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  • What was discovered when the former Miller’s Hardware Store in Danville was demolished?

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    Fred Main/News Vanessa Hawk shows off some of the deposit slips and other bank notes that were discovered when the former Miller’s Hardware Store building was demolished last week. The building was also formerly the Commercial & Savings Bank of Buckeye City and the slips from them were dated between 1905 and 1928.

    Bank deposit slips and certified checks. Stacks of the items from the Commercial & Savings Bank Co. of Buckeye City were discovered when the building on South Market Street was torn down. The items were dated between 1905 and 1928 and still in great shape when discovered by Whitney Johnson, Vanessa Hawk and Becky Baer.

  • A house on Sugar Street and an apartment on North Mulberry Street, both in Mount Vernon, were ordered closed by a court order due to a public nuisance. What was the nature of the nuisances?

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    Joshua Morrison/News This property at 204 E. Sugar St., Mount Vernon, could be labeled as a nuisance after a law enforcement investigation turned up evidence of drug trafficking and use. Property owner Phillipe J. Lesage has 10 days to appeal the complaint filed Wednesday.

    Drugs. Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville has successfully obtained nuisance orders against the properties, which resulted in eviction of the tenants and shuttering of the residences

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  • Dedicated in February, The Kenyon College Wright Center at 400 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon is in which historic building?

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    Buckeye Candy Building – Made possible by a partnership between Kenyon College, the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, and local businesses and organizations, the Wright Center was extensively renovated and now houses a state-of-the art facility for Kenyon film students, Kenyon’s Office of Community Partnerships and SPI-Where Science and Play Intersect.


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