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Joshua Morrison/News The Hiawatha Pool and Water Park is ready for swimmers of all ages to have fun for a day this summer. The pool is expected to open this week.

City ready for Memorial Day events

Mayor Richard Mavis said his office will be contacting all the members of the committee who organized the Town Hall series on drugs next week to set up a meeting to discuss the series.

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World War I: Zeppelins at war

On May 14, 1917, an interesting little item appeared in the Daily Banner illustrating a unique aspect of the war: Aerial warfare using zeppelins.

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Sales tax hearing heated

What had been a dry recitation of the facts and figures surrounding the county’s General Fund budget flared briefly Thursday when local resident Tom Burkhart accused state Republicans with causing the local budget problems and County Commissioner Roger Reed told him to “keep politics out of this.”

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Small steps for Woolson, Woodward

One aspect of the dispute between Larry Woolson and the Woodward Development Corp. has been dismissed, but the remainder of the complaint remains pending.
On Friday, attorneys for Woolson filed to dismiss counts involving the dispute over air space rights over the Woolson building in the 200 block of South Main Street.

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City contemplates pot ban

City Council on Monday began the discussion about how the city will respond to the new medical marijuana bill passed by the state to allow the dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Morgan Sheasby, one of Centerburg High School’s 11 valedictorians, celebrates her graduation with her immediate family following Sunday’s ceremony. Pictured, from left, are John Sheasby, Justin Sheasby, Morgan and Marcia Sheasby.

Special CHS class says goodbye

“This is a special class,” said Centerburg High School Principal Ryan Gallwitz after graduation Sunday. “They care a lot about each other. They are high performers, they form tight friendships. They have a special bond.”

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Joshua Morrison/News Texas University basketball coach, Kenyon Alumni and commencement speaker, Shaka Smart addresses the 2017 graduating class of Kenyon College. Smart shared his journey after graduating from Kenyon in 1999 and returning to speak.

Smart: Failure is an illusion

“In the years ahead,” University of Texas basketball Coach Shaka Smart told Kenyon’s graduates Saturday, “There will be those who doubt you and those who breathe life into you.”

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Danville officers facing trouble

A former Danville Police Officer is the subject of an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and another awaits trial in Licking County on charges related to a traffic accident in Newark.

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Carfagna talks state budget with Regional Planning

The Knox County Regional Planning Commission had little business to attend to Thursday, but had a chance to meet 68th District State Rep. Rick Carfagna and hear about some of the developments in the Ohio General Assembly.

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WWI: Pershing to command

In May, 1917, Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing was appointed commander of the American Expeditionary Force that was to be sent to Europe. But that force didn’t exist yet.

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Virgil Shipley/News City employees and residents learn about the creation of a city charter and how charters are used in the cities of Marysville and Worthington during a public forum Tuesday at City Council Chambers.

Designing a different future?

What would the city have to do to adopt a charter and what kind of changes would result? Those were two of the questions addressed at the information session held in City Council chambers Tuesday.

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