Ohio Thanksgiving travel was safest since 1991

Patrol Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report Columbus – Provisional statistics released Monday show this Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest since 1991. During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 21, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 25, at 11:59 p.m., six people were killed in six fatal crashes. The six fatalities ties a record set in 1991 for the […]

New Directions gets funding boosts

NEW LEXINGTON – The New Directions treatment program has received a funding boost through the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Board. The Board recently announced that New Directions, a program originated under the guidance of Perry County Judge Dean Wilson, will receive an Addiction Treatment Program (ATP) Grant. Grant funding can be used to provide a wide variety of […]

Future home sales looking strong in central Ohio

COLUMBUS – Although down 4.1 percent from a year ago, homes put in contract jumped 3.7 percent from September to October. This was the second highest number of homes in contract in October in 12 years, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS). “A sale is listed as ‘in contract’ when the contract has been signed but the […]

New statewide Holiday Lights trail launched

COLUMBUS – This week TourismOhio  launched the 2018 Holidays In Ohio web page featuring a new, statewide Holiday Lights Trail. The Holiday Lights Trail showcases 30 distinctive light displays across the state. From Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo to Kings Island’s Winterfest in Mason, this trail brings the joy, happiness and excitement of millions of twinkling lights and […]

Tips for purchasing firewood

REYNOLDSBURG – As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. The following firewood rules and regulations are helpful to review: • Non-packaged firewood must be sold by the cord or by fractions of a cord. One cord, when […]

Six die in Licking County traffic accidents in the third quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reports six traffic fatalities during the third quarter of 2018, July 1 through September 30, in Licking County. Of the six fatalities, two involved speeding and one involved a motorist not wearing a seatbelt. During this same time frame last year, there were nine reported fatal crashes. This a […]

New law in effect to deter distracted driving

COLUMBUS – House Bill 95 is now law and enacts a significant distracted driving deterrent and an effective tool for law enforcement to enforce dangerous driving.  House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations.  For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but only that a moving violation has […]

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program seeks Volunteers

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, which provides free tax preparation at the Buckeye Lake Library and more than 250 other locations across Ohio, is looking for volunteer tax preparers for next year. Last tax season. Tax-Aide had to turn away countless seniors because more people wanted our service that we could help. Demand is expected to be even greater next […]

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