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Licking County Health Department Celebrates Health Education Week

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) celebrates this week as National Health Education Week by highlighting our Health Education division and the programs they offer to Licking County residents in order to promote healthy communities. Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Health Educators promote …

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Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers to Beware of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—With the high Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of phony claims that they’ve won millions. Sweepstakes and lottery scams have been reported throughout Ohio in recent weeks. The scams often begin with a call or letter claiming a person has won millions of dollars in a lottery or sweepstakes. …

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Brown Family Environmental Center Harvest Festival offers fun for all ages

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) at Kenyon College celebrates the turning of the seasons with the 2018 Fall Harvest Festival, held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12-4 p.m. Horse-drawn hayrides, farm animals, apple cider, a campfire and more await festivalgoers at the annual celebration, located at the 500-acre nature preserve at 9781 Laymon Road. Children will enjoy …

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Downtown Delaware Earns ‘Great Place in Ohio’ Designation

DELAWARE – Everyone knows that downtown Delaware is a great place. Now it’s officially an award‐ winning great place! The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association this month awarded downtown Delaware a “Great Place in Ohio” designation. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and imagination. …

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MVHS Student Government announces homecoming spirit window display contest winners

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio- Mount Vernon High School Student Government is proud to announce the winners of the Homecoming parade window display contest. Several Central Business District businesses jacketed their windows in cooperation with MVHS’s Homecoming events.  Participants had the opportunity to win in four categories: Most Creative, Most Spirited, Overall Winner, and Fan Favorite. Judging was performed by City Council …

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Controlled Goose Hunt to take place in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for participation in a controlled goose hunt at Ariel-Foundation Park. Hunting dates will be Friday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Nov. 2. Hunting hours will be 30 minutes before sunrise to 1 p.m. The park will be closed to visitors during the hunt. Applications are available at the city of …

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State Route 3 Closures In Knox County

SR 3 Closures This Week Beginning tomorrow, Monday, October 15, SR 3 will be closed at various locations between Pigeon Roost Road and Ravin Road for culvert replacements. The schedule will be as follows, weather permitting: Oct. 15 – 17: SR 3 between Ravin Road and Jelloway Road Oct. 17 – 19: SR 3 between Ireland Road and Pealer Mill Road Oct. …

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Franklin County Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners holds its General Session meetings every Tuesday at 9:00am in the Franklin County Government Office Tower at 373 South High Street, 26th Floor. Highlighted below are some of the resolutions/contracts scheduled for consideration at the upcoming meeting: Franklin County Garners Federal Grant Funding to Prevent Crime, Combat Opiate Crisis On Tuesday, the commissioners will …

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MVNU, Knox Labs Inc cut ribbon on Stephen W Nease Center

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Stephen W. Nease Center in downtown Mount Vernon was dedicated Friday, Oct. 12 with a joint ribbon cutting and open house with Knox Labs, Inc. “It is a privilege to name the new engineering center in honor of Dr. Stephen W. Nease, our founding president, who stands for everything that is good about MVNU,” said …

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Kenyon College launches $300 million campaign, most ambitious in its history

GAMBIER, Ohio, October 13 — Kenyon College announced today the public launch of its largest fundraising campaign ever, titled Our Path Forward: The Campaign for Kenyon. The $300 million comprehensive campaign funds the vision of the Kenyon 2020 strategic plan and prepares the College for its third century. “With the talent, energy and support of the entire Kenyon community, we will …

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