Homes are a hot commodity in central Ohio



COLUMBUS – The average sales price of a home in central Ohio during the month of June climbed to a new record high of $216,379, a 5.4 percent increase over June 2015 and a 1.2 percent rise over the previous month, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service. The median price in June was $180,000 a 4.7 increase from […]

Licking County home sales, prices increase



NEWARK – Licking County’s average home sold price was $171,909 from January through June of this year, up 3.1% over the first six months of 2015. There were 1,186 existing homes and condominiums sold in this year’s first six months, up 11.7% from the same period last year when there were 1,062 homes sold, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Stroller Stroll – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through September. FREE! Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds. This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around […]

Sales tax holiday shopping tips



COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offered back-to-school shopping tips for consumers ahead of Ohio’s sales tax holiday, which is Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7. During the sales tax holiday, the following items generally are exempt from sales tax: • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less; • School supplies priced at $20 per item or […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 25: Officer asked to do a welfare check on a Rosebraugh Circle woman. She was safe. • July 26: A Union Avenue woman was arrested on a warrant out of Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court. • July 26: A Walnut Road man said juveniles were being disruptive and throwing trash near […]

New requirements for back-to-school immunizations



NEWARK – – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization. August is the best time to have a child immunized before heading back-to-school. Please note the new meningococcal vaccination requirement for 7th and 12th graders listed below. Clinic appointments are known to fill up quickly closer to the first day […]

2016-08-06 E-Edition


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