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News file photo The Dan Emmett Festival Committee has named two co-directors for the 2019 festival

Festival survey getting feedback

Area residents who enjoy music and good food — and have thoughts about how the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival can improve moving forward — have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to make their ideas known.

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Joshua Morrison/News New Hope Industries has been informed by the county that its home at 1375 Newark Road will be offered for sale and were given five months to vacate. The non-profit provides works for the developmentally disabled.

New Hope Industries asks for more time

New Hope Industries Inc. CEO Dennis Eggerton and Assistant CEO Angie Wise visited the Knox County Commissioners in open session Thursday near the end of regular business, with a dialogue exchange that became testy at one point.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Big Run Road Access, 8921 Big Run Road, outside of Gambier is one of nine access points for canoes and kayaks along the Kokosing River in Knox County.

Access points facilitate water trail trips

The Kokosing River Water Trail offers 10 river access points for watercraft entry and exit, and they are maintained by multiple agencies, according to the Knox County Park District and the Kokosing/Mohican Water Trails map/guide. Knox County Park District’s newest Kokosing River access point is the Zuck Riparian Preserve, located at 28300 Zuck Road.

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Joshua Morrison/News New Hope Industries has been informed by the county that its home at 1375 Newark Road will be offered for sale and were given five months to vacate. The non-profit provides works for the developmentally disabled.

New Hope given 5 months to vacate

About two weeks ago, New Hope Industries (NHI) Inc., which provides job services to clients with developmental disabilities, was informed it has five months to relocate from its present 1375 Newark Road location within the Mount Vernon Industrial Park.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Cody Wright, an Ohio State University student and internship leader at Honey Run Highlands Park, takes a break from hollowing out a log that will be become a children’s “through the tunnel” activity later this summer when it is stationed near the entrance to Wolf Run Regional Park.

Recreational features growing at county parks

Knox County commissioners received a half-day tour Tuesday of nearly every county park, along with a description of park progress details offered courtesy of their van driver, Lori Totman, director of the Knox County Park District.

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Gambier addresses water issue

Gambier Village council approved an emergency appropriation Monday in ordering an automated chlorine feed system at a cost of $33,606 from Henry P. Thompson Co. of Milford.

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