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News Headlines from Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ROAD CREWS HAVE BEEN BUSY

While you are sleeping, central Ohio ODOT crews were out treating roadways and bridges to keep them safe and passable. As the snow begins to stick to the road motorists are reminded to slow down and leave plenty of room between vehicles.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Monday night the Newark City Council Finance Committee voted to send the 2018 budgets to full City Council. The Service Committee voted to send to council a contract with Licking County for 911 services on behalf of all city safety forces. City Council will take up both matters at its next meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 18.

RECOGNITIONS AT NSB MEETING

The Newark School Board met in regular session Monday night at which time superintendent Doug Ute recognized Diane DeLawder, executive director of A Call to College for her years of service as she retires from the position.

Newark Superintendent Doug Ute

DeLawder will still be involved as she will take over as President of the A Call to College Board of Directors. Also, last night Dave Axner, with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators presented an award to Ute for his exemplary educational leadership on behalf of the youth of Ohio.

Dave Axner with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Established in 1969, BASA serves school superintendents and other administrators throughout the Ohio.

AUTOMATED LIBRARY

For about a year Licking County residents have been taking advantage of the 24-hour, automated Library located in the parking lot of the COTC Pataskala campus on Broad Street.

LCL Dir. Babette Wofter

Director Babette Wofter said the automated library holds about 360 items including books, DVDís and audio books.

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board has recommended two Licking County properties be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for consideration. The Jersey Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall and the Outville Hay & Grain Company building are up for consideration.

DENISON TO HOST FOLLOW-UP MEETING

In order to provide a follow-up to the Granville sustainability charrette in November, a Denison University class is focusing attention on the themes that Granville community member prioritized. On Thursday, Dec.14th from 5:30-6:30pm in Granville Village Hall, these students will share the results of their research. Examples of topics include renewable energy, local food access, efficient transportation, sustainable design, green space, cluster development and ways to maximize community engagement. The presentation is free and open to the public.


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