Parking lot set for Bonded station

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Working with local businessman Mark Ramser, the city will be obtaining the Bonded gas station site at the corner of Sandusky and Chestnut streets and turning it into a parking lot, Mayor Richard Mavis announced Friday.

Son: It was ‘mercy killing’ not murder

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The Monroe Township Fire Department and the Johnstown Police Department were called to a tragic scene Friday afternoon when 70-year-old Clover Walls and her husband, Wallace Walls, 74, were found shot to death in their home at 90 Maple St.

Son says deaths were a mercy killing

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By PAM SCHEHLNews Staff Reporter JOHNSTOWN — The Monroe Township Fire Department and the Johnstown Police Department were called to a tragic scene Friday afternoon when 70-year-old Clover Walls and her husband Wallace Walls, 74, were found shot to death in their home at 90 Maple St. “I lost my mom and dad today,” said… Read more »

Commissioners hear update on project

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MOUNT VERNON — An update on the ongoing wastewater upgrade projects in Knox County was given Thursday morning when county water/wastewater superintendent Ray Withers met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners.

Collier to run for county commissioner

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MOUNT VERNON — Thom Collier announced that he is a candidate in the March 6 Republican Primary for Knox County Commissioner, for the term commencing Jan. 3, 2013. This seat will fill the position soon to be vacated by Allen Stockberger.

Breakfast event a hit with farmers

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MOUNT VERNON — Between 40 and 50 Knox County farmers gathered at R&M's Southside Diner Tuesday morning for the first "Farmers' Breakfast," sponsored by the Knox County Farm Services Administration, Knox Soil & Water Conservation District, Ohio State University Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Copley wins spelling bee

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CENTERBURG — After 16 rounds of competition, Dakota Copley, an eighth-grader in the Centerburg schools, correctly spelled manifestation and won the 52nd annual Knox County Spelling Bee on Tuesday evening.

Trees knock out power

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MOUNT VERNON — The damage caused to power lines was much more extensive than AEP Ohio first expected when power went out to 2,214 customers Tuesday afternoon about 4 p.m.