How do you feel about using nuclear energy?

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Is nuclear the answer for energy needs? It’s no secret energy use in the United States has risen, with Americans having a seemingly unending appetite for the cars, gadgets and appliances that help them get through their day. The increasing cost, environmentally and financially, of supplying this energy using fossil fuels is bringing the discussion… Read more »

Homeless shelter is safe haven

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MOUNT VERNON — With the dedication of over 100 volunteers from churches around Knox County and many students from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Kenyon College, the Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter has become a safe haven for homeless men.

Ohio Girl Scout cookies are safe

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MOUNT VERNON — Many customers await the great taste of Girl Scout Cookies each year, and the opportunity to help support troopers and quench the tastebuds is a delicious delight.

City looks toward spring

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MOUNT VERNON — City officials are beginning to look toward spring activities, including the Memorial Day Parade and beautifying the city’s parks.

Crow: CVB rolled with downturn

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau was able to roll with the punches in last year's rough economy, director Pat Crow said in his report Thursday to the board of commissioners.

Officials seek CDBG, other grants

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MOUNT VERNON — Officials from a number of Knox County communities and organizations met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners and consultant Amy Schocken to express interest in funding opportunities from standard grants provided annually to the county.

Jackets' Richardson set for state swim meet

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CANTON — Today and Saturday, Mount Vernon swimmer Ian Richardson has a chance to prove that he is the fastest high school swimmer in the Buckeye State. He will take on Ohio's top prep swimmers at the 2010 OHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

Trojans put away Aces

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GAHANNA — The Centerburg Trojans finally learned a lesson coach Jim Simpson has been trying to teach them all season long — how to put a team away.

New board members recuse themselves

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MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon school board member since January, Paula Barone recused herself from Wednesday's executive session, which was held to discuss the civil suit filed by John Freshwater against the school board and others.