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Joshua Morrison/News Area schools closed on Monday for Presidents Day and students took advantage of the 60-degree temperatures and sunshine. Here, Josh Strohl of Mount Vernon prepares to drop in at the Skate Park at Memorial Park. The mild weather will continue for a few days before cold and snow return in the forecast.

Droppin’ in

Area schools closed on Monday for Presidents Day and students took advantage of the 60-degree temperatures and sunshine.

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Joshua Morrison/News If it’s true that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, this heart-shaped potato could speed the path to love. Brought in by Nancy Long of Centerburg, this unusual spud is a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day.

The Love Spud

If it’s true that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, this heart-shaped potato could speed the path to love.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Friday afternoon, law enforcement from Nashville, Tennessee, and across Ohio gathered at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mount Vernon to give a final salute to Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw. Mumaw died in the line of duty. He drown while trying to save a suicidal woman on Feb. 2, in Nashville, Tennessee.

A final salute

On Friday afternoon, law enforcement from Nashville, Tennessee, and across Ohio gathered at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mount Vernon to give a final salute to Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday, construction workers from Modern Builders created a hole in the sidewalk on West Vine Street for street access to the retail spaces in the basement of Woodward Opera House. In the early history of the building, consumers had access to basement-level businesses from the sidewalk.

Connecting past to future

On Thursday, construction workers from Modern Builders created a hole in the sidewalk on West Vine Street for street access to the retail spaces in the basement of Woodward Opera House.

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Joshua Morrison/News Modern Builders is in the process of removing construction material, steel and tools from a storage area on Vine Street. The city of Mount Vernon sent a letter to the Woodward Opera House project managers to have the street reopened by 4 p.m. Friday. The block between Main and Mulberry streets has been closed for nearly seven months.

Vine Street to reopen

Modern Builders is in the process of removing construction material, steel and tools from a storage area on Vine Street.

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Joshua Morrison/News Taking advantage of the warm weather, Mount Vernon Street Department employee Eric Looker puts up a city banner on the corner of Gambier and Main Street on Tuesday morning. The Christmas theme banners and decorated baskets were removed. Looker was assisted by Jesse Bryant.

Changing the banners

Taking advantage of the warm weather, Mount Vernon Street Department employee Eric Looker puts up a city banner on the corner of Gambier and Main Street on Tuesday morning.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dr. Jené Schoenfeld was one of the speakers at Monday night’s faith communities “How Does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offer Hope Today?” event at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Schoenfeld spoke about the inequalities that have challenged the black community before and after Dr. King.

Offering hope

Dr. Jené Schoenfeld was one of the speakers at Monday night’s faith communities “How Does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offer Hope Today?” event

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Joshua Morrison/News Centerburg’s Sidney Fields (21) is fouled by Fredericktown’s Sandra Spearman (13) in the second quarter of Thursday’s game. The Trojans won, 44-33.

Trojans shake Freddies

Centerburg’s Sidney Fields (21) is fouled by Fredericktown’s Sandra Spearman (13) in the second quarter of Thursday’s game.

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