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Chelsea Olms/News Jo Anna Krohn explains how her life was affected by the opiate epidemic when her son died at 18 years old because of drugs and alcohol. The talk was part of a discussion organized by the Danville Public Library on Sunday at the St. Luke Community Center.

A sad tale of the opioid epidemic

Sunday at the St. Luke Community Center in Danville, Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” discussed his non-fiction book and answered questions via Skype.

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Joshua Morrison/News Madalyn,a miniature schnauzer, with a face full of snow, stops for a brief minute before running around her owner’s backyard on Teryl Drive.

Pampered pooches

David and Kathie Hursh won’t let the calf-deep snow covering the ground get in the way of their miniature schnauzers’ outdoor playtime, so the couple shoveled paths for them through the snow in their backyard — something they have been doing for six years.

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The future of innovation?

The future of technology in Knox County is on the horizon and Wednesday’s Appreciative Inquiry Summit will help determine the innovation of a downtown Mount Vernon makerspace.

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Winestein closing doors

After six years in business, Winestein, located at 156 Howard St., announced via its Facebook page that it will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

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Joshua Morrison/ News Helga Long of Danville poses with her first book. An inside look at her mother’s life living in Germany during World War II.

Book tells of life in war-torn Germany

In November, Helga Long published her first book — a memoir of her mother’s life growing up in World War II Germany — titled “Helene: True Story of a German Girl’s Resilience Growing Up During World War II.”

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UDF closing Sunday

On Sunday, the United Dairy Farmers, located at 10 N Sandusky St., will close its doors.

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Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.

MLK service promotes ‘beloved community’

The second annual Knox County Innerfaith Martin Luther king Day Worship Service focused on becoming a “beloved community,” a theme Dr. King spoke of often, according to Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor at First Congregational Church and one of the organizers of the event.

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Submitted by Karen Snouffer. Karen Snouffer was one of 31 Ohio Artists featured at the 11th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Show at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library from November through Jan. 6, featuring her mixed-media piece, “My Frenzy.”

Snouffer work showcased by Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry

With over 100 art shows under her belt, featuring art pieces all over the country (and even internationally), Karen Snouffer can add another venue to the list with the 11th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Show at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery, located at 96 S. Grant Ave., Second Floor.

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Chelsea Olms/News Justin Smith, GIS Supervisor, compares the Map Department’s survey site (left computer) to that of the online Geographic Information System, which provides survey and property data.

Knox Map Department busy mapping out the county

The Knox County Tax Map Department does everything from assigning new addresses, assessing boundary surveys, updating road and county maps, and maintaining the Geographic Information System (GIS) for Knox County.

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