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Burn Ban in Ohio for Next three Months

It doesn’t take long for a small fire outdoors on a day like today to get out of control. The weather is continuing to improve and of course the temptation is there to just light off that brush pile, or the fence row, or the ditch, or maybe something else. In Ohio during the months of March, April, May, October, …

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Knox County Sheriff’s Office offering Boating Education Course

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the ODNR Watercraft will be offering the Ohio Boating Education Course at the Apple Valley Administration building located at 113 Hasbrouck Circle, Howard, OH 43028 from 8 am – 5 pm on Saturday, April 15th and there is no cost to attend. The class covers the fundamentals of state and federal laws …

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CERT Training in Knox County

What is CERT? CERT is short for Community Emergency Response Team. This 9 week CERT basic training is a free program that educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations to prepare you to …

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Mount Vernon City Council meets Monday Night

I. Committee Meetings II. MEETING WILL RECESS UNTIL 7:30 P.M. III. Call to Order 1. Roll Call IV. Invocation V. Pledge of Allegiance VI. Acceptance of Minutes 1. Minutes of Mar 13, 2017 7:30 PM VII. Receive Petitions and Communications VIII. Receive Committee Reports IX. Liquor Control License 1. Mt. Vernon Country Club LTD, DBA Mt. Vernon Country Club, 8927 …

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Variety of musical styles featured in trio of concerts at Kenyon

GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon ushers in spring with a trio of concerts featuring a pianist, a baroque ensemble and Kenyon’s own Chamber Singers. The Chamber Singers, who recently completed their annual spring break concert tour, perform Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Rosse Hall, 105 College Drive. The group, directed by Professor of Music Benjamin Locke, will present a …

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OVI Suspects appear in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – The following cases were resolved before Judge John Thatcher at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 21, 2017. Elizabeth A. Burwell, 54 of Danville, changed her plea and the Court found her guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse. The Court sentenced Burwell to pay a fine of $700 …

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Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year Named

From COTC: A Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) Basic Police Academy (BPA) graduate was recently named 2016 Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year.  Travis Thomas, 37, graduated from COTC in 2006. “It’s really an honor that I don’t feel like I deserve,” said Thomas. “I am humbled to have received the award.” Thomas was nominated for the award by …

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Knox Works Kicks off at MVNU

About 100 people were in attendance at Foster Hall at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Wednesday morning for the KnoxWorks Kick-off. The event was a breakfast meeting to discuss Knox Works and how it will be working in Knox County. KnoxWorks was recently awarded a 35,000 dollar grant through the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County. Dan Humphrey …

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Fatal Mount Vernon Fire not an Arson, Investigation Ongoing

A woman died in a Mount Vernon house fire March 6th and the Mount Vernon Police Department has determined that the blaze was not set intentionally. Reportedly samples from the house following the fire at 3 North Harrison Street showed no signs of accelerants. 56 year old Shelly Hager died in the fire, her daughter fled the home and suffered …

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Knox County Participating in statewide tornado drill Wednesday

In conjunction with the State of Ohio, the Knox County Commissioners have passed a resolution proclaiming March 19 – 25, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week.  As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Knox County Emergency Management Agency will be encouraging the community to get prepared.  On Tuesday, March 21st, the County will be testing the reverse 9-1-1 capabilities which …

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