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News Headlines from Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Classes and campus activities will resume today at Denison University one day after the search for a missing 21-year-old student came to a tragic end. The body of Wendell Jackson was found Tuesday morning in the University’s Biological Reserve. Jackson was last seen late in the day on Sunday, August 30. According to a press release from the Granville Police Department, Jackson's death was an isolated tragedy and there is nothing to indicate it was a crime.


A 30-year-old man is behind bars this morning after leading local law enforcement on a high-speed chase. Heath Police officers responded to a complaint Tuesday afternoon at a retailer on Hebron Road of a man, later identified as Anthony Hopper, allegedly attempting to take pictures up a woman's skirt. When police arrived on the scene, Hopper took off. He was eventually stopped at Country Club Drive and Kreider Boulevard in Newark. Hopper is being held at the Licking County Justice Center awaiting arraignment.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has informed residents who live on Buckeye Lake they will have to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks and patios, in preparation for construction of a new dam. The state says docks not removed at the owners’ expense by November 1 will be dismantled by construction crews and stored for two months in case owners want to claim those materials. ODRN officials stated that would be considered part of the project’s cost and owners won’t be charged, but the state can’t guarantee the condition of the dismantled materials.


Experts in the field of flint knapping, the ancient art of making tools and weapons from flint will be attending this weekend’s annual Flint Ridge Knap-In at Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve.

Ed Moreland with the Flint Ridge Knap-In

Ed Moreland said there will be plenty to see and do throughout the weekend. Admission is $5 per vehicle. The hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be no activities on Labor Day.


Local and regional food sales in the U.S. Grew to $6.1 billion in 2012, according to a recent USDA report. Over the last several years, more than 30 state laws have passed in an effort to expand the presence of farmers’ markets nationwide.

Lifestyle Blogger Brandi Walerius

Lifestyle blogger Brandi Walerius commends Ohio communities for doing a much better job of highlighting the benefits of buying local to their citizens.


The 69th Annual Millersport Sweet Corn Festival gets underway tonight with the traditional Grand Parade. Proceeds from the festival benefit numerous local organizations including the Millersport Lions Club. Admission is free; parking is $10. For more information visit www.sweetcornfest.com.


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