Larry Di Giovanni
Knox County Commissioners were informed this week that Knox Area Transit (KAT) has been “encouraged” by the Ohio Department of Transportation to consider taking over GoBus routes administration and service between Columbus and Wooster, including service to Knox County.
Knox County Commissioners directed County Administrator Jason Booth on Thursday to order a survey and prepare a deed involving a lot split, which would turn the Knox County Humane Society and its shelter at 400 Columbus Road from a rent-paying county tenant into an entity owning its own property.
Economic progress in Knox County could receive a boost if the Area Development Foundation creates Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) in partnership with the Knox County Land Bank (Land Reutilization Corp.), land bank board members were informed Wednesday.
Community development consultant Amy Shocken said she wasn’t surprised that no one showed up for a public hearing Tuesday at the Knox County Commissioners office regarding a major upgrade to the Village of Martinsburg public water system.
Mia Fox, the second Kenyon College graduate to become the Brown Family Environmental Center’s post-baccalaureate fellow, graduated from Kenyon on May 18 with dual degrees in biology and English.
Despite an assurance of “our (county) Board of Health is behind you” following a Knox County Health Department Tobacco 21 presentation, the Gambier Village Council gave no indication last week as to whether initiating a Tobacco 21 policy is in the village’s near future.
The challenges in showing American masculinity in a positive way to boys of preteen age to young men in their early 20s served as the late Friday afternoon topic brought by New Directions in the Kenyon Wright Center auditorium.
Knox County Commissioners Teresa Bemiller, Thom Collier and Bill Pursel approved a resolution that will provide $10,000 this summer in federal funds to help families in need of furniture who qualify for federal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) assistance.
The Knox County Commissioners took the first step Thursday toward disposing of no-longer-needed county property. They entered into a contract with The Ruckman Group LLC of Mount Vernon, a father-son duo that conducts auctions, to dispose of the items within 30 days using an online auction format.