Tuesday, October 30, 2012
2012 General Election is next Tuesday and ’early voting’ continues through Monday, November 5th. Tuesday, November 6th is General Election Day For those who would like to vote early and in-person at the Licking County Board of Elections – here are the dates and times for ‘early voting’… October 31st thru November 1st – 8:00am to 7:00pm November 2nd (Friday) – 8:00am to 6:00pm November 3rd (Saturday) – 8:00am to 2:00pm November 4th (Sunday) – 1:00pm to 5:00pm November 5th (Monday) – 8:00am to 2:00pm (Note the above schedule was set by the Ohio Secretary of State and is uniform across all 88 Ohio Counties) In addition you can cast an ‘absentee ballot’ and those must be completed and returned to the local Board of Elections(BOE). If mailed they must have a Monday, November 5th postmark, or they can be hand delivered to the Board of Elections Office as late as Election Day. The BOE is located in the County Administration Building at 20 South Second Street in Newark. On Tuesday, November 6th, Election Day, the polling places will open at 6:30am and remain open until 7:30pm. The phone number for the BOE is 740-670-5080. For further information check the official Licking County website - lcounty.com and click on Board of Elections.
MITT ROMNEY will be in Licking County Etna/Pataskala at the Screen Machine Industries THIS FRIDAY (November 2nd). Doors open at 12:30, and event begins at 2:30. Screen Machine Industries is located at 10685 Columbus Parkway in Etna. For questions, contact us at: OHEvents@mittromney.com | (614) 547-2290 For Important Campaign Updates: Text OH to GOMITT (466488) PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
Now that I have provided information on the voting process, I would be remiss if I failed to ask for your vote! As your County Commissioner I want you to know I take this full-time position seriously and work hard to make County Government better in terms of service, more cost effective, and responsive to the needs of all residents. I look forward to the challenge of continuing to serve you and I would be honored to have your continued support!
On January 5th of this year Licking County was designated a Purple Heart County, joining Newark as a Purple Heart City. Purple Heart signs now mark the entrances to Newark, the Licking County seat of government. The hope is to make Ohio the nation’s first Purple Heart state. Russell Foit, past commander of the Glenn Cunningham Chapter #840 of Purple Heart Veterans and senior vice Commander, Department of Ohio, says these new community entrance signs are important to veterans. He says, “It means the County and City recognize the sacrifices of all combat soldiers, male and female, and honor all past, present and future veterans.” The Licking County Commissioners are proud to display your County Purple Heart Flag in the Administration Building right beside the Board of Elections.
On Saturday, October 27th Commissioner Bubb, with other elected officials, County Park District Commissioners and interested citizens dedicated the new Buckeye Scenic Trail. This bike and recreation trail is a 4.25-mile connection from U.S. Route 40 on the south to Irving Wick Drive in Heath. It completes the southern connection to the some 40-mile local bike and recreation trail network. Philanthropist J. Gilbert Reese and his family were recognized for leadership in visioning and building this countywide system of trails.
On Tuesday evening, November 20th the Newark Lions Club is sponsoring a high school basketball preseason doubleheader. This evening event is referred to as the Foundation Game, and will raise funds for Newark Lions local charities and scholarships. At 6:00pm that evening Newark Catholic will play Pickerington North, and at 7:30pm Newark High School will face Tri-Valley. The location will be the newly renovated Newark High School Jimmy Allen Gymnasium. Tickets will be $5 for the doubleheader.
Beginning Novenber 1st preliminary work will begin on the ATEX Express (cross country) Pipeline through eastern and south central Licking County. This 20-inch pipeline will transport liquid natural gas from the well fields in the eastern U.S. to chemical plant users in the Midwest and southern states. Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier and his staff will represent the six affected Licking County Townships during the construction beginning in April of 2013, and lasting about a year. The local section of the pipeline will be drilled under some 24 road crossings. The Houston based Enterprise Products Company is working with landowners to obtain the necessary construction and permanent easements.