More Licking County News
As the August days dwindle, you might be wrapping your head around the fact that it's back-to-school time, rolling your eyes at the Halloween decorations lining store shelves or pushing to the farthest corner of your mind that this is the year you said you'd get a new snow blower.
Sometimes, the heating and air-conditioning system at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Visitors Center goes on the fritz.
Annual Johnstown event
Almost anything you want to buy might be available at the 72nd annual Swappers Day in Johnstown.
Johnstown will celebrate "Mastodon Day" beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Johnstown Trailhead Park, 187 E. Jersey St., to observe the discovery of the Johnstown Mastodon 90 years ago.
Check out scenes from the Little Miss Firefighter pageant at the 70th annual Pataskala Street Fair on Aug. 17.
In the nearly two years since Denison University announced its plan to install about 5,000 solar panels on its Biological Reserve, not a single ray of sunlight has been harnessed into electricity on the 350 acres of woods and wildlife.
Medical-marijuana operations could put Johnstown on an economic-development high.
As summer comes to a close, our attention turns to back-to-school preparation.
Former Alexandria fiscal officer Laura VanScoy Andrews remains free on her own recognizance after a bond hearing Aug. 16 that followed her indictment on theft in office and other charges last month. Licking County prosecutors have said Vanscoy Andrews, 48, repeatedly issued payments to herself in excess of her authorized salary, totaling about $80,000.
Hebron-based ArmorSource has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations that it was responsible for producing more than 126,000 combat helmets for the Department of Defense that were found to be defective.
Five of the six Pelotonia routes pass through Licking County, and any of the four routes -- the 50-, 100-, 130- and 180-mile options -- that involve Gambier as a destination include the stretch of Raccoon Valley Road from Alexandria to Granville.
Voters in Newark will decide in November whether road repairs and police and fire equipment are worth a quarter-percentage-point increase in income taxes.
Need to track down a missing person? Check your local library.
Construction is underway on two Safe Routes to School projects in Newark, according to Mayor Jeff Hall..
Aug. 10 was the deadline for placing issues on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot, and three Licking County school districts will approach voters for operating and construction money.
L Brands announced Aug. 11 that it plans to hire nearly 4,000 seasonal employees at its distribution centers to help with the holiday crunch.