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Food Vendors Wanted for Concert, Fireworks at Newark Campus

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark, with support from the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks on July 3 at the shared Newark campus. The institutions are seeking food vendors to serve spectators at the event, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 people. Interested vendors …

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AG Yost, Dollar General Reach Agreement to Avert Temporary Restraining Order

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Dollar General have reached an agreement that averts a temporary restraining order sought by Yost against the Tennessee-based retailer over allegations of deceptive pricing. “This is just a step in the process,” Yost said. “Litigation is not over, but this is a step in the right direction.”  Multiple county auditors in Ohio, as …

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Food For The Hungry Community Partners Receive First Quarter Distributions

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The three Food For The Hungry Community Partners – Interchurch Social Services of Knox County, Salvation Army of Mount Vernon, and Center of Hope – were presented with First Quarter Distributions by FFTH Interim President Austin Swallow. Interchurch Social Services of Knox County is a Christian faith-based ministry that unites community resources to meet the needs …

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Safe Routes to Schools Program accepting applications

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has an opportunity for Ohio school districts or their partners to apply for funding to develop and implement projects that enable and encourage children to safely walk or bike to school. ODOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is funded at $5 million annually, a one million dollar increase from last year. It provides …

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WARMING CENTER OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT IN NEWARK

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is included in a partnership between local agencies and organizations known as the Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force. The task force aims to coordinate and establish warming centers in Licking County for individuals who are in need of a warm and safe place to temporarily shelter on extremely cold days or nights during the …

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NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes during the winter months, when nearly half (46 percent) of all U.S. home heating equipment fires occur. Home heating equipment is the second-leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries, and the third-leading cause of home fire deaths and direct property damage. According …

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Vendor Applications for Mount Vernon Farmers Market open Wednesday

MOUNT VERNON – Vendor applications for the 2023 Mount Vernon Farmers Market  open February 1st online at Managemymarket.com. Application deadline is April 30th. Farmers and vendors selling fruits, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, cottage foods and homemade bread are welcome to apply.  Products sold at the market must be grown or made within 25 miles of Mount Vernon’s Public …

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Newark man killed in Knox County Crash Sunday

Mount Vernon – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at approximately 1:58 PM. The crash occurred on US Route 36 near Graham Road, in Liberty Township, Knox County.Benjamin Harry, age 17, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was operating a gray 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee …

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Three Traffic Fatalities in Licking County in the Fourth Quarter of 2022

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported three crash fatalities in the county during the fourth quarter of 2022, October 1st to December 31st. During the same time frame last year, there were also three crash fatalities reported. Overall, Licking County’s 2022 concluded with a total of 17 fatalities, a decrease of 8 compared to 2021’s overall …

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Council sets Process for Filling 2nd Ward Seat

Delaware City Council is accepting applications for the vacant 2nd Ward council seat. The deadline to apply is 5 pm, January 27, 2023. Candidates with complete applications will be invited to a public meeting for interviews with City Council on February 6 at City Hall. If necessary, an additional round of interviews may be held. The appointed candidate can seek …

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