YMCA gymnasts look solid at Nationals

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Submitted photo The Mount Vernon YMCA gymnastics team took part in the 2013 YMCA Nationals Gymnastics Championships in Savannah, Ga., from June 26 through 29. Pictured are, from left, coach Renata Robbins, Shayla Ingram, Emilie Schworm, Taylor Collins, Delaney Short, Tatiana Colopy, Brittany Shaw, coach Aimee Frye, Sadie Brass and Alayna Durbin.

Flood watch in effect until 8 p.m. tonight

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 954 AM EDT MON JUL 22 2013 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL OHIO… NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST OHIO…INCLUDING THE… Read more »

Miglin to serve on World Water Relief board

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Foster’s Pharmacy’s Scott Miglin was recently selected and appointed to the Board of Directors for the World Water Relief (WWR) organization in Atlanta, Ga. Miglin will be attending regular meetings and assisting with fundraising for the worldwide organization in order to implement sustainable safe water projects in schools for underserved populations around… Read more »

Danville 8U All-Stars win All-Star Blast

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Photo Submitted Danville 8 & Under All-Stars won the third annual Danville All-Star Blast Tournament on July 13-14. The All-Stars went 5-1 over the two days, outscoring their opponents, 64-45, in pool play. Danville then defeated Ontario, 15-8, before beating Fredericktown for the championship, 15-3. Pictured are, front row from left, Jaylyn Workman, Jaylyn Smith,… Read more »

Demolition unveils history of PPG plant

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Photo courtesy of Darlene Yeager-Torre A portion of the old abandoned PPG plant is being torn down for development of Ariel-Foundation Park. The stairwell and elevator on the left are scheduled to be saved. Timeline

Legislative survey available

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COLUMBUS — State Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 68th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/RuhlSurvey68. “Ohio faces many challenging issues — from economic recovery efforts to… Read more »

Pickleball players earn gold in Canton

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Submitted photo Six Mount Vernon athletes won eight gold medals at the 2013 Ohio Senior Olympics in Canton on June 28 and 29. Larry Miller, left, won three golds, one in the 70- to 74-year-old Men’s Singles, one in Mixed Doubles with wife Janet Miller, second from left, and one in Men’s Doubles with Joe… Read more »

8U Machine Pitch All-Stars win at Lakewood

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Submitted photo The Mount Vernon 8U Machine Pitch tournament team went 6-0 this past weekend at the Lakewood 8U All-Star Machine Pitch Tournament. On Sunday, the team beat the North Newark 8s, 20-6, to claim the championship. The All-Stars are a combined 13-0 with two tournament titles in the past two weekends. The team will… Read more »

Fundraiser falls short of goal

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MOUNT VERNON — Christmas in July, a food and fundraiser designed to support the Interchurch food pantries, fell short of the $25,000 goal on July 13. The combined total of food and funds raised was $11,753.40 at the close of the day. The Interchurch pantries located in Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown and Mount Vernon serve over… Read more »

KAT receives Auditor of State Award

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MOUNT VERNON — A recent financial audit of Knox County Transit Board dba Knox Area Transit by the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. Knox Area Transit’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. The Knox Area Transit is transparent and has implemented a continuous… Read more »

Three nighttime closures will occur on US 62 next week

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MARTINSBURG — Beginning Monday, U.S. 62 will be closed at three separate locations during nighttime hours. Work will progress from the south to the north on U.S. 62 beginning two miles west of Martinsburg and ending just south of Millwood. The following information provides a schedule for the separate closures and locations on U.S. 62… Read more »

Heat Advisory issued for Friday, July 19

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 337 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2013 …HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY WITH HEAT INDEX UP TO 104… .A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE WILL BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN TONIGHT BUT THE HEAT WILL LAST THROUGH FRIDAY WITH HIGHS EXPECTED… Read more »

Wrong turn

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Virgil Shipley This truck tried to turn north on Gay Street this afternoon from East High Street. The driver was expecting to follow East Chestnut Street north to U.S. 36, and realized he was not going to make the turn. Traffic on High and Gay streets were backed up while the truck maneuvered its way… Read more »

Barracudas place 2nd at Denison meet

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Submitted photo The Mount Vernon YMCA Barracudas finished second in Division III at the Southeast Ohio-West Viriginia Swim League summer championship meet on Saturday and Sunday. Team members are, front row, from left, Elaine Matulich, Katie Lindeman and Elizabeth Cline; second row, Danaye Nixon, Rhiannon Pierce, Casey Miglin, Rylee Jarosz, Mary Helen Lowe, Maggie Williams… Read more »

Fitness challenge issued

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Submitted photo The first law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel to sign on to the county prosecutor’s “Fitness Challenge” gathered for fitness assessments recently at the Knox Community Hospital Wellness Center. They are, from left, Deputy Kate Staffeldt, Assistant City Law Director Rob Broeren, Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Deputy Kreig Cline, Deputy Chad Kennedy,… Read more »

Heat Advisory issued for Thursday

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Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 pm edt this evening… …heat advisory in effect from 1 pm to 8 pm edt Thursday. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a heat advisory…which is in effect through early this evening and from 1 pm to 8 pm edt Thursday. Heat index values…up to 100…. Read more »

Energy Cooperative issues peak alert for today

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NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative is again issuing a Peak Alert between the hours of 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm today due to electric loads across the Ohio region. Loads are expected to remain high today. These conditions are expected all week. A Peak Alert occurs when The Energy Cooperative is extremely close to demanding… Read more »

Parkside 8 & Under wins Fastpitch at the Frew

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Submitted photo Mount Vernon Parkside Restaurant 8 & Under softball team won the Fastpitch at the Frew Tournament in Frazeysburg this past weekend. The team went 6-0, beating teams from Plain City, Johnstown, Tri-Valley, Newark, Philo and Zanesville. The team will try to continue this success at the Dixie Days tournament this weekend. Team members… Read more »