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Fraizer to replace Ryan in Ohio House

COLUMBUS – Former Newark City Council member Mark Fraizer was sworn in Wednesday to represent the 71st District in the Ohio House of Representatives, Speaker Larry Householder announced November 13. “I am pleased to welcome Mark Fraizer to the House today,” said Speaker Householder. “He is a dedicated public servant who will serve the 71st district well.” “I am very […]

New license/ID to be required to fly

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar Charles Norman, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Ohio Security Director Donald Barker, and Columbus Regional Airport Authority President/CEO Joseph Nardone recently reminded travelers that strengthened federal requirements surrounding air travel in the United States go into effect in less than one year. Beginning on October 1, 2020, the […]

Operation Christmas Child

Columbus Area Collects Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child Join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the U.S. as they transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18 – 25. This year, the Samaritan’s Purse project hopes to deliver 11 million shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—to children […]

Bikes for Children of Buckeye Lake


November begins the season of giving. Giving thanks for the blessings we have received and giving other who need blessings something to be thankful for. Bike Buckeye Lake works with schools, churches, and Job & Family Services in our tri-county area to provide local, underprivileged children a bicycle for Christmas during the organization’s annual Christmas Bike Drive going on now. […]

ODNR Naturalist to visit every state park in 10 day

COLUMBUS – As fall color peaks in the Buckeye State, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Naturalist Richelle Gatto will embark on a 10-day, 2,200-mile trip to all 75 Ohio State Parks beginning October 30. Richelle’s tour will highlight picturesque views, hidden hiking trails, overnight accommodations, and the variety of family-friendly activities available throughout Ohio’s state parks system. “There’s a state park […]

Licking County residents encouraged to vote for Soil & Water Supervisors

NEWARK – Landowners and residents can vote for the Board of Supervisors now through November 7, 2018. One Supervisor will be elected to a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2020.  Candidates are David Grim and Mamie Hollenback. The five-member Board of Supervisors represents our county’s soil conservation and water conservation needs in rural, suburban and urban settings, on farmland […]

Central Ohio home sales and prices rise in September

COLUMBUS – Central Ohio saw a healthy of number of homes sales at higher prices last month as the market wrapped up its summer sales season. There were 2,824 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of September, an 8.9 percent increase over the previous year, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Year to date (January […]

Free Medicare Check-up Day on October 30 in Newark

COLUMBUS – As the Medicare open enrollment period approaches, Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) Director Jillian Froment are encouraging those on Medicare to review their prescription drug and health insurance options and select a plan that fits their needs and budget. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of ODI, will visit Licking […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age 5 and all Licking County Libraries participate. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Library and enroll your child to receive a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday. Yes, a Free, age appropriate book will arrive monthly to help as you […]

Number of homes for sale drops again

COLUMBUS – Last year, August marked the 92nd consecutive month of year over year declines in inventory. After seven months of increased supply, central Ohio now has five months of year over year inventory decreases under its belt again this year. There were only 3,690 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market during the month of August which […]


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