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Chelsea Olms/News Matt Hopkins accepts a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for his brother, Glenn Hopkins, from Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox Counties. Glenn Hopkins was the founder of the Main Place. He passed away in March. At right is a portrait of Glenn Hopkins painted by Angela Finney.

Recovery possible with art

Beautiful art pieces showcasing recovery were part of Thursday’s Art of Recovery ceremony at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery, but it was a tribute to the late Glenn Hopkins that was front a center.

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September 22, 2017

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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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September 21, 2017

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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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September 21, 2017

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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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September 21, 2017

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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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September 21, 2017

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