Students discover nanotechnology

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COLUMBUS — Although nanites, lasers and manipulating individual human cells used to be the stuff of science fiction, nanotechnology students from Mount Vernon High School are discovering that science fiction is now science fact.

South Main Street reopens to traffic

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Photo by Kenesha Beheler South Main Street is now officially opened after being closed to vehicle traffic for four weeks. The extended road closure follows a fire that damaged the former Kresge building beyond repair.

Autopsy report gives details into deaths

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MOUNT VERNON — According to the preliminary autopsy report released Saturday by Knox County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle, the deaths of Stephanie Sprang, 41, Tina Herrmann, 32, and Kody Maynard, 11, were caused by multiple stab wounds to their chests and backs.

Knox County chooses two Junior Misses

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MOUNT VERNON — Talented young women from around the county again graced the stage at the Memorial Theater on Saturday for the final round of the 2011 Knox County Junior Miss Scholarship Program competition, and the tension was palpable as they, and the audience, waited for the final results of the judges' decision.

Freddies take regional title

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COLUMBUS — Fredericktown High School's football team has been to a regional final three of the past four years. On Saturday, for the first time, there was cause to celebrate afterward.

Ogle seeks answers in homicide case

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle spoke to the News Friday about the challenging work she and Licking County Coroner Robert Raker face as they continue to conduct autopsies on the three Knox County homicide victims discovered in a wooded area west of Fredericktown, Thursday afternoon.

Local story strikes home with Beaudin

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MOUNT VERNON — The tragic events of this past week, the kidnapping of Sarah Maynard and the murder of her brother, Kody, mother, Tina Herrmann, and family friend Stephanie Sprang, have rekindled unpleasant memories for many, including local author Karen Beaudin.

27 vie for Junior Miss titles

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MOUNT VERNON — After six weeks of learning and rehearsing dance and fitness routines, completing applications and developing their artistic presence, 27 responsible, talented and focused young ladies took to the Memorial Theater stage on Friday evening, the first of two nights of performances in the Knox County Junior Miss Scholarship Program.

Boil advisories

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GAMBIER — Due to a water line repair in Mount Vernon that feeds Gambier, the entire village of Gambier is on a boil order as of 4 p.m. Friday until further notice.