MOUNT VERNON -- It's not that the purchase of parking meters and parts by Mount Vernon Police Chief Mike Merrilees and then Cpl. Robert "Kit"Morgan at a city auction was illegal or against city policy, it was what happened next that continues to leave the perception that Merrilees and Morgan put their own self-interest ahead of public trust.
DANVILLE -- When making a decision for the village, council members know they don't always make everyone happy.
CENTERBURG -- The Ohio House of Representatives has formally recognized Centerburg Elementary School, middle school and high school for their performance on the 2011-12 school report card, and Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl presented certificates of commendations to the respective principals at Monday's school board meeting.
UTICA -- Names are being accepted for one individual to fill a vacant council seat on Utica Village Council.
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