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Mount Vernon News September 14, 2012

Local candidates respond to tough questions

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County 9/12 Patriots hosted a Meet the Candidates Night last night at the Knox County Adult Education Building.

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Vigil supports those affected by suicide

MOUNT VERNON -- Suicide, in a way, is a silent killer. People just don't talk about it very much, even though it is the third highest cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, and the ninth most common cause of death in Ohio.

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Couple receives Lisa Hullinger Memorial Award

MOUNT VERNON -- Rodney and Susie Chrisman are members of a group that most parents can't imagine belonging to, Parents of Murdered Children.

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ready to go

MOUNT VERNON -- Worship will take place in a brand new worship center Sunday evening when the Mount Vernon congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses gathers in their brand new facility at 189 Mansfield Ave., just south of Fairgrounds Road.

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Lighting discussed by county department officials

MOUNT VERNON -- Only three department heads showed up for the Knox County Commissioners'quarterly department heads meeting.

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Virtual Learning helps students succeed

MOUNT VERNON -- Treasurer Heather Darnold said the highlight of the Knox County Educational Service Center school board meeting on Wednesday was a presentation by three Learning Center students, two of whom have successfully used the Virtual Academy programs to recover credits and graduate with or ahead of their class.

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Howard Township storm sewer project set to take place

MOUNT VERNON -- A preconstruction meeting for the Howard Township stormsewer project took place Thursday morning at the Knox County Commissioners'office as paperwork was signed to have contractors proceed with the project.

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Historical home demolished on West High

MOUNT VERNON -- Demolition took place this week on a home with a bit of historical significance in Mount Vernon.

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Storm drain and sidewalks in Danville to be replaced

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County Commissioners Roger Reed, Allen Stockberger and Teresa Bemiller heard from officials Thursday regarding storm sewer and sidewalk replacements in Danville.

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Thornville woman pleads guilty to DUI

SOMERSET -- The Thornville woman who crashed into three Knox County motorcyclists last month while they were taking part in the Farmstead Poker Run, a fundraiser for Hospice of Knox County, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence at her pre-trial hearing Tuesday in Perry County Municipal Court.

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Trojans dominate, sweep East Knox

CENTERBURG -- It was the East Knox Bulldogs'turn to take on the undefeated Centerburg Trojans (9-0, 6-0 MBC) on Thursday evening.

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Mount Vernon loses marathon match to Olentangy

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets had full control for one set in Thursday's Ohio Capital Conference match against the Olentangy Braves.

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