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Troopers seize $20,000 worth of Oxycodone/Hydrochloride pills and marijuana in Ashland County

ASHLAND – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men after a traffic stop in Ashland County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,899 grams of Oxycodone/Hydrochloride pills and marijuana valued at approximately $20,000. On December 7, at 9:09 a.m., troopers stopped a rented 2018 Ford Escape with Tennessee registration for a speed violation on …

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Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations, and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months for U.S. home fires. To help everyone enjoy a fire-safe holiday season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is encouraging everyone to …

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40th Annual Newark Division of Police Toy Drive

NEWARK – This Christmas season marks the 40th year the Newark Division of Police has hosted a toy drive for the children in our community. Bonnie Diehl, the former secretary to the Chief of Police, started the first toy drive in 1978. Since Bonnie retired in 2006, her daughter Cheri Caudell has continued the tradition of the toy drive. Cheri …

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“Candles & Carols” to feature holiday singing and luminary display

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The community is invited to come together at Ariel-Foundation Park on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. for “Candles & Carols,” a free holiday event that the Foundation Park Conservancy hopes to make an annual tradition. Guests should plant to park at the Urton Clock House lot off of Pittsburgh Avenue with overflow parking at the …

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Knox County Sheriff’s make arrests in Stolen Truck case

A three hour search in sub-freezing temperatures has resulted in the arrest of 38 year old Damian Miracle in a wooded area near Fredericktown. Miracle had been wanted on multiple felony warrants including felonious assault. The incident began around 5:30 a.m. with a call concerning a female that approached a residence on Knox Lake Road claiming that she had been …

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Cookies with Santa set in Mansfield

Mayor Tim Theaker and the City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the 3nd Annual Cookies with Santa at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center on Saturday December 15th from 2PM-5PM. The Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center is located at 445 Bowman Street. Cookies with Santa will have many fun activities for the kids to enjoy: FREE photos …

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KGT Celebrates 30th Anniversary

MOUNT VERNON — The Kokosing Gap Trail Board of Trustees recognized its 30th anniversary at a recent dinner at The Alcove Restaurant, with three of the founding members in attendance. The board was incorporated as a non-profit organization on Nov. 10, 1988, to oversee the yet-to-be-built Kokosing Gap Trail. The trail opened for the public’s enjoyment and enrichment in 1991.  Randy …

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Place 4 Grace receives Big Grant

Place 4 Grace, a maternity housing ministry hoping to open their doors in May 2019 in Knox County, has received a $4,700 grant from an anonymous source. This grant is enabling Executive Director, Kandee Popham to receive the appropriate training to become a TBRI Practitioner. TBRI training, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, is a model P4G plans to utilize in their own …

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TEEN CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AFTER THREAT CLOSES DELAWARE HAYES HIGH SCHOOL

The Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a bill of information against 18-year-old Troy Fisher Ferguson of Delaware. A bill of information is an official filing of charges without a grand jury presentation. A bill of information was filed in this case because parties agreed to the charge before having to go before a grand jury. The charge outlined in …

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Board of Education to Accept Resignation of Member Mary Jo Hudson

Columbus Board of Education member Mary Jo Hudson, who was first appointed to the Board in 2014, has announced her intent to resign from her elected seat, effective December 31. “Thank you for the privilege of serving this remarkable community,” shared Ms. Hudson in her resignation letter to her colleagues. “I so appreciate the many teachers, staff, families and community members …

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