Thursday, September 22

LCSO LOOKING FOR LOCAL MAN

The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a 45-year-old Hebron man. Casey Frankenberry is wanted for failure to register as a sexual offender. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

NO CHANGE IN UNEMPLOYMENT

Licking County's August unemployment rate was 3.8% unchanged from July, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Looking at surrounding counties, Coshocton County has the highest unemployment rate at 5.3%, while Delaware County has the lowest at 3.3%.

FIRE GRANTS

Two Licking County fire departments – Granville Township and Newton Township - are receiving new lifesaving tools, thanks to grants totaling over $75,000 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

PICKLEBALL IN NEWARK

The city of Newark will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the pickleball complex located in front of the Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena. Friday's ceremony gets underway noon.

CIVIL AIR PATROL

This Saturday, the Licking County Civil Air Patrol will host an Open House.

Public Affairs Officer Captain Casey Green said Saturday's Open House will take place at their headquarters at Everett Park in Newark. For more information visit www.oh157.cap.gov.

BOOKS FOR KIDS

If you want to get kids interested in reading the Licking County Library has just what you are looking for.

Morgan Stamper, Youth Services Coordinator, said for more information on the Thousand Books Before Kindergarten Program visit www.lickingcountylibrary.org.