The number of people killed in fatal crashes in one local county is up. The Licking County Safe Communities program says there are 18 reported deaths so far this year, compared to 13 this time last year.
The National Highway Safety Administration indicates each of these deaths equates to a loss of $3.4 million for the county. That means Licking County has lost a total of about $61 million in lost life years and productivity.
Licking County announces a new dog warden for Licking County.
Current Licking County Animal Control Officer manager John Silva takes over the position October 1, 2010. Commissioners said that the hiring of Silva will allow the county to conserve resources and focus on developing international assets.
Silva brings over 32 years in animal control and leadership experience along with more than 19 years as Chief Dog Warden in Cuyahoga County.
The Licking County Sheriff's Office says deputies are looking for a suspect involved in a home invasion.
It happened a little after 7 p.m. in the vicinity of Mount Hope and Laurel Hill Roads. Not many details are being released yet, but the Perry County Sheriff's Office and the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol say they were called to assist in the incident.
The Board of Licking County Commissioners want to make sure that residents in their county aren't confused with a local organizations plans to build a shelter for the homeless.
The Commissioners said Tuesday that the Licking County Emergency Management Shelter Foundation is so close in name to that of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency that some think the shelter project is connected to the county government.
Commissioners said the Licking County Emergency Management...
The Licking County Health Separtment wants to make sure it prevents the spread of West Nile Virus among mosquitoes.
So it will be conducting more spraying sessions this week in the cities of Newark, Alexandria, Kirkersville, Hanover Township, and Pataskala. A Buckeye Lake campground will also be targeted. All sprayings will take place after dusk.
Licking County was the second county in the state to find West Nile Virus in mosquitoes this year. Both reports came from...