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Pedestrian struck and killed by hit-skip driver

Mount Gilead – The Mount Gilead Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. The fatal crash occurred on January 23, 2019 at approximately 5:36 A.M. on SR 61 just north of IR 71, in Bennington Township, Morrow County. Amanda E. Cumpton, age 34, of Columbus, Ohio, …

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2018: Appetite for home buying remained strong in central Ohio

(Jan. 22, 2019 – Columbus, OH) – While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low. “Despite changing economic factors, …

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Mount Vernon man heading to prison on Drug Charge

Frank Lewis, 52, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced to 30 months in prison today based upon his conviction for aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. Lewis was arrested with a bulk amount of methamphetamine in November 2017. After an unsuccessful motion to suppress the evidence obtained in the traffic stop, Lewis entered a no contest plea in October, 2018. …

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First Friday Presents: Open Late Friday featuring Date Night

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV) will host First Friday Presents:  Open Late Friday featuring Date Night on Friday, February 1, in downtown Mount Vernon. This event will feature downtown businesses, restaurants, galleries, and more. “Downtown Mount Vernon is a special place to take your love on a regular night,” said Carrie Hyman, Executive Director at Main Street …

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SAFE to Launch New Portal Aimed at Reducing Teen Crashes

DELAWARE, Oh. –  In an effort to reduce the leading cause of death in Delaware County teens, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition along with supporting partners have rallied together to launch a new high school prevention portal aimed at promoting and incentivizing safe-driving activities in high schools throughout Delaware County. The interactive portal called “Reduce Teen Crashes Delaware County, OH” …

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Gochenour Meats Issues a Voluntary Recall

New Washington, Ohio (Jan. 18, 2019)- Gochenour Meats of New Washington, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 38 pounds of fresh pork sausage, 11.42 pounds of little pigs fresh pork sausage and 10 pounds of Italian sausage. The product may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically rubber. The product was produced from January 3, 2019 to January 4, 2019. …

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Franklin County Commissioners’ General Session Agenda for 01/22/2019

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: Preparing Students for Careers in TechnologyThe commissioners are expected to approve a $218,767.36 subaward agreement with Tech …

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Knox County Sheriff’s Snow Emergency Guide

Snow alert level 1 Designed to advise motorists of hazardous road conditions created by ice, blowing and drifting snow. No roadways are closed, unnecessary travel is discouraged, and extreme caution is urged. Snow advisory level 2 Designed to advise motorists that all, or certain roadways in the county are hazardous with icy spots, blowing and drifting snow causing low visibility. …

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HEAP Program ongoing in Knox County

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Emergency HEAPprogram continues to provide assistance to those in need.. Emergency HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance that provides financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service disconnected. Those households serviced by a …

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Knox Sheriff Releases Snow Emergency Level Guide

Sheriff’s Snow Emergency Guide Snow alert level 1 Designed to advise motorists of hazardous road conditions created by ice, blowing and drifting snow. No roadways are closed, unnecessary travel is discouraged, and extreme caution is urged. Snow advisory level 2 Designed to advise motorists that all, or certain roadways in the county are hazardous with icy spots, blowing and drifting …

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