Fire causes moderate damage to house

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FREDERICKTOWN — Fire in a home in Fredericktown on Wednesday morning caused moderate damage to an upstairs closet and the attic, according to Fredericktown Fire Chief Scott Mast.

FBI agent: Locking vehicles, doors can help deter crime

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BLADENSBURG — Prevention is key to personal safety, FBI agent Harry Trombitas told residents who gathered at East Knox Elementary School on Monday for a crime awareness seminar. Being alert and responding quickly are also key elements in deterring or minimizing crime.

Detectives and friends of Davis still seeking justice

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MOUNT VERNON — With the investigation into last year’s only homicide in Knox County having entered its second month without a break in the case, detectives and the friends and family of the victim are hoping someone will come forward with information which will bring Jean Davis’ killer, or killers, to justice.

Residents seek answers at crime seminar

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BLADENSBURG — It was standing room only as residents packed the Bladensburg Elementary School cafeteria, hoping to learn more about the spate of burglaries that have occurred in the area, the status of the investigation into the death of Jean Davis, and what they can do to help prevent future occurrences such as these.

Redskins topple Blue Devils

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MOUNT VERNON — The Utica Redskins got off to a great start and didn’t look back against the visiting Danville Blue Devils on Monday night. Utica scored the first 12 points of the game, and led 24-4 early in the second quarter en route to a 61-43 Mid-Buckeye Conference victory.

Utica wins 2010 invite

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UTICA — The Utica Redskins, placing a top-three finisher in 12 weight classes, easily won the 33rd Annual Utica Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.

Centerburg dedicates library to Cordle

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CENTERBURG — In a ceremony full of memories, laughter and tears, the Centerburg community rededicated the high school/middle school library on Sunday, naming it the Jacqueline McCalla Cordle Learning Center in honor of a woman who has given much to the school and to the community at large.

Delays troublesome, but better than closing

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MOUNT VERNON — When the weather is bad and road conditions may be hazardous, school districts may cancel for the day or call for a late start. Recently, schools in the area have experienced two-hour delays, which get mixed reactions from those affected.

24 horses perish in Morrow County barn fire

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MORROW COUNTY — By the time fire crews were called to a barn fire on Township Road 23 in Morrow County on Sunday afternoon, smoke and flames had already taken the lives of the 24 horses that lived in the 100-by-106-foot steel building.