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Alan Reed/News Kevin Mishey, left, is turning over the business of Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki to new owners Dave and Carol Ewart upon his retirement. Mishey had been in the business of selling motorcycles locally for 45 years.

Highway calls, Mishey retires

A lifetime passion of riding motorcycles will continue on, but 45 years of selling motorcycles from his salesroom have come to end for Kevin Mishey.

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Locals part of national ceremony

Knox County was well represented when more than 44,000 volunteers braved cold, rainy and icy conditions on Dec. 17, 2016, for the annual Wreaths Across America event. As many as 245,000 American veterans were honored with the laying of wreaths at their gravesites this year at Arlington National Cemetery.

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New health center could open by April

New details about the Federally Qualified Health Center, and the grant to fund it, were announced Wednesday at the Knox County Board of Health meeting.

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Chatman hearing waived

A preliminary hearing in Mount Vernon Municipal Court for Sabian D. Chatman, 35, of Columbus, was waived Tuesday afternoon after Chatman had secured representation by the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, according to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office.

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Ag museum expects many projects in ’17

Details of the budget for the Knox County Agricultural Museum were presented to the Knox County Board of Commissioners for consideration on Thursday morning. Presenting their budget were outgoing coordinator Don Hawk and incoming coordinator Greg Magers.

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3 options available for airport expansion

Preliminary drawings for potential expansion/renovation of the Knox County Regional Airport terminal building were reviewed Wednesday evening at the monthly meeting of the Knox County Airport Authority.

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Alan Reed/News A few Knox County veteran families received a little treat for the holidays Tuesday. Baker’s IGA decided to donate boxes of food to the Knox County Veterans Service Office to distribute to area veterans in Knox County. Eight boxes of food for eight families were prepared consisting of ham, potatoes, fruit, bread, vegetables, eggs, milk and juice. The donations came from Baker’s IGA as well as employees and customers. Pictured are, from left, Brett Bantum and Kisty Wheeler of Baker’s IGA, and Melissa Latham and Kevin Henthorn from the Knox County VSO.

Food boxes donated

A few Knox County veteran families received a little treat for the holidays Tuesday. Baker’s IGA decided to donate boxes of food to the Knox County Veterans Service Office to distribute to area veterans in Knox County.

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Lackey joins Utica council

Chris Lackey was sworn in as the newest member of Utica Village Council at the monthly meeting of council Monday evening. Lackey, who grew up in the Utica area and has lived in the village for 16 years, fills the void left by John Stone who resigned. Lackey took his oath while being sworn in by Utica Mayor Lester Grennell.

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Dog shelter numbers low

Various department head meetings were on tap Thursday with the Knox County Board of Commissioners as they heard updates from the water/wastewater, animal control, and soil and water conservation offices.

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