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Deputy Teresa Holmes first female to receive Licking County Prosecutor Office Award

From COTC: – Licking County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Teresa Holmes chuckled to herself when the prosecutor she was working a case with said he was nominating her to be named Licking County’s Top Cop for the month of June. She never thought the honor would be hers. On July 27 she humbly accepted it saying, “Thank you for this award, …

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Insurance Checklist for College Students

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment is reminding college students and their parents to ensure that adequate insurance protection is in place for the upcoming school year. “An insurance review with an agent should be part of getting ready to go back to school,” Froment said. “Both students and parents will have that much more peace of mind …

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Rock the Park Takes Ariel-Foundation Park Aug. 23

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — “Rock the Park” with The Red Ball Jets is coming to The Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park, 10 Pittsburgh Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV), the concert will feature a night of electric music, a beer garden, and food trucks. Tickets are $10 and benefit MSMV. …

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Applications Now Available for City of Newark Urban Deer Hunting Program

NEWARK – The Newark Division of Police has begun taking Bow Hunter applications for the 2018-2019, City of Newark Urban Deer Hunting Program. Applications for the program will be available beginning Thursday August 16th, 2018. They will be available at the City of Newark Division of Police, 39 South 4th Street Newark, Ohio as well as Broken Arrow Archery, 2984 …

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Knox County Landmarks Foundation unveils new public mural

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Knox County Landmarks Foundation Mural Committee invites the public to the dedication of the Mount Vernon Industry Mural on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. The dedication will be held in the parking lot of Mount Vernon Dental, 309 S. Mulberry St.   The Mount Vernon Industry Mural, located on the West Mulberry Street wall of …

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WEEKEND DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Major pavement work in downtown Columbus this weekend has numerous ramps and lanes closed near the ‘split.’ Be alert if your plans include the I-70-71 corridor. Below is how your commute will be impacted. FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 2018 9 PM: I-70 EB reduced to two lanes at Front St. 10 PM: Broad St. ramp to I-71 SB closes Detour: Broad St. to …

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Richland County Law Enforcement Appreciation Night biggest yet

On Tuesday Night the O’Charley’s Restaurant on Lexington Springmill Road in Ontario played host to the third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. The event included Mounted Police Units, Classic Cars and plenty of Richland County Law Enforcement. Among the vehicles at the event included a Swat Vehicle and an ODNR Watercraft. The Ashland County Bomb Squad was at the event …

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Mo’ Mojo brings Zydeco to Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio–The next event in Ariel-Foundation Park’s 2018 free concert series will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature Mo‘ Mojo, a Zydeco band, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schnormeier Event Center. Acoustic Edge will open the evening at 6 p.m. Mo’ Mojo, an Ohio Arts Council supported group, is a hard-driving, high-energy, “Pardi-Gras” Band. The female fronted …

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Knox County Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers

Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers to eligible Knox County residents. To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. In order to receive vouchers, families must provide proof of residency, (a current utility bill is suggested), birth dates and …

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Kenyon College names new senior advisor for community relations

GAMBIER, Ohio — Jan Thomas, senior associate provost at Kenyon College, has been named senior advisor for community relations, effective Sept. 1. In her new role, Thomas will lead Kenyon’s efforts to grow its partnerships with community organizations, area leaders and state and federal officials. “Building the capacity to connect and collaborate with our neighbors is vital both to Kenyon’s …

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