Public money for private education?

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MOUNT VERNON — In this time of economic stress, taxpayers are rejecting the passage of levies to operate their local schools, and the school boards of more than 200 of the state's 600 public school districts have passed formal resolutions opposing the passage of HB 136 which has been dubbed the Parental Choice and Taxpayer… Read more »

Ruhl set to run for re-election to House

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COLUMBUS — State Representative Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon, recently announced her candidacy to serve as representative of the 68th Ohio House District — which will include all of Knox County and portions of eastern Delaware County — during the 130th General Assembly.

Spirit of giving alive, well

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MOUNT VERNON — The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Mount Vernon. This has been made very apparent recently with reports of anonymous purchases made to pay off customer's layaway plans at retail stores.

Society does what it can at home

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As companies organized and marched off to the uncertain fate of war, many of those still at home did what they could to help, by collecting money or goods to make life easier for the soldiers or their families left behind without their main provider.

Fredericktown accepting shelter reservations

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FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Recreation District reminds area residents that beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012, shelter house reservations will be taken for Fredericktown's Merrin and Community parks for calendar years 2012 and 2013.

Break-ins reported at storage units

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MOUNT VERNON — Reported break-ins of six units at Affordable Mini Storage on Main Street are the latest of several such acts reported recently. In the latest incident, owner Dan Geiger reported six units had their locks cut off and removed. Owners were contacted, but Mount Vernon Police said no theft reports had been received… Read more »

Cardington man wanted for burglary in Knox County

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MOUNT VERNON — There is an active warrant out for Rodney Milburn, 33, Cardington, for failure to appear on burglary charges from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. Milburn is a suspect in at least one burglary in Knox County and also suspected in burglaries in other counties. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone… Read more »