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Mount Vernon News May 7, 2013

East Knox Elementary School locked down this morning

BLADENSBURG -- Classes were canceled at East Knox Elementary School this morning after parents were alerted there was an unidentified male in the building.

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Squatters'issue arises on O'Brien Road

MONROE TOWNSHIP -- Residents of the O'Brien Road area gathered at the Monroe Township trustees'meeting Monday evening to find out what can be done about what seems to be squatters living on a property there, trashing it and even burning what appears to be shingles and other construction or demolition debris.

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Gambier hears options for fire department merger

GAMBIER -- Gambier mayor Kirk Emmert provided a brief update at Gambier Village Council meeting Monday for the ongoing plans for College-Monroe Township Fire Department to merge with the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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Centerburg voices opposition to Ohio House Bill 5

CENTERBURG -- Centerburg is the latest Knox County entity to formally oppose Ohio House Bill 5, which seeks to initiate statewide uniformity in administration of municipal income taxes.

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Gambier hears Head Start cuts and aggregation proposal

GAMBIER -- Monday evening Gambier Village Council heard about budget cuts for Head Start as well as an initial proposal on energy aggregation.

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County officials get insight into bonds

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Commissioners spent almost an hour Monday learning a little bit about the ins and outs of public bond financing.

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Danville discusses water rates

DANVILLE -- Danville Village Council members received some help Monday as they discuss possible changes in the village water rates.

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Japanese-influenced art and poetry contest winners announced

MOUNT VERNON -- The judges had a difficult time this year judging hundreds of amazing entries in the 2013 Japanese-inspired art and poetry contest, but completed their task and selected the top three winners in each category.

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Freddies escape 6-4 over surging Devils

DANVILLE -- The Danville baseball team had Fredericktown on the ropes Monday.

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