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Chelsea Olms/News Grace Brubaker, an intern at the Knox County Parks District, prunes trees around the picnic area at the Knox County Natural Resources Area work day Tuesday evening.

Lending a hand to nature area

In the first of three work days scheduled to prepare the Knox County Natural Resources Area for the Knox County Fair at the end of July, volunteers met at the area to begin working on cleaning up the area and planning what else still needs done.

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Protect animals during tick season

Warmer weather and longer days mean more outside time for people and their pets — particularly long walks or trips to the dog park for our canine friends. However, with the season comes pests, such as ticks, which can carry Lyme Disease.

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Chelsea Olms/News From left, Craig Reed, Lisa Brag, Amber Mactaggert, Hayley Gray, Kristin Burgy, Andie Leffingwell and Sara Beatson spoke in a panel Tuesday morning at MVNU’s Jetter Hall about the employer’s role in recovery and creating a drug free workplace.

Employers can play role in recovery

As Ohio continues to see increases in overdose deaths — about 14 people a day die in the state, employers are being encouraged to take a proactive approach with employees in an effort toward recovery rather than termination.

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Joshua Morrison/News The lakes at Ariel-Foundation Park may be calm this morning but they will be full of seniors and veterans Wednesday for a fishing derby, which will take place between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Knox County Fish & Game added $1,400 worth of fish to the lakes today.

Lakes stocked for derby

Knox County Fish & Game added $1,400 worth of fish into Ariel-Foundation Park lakes in preparation of the upcoming Veterans and Seniors Fishing Derby on Wednesday.

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Photos courtesy Samantha Ramsier Samantha Ramsier holds some of the donations purchased to assist firefighters responding in the search and rescue efforts. Over $1,200 was raised in Knox County to help make the purchases.

Ramsier: God put me near volcano

Paw Patch Quilt Shop, located at 444 Columbus Rd., has been collecting donations for the Guatemala-based organization Small Change 4 Big Change to help those affected by the recent Volcano Fuego eruptions in Guatemala, with two Knox County natives in Guatemala lending hands-on assistance as well.

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Gift shop opening in Danville

Danville will be getting a new shop this weekend, with the grand opening of the Danville Gift Closet, located at 12270 Millersburg Road, Saturday.

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Gambier approves new signs

Last night’s Village of Gambier monthly council meeting was relatively short, with only a few topics on the agenda — most of them not requiring much discussion.

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Joshua Morrison/News Addison Barber, 9, tosses a bean bag at the cornhole area on the Public Square during First Friday festivities in downtown Mount Vernon.

New First Friday starts off summer

The First Friday season officially kicked off Friday night with the theme of “Summer Celebration,” as people filled downtown Mount Vernon despite the threat of rain earlier in the afternoon.

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Chelsea Olms/News Pastor Jason Snyder, left, of the Utica Memorial Church gave Monday’s Memorial Day service at the Legion Hall, honoring those who have served the country. Michael Flaherty, Legion Post 92 Commander; Carlton Riley, Legion Post 92 Chaplain; Nordie Mick, Legion Post 92 Auxiliary Chaplain; and the Legion 92 Auxiliary (back) listen as Snyder speaks to the crowd.

Snyder asks Utica to never forget

After visiting cemeteries around the area to pay tribute to veterans, the American Legion Post 92 gathered at the Utica Wall of Honor along with other attendees for a Memorial Day service followed by a luncheon at the Legion Hall.

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Chelsea Olms/News Nikki Frazier places a flag on the tombstone of her great-great-uncle, Ronald E. Van Houten, in preparation of Memorial Day. Frazier assists the Fredericktown Legion every year with putting flags on veterans’ graves at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown for Memorial Day. This will be the third year she has assisted with the project.

Frazier finds purpose in flags

Nikki Frazier has been assisting the Fredericktown Legion with putting flags on veterans’ graves at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown for three years now, helping to celebrate and recognize around 560 veterans in the cemetery for Memorial Day.

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Gambier flush with progress

The village of Gambier has been kept busy over the last few weeks, with construction projects, an Arbor Day event, and the planning for upcoming summer events occurring within the village.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dick Maxwell has worked at Weekley Chrysler Jeep Dodge for over 50 years. At 71, he said he doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon because he enjoys the atmosphere of Weekley’s.

Maxwell on maximum overdrive

Dick Maxwell, 71-year-old Butler resident, has worked for Weekley Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Butler for just over 50 years, and he doesn’t have plans of retiring any time soon.

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Peppys adding location in Mount Vernon

Peppys Pizza and Subs is coming to Mount Vernon, with the purchase of Dominic’s Drive Thru, located at 908 S. Main St. Peppy’s announced the acquisition Tuesday on its Facebook page.

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