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Chase Strawser/News Rich Hardwick holds a picture of he and his sister, Carol. Nearly 41 years ago, Carol donated a kidney to Rich, who encourages people to be organ donors.

Sister’s kidney gave Hardwick new life

Back in February of 1975, Richard “Rich” Hardwick was going about a fairly ordinary day with friends. They were on their way to a junkyard to collect some spare parts they needed for car repairs and nothing seemed particularly out of place.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Saturday, March 19, forty-five people gathered on the Public Square holding signs trying to bring attention to mental health, the opioid crisis and global warming to those driving through the downtown. For the past 10 weeks, citizens have peacefully assembling on the Public Square to bring awareness to various issues.

Gibbs Watch Group in 10th week of protests

The Gibbs Watch group is continuing its “Signs on the Square” today for the 10th weekend as a part of its three-fold activism strategy, which includes the weekly protest on the square, regularly contacting representatives while keeping up with their activities, and encouraging people to run for local offices.

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KnoxWorks: Poverty to professional

Knox County leaders in business, industry, social services and education were introduced to a new program Wednesday that is expected to provide quality workers to local employers and ultimately help families move out of poverty.

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Testing county’s emergency weather services

This week has been officially declared Severe Weather Awareness Week in both the State of Ohio and Knox County to give residents a heads up for the tumultuous weather that is possible as winter transitions to spring.

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Virgil Shipley/News Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller and Knox County Community Health Center Board member Bill Jackson stand behind Clinic Coordinator Debbie Eiden, Board President Jay Nixon, and Health Center Chief Operating Officer Lane Belangia at the Knox County Community Health Center Board meeting on Thursday.

Health clinic set to open in April

The Knox County Health Department is unveiling a new health center next month to serve local families and patients in need of medical, dental, mental health/behavoral, and addiction care.

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Opportunities aplenty at Escape Zone

The Escape Zone is adjusting well to the new location on 1 Mansfield Ave., and is looking for volunteers to help out with, supervise, and fulfill the position of positive role models in the lives of their ever expanding number of young people.

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Virgil Shipley/News Rochelle Shackle bowls during the Knox County USBC Bowling Association doubles and singles tournament at Trio Lanes in Fredericktown this past weekend.

Prizes earned at Knox County bowling tournament

Continuing the momentum of last weekend’s team bowling at Colonial City Lanes, toppling pins rumbled through Trio Lanes in Fredericktown with the Knox County USBC Bowling Association doubles and singles tournament, which ran Friday through Sunday.

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Maple Madness strikes Knox County

Maple Madness 2017 continues this weekend as maple syrup producers embedded in the forests of Ohio showcase their operations in a statewide tour put on by the Ohio Maple Producer’s Association.

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Music shielded Marie from domestic violence

The annual New Directions fundraising dinner rang through Thomas Hall as the community gathered to support the domestic abuse shelter and rape crisis center and to listen to the mesmerizing voice and story of Rene Marie’s triumph over domestic abuse.
Marie’s speech spanned her entire life and her triumph from the trap of domestic abuse.

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Virgil Shipley/News A big crowd was on hand for the opening of the new Goodwill in Fredericktown on Friday. Left, Board Chairperson of Goodwill Robert McGaughy cuts the ribbon held by Timothy J. Young, CEO/President of Licking/Knox Goodwill. Products like clothing and housewares are donated by the community are for sale in Goodwill stores. New merchadise is also available. The store is located off Ohio 95, just west of the Ohio 13 bypass.

Goodwill opens in Fredericktown

Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries Inc. is now a proud part of the Fredericktown community, with a new store on 16482 Village Parkway, which opened to the public after Friday morning’s ribbon cutting.

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Restoring Woodward to original 1880s form

Hydraulic scaffolds have towered over South Main Street in front of the CB Cooper Annex building to restore the upper exterior of the building to its more picturesque late 19th century appearance seen in photographs from the time period.

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