Controlled deer hunts offered at State Nature Preserves

COLUMBUS – In a continuing effort to control deer populations, specifically those affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will coordinate special deer hunts at nine state nature preserves across the state. Ohio’s nature preserve system protects some of the state’s rarest and highest quality ecology. Deer continue to exert a negative impact on many sensitive […]

It’s time to get back-to-school immunizations

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization. It’s time to have children immunized before heading back to school. Please note the updated meningococcal vaccination requirements for incoming 7th and 12th graders listed below. Clinic appointments fill up quickly prior to the first day of school. Parents should contact […]

June Real Estate Report: Not all homes are selling quickly

COLUMBUS – Central Ohio homes only spent an average of 23 days on the market during the month of June, which is 4 days fewer than May and is now the lowest on record, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service. “With more buyers than sellers, many homes are selling quickly in today’s market,” said 2018 Columbus REALTORS(r) President […]

Prepare yourself for emergencies, disasters

HEBRON – Are you prepared for personal emergencies or large disasters like floods and storms? Free training is being offered in your neighborhood. Next month, Licking County’s Community Emergency Response Team will be offering free training on how to prepare for and respond to small and large disasters. You’ll learn what you can do before firefighters/medics or police arrive. During […]

Child support, municipal court warrant amnesty offered during August

NEWARK – For the fourth year, the Licking County Child Support Enforcement Agency is working with the Licking County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts to sponsor a capias amnesty program in August. The program allows an individual with an outstanding capias (warrant) for failing to appear for a child support court hearing (or failing to comply with another order of […]


Kelly D. Bendure Kelly D. Bendure, 52, of Mt. Perry, passed away July 23, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on September 3, 1965, the daughter of the late Violet “Jeannie” Black Cooper. Kelly was a fun-loving soul that loved to garden, travel around the area supporting her stepson’s band, […]