First Knox National Bank Provides 2017 Calendars to MERIT Court


Heather Brayshaw from First Knox National Bank stopped by for today’s MERIT Court session with a gift of 2017 calendars. (Heather is shown here between MERIT Court Probation Officer Joel Carter and Judge Thatcher.) MERIT Court participants are required to keep a daily calendar of their appointments with the Probation Dept., the Freedom Center and Behavioral Healthcare Partners, and participants must bring their calendars to Court for their weekly review hearings with the Judge.… Read full story

Gone with the Wind: Mission Conclusion for Instrument to Monitor Ocean Winds

RapidScat completed its successful two-year mission, outlasting its original decommission date before suffering a power loss in mid-August.

HOUSTON, TX, November 30, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Sept. 21, 2014, NASA scientists and engineers launched RapidScat toward the orbiting International Space Station, 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, with a few objectives in mind: improve weather forecasting on Earth, provide cross-calibration for all international satellites that monitor ocean winds, and improve estimates of how ocean winds change throughout the day, around the globe.… Read full story

Smart Mobility Corridor to Become Ohio’s First “Smart Road”


Gov. Kasich announces a $15 million investment to make a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 between Dublin and East Liberty into a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles

DUBLIN, OH – Continuing to build its reputation as a world leader in smart mobility, including autonomous and connected vehicle research, Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along the Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. … Read full story

Patrol Participating in Multi-State OVI Enforcement


COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on OVI enforcement from Friday, December 2 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.Read full story

PUCO Accepts Results of Duke Energy Ohio’s Auction


COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 30, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today accepted the results of Duke’s fourth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2018.

The results from this auction will be used to determine Duke’s price-to-compare for the delivery period of June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.… Read full story

Ohio Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Stealing More than $2 Million in Timber


(MCARTHUR, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that an Ohio man was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $2 million in timber from property owned by an elderly Grove City resident.

This morning, Vinton County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Simmons sentenced Mark Betts, 53, of McArthur, to four years in prison.… Read full story

10 Foot Plus High Christmas Tree With Ornaments Available


The Community Foundation has been made aware of the availability of a 10 foot plus high, lobby-sized Christmas tree with ornaments that is being made available to a non-profit agency by a local business that is changing its decor. If you are interested in being considered for this gift, please email with the proposed new home for the tree.… Read full story