Event - Church - Businesses

Date July

  • All Licking County Offices CALL AHEAD

  • The City of Newark Division of Water and Wastewater -







    On March 31, 2020, an order was issued by the governor requiring that public water systems cease disconnecting services for reasons of non-payment, sighting that services still had to be paid.  This order was issued in the interest of public health to ensure all Ohioans had access to safe water for drinking and hygiene in attempts to stall the spread of COVID-19.

    As the state has lifted the stay-at-home order and has re-opened businesses, the governor has revoked the order to abstain from shutting water off for nonpayment.  The revocation will be effective July 10, 2020.  As always, if a customer’s account is in jeopardy of termination for nonpayment, a “Final Notice Before Termination” will be issued fifteen days prior to a shut off occurring.

    To avoid termination of services, plus having additional fees added to your account, any delinquent balance due should be paid immediately.  See the link below to make a payment now. (Posted 6/15/2020)

  • All Licking County Library

    Update June 4, 2020
    Phase 2 of our “Reinstatement of Library Services” plan will begin on Monday, June 15. Due dates and Holds have been extended to July 1, 2020. 

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 11am - 6pm

    Downtown Newark: drive-up window open
    Johnstown and Hebron: curbside service available (when you arrive, there will be a number to call and we will bring the items to you)
    Phones and Online Chat: available for questions and reference help
    Open all day, every day:

    Lockers: open for hold pick-ups at Kiosks anytime
    Book drops: all locations open
    Social media platforms and email for questions:
    If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that information changes daily and we all must be flexible, patient and understanding. Our reinstatement plans are moving ahead more quickly than anticipated. We encourage you to place holds on books and DVDs using your LCL account or the "SEO Libraries App" on your device (found in your app store). 

    While you are patiently waiting for our doors to open again, we urge you to participate in the Summer Library Program. There are fantastic challenges for kids, teens and adults alike. Reading Trackers for kids can be printed directly from our website or picked up from a Summer Station located on the front door of all of our locations. Teens and Adults can participate completely online with book reviews.  

    We also have a fantastic reading recommendation service for the summer season called Great Summer Reads. Anyone can can receive suggestions for their next great read from the fabulous librarians at Licking County Library. Fill out the survey now! 

    We are eager to see your smiling faces on June 15. 

    - Babette Wofter, Director

  • The Licking County Coalition for Housing

    LCCH will resume VITA tax preparation services on June 1, using the drop-off method.  Most taxpayers with an income of $56,000 or less are eligible-tax years 2016-2019.  Call 740-345-1970 ext 200 for info or to schedule a drop-off appointment.  No walk-ins, face covering appreciated/available.  The IRS & OH have extended the deadline to file/pay until July 15.  For more info on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (stimulus) see the IRS website  Coronavirus tax relief

    Our lobby remains closed,  but we will continue to serve our clients and the public via telephone at (740) 345-1970 x 200. 

  • COTC - remains closed until further notice.



    Press Release                                                        

    For Immediate Release
    June 1, 2020


    • The Licking County Municipal Court announces the resumption of additional court operations effective Monday, June 1, 2020.  During the pendency of the "stay at home" order issued by the governor and director of the Department of Health, the Court was only able to conduct only minimal operations using remote video appearance technology and telephone conferences.

      The Court will be holding all hearings except jury trials.  In order to comply with social distancing requirements in the limited space available, Judges Stansbury and George are consulting with public health officials and other judicial authorities for guidance on resuming jury trials as soon as possible.

      The Court also announces that complaints in forcible entry and detainer (evictions) may be filed with the Clerk of Court Phelp's office on the third floor of the Newark Municipal Building effective Monday, June 8, 2020.  Complaints may also be mailed in care of the Clerk of Court to the address above.  Be sure to include a check or money order in the amount of $110.00 for the filing fee.  Eviction hearings will be held
      pursuant to the Court's existing schedule, which can be found on the Court's website: The cases are listed by the date of the hearing and cases are not listed until scheduled.

      Masks or face coverings are required for anyone entering the municipal building until further notice.  Hand sanitizer is available at the building entrance and must be used by all visitors.  Individuals displaying obvious symptoms of the covid-19 virus may be required to have their temperature taken by court security officers using non-touch temporal thermometers.  The Court has adjusted its docket to limit the number of people in the building and seating areas have been marked to maintain appropriate social distancing.

      Individuals summoned for jury duty should direct any questions to the Jury Commissioner at the telephone number on the summons.

      Further questions should be directed to the office of the court clerk at

      (740) 670-7800

  • Licking County Sheriff's Office We are re-opening our Concealed Carry Office today after solving computer hardware and software issues. The temporary hours until further notice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY from noon to 7:30 p.m. Please be advised that we are accepting only new and emergency applications at this time, not RENEWALS. Current licenses that are expiring are now extended into the summer and even December if necessary, and therefore we are not currently processing renewals. More information is available on our website.

  • Due to ongoing restrictions on crowds, combined with concerns about traveling vendors and guests, Kiwanis Club leadership determined the 37th annual Strawberry Festival couldn't be held amid COVID-19.

    The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade is postponed to Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  In conjunction with moving the date, we’re moving the UnOfficially
    Official Doo Dah Parade After Party to a new location!  We’re moving the party to
    Goodale Park gazebo near the line-up area!  The party has free live music from 11:00
    a.m. – 10:00 p.m. All on Saturday, September 19th, 2020!  Post Apocalypse Doo Dah Parade will be a celebration of Liberty & Lunacy and will be the biggest dang-nab-it St Paddy's Easter De Mayo Memorial Bash of July ever!

    For more info:

  • The Works Museum - The Works will be closed until further notice based on the governor’s most recent designation of Licking County as a Level 3 Public Emergency. We will continue offering virtual learning opportunities posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages, along with @Home Kits and Camps.

  • The Dawes Arboretum - Beginning June 1, 2020, The Dawes Arboretum will be open daily from 9 am to 7pm. Visitors must purchase tickets on The Arboretum's website prior to their arrival. Please read the guidelines for visiting to help protect yourself, Arboretum visitors and staff: Visit to reserve your tickets