Hudson honored as hero by City Council

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council recognized Randy Hudson for his quick reaction in giving medical aid to an athlete, presenting him with a proclamation "Going beyond the call" at Monday's council meeting.

Sting operation nets 8

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MANSFIELD — On Monday, investigators from the METRICH Enforcement Unit, Mansfield Police Department, Richland County Sheriff's Department and staff members from Community Action for Capable Youth conducted an Alcohol and Tobacco Compliance Operation.

Intramurals provide extra fun

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MOUNT VERNON — Schools in the area are taking an extra step to promote physical activities through intramural sport programs. Organizers say the program provides students from the local elementary schools, predominately fourth- and fifth-graders in the same school, a fun, friendly and educational environment in which to play.

Danville pair at center of success

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DANVILLE — For the past four seasons, the Danville High School softball team has relied on a core group of players to provide support, leadership and athletic ability. This season is no different.

Freddies' Potes on record pace

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FREDERICKTOWN — Isaac Potes may one day be remembered as the most gifted runner to compete for Fredericktown High School. As a junior, he's won more races than most seniors. As a Freddie, he's run a faster 1,600 meters than any Fredericktown athlete before him.

College Twp. Fire Dept. 'graduates' four

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GAMBIER — A select group of the Kenyon College seniors who graduated on Saturday bore a special distinction. The four — Jack Robling of Larchmont, N.Y.; Ben McGee of Austin, Texas; Jarrod Sowell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Forest Malchow of Warren, N.J. — have all been members of the College Township Fire Department during their… Read more »

Kenyon holds 182nd commencement

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GAMBIER — Kenyon College alumnus William E. Lowry Jr., Class of '56, started his commencement address to the 182nd graduating class of his alma mater with a joke about a previous alum who went on to become president of the United States.

KCCC board purchases property

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MOUNT VERNON — Some major changes are on the horizon for the Knox County Career Center. Following an executive session to discuss the matter, the school board on Thursday voted to purchase the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple property off Yauger Road with the purchase contract contingent upon appraisal and other legal requirements. Board members Margie… Read more »

Jackets headed to state

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PICKERINGTON — The Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team made good on another preseason goal, Saturday, advancing to the Division I State Quarterfinals for the second straight year.

Scots win 1st district title

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PICKERINGTON — The first time is always the hardest. The Highland High School softball team captured its first district title ever, but it needed a last-inning rally to beat Northridge, 3-2, on Saturday at Pickerington Central High School.

Yellow Jackets advance to regional

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DUBLIN — Several Mount Vernon High School athletes qualified for the regional meet in nine events at the Division I Central District track and field finals on Saturday at Dublin Coffman High School.