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Rock the Park Takes Ariel-Foundation Park Aug. 23

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — “Rock the Park” with The Red Ball Jets is coming to The Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park, 10 Pittsburgh Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV), the concert will feature a night of electric music, a beer garden, and food trucks. Tickets are $10 and benefit MSMV. …

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Knox County Landmarks Foundation unveils new public mural

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Knox County Landmarks Foundation Mural Committee invites the public to the dedication of the Mount Vernon Industry Mural on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. The dedication will be held in the parking lot of Mount Vernon Dental, 309 S. Mulberry St.   The Mount Vernon Industry Mural, located on the West Mulberry Street wall of …

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Mo’ Mojo brings Zydeco to Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio–The next event in Ariel-Foundation Park’s 2018 free concert series will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature Mo‘ Mojo, a Zydeco band, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schnormeier Event Center. Acoustic Edge will open the evening at 6 p.m. Mo’ Mojo, an Ohio Arts Council supported group, is a hard-driving, high-energy, “Pardi-Gras” Band. The female fronted …

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Knox County Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers

Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers to eligible Knox County residents. To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. In order to receive vouchers, families must provide proof of residency, (a current utility bill is suggested), birth dates and …

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Kenyon College names new senior advisor for community relations

GAMBIER, Ohio — Jan Thomas, senior associate provost at Kenyon College, has been named senior advisor for community relations, effective Sept. 1. In her new role, Thomas will lead Kenyon’s efforts to grow its partnerships with community organizations, area leaders and state and federal officials. “Building the capacity to connect and collaborate with our neighbors is vital both to Kenyon’s …

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Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to hold Book Discussion

Shoot for the moon featuring “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” by Robert Kurson at the adult book discussion on Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. Guest host Jay Bittner will lead …

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Road Closures to cause Mount Vernon Drivers to take precautions

MOVING LANE RESTRICTIONS….. COSHOCTON AVENUE BETWEEN CENTER RUN BRIDGE AND UPPER GILCHRIST ROAD BEGINNING TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018 OR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR NIGHT PAVING. EMERGENCY TRAFFIC WILL BE ABLE TO PASS THROUGH (tn) ROAD CLOSURE….. PUBLIC SQUARE FROM WEST HIGH STREET TO MULBERRY STREET INTERSECTION; PARTS OF MULBERRY AND WEST HIGH WILL BE INTERMITTENTLY CLOSED …

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Mount Vernon Fire Department to conduct Hydrant Flushing

The Mount Vernon Fire Department will be conducting annual hydrant flushing in the Southern half of the City between August 13 th and August 31 st . The flushing is scheduled to begin around 08:00 and will conclude by 17:00 on each day. Please refrain from using your washing machine to launder your clothing during the above mentioned times. Sudden …

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Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival underway in Mount Vernon

Friday August 10 “Stars and Stripes & Pearly Lights” All Day Arts, Crafts & Trades Show Noon – 8 pm Knox County Quilt Show 4 pm – 9 pm WNZR Live Broadcast 4 pm – 6 pm WQIO Live Broadcast 4 pm – 8 pm Dan Emmett Flower Show First-Knox Main Stage 12:00 pm Dingler Studio 1:00 pm Kate Ernsberger …

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Two arrested by Knox County Sheriff’s Office

On August 6, 2018 detectives from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence located on East Ohio Avenue in Mount Vernon. The warrant was part of a coordinated operation that involved two residences in Columbus and one residence in Marion. Items seized from the Ohio Avenue location included suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia, electronic devices, safes, …

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