Wednesday, May 11

NEWARK MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING METH

A 37-year-old Newark man with previous drug and domestic violence convictions is being held at the Licking County Justice Center on drug charges. Adam Hurst has been charged with aggravated possession of meth and his bond was set at $50,000. His case will next go before a grand jury for possible indictment.

PARK GRANT

The Licking Park District has received an ODOT Transportation Alternative Program grant for construction of a multi-use trail extension of the Buckeye Scenic Trail. The BST currently runs 5.5 miles from Hopewell Dr. in Heath south to US 40. This grant will extend the trail another 1.2 miles from US 40 south to Cristland Hill Road.

TOURISM DAY

Today is Ohio Tourism Day. Dan Moder, executive director, Explore Licking County, is expecting big things this summer.

Moder said the best way for folks to see what is happening in Licking County is to visit www.explorelc.org.

BLUE LINE 5K

Run to support two local causes at the 3rd annual Blue Line Twilight Run 5K and 10K, which will be held Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at the Central Ohio Technical College/OSU Newark Campus. Licking County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Carson said proceeds will benefit worthwhile programs.

Lt. Carson said proceeds will also go to the Licking County Sheriff's Office Stuff the Backpack fund for local school children. Pre-registration fee is $35 per person. It will be $45 the day of the race. To register for the event visit www.cotc.edu.

LCL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Licking County League has announced the winners of The Kelly C Miller Scholar Athlete Scholarship are: Olivia Garee of Northridge High School and Caden McDermott of Granville. Olivia plans to attend Otterbein majoring in microbiology/pre-med. Caden will attend Boston University majoring in journalism. This annual award is in honor of former LCL Commissioner and longtime official Kelly Miller.

FOUNDERS DAY

New Albany will host its annual Founders Day on Saturday, May 21. The day will begin with the Rose Run 5K at 8:00 am followed by the annual parade at 11:00 am and the free community festival from 12:00-5:00 pm. Founders Day activities will feature carnival rides, games, food trucks and live music.