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Nine Traffic Fatalities in Licking County in November 2023

12/11/2023 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported nine crash fatalities in the county during November 2023. In November 2022, there was one crash fatality reported. Year-to-date (November 30, 2023), there have been 21 crash fatalities in Licking County. At this time last year, there were 18 crash fatalities year-to-date (November 30, 2022). …

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One Traffic Fatality in Licking County in October 2023

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported one crash fatality in the county during October 2023. During October 2022, there were two crash fatalities reported. Year-to-date (October 31, 2023), there have been eleven crash fatalities in Licking County. At this time last year, there were 17 crash fatalities year-to-date (October 31, 2022). Our sincere condolences to the …

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LICKING COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $55,000 FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT

Licking County Health Commissioner, Chad Brown, announced today the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $55,000 for federal traffic safety funding to the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024.  The traffic safety grant funds are passed through OTSO from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The purpose of …

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Roll up your sleeve to FIGHT the Flu!

Get a flu vaccination by walking-in to LCHD’s Clinic, located at 675 Price Road in Newark, Tuesdays-Fridays between 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30pm-4:30p.m. No appointment required. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Roll your sleeve up and help protect Licking County by getting your flu vaccine this fall. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk …

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West Nile Virus Found in Licking County

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has identified the first West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquito in 2023 in a trap set in the City of Newark. LCHD became aware of the results on Friday, July 7. The area in the City of Newark where the trap was set was sprayed for mosquitos on Monday, July 10, as a part …

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Poison Hemlock in Licking County

One of the most poisonous plants known to man has quietly spread throughout Licking County, as well as the rest of the state. You tend to see it alongside bike paths, near park edges and fields, and in dense colonies near the freeway. This pretty, yet toxic plant, is poison hemlock.According to the USDA Agricultural Research Service, poison hemlock grows throughout …

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Licking County Drug Take Back Day

Take advantage of a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during Rx Collect: Drug Take-Back Day by joining the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at Kroger Marketplace on N. 21st St. in Newark, Kroger Marketplace on E. Broad St. in Pataskala, Giant …

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Three Traffic Fatalities in Licking County in the First Quarter of 2023

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported three crash fatalities in the county during the first quarter of 2023, January 1 to March 31. During the same time frame last year, there were also three crash fatalities reported. Our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones involved.April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NHTSA, 32,657 …

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Licking County River Round Up Poster Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Calling all student artists – The 2023 Licking County River Round Up Poster Contest is now open and accepting submissions through April 7!The River Round Up is an annual, county-wide, waterway cleanup event of the Licking River Watershed. Hundreds of volunteers assist in the removal of thousands of pounds of trash, metals, and recyclables from the Licking River and its …

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Three Traffic Fatalities in Licking County in the Fourth Quarter of 2022

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported three crash fatalities in the county during the fourth quarter of 2022, October 1st to December 31st. During the same time frame last year, there were also three crash fatalities reported. Overall, Licking County’s 2022 concluded with a total of 17 fatalities, a decrease of 8 compared to 2021’s overall …

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