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News Headlines from Wednesday, September 17th 2014

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a 30-year-old Zanesville woman they say has a history of violent tendencies. Kirsten Michelle Lackey is wanted on a bench warrant for failure to abide by conditions of her bond.  Her last known address is 1102 Sharon Avenue. If you have any information on her whereabouts you are urged to call the Muskingum County's Sheriff's Office 740-452-3637.


Granville Police is investigating a possible Peeping Tom on the Denison University campus. Police received a report from a female student who had seen a male peeking into her window when she exited the shower. The case has been forwarded to the Licking County Prosecutor's Office.


Federal, state and local authorities announced the 48th conviction in "Operation Buckeye Storm," a nearly 5-year multi-agency investigation responsible for dismantling a central Ohio-based heroin trafficking organization. Operation Buckeye Storm commenced in March 2010 and found that the ring, organized around cells based in central Ohio, used traffickers to move loads of heroin and other drugs from Mexico for subsequent sale in and around Columbus. After arriving in in the U.S., the contraband, which also included cocaine and pills, was sold to distributors nationwide.


The West Licking Firefighters Association is hosting a special fundraiser this weekend in support of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Licking and Perry counties.

Jennifer Utrevis Exec. Dir. BBBS

Jennifer Utrevis, executive director, BBBS, said the softball tournament will be held both Saturday and Sunday at Foundation Park in Pataskala. Raffle tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Big Brothers/Big Sisters on W. Locust St. in Newark or at the West Licking Joint Fire District Station on West Broad Street.


Mental Health America of Licking County is one of 226 charities from across Ohio to benefit from more than $6 million distributed earlier this month by the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. As part of a civil action, $12 million was provided for distribution by the Honor Project to charities throughout Ohio. The Honor Project Trust emanates from litigation pursued by the Ohio Attorney Generalís Office.


In less than two months Ohio voters will be heading to the polls and the League of Women Voters encourages voters to check to make sure their registration is up-to-date so they will be able to cast a ballot on November 4.

Carrie Davis Exec. Dir. League of Women Voters

Carrie Davis, executive director, League of Women Voters, said 49 percent of registered voters turned out for the last mid-term election in 2010.


C-TEC will host its annual Open House on Thursday, September 25, from 5:30-7:30 PM. Prospective students, current students, alumni, and community members will be able to tour labs and classrooms, meet instructors and administrators, and learn more about the classes and programs C-TEC offers. The free event will feature food and door prizes.

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