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Patrol reminds drivers to ‘Buckle Up’ and ‘Driver Sober’ for Memorial Day

COLUMBUS – During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be highly visible on Ohio’s roadways promoting traffic safety. As motorists travel this weekend, troopers are reminding drivers to utilize their safety belts and to be responsible by designating a sober driver. The effort begins at midnight on Friday, May 24 and continues through 11:59 p.m. …

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AG Yost Announces Sentencing in Coshocton County Gift Card Counterfeiting Scheme

A Chinese citizen linked to a major gift-card counterfeiting operation that targeted Coshocton-area consumers has been sentenced to four to six years in prison for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today. Ming Xue, 32, of Hunan, in the Fujian Province, also faced 308 felony counts of counterfeiting, but those charges were combined with the …

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Unlock the Best of Summer: Public Library of Mount Vernon Events 2024

The Public Libraries of Knox County has a packed summer of fun activities for all ages to get Knox County reading this summer. The Summer reading program kicks off May 31 and goes until July 12. For kids kindergarten to fifth grade there are several events over the course of the summer to keep kids reading while school is out. …

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Pool, Splash Pad Season Begins on Saturday in Delaware

Summer is calling and the City of Delaware is ready! The Jack Florance pool at Mingo Park and the splash pad at Veterans Park promise a wet and wild summer. Opening Day is Saturday, May 25. The splash pad opens each day at 10 am and the pool at noon. Both will be open through Labor Day weekend. The entry …

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Two dead in separate Morrow County Crashes

Mount Gilead- The Mount Gilead Post is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 4:28 PM, on State Route 97 near State Route 288, in North Bloomfield, Morrow County.Matthew A. Kingseed, age 24 of Galion Ohio was operating a 2012 Honda Accord eastbound on State Route 97. Kyle S. Jackson, age 37 of Galion …

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Keeping Up with Hospice of Knox County: Summer Events

Hospice of Knox County is a non-profit organization that is a branch from Hospice of North Central Ohio. They work with patients who are in need of end of life care as well as family members of the patient. They work to make sure the patient are as comfortable as possible while they are coming to the end of their …

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Lexington’s Chapman named Pitcher of the Year in OCC Softball, Mount Vernon’s Rudrick Player of the year

Ohio Cardinal ConferenceSoftball All Conference2024 Pitcher of the Year Makaree Chapman Jr. LexingtonPlayer of the Year Hailey Rudrick Soph. Mt. VernonCoach of the Year Todd Galownia Lexington 1st Team 2nd TeamKyleigh Reiter Sr. Madison Izzy Wamsley Frosh Madison Reese Loveday Jr. New Phila Rylee Myers Jr. Mt. VernonKylie Galownia Sr. Lexington Madison Wright Sr. New PhilaBrook Dovenbarger Jr. Mt. Vernon …

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds Drivers: Buckle Up

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging drivers to buckle up ahead of a national Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 20 to June 2, 2024. “We want seat belt use to be an automatic habit …

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Summer Fire Safety Refresher from the Mount Vernon Fire Department

As the weather gets warmer, and more time is spent around bonfires and burning the extra bush you spent all day clearing, it’s important that we all get to brush up on our fire safety knowledge. Ohio still has the burn ban in place, which is March through May and then again October through November. This ban prohibits any burning …

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Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross

Late May signals the beginning of a busy time for celebrations and summer holidays.The American Red Cross asks donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets nowbefore calendars start to fill up. Donors of all blood types – especially those giving type O blood anddonors giving platelets – are vital to people counting on blood products for critical …

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