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2020 GeoTrail explores local railway history

Knox County Park District’s newly launched 2020 GeoTrail blends smartphone-ready GPS technology, available through a free downloadable app, with some required reading of Knox County’s rich history of railroads and railways.

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Knox County public assistance needs rise

Although unemployment is lower in Knox County than in other Ohio counties impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the county’s public assistance needs have grown in recent months following the shutdowns in March that affected government and businesses.

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Park District issues river warnings

The Knox County Park District has erected two “No Swimming, Dangerous Undercurrent” signs within the past week to warn people away from the Honey Run Waterfall’s access to the Kokosing River. The river is connected to the waterfall by a walking path.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News McIlvaine Place Apartments on Rand Drive in Gambier, owned by Kenyon College and has long been a place where faculty, including junior faculty members, have resided, will be taken over soon by Kenyon students who will rent them after the college asked faculty and staff living there to move out by Aug. 2.

Kenyon turns apartments into student housing

Kenyon College’s decision to turn an apartment complex into student housing that has long served as housing for faculty, including junior faculty members new to Gambier, has created hardships for some who have essentially been evicted, a long-standing professor and a student organization leader both said.

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Joshua Morrison/News In a short ceremony Friday, Gambier Mayor Leeman Kessler announced the Gambier Post Office as the 2020 Citizen of the Year. Kessler also honored the People’s Bank of Gambier for its 100th anniversary.

Gambier celebrates 150th year

The Village of Gambier had a lot to celebrate Friday — the nation’s July 4 independence, Gambier’s 150th year of founding and its 2020 Citizen of the Year — during a brief ceremony with a small crowd gathered in front of the post office.

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