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North Fork looking to upgrade facilities

The North Fork Board of Education on Monday voted to enter into an active planning process to prepare for conditional approval to participate in the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.

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Pam Schehl/News The Mount Vernon Board of Education on Monday recognized these outstanding scholars. From left are National Merit Scholarship commended students Conrad Stein, Amanda Miglin, Aidan Clarkson and Olivia Matulich, and National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Noah Shremshock.

Mount Vernon Board of Education lauds scholars

The Mount Vernon Board of Education on Monday issued special commendations to outstanding students Noah Shremshock, who is in the top 1 percent of students nationwide and a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program.

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Bill: Students may swap math for computer class

State Rep. Rick Carfagna is thrilled that the computer science bill he introduced last March, along with Rep. Mike Duffey, has unanimously passed the both the House and Senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. John Kasich.

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Wreaths show gratitude for veterans

As church bells tolled in the distance, citizens from throughout the community, military veterans, JROTC cadets, family members and those in the military observed a moment of silence at Mound View Cemetery during Saturday’s Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony.

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KCESC board remains concerned about ECOT issue

The Knox County Educational Service Center on Wednesday again discussed the situation with the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow private charter school. Although it has been ordered to reimburse the state at least $60 million, it has not yet done so and continues to lodge appeals in court.

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Pam Schehl/News Members of the Knox County Career Center PBIS Committee with their Bronze Award are, first row, from left, Amy Rine, Vicki Crowthers, Shelly Blubaugh, and Lydia King. Second row, from left, Derek Fisher, Paul Napier, Stacy Kladias and Jane Hall. Not pictures are Renee Blaney, Kathie Brown, Bruce Kreidler and Beth Marhefka.

Career Center’s PBIS earns bronze award

On Nov. 30, Knox County Career Center was recognized with a bronze award for its implementation Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports during a ceremony at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center.

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Joshua Morrison/News Joe Rinehart, with microphone, presents Roy and the late Glenda Waldron the Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award for their service as “Bubbles and Banjo,” during Saturday’s Food For the Hungry drive. The pair were seen every year helping and sharing smiles during the food drive. Pictured, from left, are Ryan Waldron, Rinehart, Roy Waldron, his son Rodney with his family (behind the couch).

Waldrons honored at Food for the Hungry

Roy and the late Glenda Waldron were honored with the Stephen W. Zelkowitz Award Saturday during the Food for the Hungry drive Saturday at Memorial Theater, as family members proudly looked on.

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Food for the Hungry board of directors, recipients and broadcast staff react to the final total of $313,691 and 21 truckloads of food at the conclusion of Saturday’s drive. Pictured are, front row, from left, Marcy Rinehart, board member with WNZR; Joy Harris, Interchurch Social Services; Lt. Megan Ashcraft and Lt. Christine Baker, The Salvation Army; and Curtis Newland, board member with WMVO/WQIO; back row, from left, John Feltman, board member with Knox County Career Center; Larry George, board member with Spectrum Cable; Samantha Scoles, board member with Mount Vernon News; and Sara Lynn, WMVO/WQIO staff. The board set a 2017 goal of $200,000.

$313,691 a Food for the Hungry record

Words such as charitable, magnanimous and munificent barely begin to describe the extraordinary generosity of Knox County as citizens opened their hearts and purse strings to support the 2017 Food for the Hungry Drive, donating a record $313,691 in cash donations and 21 truckloads of food items.

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