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Chelsea Olms/News Neveah O’Riley was awarded the $50 judges’ pick of Best Costume for her leather, heels and permed wig ensemble.

Rockin’ in the USA Days

The Heart of Ohio USA Days in Centerburg started Wednesday with the first annual Lip Sync competition, with competitors bringing their best costumes — and their best silent performance — to the stage to entertain the crowd of festival-goers.

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Joshua Morrison/News Typical summer construction is going on in Gambier in addition to the projects ongoing with Kenyon College. The framework for the redeveloped Farr Hall is up.

Gambier flush with construction activity

On-going road paving and the fourth of July parade and picnic are keeping the Village of Gambier busy over the next month, along with planning future construction and renovations throughout the village.

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Fun Day highlights 4-H Center project

Sunday, the Knox County Farmer’s Bureau will hold a 4-H & Friends Fun Day at what will be the new 4-H Center, located at 601 Fairgrounds Road, including several fun-filled activities like a silent and live auction, a ground-breaking ceremony for the new center and a visit from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Joshua Morrison/News Kathy Cretella, left, of the Mount Vernon Post Office hands over a mail bag to Waco pilot Steve Zoerlein of St. Charles, Illinois, Thursday morning. The reenactment is in celebration of 100 years of airmail of which Waco planes served an important role.

Waco celebrates airmail

The annual National Waco Reunion is back in Knox County for its 30th year at Wynkoop Airport, kicking off the weekend of events with a salute to the 100th anniversary of airmail services.

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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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