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Larry Di Giovanni/News Renae Warner, an exercise physiologist at Knox Community Hospital, discusses healthy holiday eating habits Wednesday during a brown bag luncheon talk at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Healthy holiday eating tips shared

The average American adult gains 2 pounds between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, so having some healthy holiday food advice is always a good thing — especially when coming from experts in the health field.

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Knox County Commissioners, Teresa Bemiller, Roger Reed and Thom Collier (Joshua Morrison/News)

Extension proposes budget increase

Knox County Commissioners heard a budget presentation Tuesday from the Ohio State University Extension educator program for agricultural education in the county, including 4-H education, and it involves a small proposed increase in 2019.

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News file photo The main YMCA building on North Main Street, as well as the Sports Center on West Chestnut, will be renovated as part of a $3 million project. The project is expected to begin by the end of November.

YMCA set for $3 million renovation

Because of community support and a grant from the Ariel Foundation, the Mount Vernon YMCA is set to receive a nearly one-year renovation project in three phases — with the general contractor now hired.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Poet Rita Dove, left, signs a book of poems she has authored for Kenyon freshman Edward Moreta, Class of 2022, an aspiring poet who also embraces creative writing.

Dove: Best poets rational, yet introspective

The keynote speaker of the Kenyon Review Literary Festival, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, told her captivated Rosse Hall audience Friday evening that one reason she began writing poems as a child was, “I dreamt up world where somebody like me could appear.”

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Joshua Morrison/News Mary Rugola-Dye, left, watches the television at Flappers as national results pour in. Ohio House 68th candidate Kathleen Tate checks her phone for other results Tuesday night. Democrats met at the High Street bar and grille to watch the results.

Hopes fade for Knox County Democrats

As Tuesday night’s election results wore on, the hopes of area Democrats gathered inside Flappers Bar and Grille that were once somewhat optimistic about their candidates in local, state and congressional races ended up, as the expression says, “fading into black.”

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Case Western Reserve University physicist Philip Taylor presented a Kenyon College discussion on climate change Friday, noting that a climate change equation for rising global temperatures (above right) goes hand in hand with chart showing a rise in average global temperatures over time.

Taylor: As climate change impacts grow, science panel clouds issue

A distinguished professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University told a Kenyon College audience Friday that while the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions are incontrovertible — and growing each year as the Earth continues to heat up — a few scientists have done their best to turn the clock back.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Ohio bigfoot investigator and author Doug Waller’s slide presentation included “bigfoot intimidation tactics,” such as rock throwing and howls, offering their objective is to get humans to leave an area.

Regional, state bigfoot encounters described

More than 50 people packed a library room Wednesday to hear a foremost bigfoot researcher from Cambridge-based Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigations describe how the eastern part of the state is prime for bigfoot sightings.

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Poetry fellows discuss Dove’s works

When deciphering hidden meanings from the mysteries of Rita Dove poems, it can be helpful to have two poetry fellows on hand, courtesy of “The Kenyon Review,” Kenyon College’s highly acclaimed literary magazine.

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Local illustrators, author featured at Buckeye Book Fair

Two well-known illustrators of children’s books and an author making her event debut, all from Knox County, will be among 100 authors, illustrators and photographers attending the annual Buckeye Book Fair to sign copies of their books and greet members of the public.

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News file photo Volunteers work to assemble “The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial” in the Schnormeier Gallery at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Hunter Hall in 2013. The traveling memorial will return to Knox County on Sunday with a public display Nov. 5-9 at the Knox County Memorial Building’s Veterans Hall.

A compelling memorial to vets returns to Mount Vernon

A military tribute that is as inspiring as it is healing, called “The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial” will return to Knox County for public viewing in the Knox County Memorial Building’s newly remodeled Veterans Hall. Display hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day Nov. 5-9.

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