Jackets fall one game short at state

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CENTERVILLE — Sometimes good just isn't good enough. Sometimes you also have to be lucky, which the Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team wasn't on Sunday. A day after winning their first state quarterfinal match in school history, the Yellow Jackets tasted defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Moeller Crusaders.

First-Knox renovates drive-throughs

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MOUNT VERNON — Renovations at the First-Knox National Bank parking lot and drive-throughs are being done to improve security and bring the latest in technology to the bank’s drive-through services.

Worker resigns over stolen soil

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MOUNT VERNON — Long time city employee, and current utility operations foreman, Dick Lang signed a resignation agreement with the city of Mount Vernon in order to halt a disciplinary investigation.

DeWine consults with county prosecutors

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MOUNT VERNON — Former Ohio Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senator Michael DeWine met with Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher Thursday afternoon as part of his tour of county prosecutors throughout the state.

Appeals board denies approval of propane store

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FREDERICKTOWN — The News was told this morning the Fredericktown Zoning Appeals Board has denied the application of property owners requesting acknowledgement as to whether or not their B-2 business district property would sustain a propane retail business under the current zoning regulations.

Sparta released from emergency

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MORROW COUNTY — Auditor of State Mary Taylor announced the village of Sparta has been released from fiscal emergency. The village was originally placed in fiscal emergency three years ago based on deficit funds and defaulting on debt obligations.

Yellow Jackets come up short

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DUBLIN — Already the winningest team in school history, the Mount Vernon baseball team hoped to add to its lore in the Division I Regional Semifinals on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was a day the Yellow Jackets would like to forget.