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A tilapia farm is just the latest ecological proje...

GRANVILLE, Ohio — When classes at Granville schools end for the day and the flurry of after-school commotion dies down, there’s one spot in the school district that continues to flutter with quiet activity. Behind Granville High School is a different type of school: one that consists of about 130 finger-length, iridescent tilapia, swimming together in two large, black tanks within a greenhouse nestled between the school...

Canal Market District – plan presented by Br...

The Time Is Now….                           Citizen and community leaders in the city of Newark, OH continually strive to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work in our community by providing vision, leadership and performance standards that promote health, welfare and environmental stewardship. It is a pivotal time in the history of...

Solar panels give a bright future for YES Club

NEWARK — Since its start 23 years ago, the YES Club of downtown Newark has been providing a positive educational environment for the children of Licking County. With its latest project, the club is looking toward not just its own future, but that of the community. In the last two months, the members of YES Club managed to raise enough funding to install solar panels on their roof. The panels, which were installed and...

Granville Zoning panel fields comments for solar p...

GRANVILLE — New zoning rules regarding residential solar energy installations should be flexible enough to accommodate future trends in the industry, Granville Township Zoning Commission officials were told last week. During a public comment session that invited comment on adding solar energy language to the zoning code, speakers advised that residential roof- or ground-mounted systems should be allowed to have capacities of...

Township zoning to address solar units, Monday, Se...

GRANVILLE — Township officials are proposing additions to the zoning code that would accommodate solar-energy systems such as solar panels. Members of the township zoning commission are inviting public comment on the matter Monday night at their regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the township service complex, 1554 Columbus Road. The proposals would accommodate residential installations including roof- and ground-mounted systems in...

Community leaders join environmental group asking ...

The oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” such as at this well in Pennsylvania, is opposed by neighborhood groups who accuse the operations of polluting the air and drinking water, and causing earthquakes.Associated Press file photo COLUMBUS, Ohio – A citizen-based environmental advocacy group today delivered a letter signed by more than 100 elected officials calling on Gov....

YES Club solar panel project has been successful

NEWARK – When the Licking County Solar Cooperative and Licking County Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment launched a fundraiser two months ago to install solar panels on the roof of the YES Club, Jeremy King, one of the project’s coordinators, wasn’t sure what to expect. But it wasn’t long before donations came pouring in. Six weeks into their fundraiser, they’ve raised close to $18,000. That means in a few...

Granville Farmers Market to Feature Solar in Licki...

The Granville Farmers Market will feature “Solar in Licking County” as its market theme this Saturday, July 11. Participants will include students and staff from the YES Club, Licking County Concerned Citizens, the Licking County Solar Co-op, and solar homeowners, David and Jeanne Rouse. Allen Schwartz, local artist and musician, will provide solar-themed music with YES youth. Come to the Solar in Licking County tables to...

Solar Farm Proposed to Albany Council (Near Athens...

A five-megawatt solar farm will be built in Albany, Ohio if a proposal outlined Wednesday for Village Council comes to fruition. “We’re really excited about a possible project on Carpenter Road,” Andrew Boggs, development director for Hecate Energy, told Council. Boggs said he was meeting with Council to find out what permits or legislation would be needed for the project to go forward. The proposed site is...

Granville High School teacher wins state science h...

GRANVILLE – A Licking County educator described as a standout and passionate teacher in his discipline is the winner of the Outstanding Educator in the Field of Formal Environmental Science Award from the Environmental Education Council of Ohio. That would be Jim Reding, an ecology and environmental science teacher at Granville High School. “I was absolutely surprised,” Reding said. “They were able to pull it off without me...

Domestic energy goes beyond oil, gas

I respond to the March 3 letter “Energy policy must benefit Ohio business” from Lyn Bliss, president of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women, (ed – added below) which mentioned a simplified tax code and green energy. The federal government says there were 3.4 million green jobs created in 2011, according to the latest estimates, while a national oil and gas trade group says there were 2.59 million oil and gas jobs...

Denison gets OK for solar array

GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison University received the green light from the Granville Village Council on Wednesday to fill about 8 acres of its 350-acre Biological Reserve with solar panels, despite the objections of neighbors who live near the site. In January, nine neighbors who live off of Welsh Hills Drive, whose backyards overlook the Bio Reserve, appealed the unanimous decision that month by Granville’s Board of Zoning and...

Granville Environmental Science Students Are Highl...

Here is the pdf: Back-to-School-02_15-AJ Source: Angus Journal, St. Joseph, MO By:Barb Baylor Anderson, February 2015 LINK: http://www.angusjournal.com/aj_article.html?cid=11820 Share...

Granville church confronts global warming

Results of an energy audit are anxiously awaited at the United Church of Granville as the congregation explores ways to make its 131-year-old building more energy-efficient. But the motivation isn’t just to reduce the monthly gas and electric bills. It’s a moral issue, too, they say. Thus, the congregation proclaimed on a banner in front of the church at the center of the village starting last week, “Fossil Fuels? We...

Lakewood hopes to cut costs with new solar panels

Story Highlights Lakewood Local Schools has new solar panels outside the high school and Jackson Intermediate. The panels are owned by an outside company; Lakewood will buy the electricity at a discounted rate. The panels will save the district a projected $25,000 to $30,000 a year. NEWARK – The bird’s-eye view over Lakewood Local Schools is a bit different these days: Rather than open, empty fields outside the high school...