Shaw to lead Christmas Parade

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MOUNT VERNON — When the 2011 Christmas Parade makes its way into downtown Mount Vernon, leading the way as grand marshal will be local auctioneer John "Red" Shaw.

Meth lab discovered

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MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was charged with falsification and probation violation after an officer with the Mount Vernon Police Department discoverd a meth lab on Nov. 7.

Bicentennial marker dedicated to Confederate general

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CENTERBURG — A little bit of "Dixie" was on hand in Centerburg, Saturday, Nov. 12, as the Ohio Historical Society marker honoring Centerburg native Brig. Gen. Daniel Harris Reynolds, C.S.A., was unveiled in the village park at the corner of Main and Clayton streets.

Extra truck traffic causing concern

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MOUNT VERNON — Whatever the pros and cons are of oil and gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing and of brine disposal wells where fracking fluids can be disposed of, there is a practical downside — the effect increased truck traffic can have on roads unprepared to handle it.

Temporary shelter open for homeless men

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MOUNT VERNON — The Winter Sanctuary, located in the Parish House of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, is now open and ready to provide overnight accommodation for homeless men who need temporary shelter in the winter months, November to April.

Utica treasurer indicted

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NEWARK — An indictment was recently served to William O. Dunlap, former clerk/treasurer for the village of Utica, on a third-degree felony of theft in office.

Teen killed in auto accident on Old Mansfield Road

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FREDERICKTOWN — A high school senior died in a head-on crash on Old Mansfield Road on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Caleb Hite, 18, Fredericktown, was pronounced dead by Knox County Coroner Jennifer Ogle at the scene, just north of the Knox Lake Road intersection. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Hite was northbound in his… Read more »

New electric aggregation program offered

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MOUNT VERNON — Residents of the city of Mount Vernon will have a small window of opportunity to take advantage of a reduced rate for electric aggregation in an opt-in program that is different from the ballot measure that was approved by voters last week.

Collins' murder trial postponed

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MOUNT VERNON — The trial of Michael T. Collins, 55, charged with murder in the death of Mary Ann Township (St. Louisville) Fire Department firefighter Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett in a shooting July 1 on Ohio 586, has been postponed.