This year has had no shortage of major news stories in Licking County. From horrific crime to exciting developments, we have done our best to share what is going on in our community. But now we need your help in picking which stories top the list. Below we've offered our nominees with a few links for research, followed by a link to a poll that lets you rank the stories in order of importance. Results of the survey will guide our reveal of the stories in the last week of the year.
Pataskala has found itself in the middle of the national debate on reforming the federal income tax code, kind of. The city was prominently featured in two national stories on the possible elimination of the tax deduction for state and local taxes. A story by the Washington Post begins by discussing the deduction's role in Pataskala's efforts to get a 1 percent income tax approved.
We did it, we did it, we did it! It’s almost as if we had to keep saying those words to make sure it was true. The Dayton Flyers, our Dayton Flyers, had just advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years after two nerve-wracking upsets. My brother Chris followed me to Dayton, and our passion for the school and the basketball team always gave us something to discuss, even if it wasn’t always positive.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".