Johnstown Cub Scout Pack 226 will kick off the new scout year with a registration night on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Church of the Ascension.

Johnstown Cub Scout Pack 226 will kick off the new scout year with a registration night on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Church of the Ascension.

Families with a Cub Scout aged boy (grades 1-5) should attend the event between 7 and 9 p.m. to register him in Cub Scout Pack 226.

Pack 226 regularly meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Church of the Ascension.

More information about Pack 226 or the scouting program in general is available from Cubmaster Steve Robbins at 740-967-0715 or via e-mail at scrobbins1@ya-hoo.com.

Big O Refuse has been awarded the residential waste hauling contract for St. Albans Township by the Township Board of Trustees.

Service will begin the first week of September. Scheduled pick-up will be on Wednesday every week, but the Labor Day will push collection this week back to Thursday, Sept. 4.

Big O Refuse Corporation is based in Newark and has been serving residential and commercial customers in Licking County for the past 23 years.

The Licking County Ohio Horseman's Council will have its fun show on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Infirmary Mound Park Horse Arena, state Route 37 in Granville.

The show starts at 9 a.m..

Helmets are required for all exhibitors 18 and under. Visit the Web site, www.lickingcountyohc.org, for the show bill.

The ninth annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit will take place on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the Ohio State University campus.

Citizens, farmers, landowners, local officials, land trusts and other interested parties are welcome. Registration for the event closes Sept. 17.

This year's summit theme, "Bonding Ohio Together," will highlight speakers from successful township, county and nonprofit programs who will provide examples of collaborative land-use strategies.

Keynote speaker David Kline, who is a farmer, Amish minister, author and publisher of Farming Magazine, will share his many perspectives and experiences in working toward farmland protection in Ohio.

The day will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from landowner basics, statewide land-use policies, creative funding sources and agriculture in the local economy.

Registration forms and a fee of $40, which includes lunch, are due Sept. 17. Forms are available at www.ohioagriculture.gov or by calling 614-728-6210.

The summit, the largest farmland preservation gathering in the state, is co-hosted by a planning committee that includes the Ohio Department of Agriculture, American Farmland Trust, Otterbein College, the Tecumseh Land Trust and Ohio State's Center for Farmland Policy Innovation and Agriculture and Resource Law Program.