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Joshua Morrison/News Knox Public Health’s Carol Green, left, takes a nasal swab from Jenny Briggs during the drive-thru COVID-19 testing Wednesday. KPH tested 72 people.

Community testing commences

Knox County’s first drive-thru community testing for the COVID-19 virus started Wednesday, about two months after Knox Public Health Commissioner Julie Miller said she would have liked it to start. But it’s better late than never.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Trisha Moreland and Brenda Ferenbaugh, both Brinkhaven Village councilmembers who also belong on the playground committee, stand amid outdated playground equipment at the site of the old schoolhouse. All-new playground equipment is scheduled to be installed later this summer.

Playgrounds mean a lot in Brinkhaven

This little village about four miles east of Danville has gone by several names going back more than a century — Nonpareil, Mount Holly, Gann, and then Brinkhaven, said lifelong resident Brenda Ferenbaugh. But one thing has remained consistent, and that is how much a playground can mean to a community.

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Joshua Morrison/News Odi, the last Pittie Paw Rescue dogs, is ready to head to his new home with Eileen Otworth, left, as Knox County Animal Shelter’s Brook Brown looks on Monday. Otworth runs Doggie Detour, an Upper Sandusky non-profit dog rescue.

Last Pittie Paw Rescue dog placed

It took 1 year, 8 months and 13 days, but the last of 67 Pittie Paw Rescue dogs housed at the Knox County Animal Shelter found a home Monday — even if it is a temporary one before he finds his new forever home.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Commissioners Thom Collier, Teresa Bemiller and Bill Pursel.

Signs to be inventoried, road speeds studied

Knox County Commissioners have approved an agreement that will take a physical inventory of all roadway signs in Knox County, as well as speed zone studies for nine roads to determine if speed limits need to be adjusted for safety reasons.

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11 receive Emergency Business Loans

Thus far, 11 small businesses across Knox County impacted by COVID-19 have received Emergency Business Loans of $10,000 each, with Jeff Gottke, president of the Area Development Foundation, hoping there may be as many as 19 more offered in the next few months.

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Food, prescription deliveries take off

Since it began delivering groceries and prescription medication to elderly individuals and people with underlying health conditions March 21, a community of concerned stakeholders has been making a huge difference in helping others.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Buckeye Asphalt provided the finish coat Tuesday for parking lot paving in back of the old Central School, which leads into the Knox County Board of Elections main floor at its new location, 105 E. Sugar Street. BOE shares the building with the Knox County Veteran Services Office, which has its entrance facing Chestnut Street. An open house/ribbon cutting date for the two county offices has yet to be announced.

Board of Elections parking paved

Buckeye Asphalt provided the finish coat Tuesday for parking lot paving in back of the old Central School, which leads into the Knox County Board of Elections main floor at its new location, 105 E. Sugar Street.

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