Sharp going to prison

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MOUNT VERNON — Although scheduled for a jury trial, J-Ro Sharp pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges of receiving stolen property and complicity in the commission of felonious assault in the Knox County Common Pleas Court.

Future looks bleak for mental health services

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MOUNT VERNON — Leadership from the Community Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox Counties did not describe an encouraging future for mental health services in Knox County for the Knox County Commissioners on Thursday morning.

OES opens art gallery

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MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio Eastern Star Home held its premiere art gallery opening on Thursday, featuring 22 resident artist's work for family, friends and guests.

Kiwanis Invite set for Saturday

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys and girls cross country teams are gearing up for their big meet this Saturday — the 6th annual Mount Vernon Kiwanis Cross Country Invitational.

Serial Stabber

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A man suspected in 18 attacks in three states, including five fatal stabbings, was ordered held without bond Thursday in one of the cases after being extradited to Michigan.

US Economy

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The lethargic economy wore on this week with the news that three key indicators have hit record lows, some falling to levels not seen in decades. Sales of previously owned homes and new homes dropped sharply in July from last month which mean fewer jobs in the construction industry. Mortgage rates fell, fueling borrowers to… Read more »

Director rejects pay raise

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MOUNT VERNON — The board of directors of The Station Break of Mount Vernon recently offered a pay raise to executive director Kelly Lybarger-Dewitt, who then turned down the board's offer.

Rivals kick off 2010 season

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SPARTA — School starts this week and the first big exam of the year is Friday. The area's two top football teams in 2009 will clash in an annual gridiron backyard grudge match that will go a long way toward answering many lingering questions.

Women in Politics

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The suffragists who 90 years ago won voting rights for women would likely shake their heads in wonder at this election season, with its intriguing array of “mama grizzly” candidates and high-stakes woman-vs.-woman showdowns.

Carter goes to North Korea

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Former President Jimmy Carter and wife, Rosalynn, flew into the North Korean capital of Pyongyang Wednesday amid hopes of a breakthrough in US-Korean relations as symbolized by the person who greeted them at the airport. Carter agreed to go, apparently with the approval of the White House, after North Korean authorities made clear that Gomes… Read more »