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Joshua Morrison/News The playground equipment at Pleasant Street Elementary was a hub of activity on Friday. Along with the equipment, children could play on swings, teeter-totters or play a game of soccer, ga-ga ball, tetherball, kickball, play with a Skip-It or a hula-hoop and even throw a frisbee during afternoon recess.

Recess, specials consistent across county

Following conversations that have emerged from concerned parents and community members from Wiggin Street Elementary School at Mount Vernon City School board of education meetings, time allotments for recess and art, music, physical education, library and technology classes, or “specials,” have come into question.

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Callan Pugh/News Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio Richard Cordray. Cordray was the keynote speaker at Friday’s 2018 Knox County Democratic Dinner held at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.

Democrats throw support behind candidates

It wasn’t on the agenda, but some of the loudest applause of the night at the annual Knox County Democratic Dinner came when Joe Rugola, executive director of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (OPASE/AFSCME) and international vice president of AFSCME, and Mike Lang, an executive board member of OAPSE, presented Richard Cordray a check for $100,000 for his campaign for governor of Ohio.

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Column

Little progress made in war objectives

The pattern of war on the western front hadn’t changed much. One side or the other would launch an offensive, maybe with only limited objectives. The infantry might gain a few yards, but they would usually be driven out shortly.

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Tillery speaks at Kenyon on race, American politics

Alvin B. Tillery Jr., associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, presents a lecture titled “Performance vs. Power: Is the Black Lives Matter Movement Winning?” on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Gund Gallery’s Community Foundation Theater, 101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier.

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