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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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December 11, 2017

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Submitted photo Wesley Jackson was presented the Thomas Cottrell Award at the recent grduation of the Central Ohio Technical College’s Basic Police Academy. Pictured are, from left, Courtney Cottrell, Melissa Osborn (mother of Officer Thomas Cottrell), Wesley Jackson and Brooklyn Cottrell.

Newark man recipient of Cottrell Award

Central Ohio Technical College held a graduation ceremony on Nov. 30, 2017, at the Newark campus to honor 12 graduates of the Basic Police Academy and name the Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service recipient.

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December 9, 2017

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Callan Pugh/News Trees are planted in mid-April and will continue to grow for at least four years. Liners, like the one pictured above from Woodridge Tree Farm, are seedlings that have been given an extra two years of growth in a seed bed prior to being planted.

How does your Christmas tree grow?

Cutting down a fresh pine tree is a time-honored tradition at Christmas time for many families, but the process of getting that tree ready for December is far more involved than the few hours it takes to decorate.

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December 9, 2017

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Pam Schehl/News Cast members listen to an anecdote during a preview performance of “Rooted: Stories of Knox County.” Free public performances will be held in the Blackbox Theater, Warehouse 14, 14 E. Ohio Ave., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Community comes alive in ‘Rooted’

What began as a student oral history project at Kenyon College comes to the stage this weekend in “Rooted: Stories of Knox County,” a production which celebrates the love of community and respect for community values

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December 8, 2017

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Ruling appealed

A Knox County Common Pleas Court judge ruled that a statement made by a Mount Vernon woman charged with allegedly causing a drunk-driving injury crash is not admissible at trial.

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December 8, 2017

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