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Notice of Joint City Council/MVCSD/KCCC Meeting

The Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon City School District Board and KnoxCounty Career Center Board will have a special joint meeting on Thursday, November 9,2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Knox County Career Center cafeteria, 306 Martinsburg Road,Mount Vernon, for the limited purpose of discussing various issues pertaining to the City,Mount Vernon City School District and Knox County Career …

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Enyart presented the MVNU Board of Trustees Hospitality Award 

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Board of Trustees presented the 2023 BOT Hospitality Award to Benzel A. Enyart, Tech Support and Asset Management for the University’s Information Technology Services Department. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees established the Hospitality Award to recognize individuals on campus for outstanding hospitality. The criteria include making a significant …

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COMMISSIONERS APPROVE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMMUNITY AGENCIES

he Franklin County Commissioners unanimously approved five resolutions at their General Session meeting that provide $5,834,192 in grant funding to 20 different community agencies that support Franklin County residents.  Sixteen of the grants totaling almost $4 million are via the commissioners’ usual Community Partnerships grant process to award county general fund money, and four are COVID-19 recovery grants allocating federal …

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Area Agency on Aging Hosts Final Wellness Wednesday on November 8th

Ontario, OH – To prioritize the health and wellness of our community, the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., in collaboration with Third Street Family Health Services, is happy to host “Wellness Wednesday.” The event will be at 2131 Park Avenue West, Hawkins Conference Center, in Ontario, on Wednesday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This will …

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National Drug Take Back Day

Knox County, OH – Knox County will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 28, 2023. Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT), in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, are coordinating this collection day for residents to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted medications. The disposal day will also include the collection of …

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Columbus Woman Indicted in Serial Killings

A 33-year-old Columbus woman who allegedly met men for sex and drugged them so she could rob them has been indicted in four murders, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Division of Police Chief Elaine Bryant announced today. Rebecca Auborn faces four counts of murder, four counts of involuntary manslaughter, five counts of aggravated robbery, five counts of felonious …

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2023 Public Health Guardian Award Winner

Tracy Cloud The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Board of Health recently named Tracy Cloud, CEO of Lower Lights Christian Health Center, as the 2023 Public Health Guardian Award recipient. The award recognizes an individual, agency, or program that has made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of public health in Licking County. Tracy is a seasoned healthcare executive …

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Red Cross: Donation appointments critical in coming weeks

Oct. 26, 2023 — As October comes to a close, the American Red Cross urges blood and plateletdonors to make and keep donation appointments now to help hospitals restock blood productsfor patients ahead of the holiday season. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially type Oblood donors and those giving platelets to help recover from a significant shortfall in …

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KCH Welcomes New MD, Danielle Guffrey

October 23, 2023 – Mount Vernon, Ohio – KCH is excited to welcome Danielle Guffrey, MD, to the Acute Rehabilitation team. The Acute Rehab Unit consists of 16 nursing staff and 5 therapists in an eight-bed unit on the fifth floor of the hospital. Guffrey was previously the medical director of Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Dublin and team lead physician for the …

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Former Columbus Zoo CFO Pleads Guilty in $2.29 Million Fraud Case

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A former Columbus Zoo and Aquarium executive pleaded guilty this afternoon for his role in a scheme to defraud the zoo and the public of more than $2.29 million, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced. Greg Bell, the zoo’s former chief financial officer, pleaded guilty in Delaware County Common Pleas Court to all 14 felony charges he …

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