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BFEC keeps it wild with Earth Day celebration

GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College and the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) invite the community to celebrate Ohio’s beautiful wildlife at “Keep It Wild: Earth Day at the Brown Family Environmental Center” on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. This free event is located at the BFEC, 9781 Laymon Road. Guests can enjoy live music and tasty treats from …

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Fredericktown Community Fire District contains Chimney Fire

From the Fredericktown Community Fire District: CH411, E419, E413, T417, G414 were dispatched at 7:56pm on Tuesday evening to the 16000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road in Pike Township on the report of a chimney fire. Upon arrival to scene, CH411 found heavy smoke coming from the chimney on the structure. The crew from E419, T417, and E413 cleaned the stove …

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Local health survey preliminary results are in

Preliminary results from a county-wide survey on the health and wellbeing of Knox County residents are in and survey planners now want to hear what the public has to say about the results. The Knox County Community Health Assessment was sent to 1200 local residents earlier this year. Nearly 400 residents anonymously completed the 109 question survey which asked about …

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MVNU to host Candidates Debate Thursday

MOUNT VERNON — The May 8 Primary Election will place some new and some familiar names on the ballots, especially in the county commissioner race and that of the 7th Congressional District race. To help educate the public on the candidates for these races, the Mount Vernon News has organized debates with candidates on Thursday, April 19, at Foster Hall …

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6 State Trooper Partnership Focused On Distracted Driving

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is working with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement with an emphasis on raising awareness. The initiative began Sunday, April 15 at 12:01 a.m. and will go through Saturday, April 21 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort includes the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State …

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Last Day to register for Von Weister Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 16, 2018, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Eighth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the $2,500 scholarship. Last year the seventh Vaughn Wiester Music …

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Library Book Discussion Tuesday in Mount Vernon

An Andrew Jackson double feature will be the focus of the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Jon Meacham, and “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New …

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Mount Vernon Man Convicted of OVI

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Director of Law Rob Broeren announced that on April 12, 2018, a jury in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court convicted William L. Legros of Mount Vernon, Ohio of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse, Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of …

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Spanish Storytime at Mount Vernon Public Library Saturday

¿Qué?: La hora de cuentos en español – Vengan!! Join us for Spanish Story Time   ¿Cuándo?: sábado,14 de abril,2018 11:00 de la mañana. Saturday, 4/14/18, 11:00 am ¿Dónde?:     La biblioteca de Mount Vernon Storytime Room, The Mount Vernon Public Library   ¿Quiénes?: Jóvenes quienes quieren participar en una hora de cuentos españoles, leyendo, jugando, cantando, creando arte. Todo …

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Vaughn Wiester scholarship concert in Mount Vernon Saturday

MOUNT VERNON – MVNU first-year vocal student Bailey Snyder will be featured along with Columbus Jazz vocalist Rachel Sepulveda at the eighth annual scholarship benefit concert by Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, this Saturday, April 14, in the Knox County Memorial Theater. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is free to the public on a first-come basis until the auditorium’s …

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