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If you live in Knox County and you’ve been on Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen a group called Knox Foodies.

It began in September and has already attracted nearly 4,000 members. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a place where local people can talk about local food.

But over the past six months, it’s become more than that. It’s become a forum where local food establishments can advertise new hours, specials and services. It’s become a place where community members can talk about a new meal they tried, or a new restaurant they visited.

And perhaps most importantly, it’s become a vehicle for bringing our community together – a virtual community dinner table, if you will, where people from all walks of life can bond over the topic of food.

This week, I spoke with the woman who made this group happen.

Ann Weisent is a Knox County native, and she talked about why she started the group; how it’s grown so quickly; what kind of impact it’s had on the local dining scene; and where it goes from here on this edition of Stories from the heart of Ohio.

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Staff Reporter

Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.