Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 9, 2012

Kids get pleasant surprise from Army dad

FREDERICKTOWN -- His kids thought he was on duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Then Kalib Hess, 6, and his sister Kelci, 5, Fredericktown Elementary School students, were hugely surprised when their dad, Staff Sgt. George Hess, showed up at school Wednesday morning on a 15-day furlough.

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Donley Ford celebrating 10 years in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON -- Ten years of providing the finest in auto sales and service is being celebrated at Donley Ford Lincoln. The family dealership at 1455 Coshocton Ave. completed its first decade of business in Mount Vernon on Jan. 26 after purchasing Dick Sabo Ford in 2002.

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Doctor, hospital arrangement a growing trend

MOUNT VERNON -- A growing trend in the health care field is the direct employment of physicians by hospitals: Rather than the historical arrangement of a doctor being in an independent practice with hospital privileges, the physician is employed directly by the hospital.

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Mediation being offered in Hess case

MOUNT VERNON -- A mediation was held Wednesday in federal court regarding the lawsuit filed against former Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hess and others.

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Changes being made in Mansfield

MANSFIELD -- After more than 34 years of service to the city of Mansfield, former police chief Phil Messer was relieved as director of the city's Service and Safety Department on Dec. 5.

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Ackerman-Bechtel steps down from KCESC board

MOUNT VERNON -- The Governing Board of the Knox County Educational Service Center is looking for an individual to serve on the board.

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East Knox could be part of MOAC by 2014

HOWARD -- The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference is looking to expand again. And another local school is much closer to becoming a member.

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