KCH Foundation hears about philanthropy

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MOUNT VERNON — Because many donors believe it is important to invest in their community and its not-for-profit community hospital, the Foundation for Knox Community Hospital is just $4,800 shy of its 2011 fund-raising goal of $335,000.

Massage therapy good for body, soul

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MOUNT VERNON — “Massage — It does a body good.” That is the slogan informally adopted by Diane Fisher, coordinator of the Knox County Career Center School of Massage Therapy.

Kindness benefits local schools

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UTICA — One tiny seed of kindness planted in 2009, by then-sixth-grader Leah Ammond, has grown into a project — The Leah Project — that has benefited 11 schools this year alone, including Utica Junior High School and Mount Vernon's Dan Emmett Elementary School.

Fracking water wells approved

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MANSFIELD — A permit to pump wastewater used in hydraulic fracking into two wells has been applied for and granted to Preferred Fluid Management by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Search at KCCC turns up gun, drugs

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MOUNT VERNON — Acting on information provided by Knox County Career Center students, administrators at the career center on Thursday searched two specific vehicles on the grounds and apparently discovered a loaded rifle and marijuana in one student's vehicle.