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Licking County Health Dept spraying for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Pataskala

The Licking County Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes Wednesday in the City of Pataskala and Thursday in the Village of Alexandria, the Johnstown Park and Green Meadows Mobile Home. Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground was sprayed on Tuesday. All spraying will be after dusk and areas are subject to change. Go to lickingcohealth.org for more information.

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Final Drug Town Hall in Mount Vernon focuses on Providing Help

The final Town Hall: Drugs and Our Community Series will be Tuesday Night May 23rd at Twin Oak Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Community Recovery and Addiction Resources Learn about recovery services and resources currently available to citizens of Knox County ** Prescription Drug Collection Point will be provided** MV Fire Department and Fredericktown EMS Vehicle Display Ashley Didinger, KSAAT …

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Special Meeting in Columbus Monday Night

The Columbus Board of Education will convene for a Special Meeting at the Columbus Education Center, 270 E. State St., in the 2nd Floor Cabinet Rm., beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be no public business conducted by the Board as it will come to order and immediately recess into Executive Session, per Section 121.222 (G)(1) Ohio Revised Code, to …

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Police Chief: Police Scanner encryption a Safety Issue

Many people in Knox County believe that their safety is compromised after a decision was made to encrypt the police scanners in the County. The Police Chief with the Mount Vernon Police Department says the encryption of the police scanner is a safety issue in another way. Police Chief Roger Monroe says that Emergency Services and Fire Services are not …

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Swat Situation in Mount Vernon ends early Monday Morning

A standoff in Mount Vernon ended early Monday morning. People in Knox County got a text alert to stay inside their home after gunshots were heard in the city. The Mount Vernon Police Department was trying to make contact with a man barricaded inside the home and they apprehended suspects early Monday after SWAT entered the residence on Prospect Street. …

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About 700 attend Ohio Business and Career Expo

COLUMBUS (May 18, 2017) — The 2017 Ohio Business and Career Expo attracted approximately 700 business representatives and job seekers.   This free networking and learning opportunity, held May 17 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, was geared toward minorities, women, veterans or those otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged. The purpose of the expo was to support the efforts …

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Central Ohio Cruise In Saturday in Centerburg

On Saturday May 20th the Central Ohio Cruise In will take place at Centerburg High School on Columbus Road. The event is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 382 and will happen from 10am-4pm. There will be trophies, food, music and fun. All street vehicles are welcome. There is a 10 dollar registration fee and registration will be from 9am to …

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Mount Vernon High School Changes Graduation Location

Due to the forecasted inclement weather for the weekend, graduation will be held at The Chapel at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Commencement will begin promptly at 3:00 PM.  Three times in the last 21 years, commencement has had to be held indoors at the high school due to inclement weather and looking at the expected temperatures and the increased seating …

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Bike-A-Palooza in Mansfield is Saturday

The Mansfield Division of Police would like to remind the public to attend the 2017 “Bike-A-Palooza” community event at North Lake Park from 9am-2pm on Saturday May 20th, 2017. This is a family oriented event which is the result of numerous community agencies coming together to help effect positive change and interaction among community partners. There will be a bicycle …

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Spring Clean Up at Ariel Foundation Park set for Saturday

Ariel-Foundation Park will hold a spring clean-up event on Saturday, May 20, for community members and organizations or groups interested in volunteering to pick up trash and weed mulch beds. Interested parties should meet Park Manager Scott Zimmerman at the Rastin Tower at 9 a.m. on May 20 to receive a work assignment. It would be helpful if individuals or …

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