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North Fork bus garage still under discussion

The bus garage project was one item under discussion when the North Fork school board met at Newton Elementary School on Monday.
Treasurer Tonya Mickley told the News on Wednesday the original rough sketch of the project was completed about two years ago, and since then fire safety requirements, demolition of the existing building and fencing issues have cropped up.

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Danville press box upgrade still on hold

The Danville school board on Monday learned the remodeling/upgrading of the press box is still on hold
Treasurer Mary Payne told the News on Wednesday the district is moving closer to meeting the state requirements for an occupancy permit, and the goal is to complete the project as soon as possible and be able to use it for at least part of this football season. Giving an example of the “hoops” the district has to jump through, Payne said one of the building requirements is the installation of hurricane straps.

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DACA dismissal could affect local colleges

President Donald Trump has decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Created in 2012 by the Obama administration, DACA allows people illegally brought to the United States as a minor to apply for a renewable reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study and obtain driver’s licenses.

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Joshua Morrison/News Art therapy is part of the recovery program at The Main Place, 117 W. High St., Mount Vernon. As part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Recovery Month, masks were created using paper mache and paint. Clockwise, from left, are Haley Bower, Justin Musgrave, Samantha Blanton, Cameron Keenan, Emily Paff and Amanda Eberhart work on their masks.

Celebrating the art of recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration has proclaimed September to be Recovery Month, designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance abuse disorders and to celebrate the people who recover.

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Driver shortages can leave schools in pinch

East Knox Local Schools on Monday announced that a bus route will be running late, due to a bus driver shortage.
Superintendent Steve Larcomb told the News he has talked with other superintendents around the county and discovered all of the districts are in the same boat

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East Knox finances in good shape

At Monday’s school board meeting, East Knox treasurer Jessi Busenburg said this year’s revenues are $314,000 higher than last year due to collection of new levy money.

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Pam Schehl/News Today’s United Way 2017 campaign Kick-Off breakfast featured “Good Morning Knox County” commentators, from left, campaign chair Ryan Sponsler, United Way Knox County Resource Development Coordinator Karen Schroeder, Executive Director Kelly Brenneman and board chairman Clint Bailey.

United Way sets $1M goal

Although the 2017 United Way Live United campaign season officially started today at the annual kickoff breakfast, Early Bird pacesetters jumped on the bandwagon in August and September and donated $29,723, or 29.2 percent of this year’s $1 million goal.

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Maclean to serve on statewide workgroup

Knox County Educational Service Center board member Suzanne Maclean announced at Wednesday’s board meeting she has been invited by the Ohio Department of Education to serve on an Early Learning and Literacy workgroup.

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Historic marker will wear FFA jacket

During Tuesday’s Fredericktown school board meeting, Superintendent Matt Chrispin announced The Local History Service Department at the Ohio History Connection has approved Fredericktown Local Schools’ application for an Ohio Historical Marker.

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