AMIL spillway bridge now in place

BUCKEYE LAKE: After more than six months of construction work and hours of speculation by observers, two major pieces of the new AMIL spillway puzzle were fitted together Wednesday afternoon. The first of two 60-foot bridge sections arrived around 2:45 on an over-size flat bed trailer.  It took nearly an hour of jack-hammer adjustments to the northern bridge abutment before […]

Free disposal for farm pesticides in Licking County

REYNOLDSBURG –  The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Licking County Garage, 775 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055. The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, […]

Health Alert: Increase in drug overdoses seen in emergency rooms

COLUMBUS  –  The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and local public health agencies utilize Ohio’s statewide syndromic surveillance system (EpiCenter) to detect, track and characterize health events. The system is used to track drug-related emergency department visits, including but not limited to drug overdose. When the number of drug-related emergency department visits within a 24-hour period is higher than the […]

Things to Do

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Bats, Owls and Squirrels, Oh My! – from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17. Cost: Non-members – $7; Members – $5. Come explore The Arboretum at night and learn about the many nocturnal creatures that call it home. Discover interesting information about bats, owls and […]

Proposed road levy would raise $562,000 a year to repair township roads

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township voters will be asked to approve a three-mill, five-year levy for road repairs on the November 6 ballot. Trustees took the final steps to put the measure on the ballot at special meetings on July 13 and 26. The three-mill levy will generate approximately $562,000 per year to repair township roads. At Tuesday […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to Do

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Blackhand Gorge Tour – from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 3. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $8. Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is one of the treasures of Licking County. Boasting nearly 1,000 acres, it is home to numerous wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. Join Arboretum […]

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