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Two Full-Time COTC Faculty Retire, Rewarded Faculty Emeritus Status

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWARK, OHIO, JUNE 6, 2024 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) recognized two faculty members as faculty emeritus this May for their years of dedicated service to the college in light of their announced retirements. Sandra Siegrist and Scott E. WilsonScott E. Wilson, a full-time English faculty member, worked at COTC for 44 years. Sandra Siegrist, a mathematics faculty member, has …

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Pennsylvania Ave. Utility Project to Close Intersection

The City of Delaware is replacing a storm sewer at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Heritage Boulevard. The work is scheduled for June 10, 11 and 12, from 7 am – 5 pm each day. The intersection will re-open to traffic at the conclusion of each workday. The work is being done in advance of Pennsylvania Avenue paving set …

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First Friday Mount Vernon: A Night of Entertainment

The First Friday event for June kicks off tomorrow and here is everything you need to know. Junes First Friday is sponsored by Sara Mankins and for this one, we are going back in time to 1980. It is encouraged to break out the leg warmers and big hair as you head to downtown this Friday, some shops will even …

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Frazeysburg gets hit hard with Severe Weather

SEVERE WEATHER OVERNIGHT BROUGHT DAMAGE TO A SOUTHEASTERN OHIO VILLAGE AND MAY THREATEN TO CANCEL AN ANNUAL EVENT. A SUSPECTED TORNADO STRUCK THE VILLAGE OF FRAZEYSBURG IN MUSKINGHAM COUNTY NEAR ZANESVILLE OVERNIGHT. MUSKINGHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SAYS SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW DOWNED TREES, POWER LINES AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. THE VILLAGE’S ANNUAL HOMECOMING FESTIVAL …

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House Committee Begins Hearings on Braden’s Law

COLUMBUS- The House Criminal Justice Committee today began hearings on House Bill 531, known as Braden’s Law, announced bill sponsors State Representatives Beth Lear (R-Galena) and Brian Lorenz (R-Powell). Braden’s Law would make sextortion a crime in Ohio. On October 17, 2021, Olentangy High School student, Braden Markus, was contacted by an individual on social media who sent him lewd …

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Governor DeWine Announces Expanded Sales Tax Holiday

Governor Mike DeWine today announced the 2024 expanded Sales Tax Holiday will take place from 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 8. In conjunction with the Ohio General Assembly, Governor DeWine expanded the length of Ohio’s Sales Tax holiday to 10 days and will allow tax-free purchases made in-person or online on all eligible items of …

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State Fire Marshal’s Forensic Lab Receives Grant to Enhance Investigative Capabilities

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal’s (SFM’s) Forensic Laboratory has been awarded a $239,250 grant to purchase cutting-edge technology to enhance its investigation capabilities. The Forensic Lab investigates fires and explosions that occur across the state. This latest funding fulfills a three-year $771,000 grant, and is part of $3.4 million awarded to 11 crime …

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The Latest Infrastructure Projects Shaping Mount Vernon

Starting tomorrow, a few of Mount Vernon’s streets will be closed for repairs. Harnewell St, Howard St., and Huckleberry Alley will be closed for sanitary sewer repairs. Harrison Ave, Roosevelt Ave, Pattison Ave, Cleveland Ave, and Ohio Ave will all be close for road resurfacings. Catherine St is still closed with no new updates but is on schedule. In other …

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Knox County Veteran Services: What’s New in June

Knox County Veteran Services is located at 105 East Chestnut St and is a local program offered to connect local veterans to services and resources they might not know about as well as benefits them and their families can be entitled to. On Monday May 20, they had their fourth annual open house where they offered free ice cream, t-shirts, …

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Quick Click Challenge Winner Announced

Congratulations to the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) for winning the 2024 Licking County Quick Click Challenge!  The first annual Licking County Quick Click Challenge was hosted by the Licking County Safe Communities Coalition at the Licking County Health Department on May 22, 2024.  The Quick Click Challenge is a competition based challenge that demonstrates the ease of putting …

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