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Mount Vernon News May 8, 2013

Water tester causes lockdown at East Knox Elementary School

BLADENSBURG -- A man who failed to sign in at the East Knox Elementary School led to a lockdown and eventual closure of the school on Tuesday.

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Veggie U garden program under way at Fredericktown

FREDERICKTOWN -- The Veggie U classroom garden program is under way at Fredericktown Elementary, and the program kicked off with fourth-grade students sampling some unusual tasting vegetables.

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Utica trio to participate in State Science Day

UTICA -- A trio of young scientists will represent Utica High School at Saturday's State Science Day -- sophomores Jacob Fincato, Jacob Hart and Mary McKinley.

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Students learn down on the farm

MOUNT VERNON -- An educational day "down on the farm"was enjoyed by more than 400 fourth-grade students on Tuesday at the Knox County Fairgrounds.

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Voters support levies in Eastern Knox County

MOUNT VERNON -- Voters in Brown Township, Martinsburg and Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District were supportive of levy requests on Tuesday.

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Utica street paving and lighting levy defeated

UTICA -- Utica village residents narrowly turned down a 2.9-mill, three-year additional levy for paving and street lighting in Tuesday's special election.

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Turnout light; shirts, signs questioned

MOUNT VERNON -- Nearly a quarter of the registered voters turned out Tuesday to cast their votes on 10 levy issues throughout Knox County.

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Voters approve Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County voters gave a resounding vote of approval to the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities, supporting renewal of its levy by a margin of 64.5 percent to 35.5 percent.

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Mount Vernon school levy passes, others fail

MOUNT VERNON -- While the Mount Vernon City Schools are celebrating a levy victory, 66 percent to 34 percent, East Knox is facing fiscal emergency because its combination levy failed, Loudonville-Perrysville had one win and one loss and North Fork's renewal of its school earned income tax was defeated.

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Former Mount Vernon drum major aspires to Script Ohio

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon High School graduate Cole McDonough may feel a twinge of anxiety before he steps before the judges who will decide who will be the next "man out front"of The Ohio State University Marching Band.

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