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News Headlines from Friday, April 28, 2017

The Licking County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early Thursday morning hit-skip that claimed the life of a 37-year-old Pataskala man. According to a press release, Shawn Trimmer was walking along the 8000 block of National Road around 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by a  car described as a red or maroon 2006-2010 Honda Civic Coupe. The car suffered front end damage.  If you have any information contact the LCSO at 740-670-5555.


GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation and the City of Pataskala, in partnership with Columbus 2020, are pleased to announce a relocation and expansion of TechR2, LLC’s headquarters into the City of Pataskala. TechR2 is a national and global leader in digital data security. The relocation and expansion includes the retaining 17 jobs and the creation of 22 new jobs.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a burglary in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, between March 29-30, someone broke into a home on the first block of Kreig Street and stole several items including a Heisey Glass collection, Hummel figurines and prescription drugs. The stolen items were valued at more than $60,000. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Saturday the Dawes Arboretum will celebrate trees, history and nature with their annual Arbor Day Festival. Marketing Manager Jill Holton Arrasmith says there will be plenty to see and do.

Dawes Arboretum Marketing Manager Jill Holton Arrasmith

The first 300 families in attendance receive a free tree to take home and plant in honor of Arbor Day. Saturday's event runs from 10:00am-3:00pm.


According to the personal-finance website WalletHub, Ohio ranked 10th in the 2017 Most Gambling-Addicted States report.

WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez

WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said in Ohio 3 percent of adults are considered to have a gambling disorder.


With the first pick in last night's NFL Draft the Browns selected Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. With the 9th pick the Bengals took Washington wide receiver John Ross. Three Buckeyes – Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker and Gareon Conley were selected in the first round. The Draft continues this weekend.



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