From Licking County Library's Wiki!
- 1972 Buckeye Lake Park is closed
- 1975 Licking County Children's Home closed in August of 1975 after reports of abuse.
- 1977 First ".22 Caliber Murders" occur at Forker's Cafe on Union Street, Newark, on December 10, 1977.
- 1978 Midland Theatre closes after damage from a blizzard.
- 1978 Old Towne West Restoration Society is formed.
- 1979 First National Bank closed on June 30, 1979, after a merger with National City Bank.