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United Way of Knox County and FamilyWize Use Data to Help Local Community

United Way of Knox County and FamilyWize announced today that local Knox County members have saved $102,229 on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications between 2013 and 2016.  The results come as United Way and FamilyWize launch a new aggressive, data-driven chapter in its joint community initiatives across the country.  Using targeted data reports created by FamilyWize, local …

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Columbus Police searching for Key Bank robber

October 18, 2017 at 3:31, the suspect entered Key Bank at 7460 Sawmill Rd. demanding money & indicating he was armed. The teller complied w/the suspect’s demands. No injuries were reported. The suspect fled on foot & is thought to have boarded a vehicle parked nearby. The suspect was last seen headed south from the area of the robbery. This …

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Kenyon College Department of Music to host two concerts this Weekend

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Kenyon College Department of Music will present a series of concerts this fall that highlight a variety of musical genres. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at 740-427-5197. Events include: Saturday, Oct. 21: The Warner Concert Series, sponsored by the Kenyon Department of Music and the Charlotte …

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KSAAT to host Fall Drug Take Back Day

Who: KSAAT & Local Law Enforcement Agencies What: Drug Take Back Day When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 AM – 2 PM Drop-off Locations: Knox County Health Department Danville Police Department Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy Fredericktown Police Department Knox County, OH – Saturday, October 28, 2017, Knox County will be participating in the national Drug Take Back Day. KSAAT, in partnership …

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Newark High School Student wins Billboard Contest

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm®, challenged Licking County high school students to create a public service announcement (PSA) billboard to educate their peers about teen driver safety. We congratulate Newark High School (NHS) student Steven Chiacchira as he submitted the winning billboard design promoting Teen Driver Safety Week. …

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Mike DeWine Announces Receipt of Federal Grant to Help Vulnerable Ohio Youth

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office’s Crime Victim Services Section, in partnership with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, was awarded a grant to help at-risk Ohio children and youth. The Office of Victims of Crime awarded the nearly $500,000 grant titled Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care Initiative. The grant funds efforts by state and other organizations to …

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National School Bus Safety Week – “Stop on Red”

COLUMBUS –The week of October 16 through October 20, 2017, has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme, “Stop on Red,” reminds motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside of school buses. Troopers will increase visibility on school bus routes and school related safety zones by following or riding on school buses to identify violations. …

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Knox County Man jailed for littering

Recently Field Reports were released regarding wildlife in Knox County: Central Ohio – Wildlife District One While on patrol at Big Island Wildlife Area, State Wildlife Officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed two hunters walking along the marsh. He asked the men about their hunt, and one of the men stated that while neither man had made a …

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Newswanger Meats expands recall

SHILOH — Newswanger Meats of Shiloh has announces an expansion of a voluntary recall of 450,000 pounds of fresh and frozen beef, pork, lamb, chicken, venison, rabbit, various dried meat snacks and deli products that were possibly produced under insanitary conditions. Newswanger Meats has determined that these products were produced with the use of a water supply that failed to meet …

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Mount Vernon Board of Education meets Monday

The Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education meets Monday evening at 430pm at Wiggin Street Elementary in Gambier. Items on the agenda include the Superintendent’s Report, Curriculum, instruction and staff development planning as well as fiscal services, business services, student services, personnel and classified staff.  

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