Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News March 22, 2012

Volunteering high on county survey

MOUNT VERNON -- Keeping the public's perception in mind was of utmost importance in the recent survey conducted by the Knox County Community Health Assessment Partnership.

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Fredericktown man leads MVPD on high-speed chase

MOUNT VERNON -- On Wednesday evening, Kenneth Shira, 36, allegedly led the Mount Vernon City Police on a high speed chase from Mount Vernon to his residence in Fredericktown, with top speeds being between 70 and 80 miles per hour.

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Sheriff's office investigating burglaries near Batemantown

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries of an Amish business and residences on Sunday in the areas of Grange and Cooke roads, southwest of Batemantown in Middlebury Township, Capt. Dave Shaffer reported.

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Water line breaks on Mount Vernon Avenue

MOUNT VERNON -- Only three businesses and a few residences were affected when a water line on Mount Vernon Avenue broke Wednesday morning.

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Geologist: Ohio's drilling regulations strict

GAMBIER -- As the exploitation of the gas and oil available in the Utica shale formation comes to Ohio, environmental concerns have taken center stage, especially with regards to the process of hydraulic fracturing.

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New businesses open their doors

MOUNT VERNON -- Several businesses have opened recently in the Knox County area.

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Danville board hears eco-friendly ideas

DANVILLE -- Eco-friendly ideas took center stage Monday at Danville's school board meeting.

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North Fork board honors student achievements

UTICA -- The North Fork Board of Education on Monday celebrated student achievements at its meeting on Monday.

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Whole new look for Mount Vernon softball in 2012

MOUNT VERNON -- Nothing is written in stone for 2012. Starting with a new coach, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets softball team will have a different look and a different attitude.

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