Thursday, May 23

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

Reynoldsburg police, in partnership with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, held a traffic enforcement blitz last week. Ninety-four traffic stops were initiated and 75 citations were issued. Narcotics were seized from two vehicles. Speed, stop sign, and no driver’s license were the top three violations where offenders received citations.

MONEY FOR TASK FORCES

Drug task forces in Ohio are receiving state support for their work to disrupt the drug trade and promote substance use awareness, prevention, and recovery. More than $2.1 million in grants will be awarded to 35 existing drug task forces. The Licking County Sheriff's Office has been awarded $10,000.

MEMORIAL DAY

The city of Newark will host its Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 11:00 am at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Residents are invited to attend and honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

BOATING SAFETY

This is National Safe Boating Week and Lieutenant Dawn Powell, with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, has an important reminder for all boaters.

You can expect to see plenty of law enforcement agencies out and about patrolling the waters this weekend looking for impaired boaters and other safety violations.

JILL OF ALL TRADES

On Tuesday June 11, C-TEC of Licking County will host the free Jill Of All Trades event. Communications Coordinator Brian Wilfong says it is open to girls in grades 9-12.

Wilfong said Jill Of All Trades will feature workshops covering a wide range of fields. The event is free. Registration is required. To register or for more information visit the CTEC website or Facebook page

TOURISM IN OHIO

Tourism continues to be a big economic driver for the Buckeye State. Tourism now boasts its highest-ever economic impact, exceeding $56 billion annually. In 2023, the number of visits to Ohio reached 238 million, increasing by 5 million compared to 2022.