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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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Gambier man dies in Thursday Crash

Mount Vernon – On October 11, 2018 at 7:30 am, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on State Route 229 at Milepost 2 in Liberty Township of Knox County. Douglas L. Christian, 26, of Marengo, Ohio was operating a 2013 Honda Civic eastbound on State Route 229. Matthew D. Remillard, 32, of Gambier, Ohio …

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30 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found two guilty after trials were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on October 10, 2018. Richard Hansen, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine. Thomas McCormick, 50 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and having an inoperative …

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MVNU and Knox Labs, Inc. to host ribbon cutting, open house for new engineering facility

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Knox Labs, Inc. will hold a joint ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m., for the Stephen W. Nease Center. Speakers for the event include Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; Dr. Henry Spaulding, MVNU President; Rev. James Smith, MVNU’s Vice President for University Relations; Dr. Linda …

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Knox County Health department closed Friday; then re-opening for reception, open house

The Knox County Health Department will celebrate its recent national accreditation with a reception and open house on Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. The reception is open to the public and will include the unveiling of the accreditation plaque at 3:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be tours of the building, an accreditation scavenger hunt and refreshments. Prior to the …

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Knox County Health commissioner elected president of state association

Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller is the new president for the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC). She assumed the presidency during the association’s annual conference held recently in Columbus. Prior to becoming the AOHC president, Miller served on the AOHC board and was chairperson of the public affairs committee. Last fall, she testified before the Ohio legislature on …

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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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Poverty Simulation Presented by United Way of Knox County

Poverty and hunger often lead to increased emotional and financial stress, increased risk of illness, poor school performance in children, and poor productivity on the job. This cycle of struggle can seem unbearable. Throughout the year, United Way brings together diverse groups of community members for a unique, interactive experience focused on what life is like with a shortage of …

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Electronic Smoking devices to be discussed at Mount Vernon City Council

Mount Vernon City Council meets Monday Night, below is the evening’s agenda: Downloads: Agenda Agenda Packet I. Committee Meetings 1. Ord. 2018-23 and Ord. 2018-25 2. Public Hearing: Proposed Rezoning of 215 Ames Street 3. Public Hearing: Proposed Rezoning of Twp RRA & R1 to Municipal R1 II. MEETING WILL RECESS UNTIL 7:30 P.M. III. Call to Order 1. Roll …

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