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Mount Vernon News January 24, 2013

Posey trial continued until March

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster requested a continuance in the trial of Richard Posey Jr.

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Commissioners cautiously optimistic on budget

MOUNT VERNON -- Commissioners Teresa Bemiller, Thom Collier and Roger Reed approved the county's 2013 budget of $49,228,800.59 last week that included a General Fund balance of $13,360,254.21.

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Insurance, salaries major part of county budget

MOUNT VERNON -- Insurance appropriations increased considerably in the Knox County 2013 General Fund budget while employees'salaries in some departments varied from slightly less to significantly less.

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Items up for bid in scholarship auction

MOUNT VERNON -- The raison d'être for the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program is, obviously, the scholarship money awarded to the contestants.

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OSU extension, soil and water on the move

MOUNT VERNON -- Ohio State University Extension-Knox County and the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District will be moved into their new location by the end of next week.

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Mount Vernon featured in young adult series

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon High School is the setting for "Seeing Red,"the first in a series of young adult novels written by Ann K. Shepherd.

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Board of health approves annual appropriations

MOUNT VERNON -- Permanent appropriations for 2013 were approved when the Knox County Board of Health met Wednesday evening at the Knox County Health Department.

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Ruhl appointed to vice chair of transportation committee

COLUMBUS -- Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) appointed State Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) to serve as vice chair of the Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

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Real estate taxes due Feb. 1

KNOX COUNTY -- Real estate taxes are due Friday, Feb. 1.

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Eleven indicted by Knox County Grand Jury

MOUNT VERNON -- According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, 11 indictments were returned on Tuesday by the Knox County grand jury.

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Jackets crush Reynoldsburg in dual

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon High School wrestling team is as solid as ever.

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Fredericktown, Danville fail to advance in team tourney

GALION -- Ohio high school wrestling began a new chapter on Wednesday evening, when area teams squared off in the first OHSAA regional quarterfinal duals at the old Northmor High School gymnasium.

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