Meadow Park Church of God recently launched an online campus.

Worship times are 11 a.m. Sundays and 9 p.m. Thursdays and are available at at the appropriate service time.

Meadow Park Church also offers worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays at its Bethel campus, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus, and a 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at its Powell campus, meeting at Liberty Tree Elementary School, 6877 Sawmill Parkway, Powell.

For information, call 614-451-8745 or visit


YMCA to offer summer programs, hold open house

The Licking County Family YMCA, 470 W. Church St., Newark, will hold an open house for its summer camps from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 1.

The summer specialty camps include Pirate and Gymnastics, and traditional camps include Campy Mayhem, Space Station Vacation and Grossology.

The YMCA also will offer gymnastics, martial arts, active youth and swim lessons throughout the summer, with shortened sessions to fit participants’ schedules.

Summer memberships are available. Registration will open May 22 for full members and May 24 for others.

For details, call 740-345-9628 or visit


Granville resident named Columbus firefighter of month

Columbus firefighter Mark Rine of Granville recently was selected by his officers and peers as the April 2017 Firefighter of the Month.

Hired in December 2006, Rine started his career on Engine 23 for three years and then moved on to Engine 8, which is his permanent assignment.

Since being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer, Rine has worked with local and state politicians, activists, firefighters and union officials in passing Senate Bill 27. The new law, which went into effect April 6, helps firefighters diagnosed with cancer by covering medical costs.

Rine is also the director of Skinluv, a nonprofit organization that helps protect firefighters from skin cancer.

For details, visit


LCHS to hold historical-homes tour

The Licking County Historical Society will lead a historical-homes tour beginning at 1:30 p.m. April 30 at the Buckingham Meeting House, 5 N. Sixth St., Newark.

Whit Tussing, associate professor of architectural engineering technology at Central Ohio Technical College, will give a short lecture. After the lecture, a tour will be taken of the A.H. Heisey House, a 21st-century Tudor Revival home on Granville Street, along with the Kibler House, proprietor of the Abbott Shoe Co. Fred Abbott’s former house and the Chilcote House.

LCHS also has collaborated with the Heisey Collectors of America for an exclusive tour of the museum.

Cost is $20 per ticket or $15 for members of the LCHS.

Call 740-345-4898 or email


ODNR receives equipment donation

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently received $17,000 worth of equipment to the Hebron Fish Hatchery and county wildlife officers by the Licking Valley Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.

The hatchery received $10,000 worth of archery targets for their public archery range, and District 1 officers working in Licking County received $7,000 worth of equipment to aid in law enforcement.

Whitetails Unlimited is a national conservation nonprofit that aims to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife-habitat enhancement and acquisition and preservation of the hunting tradition and shooting sports for future generations.

For details, visit


Licking County Health Department receives EPA grant

The Licking County Health Department recently received a $5,000 Ohio EPA education grant to restore a habitat and establish an education project at its campus.

The habitat includes the 5-acre plot with 350 native Ohio trees and several wildflower plots for monarch butterfly conservation. The garden area will be designed to attract butterflies and birds and will have signs for permanent environmental education.

Eight grants were issued statewide for $35,614. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides grants each year for environmental education projects for students ranging from kindergarten through college, as well as for others.

For details, visit


Granville Rotary announces Taste of Granville

Granville Rotary will hold the 2017 Taste of Granville from 5 to 8 p.m. April 29 at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road NE, Granville.

Taste of Granville will feature various local restaurants, specialty food retailers, food trucks, caterers and food-service providers.

Matesich Distributing will feature regional craft beers at Bryn Du Mansion, the field house and the Carriage House. The event also will feature live music and a silent auction.

General-admission tickets are $40. This year’s fundraising goal is $25,000. All proceeds will go to support the club’s service projects.

For details, visit