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Mount Vernon News June 2, 2012

Water park ready for opening day

MOUNT VERNON -- Hiawatha Water Park/Pool is in good shape and "we're ready to rock and roll,"said assistant manager Jerry Clinger.

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Raines still 'scootin'around town

UTICA -- When holiday parades show up on the community calendar, Jack Raines faces a dilemma.

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Weather doesn't deter First Friday

MOUNT VERNON -- June came in on an unseasonably cool note Friday with rain, brisk winds and temperatures in the 50s.

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Funding may be available for intersection improvements

MOUNT VERNON -- City Engineer Cameron Keaton has been meeting with representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio Department of Development and Rolls-Royce and it looks like funding will be available to pay for the improvements at the intersection of Sandusky and Chestnut streets, Service/Safety Director Dave Glass reported.

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Utica well waiting to be fracked

UTICA -- Drive past the Utica shale well site on the Sensibaugh farm just outside of Utica and you won't see anything right now.

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Village to fill vacant council seat

FREDERICKTOWN -- Fredericktown Village Council has 30 days to fill the vacancy created by the death of Councilman Paul Seymour last week.

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O'Hara pleads not guilty to charge

MOUNT VERNON -- Attending his arraignment in Mount Vernon Municipal Court via a video link to the Knox County Jail, Christopher O'Hara, 23, pleaded not guilty to a charge of inducing panic.

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Disease taking its toll on bats in United States

MOUNT VERNON -- Millions of bats are dying in the northeastern United States and Canada from a disease known as White-nose Syndrome.

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Jackson frustrates Union Army

Today, Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign in 1862 is a classic example of a smaller force using speed and audacity to frustrate larger forces.

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Bad inning costs Freddies at state semis

COLUMBUS -- All dreams have to come to an end. For the Fredericktown Freddies, their dream season ended in a rain-filled day just one game shy of the state championship.

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Webster lone frosh at state high jump

COLUMBUS -- As the bitter cold winds cut across the field at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University, a lone freshman could be seen warming up at the high jump along with a large group of upperclassmen

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Bulldogs finish 15th in boys 4x200 at state

COLUMBUS -- Water, water everywhere, so the saying goes. The rain, however, wasn't enough to stop the running of the boys 4x200 meter relay at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.

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