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Road Closure in Mount Vernon Tuesday for Removal

Knox County Engineer Cameron Keaton sent out a notification in regards to a road closure in Mount Vernon for Tuesday February 21st. Kinney Road between Airport Road and Henry Road will be closed from 830am to 4pm for Tree Removal. The work on the tree removal will be done by the Knox County Highway Department. If you have any questions. …

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Water Rates increasing in Mount Vernon

PRESS RELEASE – City of Mount Vernon The Mount Vernon Water and Wastewater Commission met last week and took action to recommend the following rate increases for the coming year. It is their recommendation to increase the Water rate by $1.26 per hundred cubic feet and the Wastewater rate by $1.45 per hundred cubic feet. The current, combined, monthly amount …

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Mount Vernon City School Board of Education to meet Monday Night

The Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education will meet Monday Night at the Middle School Library at 6pm. Board Members will discuss approval of school calendars as well as free facilities requests, employment and supplemental contracts. The free facilities requests come from Knox County Job and Family Services, New Directions, Escape Zone Youth Center, OSU Extension and YMCA of …

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Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express to visit Kenyon

GAMBIER, Ohio — Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer fiddler, will present a program of energetic Jewish music at Kenyon College on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. in Rosse Hall, 105 College Drive. Svigals will be joined by Lauren Brody on accordion and vocals, Aaron Alexander on drums, and Brian Glassman on double bass. Svigals is a founder of …

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Fredericktown Police Participate in Refresher Course

Officers of the Fredericktown Police Department recently participated in Use of Force Refresher Training. After reviewing current use of force case law and practicing tactics, Officers were then presented with real world, full-speed scenarios where they had to make “split second decisions” on, when the use of force was necessary, justified and what is appropriate use of force to utilize …

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Knox County Health department dental clinic reopens

The dental clinic at the Knox County Health Department is open once again and scheduling patient appointments. The clinic is open Monday through Friday.   Dr. Brandon Washington is the new dentist at the clinic. A 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Dentistry, Washington was employed in private practice in the Mansfield area prior to joining the …

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MC Sports Files for Bankruptcy

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, February 14, 2017 /Press Release/ As part of an ongoing process to restructure the company, MC Sports has initiated voluntary reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Code in Grand Rapids, MI on February 14, 2017, Court Case No.17-00612. “After a valiant and concerted effort by MC Sports’ associates, vendors, landlords, and outside professionals to restructure …

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Mount Vernon to Host Florida Girl Turned Down at Dance

Alyssa Palacios is an eight year old second grade girl from Clearwater, Florida. Palacios was planning to attend her school’s Daddy-Daughter Dance. Alyssa’s father was deported from the country when she was a baby and Alyssa and her family failed to find her a male friend to accompany her to the dance, so Alyssa’s mother was going to attend the …

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Compensation, Appointment to Dominate Mount Vernon Council Meeting

I. Committee Meetings- Utility Rates II. MEETING WILL RECESS UNTIL 7:30 P.M. III. Call to Order 1. Roll Call IV. Invocation V. Pledge of Allegiance VI. Acceptance of Minutes 1. Minutes of Jan 23, 2017 7:30 PM VII. Receive Petitions and Communications 1. Municipal Planning Commission Recommendation to City Council to Rezone from R-3 to GB at 1199 Newark Road …

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Many Attend Dedication for Wright Center in Mount Vernon

On Thursday Night in Mount Vernon, the former Buckeye Candy Building was home to a dedication for what the building is now, The Wright Center. The Wright Center will be home to Kenyon College film students, in addition, the former warehouse features of SPI, where science and play intersect, the Kenyon Office for Community Partnerships and Kenyon’s film program. Kenyon …

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