A hole, a hole, a big fat hole

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MOUNT VERNON — A round hole, about 18 inches across and 4 feet deep, appeared Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Mean Streets

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They’re back! Tell us where the worst potholes are and if you’ve notice any improvement to the city streets or county highways. Mount Vernon Residents who see large potholes can call 393-9501 to report them.

Jackets hold off Wildcats

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HEBRON — Thirty-two minutes wasn’t enough for the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets and Newark Wildcats on Tuesday night. The two teams, tied at 47 after four quarters, played for more minutes before the Yellow Jackets emerged as the champion, 51-49.

Vikings get best of Scots

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CENTERBURG — It was not the way that any team wants to end a season. For the Highland Fighting Scots, who lost their Division II Central District Sectional opener to Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference rival River Valley, 43-26, it was a nightmarish Tuesday.

DAR honors essay contest winners

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MOUNT VERNON — Christopher Columbus and the First Continental Railroad were this year’s topics in the American History essay contest sponsored by the Lucy Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Drills help students learn safety

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Emergency Management Agency has been working to ensure all schools and agencies, which care for children during the day in Knox County, regularly practice lockdown drills.

Bakery adds coffee grinder

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FREDERICKTOWN — Doug and Lorie Lichtenwalter, owners of the Asetta Bread Co., have found a new venture to complement their gourmet bakery and sandwich shop in Fredericktown.

Tournament set to begin for area boys teams

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MOUNT VERNON — The 2010 postseason arrives tonight for several area teams, and after a season filled with success, all of them are ready to test the waters in search of the ultimate prize — a state championship.

Trojans hold off Blue Devils

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DANVILLE — Danville had Mid-Buckeye Conference champion Centerburg on the ropes Monday, looking for the knockout blow. But, the Trojans were able to absorb all the big punches, remained on their feet and escaped with an 86-78 victory at Danville.

Commissioners hear 2009 year-end reports

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MOUNT VERNON — The county board of commissioners continued to hear end-of-the-year reports Monday with a summary from Clerk of Courts Mary Jo Hawkins and another installment from Matthew Kurtz, interim director for the Knox County Department of Job & Family Services.

Parking issues finally resolved

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MOUNT VERNON — City Council put to rest the issue of two- and four-hour parking in the Central Business District when it adopted Ordinance 2010-02* at its meeting Monday night.