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Virgil Shipley/News The Exchange Club, who’s national program focuses on the prevention of child abuse, presented 50 of these large garment bags Friday to Knox County Job & Family Services. They will go with foster children to ease the move to new homes. Accepting the bags, from left, Scott Boone, Social Service Program Administrator, and Kristin Seveigny, Foster Care and Adoption Social worker. Exchange President Tom Collier made the presentation.

Helping out the children

The Exchange Club, who’s national program focuses on the prevention of child abuse, presented 50 of these large garment bags Friday to Knox County Job & Family Services.

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Virgil Shipley/News New culverts are being installed on Wally Road in northeastern Knox County. The effort is part of the project to pave four miles of the road, essential to the recreation area. Digging around an old natural gas line, Mike Gearhart signals with his hand to the backhoe operator, Mike Feasel, where to dig the trench for the new pipe. Also working Tuesday were crews cutting back an embankment and trimming trees. With that work complete, the road will be widened and resurfaced. The road will be closed daily for work until May 4.

New culverts

New culverts are being installed on Wally Road in northeastern Knox County. The effort is part of the project to pave four miles of the road, essential to the recreation area.

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Virgil Shipley/News Fredericktown Community Fire Department rescuers took the top off a vehicle to rescue the driver after a 7:20 a.m. crash today on Ohio 13 south of the bypass. The driver was flown by helicopter to a Columbus hospital. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Mat Whims said the driver was northbound attempting to pass a car and collided with a southbound car. That driver was taken to Knox Community Hospital. The crash is still under investigation. Ohio 13 was closed to traffic while the rescue was in progress.

Rescue work

Fredericktown Community Fire Department rescuers took the top off a vehicle to rescue the driver after a 7:20 a.m. crash today on Ohio 13 south of the bypass.

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Virgil Shipley/News Kids love petting zoos and these Fredericktown kindergarten students reached through the bars to pet 1-year-old Jubilee on Thursday morning at the school. The zoo was the project of the FFA Chapter and President Jessica Small was showing her goats to school students.

Giddy over goats

Kids love petting zoos and these Fredericktown kindergarten students reached through the bars to pet 1-year-old Jubilee on Thursday morning at the school.

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Virgil Shipley/News Pink Dogwood trees are in full bloom at the entrance to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Martinsburg Road. This scene is at the exit road with the spire of the R.R. Hodges Chapel in the background against the blue sky.

Spring has arrived

Pink Dogwood trees are in full bloom at the entrance to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Martinsburg Road.

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Virgil Shipley/News A crew from Greenwich Electric Inc., Medina, mounts an arm on the traffic light pole at the intersection of High and Sandusky streets on Monday. Jeff Killinger attaches 4 1/2 inch diameter bolts to attach the pieces. Greenwich was contracted to install the poles, hang and wire the lights. The project is on schedule and should be complete in about three weeks.

Light poles going up

A crew from Greenwich Electric Inc., Medina, mounts an arm on the traffic light pole at the intersection of High and Sandusky streets on Monday.

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Virgil Shipley/News Hay bales created this smoky haze Sunday afternoon over Ewart Road, just off Ohio 586, north of Martinsburg. The property owner, Wayne Spray, told the News the bales were owned by Gary Kohl who came with a tractor to tear the bales apart so firefighters could put out the fires. Utica, Homer and Bladensburg fire departments had fire trucks and a tanker on the scene. The Mount Vernon Fire Department sent a grass truck. The crews were on the scene three hours to douse all the fire in the bales.

Hay bales catch fire

Hay bales created this smoky haze Sunday afternoon over Ewart Road, just off Ohio 586, north of Martinsburg.

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Virgil Shipley/News These three new Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers have been assigned to Post 59 at Mount Gilead. From left, Colton Riley from Fredericktown; Samuel Maddox, Galion and Jordon Daniel, Lancaster. They will team with experience trooper coaches for 60 duty days before they go on regular patrol.

New troopers

These three new Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers have been assigned to Post 59 at Mount Gilead.

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