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  • Joshua Morrison/News Art therapy is part of the recovery program at The Main Place, 117 W. High St., Mount Vernon. As part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Recovery Month, masks were created using paper mache and paint. Clockwise, from left, are Haley Bower, Justin Musgrave, Samantha Blanton, Cameron Keenan, Emily Paff and Amanda Eberhart work on their masks.
    Joshua Morrison/News Art therapy is part of the recovery program at The Main Place, 117 W. High St., Mount Vernon. As part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Recovery Month, masks were created using paper mache and paint. Clockwise, from left, are Haley Bower, Justin Musgrave, Samantha Blanton, Cameron Keenan, Emily Paff and Amanda Eberhart work on their masks.

    Celebrating the art of recovery

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration has proclaimed September to be Recovery Month, designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance abuse disorders and to celebrate the people who recover.

    Pam Schehl

    Updated 1:00 pm

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Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon quarterback Jaxon Gregory (17) hands off to Ashton Fisher, center, while teammate Wyatt Gregory (27) looks to block during a recent practice. The Yellow Jackets host Ashland on Friday at 7 p.m.
Jackets hope good fortune comes their way

Despite injuries, bad breaks and an occasional miscue, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets are actually just a few plays away from a 4-0 start.

Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon No. 1 singles player Shannon Powers returns a serve during Wednesday’s match against Buckeye Valley’s Alex Margraff.
Mount Vernon tennis gets 8th victory

For the past several seasons, it has been a mantra of Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets tennis coaches, including Steve Tier.

Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon’s Molly Burnside (5) slaps at the ball,while Mansfield Madison’s Alyssa Workman goes up for the block during Tuesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference match. The Jackets won in three sets.
Yellow Jackets fight off pesky Madison in 3

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets took care of the visiting Mansfield Madison Rams (1-11, 1-5) in short order, but tangling with the Rams’ stubborn defense proved to be quite a chore.

Fred Main/News Utica’s Emily Londot (27) spikes the ball between Newark Catholic defenders Sam Basham, left, and Emily Amore during Tuesday’s Licking County League match. The Redskins won in five sets.
Redskins hold off Green Wave in thriller

By the time Utica and Newark Catholic finished off their epic five-set battle Tuesday, about all that was left was a puddle of sweat on the Utica gym floor



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