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Mount Vernon News July 18, 2012

Murder trial tale of two stories

MOUNT VERNON -- Testimony began Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Michael Collins, 55, of Frazeysburg for the death of Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett, 35, St. Louisville.

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Knox County Youth Fair Choir celebrating 25 years

MOUNT VERNON -- Like many groups and exhibitors, the Knox County Youth Fair Choir is busy this week learning the songs and choreography for their 11 performances on the Midway Stage at the Knox County Fair.

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Mount Vernon Treasurer Jim Shipley plans to resign

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Treasurer Jim Shipley announced Tuesday night that he is going to resign his elected position, effective 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, amid controversy regarding his residency outside the city limits.

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New tenant moving into Buckeye Candy building

MOUNT VERNON -- The business landscape continues to change around Mount Vernon and Knox County.

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Families concerned with MVDC cuts

MOUNT VERNON -- Does the human factor come into play when cost-containment measures are taken to balance a budget?

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Station Break still closed

MOUNT VERNON -- The Station Break continues to wait for a state inspection that will allow the facility to open to clients.

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North Fork agrees to back-up levy

UTICA -- Hedging its bets, so to speak, the North Fork school board on Monday passed a resolution to place the renewal of the 1 percent earned income tax on the November ballot.

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Boone retires from Danville schools

DANVILLE -- The Danville school board on Monday commended students Mason Ansel and Julie Didinger for earning gold medals at the 2012 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national leadership conference held in Orlando. Their project dealt with efficient energy use and recycling.

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Mount Vernon wins district championship

NEW ALBANY -- With its high-powered offense struggling, nobody could have blamed the Mount Vernon 12-year-old all-star team from folding up the tent Tuesday.

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Mount Vernon all-stars sweep Kokosing Valley

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon 10-year-old All Stars swept both games of the District 5 Little League preliminary round championship on Tuesday evening at Phillips Park, defeating Kokosing Valley 13-3 in a run-rule win in the nightcap, after winning a 16-15 marathon in the first game.

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