Brown Joins Colleagues in Calling for Full Funding of Firefighter Cancer Registry

Senator is Currently Encouraging Ohioans to Submit Input as Firefighter Cancer Registry Enrollment is set to Begin Next Year

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a group of his colleagues in requesting $2.5 million to fully fund the Firefighter Cancer Registry, which collects and monitors the prevalence, incidence and types of cancers among firefighters so that doctors and researchers can better understand the relationship between firefighting and the increased risk for cancer and other deadly disease.… Read full story

Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Apr 18, 2019

Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Apr 18, 2019
(Information courtesy of The Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

Geoffrey Hinkle, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on April 18th, 2019.

A victim, of the 22000 block of Cornish Road in Howard, stated that her daughter’s cell phone was stolen from her backpack while she was in school at East Knox High School on April 17th, 2019.… Read full story

Governor DeWine, Members of Administration Warn Vaping Unsafe, Call to Increase Ohio Tobacco-Purchasing Age

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today joined Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MHP, and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, to warn parents that vaping is not a safer alternative to smoking for their teens and called to increase the age to purchase tobacco and vaping products in Ohio to 21.Read full story

US 62 Closure in Millwood Beginning Next Week

Beginning Monday, April 22, US 62 will be closed to traffic under US 36 for pavement repairs. The road will be closed between Hazel Dell Road and Cavello Road.
  • Estimated completion: Saturday, May 4, weather permitting
  • Detour: SR 229 to SR 308 to US 36 and reverse

For more information contact: Morgan Overbey, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204, or email


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