Monday, April 13, 2009

Licking County is Rated "L"

"Licking County is rated L for Livability" according to Images of Licking County magazine. I just finished proofing the 5th edition. What is so amazing is that there are so many wonderful people, places, and businesses here that it is very easy to fill each issue of the magazine.

There is a rich history here too. Some facts and figures to think about:
  • The first courthouse lighting occurred in 1928 during the nationwide Jubilee of Light, which celebrated Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent lamp
  • Licking County was founded in 1802 by G.W. Burnet, John Cummins and William C. Schenck
  • The Busy Bee opened in 1911 and later became known as Goumas Candyland in 1952
  • The Chamber was established in 1915 and is among the nation's oldest chambers
  • Ye Olde Mill was built in 1817 and was bought by the Dager family in 1960 when they began Velvet Ice Cream
  • The Midland Theatre turned 80 in December 2008
  • The Weathervane Playhouse began in a barn back in 1969
  • Newark Wildcats boy's basketball team has won the state championship in 1936, 1938, 1943 and 2008

I can't wait to unveil the 2009 edition in June. I'm sure you will be as pleased as I am. I want to thank Journal Communications for another wonderful year.

"Find the good - and praise it." - Alex Haley (1921-1992), Journal Communications co-founder

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