Governor DeWine, Attorney General Yost Announce Joint Initiative to Prevent and Solve Gun Crimes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— This afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Richard Fambro to announce a joint initiative that will give local law enforcement officers increased access to valuable technology to help them identify criminals responsible for deadly shootings and other incidents of gun violence in Ohio.Read full story

Researchers Generate the First Complete, Gapless Sequence of a Human Genome

Scientists have published the first complete, gapless sequence of a human genome, two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first draft human genome sequence. According to researchers, having a complete, gap-free sequence of the roughly 3 billion bases (or “letters”) in our DNA is critical for understanding the full spectrum of human genomic variation and for understanding the genetic contributions to certain diseases.… Read full story

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Coloring & Essay Contest

Children from across the county participated in the annual DD Awareness Month coloring and essay contest for Knox DD.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and that gave the Knox County community a great opportunity to create awareness, to learn more about inclusion and to share in the stories of individuals who live, work, and thrive in our county.… Read full story

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Knox DD Celebrates DD Awareness Month with activities throughout the month

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month making 2022 the 35th anniversary.

This is a time for us to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the town in which they live.… Read full story

Letters About Third-Round of Economic Impact Payments Issued; Important Steps to Take for Missing Payments and Corrections

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2022 –  With the completion of special mailings of all Letters 6475 to recipients of the third-round of Economic Impact Payments, the Internal Revenue Service reminds people to accurately claim any remaining third-round stimulus payment on their 2021 income tax return as the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.… Read full story

UPDATE: Third Suspect Arrested Following Incident That Killed a Bluffton Police Department Officer

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has two suspects in custody following a multi-county incident this morning in which a Bluffton Police Department officer was killed. A third suspect remains at large, and is actively being searched for by the Patrol, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Bluffton Police Department, and other law enforcement partners.Read full story

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Bluffton Police Officer Dominic Francis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In honor of the life and legacy of Bluffton Police Officer Dominic Francis, Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Allen and Hancock counties, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center, and the Rhodes State Office Tower.Read full story