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Tyler Mathias

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of events that took place beginning on the morning of Wednesday June 20, 2018 at approximately 8:20am. A report was received of a truck driving at a high rate of speed on West Gambier Street in the area of Park Street in Mount Vernon. At approximately the same time, the dispatch …

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Quit Smoking with LCHD’s Tobacco Cessation Program

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has begun accepting clients for its tobacco Community Cessation Initiative (CCI). Residents can call (866) 525-2132 to get started. LCHD recently was awarded a three-year tobacco Community Cessation Initiative grant from the Ohio Department of Health. The award, which is a collaboration with Knox and Perry County Health Departments, will increase each community’s capacity …

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Ohio State Bar Foundation Announces Spring Grant Recipients

COLUMBUS, OH (June 19, 2018)— The Ohio State Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of $325,458 to eleven unique projects across Ohio. Each project fulfills the OSBF mission of promoting the pursuit of justice and public understanding of the rule of law.   $100,000 to the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) to support their …

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Mount Vernon Fire Department hosting summer New Fan Drive

We are accepting NEW fans at the MVFD located at 200 West Gambier Street. Every summer, many of our neighbors will suffer in small, stuffy apartments and houses with no retreat from the scorching heat. Children with asthma, the elderly with respiratory issues, and people burdened by illness will need help escaping the summer heat. In accordance with state law, …

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Potter gains Academic All-America recognition

AUSTIN, Texas – Kenyon College junior Jordan Potter was named Tuesday to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field Team, as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Potter, a thrower, became the first Kenyon track and field athlete to earn the national recognition since Dan Denning was honored …

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Guide Released To Help Schools Implement Effective Drug Prevention Programming

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Monday released the Drug Use Prevention Education Resource Guide aimed at helping schools implement effective drug use prevention programming. The guide builds on the 2017 report that said Ohio schools should provide consistent, age-appropriate, evidence-based substance-use prevention education for all students from kindergarten through 12th grade. “We heard from many teachers and school administrators who …

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ALICE Training in less than a month in Mansfield

City of Mansfield School District and The Mansfield Division of Police Are Bringing Active Shooter Training to The Mansfield Richland County Area. When: 07/18/2018 – 07/19/2018 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Mansfield Division of Police and Mansfield City School District have teamed up with the ALICE Training Institute to bring ALICE Training Instructor Certification to Mansfield, Ohio on July …

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Walk-in clinics for sports physicals available at health center

The Knox County Community Health Center has announced dates for several walk- in clinics offering physical exams for youth who will be playing sports in the fall and still need to get a physical exam. The clinics will be held on July 12 from 8 a.m. to noon; July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 2 from …

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Blood Drive at Centerburg Church of Christ Tuesday

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the main blood groups – will disappear from brands, …

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Ohio Attorney General to give presentation on Drug Use Prevention in Schools

(CLEVELAND)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention will release the Drug Use Prevention Education Resource Guide aimed at helping schools implement effective drug use prevention programming. WHO:         Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine                     Tamara Thomas, 2018 Ohio Boys & Girls Club …

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