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Mount Vernon News May 29, 2012

Toddler wounded in accidental shooting

MOUNT VERNON -- Three-year-old Lucas Heagren was flown to Akron Children's Hospital following an accidental shooting Monday evening at his home at 9620 Green Valley Road.

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Mount Vernon honors legacy of veterans

MOUNT VERNON -- "In every generation, America has been graced with heroes who have gone to war to protect our freedom and defend our ideals. May their legacy be honored for generations to come."

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Hundreds salute vets in Fredericktown

FREDERICKTOWN -- Hundreds of people assembled for Fredericktown's Memorial Day Observance; congregating on the square for the flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies, lining the parade route and gathering at Forrest Cemetery for the Memorial Day address and tribute to fallen soldiers.

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South Bloomfield honors more than vets

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Commander John Sachleben told those who gathered at Bloomfield Cemetery Monday afternoon that, as they remember the veterans who gave their lives for our country, that Memorial Day is also about the youth in attendance, who will one day serve our country and/or continue to remember the sacrifices made by generations of service men and women.

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Utica Legion dedicates service to fallen members

UTICA -- South Washington Street in Utica was closed for a brief period Monday morning, but for a very important reason.

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Masowick thinks of widows, mothers

CENTERBURG -- We gather on Memorial Day to honor those who, as President Abraham Lincoln said, "gave their last full measure of devotion."But, Steve Masowick, first vice commander of the American Legion, Department of Ohio, told the crowd gathered at Centerburg Cemetery, he keeps thinking back to the mothers who have lost their children and who, during the Civil War, began what is now Memorial Day by decorating the graves of the husbands and sons who had died.

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Danville remembers the 'four freedoms'

DANVILLE -- There were thousands of Memorial Day activities across America over the weekend, ranging from gatherings of handfuls to mobs of thousands.

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Library's chimney damaged by lightning

MOUNT VERNON -- Lightning struck the chimney at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County about 9:15 a.m. today, damaging the chimney and knocking out the phone system.

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