel. Kickoff Saturday is set for noon.

 

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