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News Headlines from Wednesday, July 1 2015
PATASKALA POLICE IS ON THE HUNT

The Pataskala Police Department is asking for help in tracking down David Bell, 51, who is wanted for theft. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to contact the Pataskala Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.

HEATH VANDALISM

The Heath Police Department is investigating multiple reports of cars being sprayed painted during the early morning hours on Tuesday. So far, there have been a total of ten cars that were vandalized. The vehicles were parked on Fieldpoint Rd. If you have any information you are urged to call the Heath Police Department at 740-522-2141.

TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGES

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation are partnering together on a new traffic safety initiative.

Lt. Kevin Miller with the OSHP

Lieutenant Kevin Miller, commander of the Granville Post of the State Patrol, said the boards will rotate between the year-to-date number of traffic deaths and traffic safety messaging, such as drive sober or get pulled over. In Licking County the signs will be posted at the US 62/Ohio 661 intersection and on Ohio 161 between New Albany and Ohio 310.

K9 FINDS MISSING CHILD

There was a happy ending to a missing child case Tuesday in Fairfield County. Shortly after 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, a Stoutsville mom called 911 saying her 23 month old son was missing and could not be found. Several deputies immediately responded to the scene and began to search for the child.  With the help of a K9 unit the child was located in about 15 minutes approximately three-quarters of a mile from the family's home.

BUXTON INN RECEIVES TAX CREDIT

The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded $27.5 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 19 applicants planning to rehabilitate 33 historic buildings. The Buxton Inn in Granville received a tax credit totaling nearly $250,000, which will be used to help offset the cost of a $3.1 million renovation project.

GRANVILLE KIWANIS JULY 4 CELEBRATION

The annual Granville Kiwanis July 4th Celebration gets underway today at 4:00 p.m. Club President Tom Harvey says proceeds from the event support a number of Kiwanis programs.

Tom Harvey Pres. Granville Kiwanis

The July 4th Celebration runs through Saturday night. For a schedule of events and entertainment visit www.granville4th.com

IN NEED OF BLOOD DONORS

The American Red Cross urges us all to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. Fewer blood drives are scheduled the week before and after Independence Day, because many hosting organizations postpone blood drives while people are on vacation. To make an appointment or for more information visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

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