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  • The Knox Local Emergency Planning Committee, made up of various agencies in the county met Thursday morning at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to discuss drills for a variety of disasters that could occur in Knox County.  Standing is Rick Warren from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency who led the discussion. style=

    Emergency planning challenged

    The Knox Local Emergency Planning Committee, made up of various agencies in the county met Thursday morning at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to discuss drills for a variety of disasters that could occur in Knox County. Standing is Rick Warren from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency who led the discussion. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, spent several minutes talking with local Democrats after his speech at the local party’s annual Spring Dinner Thursday. style=

    Candidate excites local Dems

    Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, spent several minutes talking with local Democrats after his speech at the local party’s annual Spring Dinner Thursday. (Photo by Chuck Martin)

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  • Featured speaker Rus Funk spoke with teen leaders Haley Shipley, center, and Gwen Hoeffger following the New Directions benefit dinner at the Knox County Career Center on Thursday night. style=

    Funk: Men choose to abuse

    Featured speaker Rus Funk spoke with teen leaders Haley Shipley, center, and Gwen Hoeffger following the New Directions benefit dinner at the Knox County Career Center on Thursday night. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • This house at 12408 Cotton Street in Howard was demolished quickly Thursday morning. The back hoe operator, Ben Flynn, knocked it down and pushed all the debris into the basement in less than two hours. Flynn works for Deercreek Excavating and has 15 years of experience operating machinery. The house is the third of 11 abandoned houses in Knox County to be demolished under the Moving Ohio Forward program. style=

    Moving forward

    This house at 12408 Cotton Street in Howard was demolished quickly Thursday morning. The back hoe operator, Ben Flynn, knocked it down and pushed all the debris into the basement in less than two hours. Flynn works for Deercreek Excavating and has 15 years of experience operating machinery. The house is the third of 11 abandoned houses in Knox County to be demolished under the Moving Ohio Forward program. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Area youngsters were delighted by a variety of acrobatics, aerialists, juggling, animal acts and clown comedy Thursday evening when the Star Family Circus made its eighth return trip to Mount Vernon at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Favorite attractions each year include The Whistling Clown, pictured, and Jack the Boxing Kangaroo. Star Family Circus will give two more performances today at 4 and 7 p.m. style=

    Under the big top

    Area youngsters were delighted by a variety of acrobatics, aerialists, juggling, animal acts and clown comedy Thursday evening when the Star Family Circus made its eighth return trip to Mount Vernon at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Favorite attractions each year include The Whistling Clown, pictured, and Jack the Boxing Kangaroo. Star Family Circus will give two more performances today at 4 and 7 p.m. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) sets the ball for teammate Matt McManaway (15) during the second set in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Yellow Jackets lost in five. style=

    Yellow Jackets fall to Gahanna in five

    Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) sets the ball for teammate Matt McManaway (15) during the second set in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Yellow Jackets lost in five. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Dan Tharp, right, prepares to spike the ball while teammates Levi Rhoades (7) and Aaron Nixon (3) look on during Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Jackets lost in five. style=

    Yellow Jackets fall to Gahanna in five

    Mount Vernon’s Dan Tharp, right, prepares to spike the ball while teammates Levi Rhoades (7) and Aaron Nixon (3) look on during Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Jackets lost in five. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Nate Nestor returns a volley from Olentangy Orange’s Tim Hawk in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference tennis match. Nestor lost the match, 6-1, 7-5, and the Pioneers went on to sweep the Jackets. style=

    MV swept by top OCC rival Orange home

    Mount Vernon’s Nate Nestor returns a volley from Olentangy Orange’s Tim Hawk in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference tennis match. Nestor lost the match, 6-1, 7-5, and the Pioneers went on to sweep the Jackets. (Photo by Geoff Cowles)

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