Licking County News

First "super load" moving through southern and central Ohio

As Ohio’s economy continues to grow, the first of nearly two dozen extremely large truck loads, known as “super loads,” will journey from the Ohio River to Central Ohio as soon as Wednesday, March 6.


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PRESS RELEASE: Licking County launches search for County Planning Director

Licking County, a thriving community experiencing unprecedented growth and the focal point of substantial economic investments, announces the initiation of a search for a dynamic and visionary Planning Director.

This recruitment follows the resignation of the current director, opening up a pivotal leadership position crucial for steering the County through a period of anticipated transformation.


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Professional Engineering Airport Consultants-RFQ

The Licking County Regional Airport Authority has attached a 'Notice of Professional Consultants Request for Qualification' to update our Master Plan.

Consultants must submit (3) copies of their responses to the Airport no later than 5 pm, Friday, March 29, 2024. Please see attachment for details.

If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Terry Treneff, LCRAA President (740) 504-5746.



Licking County Budget Commission

Budget Commission regular meeting Tuesday February 20, 2024


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Public Hearing: Considering Designation of a Restricted Area to Prohibit the Construction of Large Solar Facilities in Etna Township

The Board hereby schedules a special meeting for Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio.


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Professional Engineering and Architectural Services - RFQ

Licking County Commissioners are seeking qualifications for a variety of Engineering and Architectural Services over the next twelve (12) months in connection with, but not limited to projects involving any or all of the following: : (1) building construction, demolition, masonry and similar projects; (2) infrastructure including, but not limited to, roads, bridges, water or wastewater utilities; and/or, (3) assessment and remediation of environmental issues.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Licking County Electric and Natural Gas Aggregation Plan of Operation

Notice is hereby given that pursuant O.R.C. Section 4928.20 (C) the Cities/Villages of Pataskala, Utica, Hebron, Buckeye Lake, Hartford, Kirkersville will hold two separate public hearings on the Licking County Electric and Natural Gas Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance on January 25, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Licking County Commissioners Board Room located on the 4th floor of the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building – 20 South 2nd Street, Newark, OH 43055.


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VACATING A PORTION OF UN-NAMED ALLEY IN ETNA TWP.

Notice is hereby given that there is before the Board of County Commissioners of Licking County, Ohio, the matter of VACATING A PORTION OF UN-NAMED ALLEY IN ETNA TWP. Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 15th day of February, 2024 at 4:00pm to meet at 1063 Pike Street W. Etna, Ohio 43018 to view the proposed improvement.


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Delinquent Land Manufactured Homes Tax Notice

The lands, lots, and parts of lots returned delinquent by the county treasurer of Licking County, with the taxes assessments, interest, and penalties, charged against them agreeable to law, are contained and described in the following list:


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Upcoming Aggregation Issues on the November 7th Ballot

The upcoming General Election Ballot in Licking County will include aggregation issues in one city, five villages and 21 townships for voters to consider. All other cities, villages and townships in Licking County already have approved aggregation.



GRAND Unveiling Ceremony at the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building

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Please join the Licking County Commissioners for a public unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 15, 2023 at 12:00pm in front of the Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio.


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Pets for Patriots Welcomes Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center to its National Companion Pet Adoption Program for Military Veterans

Heath, Ohio (November 1st, 2023) - Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center has partnered with Pets for Patriots to support the adoption of the most overlooked shelter animals by veterans in its community.



Free Film Screening

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Join the Licking County Veterans' Service Commission on November 10th at the Midland Theatre for a screening of Dear Sirs. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the general public! Pick up your tickets at our office on Buckeye Ave or at the Midland Theatre.


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Establishing an Extension of Road in Etna Township

Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 9th day of November, 2023 at 4:00pm as the date and time for viewing the proposed improvements on which date they will meet at the entrance to Venture Drive off Etna Parkway in Etna Township and they have also fixed the 16th day of November 2023 at 11:30am in their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio 4th Floor as the place and time for the final hearing of said improvement.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Time and Place of View and Final Hearings for the Vacating of Roads

Vacating a portion of Grand Pointe Drive (TR1053) and a portion of Simeon Drive (TR1054) in Union Twp.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Licking County Records Commission Meeting

The Licking County Records Commission will hold a bi-annual meeting on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at 2 p.m. in Room A (basement) of the Licking County Administration Building. Please contact Records Center & Archives Manager Corinne Johnson at 740-670-5122 for more information, and visit the Records & Archives Department homepage to view the meeting agenda.


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PUBLIC HEARING: To Consider the Designation of a Restricted Area to Prohibit the Construction of Large Solar Facilities in Liberty Township

The Liberty Township Trustees, by way of its Resolution 2023-09, requested the Board of Licking County Commissioners designate all of the unincorporated area of Liberty Township as a restricted area so as to prohibit the construction of large solar facilities as that phrase is defined under R.C. § 303.58 R.C. § 4906.01 and used in R.C. § 303.57 et. seq.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Licking County Receives $500,000 in Federal CDBG Funding for Community Improvement Projects

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Licking County is one of nearly two dozen Ohio communities receiving funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents.



Licking County Recycling Offers Free Paper Shredding Sept. 30th

The Licking County Recycling Department, in partnership with Licking County Records & Archives, will host a FREE paper shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2023. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Licking County Highway Department garage complex at 775 E. Main Street in Newark, near the intersection of East Main Street and O’Bannon Avenue.


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Licking County Insurance Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., Licking County Administration Building, Room A in the basement


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Licking County Becomes an Age-Friendly Community

Licking County Aging Partners (LCAP) is proud to announce, that with the support of our local Commissioners, Licking County has joined the national AARP Age-Friendly Initiative. To learn more about this initiative and how Licking County will be participating, please read the press release below.


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PUBLIC HEARING: Petition for Establishing a Ditch near 4480 Cristland Hills Rd.

The Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 28th day of September 2023 at 1:30pm at 4480 Cristland Hill Rd. Hebron, Ohio in Licking Township as the time and place of the view and the 30th day of November 2023 at 1:30pm, at the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street Newark, Ohio 43055 4th Floor Commissioners office as the place and the time for the first hearing on the petition.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Jersey Township Development Resolution

The Board of County Commissioners of Licking County (hereinafter the “Commissioners”) desires to pursue all reasonable and legitimate incentive measures to assist and encourage development in specific areas of Jersey Township



Licking County Insurance Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Room A – Licking County Administration Building


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Court Case Management System RFP Addendum #2 - Updated 7/5/2023

This document is an addendum to the Licking County Clerk of Courts Case Management System RFP specifications.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Establishing Roads In Etna Township

Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 15th day of June, 2023 at 3:15pm as the date and time for viewing the proposed improvements on which date they will meet at the entrance to Buttonbush Place off Refugee Road SW in Etna Township and they have also fixed the 22nd day of June 2023 at 3:30pm in their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio 4th Floor as the place and time for the final hearing of said improvement.



Music @ The Gazebo

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Free, Live Music! Thursdays, 6 PM - 8:30 PM, L.C. Children's Home Memorial Park, 745 East Main St, Newark, OH



Ohio Tourism Works

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Tourism in Ohio is a $53 billion dollar industry. Tourism in Ohio supports more than 424,339 jobs. Tourism-generated taxes contribute more than 10% of all tax revenues collected by the state. Promoting travel to Ohio is a strategic investment, resulting in additional tax revenues at all levels of government.



PUBLIC HEARING: Vacating a Portion of Right of Way (Row) of Firehouse Drive in Newton TWP - Updated 5/3/2023

Updated May 3, 2023 ADDENDUM: The Viewing will take place at 1 Firehouse Dr. St. Louisville, Ohio 43071 on May 4, 2023 at 3:45pm.


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Establishing A Road In Etna Township

Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 25th day of May, 2023 at 3:00pm as the date and time for viewing the proposed improvements on which date they will meet at the entrance to Global Way off Refugee Road in Etna Township and they have also fixed the 1st day of June 2023 at 11:00am in their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio 4th Floor as the place and time for the final hearing of said improvement.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Licking County Insurance Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.,

Room A, Licking County Administration Building


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Establishing Schuster Way

Establishing Schuster Way – width of 120’ extending from St. Rt. 310 to a distance of 334.91 linear feet to the west and 72’ width for the remaining 2,580.56 linear feet of Schuster Way extending west.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Time of View and First Hearing to The Owners of Land Affected by the Proposed Improvement

You are hereby notified, that on the 17th day of March 2023, the above named petitioners filed a petition to improve the drainage by repairing/constructing an effective ditch to drastically reduce flooding on the East end of Benner Road in Bennington Township with the Clerk/Administrator of the County Commissioners of the County...



PUBLIC NOTICE: Licking County Records Commission Meeting

The Licking County Records Commission will hold a bi-annual meeting on Thursday, April 6th 2023 at 2 p.m. in Room A (basement) of the Licking County Administration Building.


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PUBLIC NOTICE: Eagle Wings Water Line Extension Loan Number: FS390045-000

The attached Environmental Assessment (EA) is for a drinking water distribution project in Licking County which the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency intends to finance through its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) below-market interest rate revolving loan program.



Midwest Region is Partnering with Licking County Commissioners to Upgrade 24 County Facilities

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Exciting news! The Midwest Region is partnering with Licking County Commissioners on a new project to upgrade 24 county facilities, including the Licking County Courthouse and Historic Jail. This collaboration builds on our existing relationship dating back to 2011, and comes at a perfect time as Licking County prepares to welcome Intel Corporation's new $20 billion semiconductor plant, set to employ up to 3,000 workers. We're proud to be a trusted advisor to the County, and can't wait to deliver on our promises!


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