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Knox County Grand Jury indicts man in Jail incident

The Knox County Grand Jury handed down a five-count indictment against Dennis Banbury, Jr. on Monday, stemming from a June incident where a Knox County Jail inmate died from a drug overdose. Banbury was indicted on one count of corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony, and one count of involuntary manslaughter, a first degree felony for allegedly supplying …

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Kenyon College President Sean Decatur named a Fellow of the AAAS

GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College President Sean Decatur has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honor is given in recognition of scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Decatur was chosen for the award for his exemplary research, teaching, and leadership at Kenyon as well as at his …

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Flooding makes for clean up in Knox County

Heavy rains rolled through Central Ohio and Knox County Saturday knocking out power to some and causing issues with flooding. In Centerburg reports of a Hardware Store flooded were reported as well as several basements. Here are some tips to remember during flooding:   Check with your local council about local flood plans or records which detail problem areas. Ask …

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Mount Vernon Library holding Cookbook Silent Auction

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, golden fall leaves, crisp frosty mornings and spicy hot cider. Find a tasty treasure or a great Christmas gift for someone special at the Cookbook Silent Auction going on now through noon on Saturday,  November 18 at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. …

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Gambier Community Library having Craft Program Thursday

To help kick off the holiday season, the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County will host a free Holiday Make and Take craft program at the following locations: Gambier Community Library – November 16, at 1:00 PM Fredericktown – November 27, at 5:00 PM in the Fredericktown Community Library meeting room Mount Vernon – December 6, at Noon …

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Mount Vernon Council discusses Smoking

On Monday Night the Mount Vernon City Council met at City Hall and they had a number of Committee Meetings. One involved the Get Healthy Knox County Coalition. Tami Ruhl was in Council Chambers to discuss smoking in public parks. The discussion was about putting up signs in public parks in the City of Mount Vernon declaring the park a …

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Safety reminders key during Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week

Prepare your home for Winter! If possible, before winter sets in, invest in an alternative heating source, such as a fireplace, propane or kerosene heater, or generator – in case of an extended power outage. Make sure auxiliary heaters and fireplaces are adequately maintained and serviced. Many fires related to auxiliary heating sources are preventable through simple maintenance. Before installing …

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Health department conducts emergency exercise at high school

Throughout the year, the Knox County Health Department conducts exercises to test its emergency response operations. Last Thursday, Mount Vernon High School was the site of one such exercise in which the agency tested its preparedness to distribute vaccine to a large group of people in a timely manner. Working from the premise of a possible communicable disease in the …

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Jenkins Named Fredericktown Manager

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Rebekah E. Jenkins has been named administrative officer and manager of the Fredericktown Office. A native of Danville, Rebekah has been with First-Knox since 2005. She has held positions in electronic banking, customer service, and most recently served as the assistant manager at the Coshocton Avenue Office. Rebekah is currently attending Central Ohio Technical College. She …

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Mount Vernon City Council meets Monday Night

Downloads: Agenda Agenda Packet I. Committee Meetings 1. Income Tax Success and Update 2. Historic Tax Credit 3. Update on Cosh./Verndale/Kroger Intersection and MV Ave. Bridge 4. Tobacco Free Signs in the City Parks 5. Deer Hunting – Ord. 2017-27 II. MEETING WILL RECESS UNTIL 7:30 P.M. III. Call to Order 1. Roll Call IV. Invocation V. Pledge of Allegiance …

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