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Comedy Event To Benefit Newark K-9 Unit

After 9 years of dedicated service with the Newark Police Department, K-9 officers Ike and Bear are heading for retirement. The Newark Police Department, along with the Licking County Humane Society and 31 West are hosting a night of comedy by Raise The Woof  traveling comedy show. This show will raise money for the Newark Police K9 Unit to purchase and train …

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1 Million Dollar Bonds set in Major Drug Offender Case

A Delaware County Grand Jury returned an indictment this morning against 25-year-old Jose Jr. Del Rio of California, 34-year-old Gerardo Marroquin-Perez of Columbus, and 57-year-old Salvador Gomez of California. This afternoon, Del Rio and Gomez each received $1 million bonds in Delaware County Common Pleas Court, while Marroquin-Perez awaits arraignment in the Delaware County Jail. Charges for the trio come …

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Central Ohio Sports Writers receive Awards

Jon Spencer, Mark Hazelwood, Rob McCurdy and Todd Stumpf earn Sportswriter of the Year awards   COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association held its annual state meeting Tuesday at the OHSAA office, which included a Q&A session with OHSAA Executive Director Dr. Dan Ross. OPSWA members in attendance also discussed several topics and announced the 2017 writing and …

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KCH to grant Scholarships in May

Every year, for at least the last 25 years, the Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary has granted scholarships to Knox County high school seniors pursing health careers. In the last 10 years, over $110,000 has been awarded. This year the scholarship committee has considered 32 applications and will be conducting interviews of 23 students to determine the winners. Funds for the …

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BFEC keeps it wild with Earth Day celebration

GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College and the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) invite the community to celebrate Ohio’s beautiful wildlife at “Keep It Wild: Earth Day at the Brown Family Environmental Center” on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. This free event is located at the BFEC, 9781 Laymon Road. Guests can enjoy live music and tasty treats from …

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Mike Dewine comments on Barbara Bush passing

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Below is a statement from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. “Fran and I were sad to learn of the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.  We join with our fellow Ohioans in sending our sympathy and love to former President George H.W. Bush, and the entire Bush family. “Barbara …

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Lawson held without Bond in Officers Slaying

Gerald Lawson is accused of providing the gun used to kill two Central Ohio Police Officers, Federal Prosecutors say the 30 year old Lawson, of Suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31 year old Quentin Smith used in the February slayings of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. A criminal complaint says Smith gave Lawson the money to …

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Fredericktown Community Fire District contains Chimney Fire

From the Fredericktown Community Fire District: CH411, E419, E413, T417, G414 were dispatched at 7:56pm on Tuesday evening to the 16000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road in Pike Township on the report of a chimney fire. Upon arrival to scene, CH411 found heavy smoke coming from the chimney on the structure. The crew from E419, T417, and E413 cleaned the stove …

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Local health survey preliminary results are in

Preliminary results from a county-wide survey on the health and wellbeing of Knox County residents are in and survey planners now want to hear what the public has to say about the results. The Knox County Community Health Assessment was sent to 1200 local residents earlier this year. Nearly 400 residents anonymously completed the 109 question survey which asked about …

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Former Home Health Care Worker Sentenced

Mallory Burns, 32, was sentenced to two years community control and ordered to pay $7,542.55 in restitution. Burns, of Delaware, was indicted in October 2017. “Law enforcement responded after the daughter of one of Burns’ elderly clients reported her mother’s credit card was missing,” said “Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Further investigation revealed several unauthorized charges that led to Mallory …

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