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Dems honor best, look to future

Knox County Democrats haven’t had a lot to cheer about recently, but the speakers at the party’s annual dinner Tuesday night at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre did their best to spark their enthusiasm and determination to fight for the values they believe in.

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Russia dominates news

Dramatic events in Russia dominated the news in the middle of September 1917.
On Sept. 10, a story appeared in the Banner that Gen. Korniloff, commander of the Russian armies, was pushing a plan to replace the government with a five-man governing council, presumably with himself at the head, to “save the country.”

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911 calls rising

The total number of calls to 911 is already ahead of 2016’s total, but more significantly, the number of overdose calls has already more than doubled and the number of drug related calls is up, 911 Operations Director Laura Webster told the Knox County Commissioners Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Work has stalled on a new building on Coshocton Road in the area between Tim Horton’s and Shoe Carnival. The project company let the building permit lapse and must reapply for a new permit. The new building is planned to host up to four storefronts.

New storefronts on hold

Work finally began recently on the outbuilding at the Marshall’s shopping plaza, but was stopped this week by the city because the building permit had expired.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Probation Chief Lisa Lyons speaks to the gathered citizens, including Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis during Thursday's town hall.

Town hall focusing on costs of drug epidemic

The fifth town hall on the opioid epidemic in Knox County began to take shape Tuesday, as Mayor Richard Mavis hosted a meeting of representatives who have been involved in the town halls held so far.

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