Wednesday, May 5


Tuesday, voters in the Lakewood Local School District rejected a bond issue to build a new elementary school. The 2.65 mill bond issue was defeated by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. Voters in the North Fork Local School District approved a three-year, one percent income tax renewal.


Lt. Governor Jon Husted will be at C-TEC later this morning to take part in a signing day event to recognize students who have qualified for professional apprenticeships their senior year through C-TEC's school-to-work program.

Today's event is being held in conjunction with In-Demand Jobs Week a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are in demand in Ohio.


The City of Newark has unveiled its list of streets that will be paved this year and Councilman Doug Marmie likes what he sees.

The estimated cost for the city's paving project is $1.6 million.


Heath officials have announced that the Heath City Water Park will be open for the 2021 season. There will be many modifications to how the park operates this year. There will be no concession stand opened this season. Patrons will need to wear facial coverings when entering and exiting the facility, as well as when they walk from their seating location to the restrooms. Visit the City of Heath Facebook page for more information.


In order to better accommodate reservation requests for some of their facilities, the Licking Park District has a new on-line reservation request system. This new system gives the public the ability to view the reservation calendar in real time for rental availability and a listing of facility amenities and photos. Visit for more information.


The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the US 40 culvert replacement project between Smoke Road and Watkins Road has been delayed until further notice due to inclement weather and utility issues.