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Drugs can cause eviction

Landlords can evict tenants they suspect are using drugs, but they have to go through the courts to turn them out.
Drug users have no special protections when it comes to eviction, Dennis Harrington, managing attorney with Southeastern Legal services, said

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August 11, 2017

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Eyes on eclipse

Join others and watch the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, outside at all four Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County locations — Mount Vernon, Danville Public Library, Fredericktown Community Library and Gambier Community Library.

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August 10, 2017

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Sales tax increase on hold

Knox County Commissioners will wait a while before deciding on how much of a sales tax increase to implement in the county.
Board of Commissioners President Teresa Bemiller said they plan to wait until the Ohio Senate votes on whether to overide Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the Ohio House of Representatives’ repeal of a medical equipment sales tax.

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August 10, 2017

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Avocado: The underrated fruit

What do bananas, mangos and avocados have in common? Answer: They are all fruit. Yes, despite often being mislabeled as a vegetable, the avocado is most definitely a fruit; more specifically, it is classified botanically as a berry.

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August 9, 2017

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KCH, I-CONN earn Telly Award

A recent Knox Community Hospital commercial featuring a cancer survivor’s story was recognized with a bronze Telly Award, a worldwide competition honoring excellence in video advertising. Matt Starr of I-CONN Video Production, who produced the piece, presented the award to the KCH Center for Cancer Care on Monday evening.

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August 9, 2017

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Ohio 229 to be paved

Beginning Monday, asphalt resurfacing will take place on Ohio 229 from the Morrow County line to the Ohio 13 intersection in the City of Mount Vernon. Motorists can expect Ohio 229 to be restricted to one lane with flaggers during work hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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August 9, 2017

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BWC gives $4.2M back to county

Over $4 million was returned to entities in Knox County as part of a reimbursement program through the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.
In July, Mount Vernon received a rebate of $129,935 and Knox County received a rebate of $184,407.13. Also receiving rebates were the townships, villages, school districts and fire and EMS districts.

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August 9, 2017

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