Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News March 2, 2012

Ellis honored with Walter Rudin Award

MOUNT VERNON -- Local entrepreneur and proud resident John Ellis was awarded the Walter Rudin Award Thursday night during the Heritage Centre Association's Annual Awards Banquet. Ellis was selected for his longtime commitment and dedication to downtown Mount Vernon and the HCA.

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Volunteers, supporters feted by KCBDD

MOUNT VERNON -- It's all too easy to drive past the entrance of the Mount Vernon Developmental Center on Vernonview Drive without giving it a passing thought. Most of the 11 buildings within the rolling 310-acre facility are set well off the road. But while they may be out of sight, it is hoped they will not be out of mind as March marks Ohio Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Baptist Temple opening its doors

HOWARD -- Mount Vernon Baptist Temple is holding an open house Sunday, inviting its neighbors to join them for Sunday services to see the inside of the new building at 21453 Floralwood Lane.

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Newspaper editors take aim at each other

It is unfortunate that, of the three newspapers published in Mount Vernon during the Civil War -- the Democratic Banner, The Express and The Republican -- only the Banner is available on microfilm in Mount Vernon.

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Area new business roundup

MOUNT VERNON -- New businesses, new names and new locations are continuing to pop up on the business landscape around Knox County.

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Officials get some questions answered by drilling company

NEWARK -- Details still have to be worked out, but township and county officials left a meeting Thursday feeling better about the prospect of dealing with the effects of a Utica shale well in Morgan Township of Knox County.

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Housing needs, wants discussed

MOUNT VERNON -- The annual Mount Vernon and Knox County Local Housing Advisory Committee meeting and public hearing for Community Development Block Grants and other public development programs took place Thursday afternoon at the Knox County Commissioners'Office.

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Mount Vernon wrestlers Riley, Lybarger win; others bow out

COLUMBUS -- Day 1 of the 75th OHSAA State High School Wrestling Tournament at the Ohio State University Schottenstein Center was a Thursday filled with high hopes and triumph, as well as disappointment.

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