Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News July 31, 2012

Senate hopeful Scott Rupert speaks with local residents

MOUNT VERNON -- U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Rupert mingled with Knox County residents Monday night to introduce himself and explain how he would like to make a difference for Ohio.

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Sobriety hard road for drug addicts

MOUNT VERNON -- Statistics shed light on all manner of human behavior, drug use among them. Behind the cold, hard numbers, though, are faces of real people enduring real pain.

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Commissioners look at health care benefits

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Commissioners on Monday discussed, but took no action on, employee health care benefits, looking at ways to save taxpayer money with a plan that is affordable and that will still provide a good plan for county employees.

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Kirk sentenced to prison for meth lab fire

MOUNT VERNON -- Ronald A. Kirk, 36, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated arson, illegal manufacture of drugs and endangering children for his part in a methamphetamine "cook"that started a fire in a Follin Avenue apartment on May 16.

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June ends in relative calm during war

It seemed that June would end quietly in 1862. Gen. George McClellan and his huge Army of the Potomac sat outside of Richmond, having been stopped in his advance on the city by the battle of Seven Pines (also known as Fair Oaks).

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New hope as high school football starts

MOUNT VERNON -- On the first day of football season, there are no records. There are no conference champions or basement dwellers. Everyone is 0-0.

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