Kokosing River Drowning Victim Identified

On June 3, 2020, The Mount Vernon Police Department received information from the Knox County Coroner’s Office that the deceased man located in the Kokosing River on May 31, 2020 has been positively identified as Jason Wayne Taylor.

Mr. Taylor’s car had been reported abandoned at the Kokosing bike trail parking lot on May 24th and he had been listed as a missing person since that time.… Read full story

Brown, Bennet, Baldwin, Blumenthal, And Casey Lead 16 Senators In Urging Defense Department To Refrain From Using U.S. Military To Suppress Nationwide Protests

Senators Express Strong Opposition to Use of Military to Impede the First Amendment Rights of Americans

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) led 16 of their colleagues in a letter urging U.S.Read full story

June 3 Board Meeting Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 guidance from state and local public health officials with regard to minimizing the risk of community spread of the Coronavirus, the Knox County Agricultural Society (Knox County Fair Board) has made the following change to the June 3, 2020, Board meeting: Meeting procedure adopted by the Knox Health Department and State guidelines limit meetings to only essential staff and credentialed media be allowed to attend.… Read full story

The Time is Now

New Directions stands in solidarity with those protesting systemic oppression, police violence, and the recent deaths of Black individuals like Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many more. We will continue to lift our voices and amplify them, as we maintain our belief that we can’t stand for the eradication of any type of violence (inter-personal, domestic, sexual) if we don’t first address the issues of oppression, especially racism.… Read full story

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
423 AM EDT Wed Jun 3 2020

Ashtabula Inland-Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull-
Holmes-Knox-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-
423 AM EDT Wed Jun 3 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio, northwest Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

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