FREDERICKTOWN -- His kids thought he was on duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Then Kalib Hess, 6, and his sister Kelci, 5, Fredericktown Elementary School students, were hugely surprised when their dad, Staff Sgt. George Hess, showed up at school Wednesday morning on a 15-day furlough.
MOUNT VERNON -- Ten years of providing the finest in auto sales and service is being celebrated at Donley Ford Lincoln. The family dealership at 1455 Coshocton Ave. completed its first decade of business in Mount Vernon on Jan. 26 after purchasing Dick Sabo Ford in 2002.
MOUNT VERNON -- A growing trend in the health care field is the direct employment of physicians by hospitals: Rather than the historical arrangement of a doctor being in an independent practice with hospital privileges, the physician is employed directly by the hospital.
MOUNT VERNON -- A mediation was held Wednesday in federal court regarding the lawsuit filed against former Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hess and others.
MANSFIELD -- After more than 34 years of service to the city of Mansfield, former police chief Phil Messer was relieved as director of the city's Service and Safety Department on Dec. 5.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Governing Board of the Knox County Educational Service Center is looking for an individual to serve on the board.
HOWARD -- The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference is looking to expand again. And another local school is much closer to becoming a member.
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