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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating a one-car crash Friday, around 2:30 p.m., in the 700 block of South Main Street. A Ford Escape collided with a power pole, snapping it in two places. The driver was transported to Knox Community Hospital by Mount Vernon Fire Department. No further information was available as of press time.

One-car accident

Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating a one-car crash Friday, around 2:30 p.m., in the 700 block of South Main Street.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade classes heard from over 40 professionals during the annual Career Day on Friday. United States Marshal Aaron Fisher spoke with his dog, Super Mario, about dog handling and law enforcement.

Career opportunities

Mount Vernon Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade classes heard from over 40 professionals during the annual Career Day on Friday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dr. Robert Atwell asks a question of the Wiggin Street Elementary students before leading seven members of the OSU Alumni Band in “Hang on Sloopy.” Three pep rallies were held on Friday at three city schools — Wiggin Street, Columbia and Twin Oak. The OSU Alumni Band performed the classic Ohio State songs, introduced them to the instruments and included a short session on how to march.

Buckeye music lesson

Dr. Robert Atwell asks a question of the Wiggin Street Elementary students before leading seven members of the OSU Alumni Band in “Hang on Sloopy.”

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Construction crews remove the sign from the former Farley and Moore Antiques, 104 S. Main St, Mount Vernon. A new banner was hung, announcing the opening of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Engineering Building in the fall of 2018.

Sign of the times

The transformation of the former Farley and Moore Antiques shop on South Main Street has begun. The building will house the engineering department for the Mount Vernon Nazarene University as well as Knox Labs.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Tuesday night before election results were announced, a $846 check was presented to Denise Conway, left of Knox Substance Abuse Action Team from Knox County Republican Party members Brittany Whitney, center, and Matt Starr. The money was raised at a picnic during the summer. The funds are going to the purchase of a mobile trailer for KSAAT’s “In Plain Sight” program.

In Plain Sight donation

On Tuesday night before election results were announced, a $846 check was presented to Denise Conway, left of Knox Substance Abuse Action Team from Knox County Republican Party members Brittany Whitney, center, and Matt Starr.

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Joshua Morrison/News Rastin Observation Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park was lit up with the color purple in memory of Chelsie Alaimo Thursday night. Family, friends and neighbors gathered at the base of the tower to remember the teenager whose life was cut short after being struck by a car two years ago.

Alaimo remembered

Rastin Observation Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park was lit up with the color purple in memory of Chelsie Alaimo Thursday night.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Mount Vernon High School Key Club gave donations to two nonprofit organizations, The American Red Cross and United Way of Knox County. Key Club presented $1,654.55 to Rod Cook, left photo, executive director for East and South Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Karen Schroeder, right photo, United Way of Knox County was presented with $546.00. Money was raised from selling concessions at events and Moo Poo Bingo during Homecoming Week. Presenting the check on behalf of Key Club is club president Luke Trese.

MVHS Key Club helps out

The Mount Vernon High School Key Club gave donations to two nonprofit organizations, The American Red Cross and United Way of Knox County.

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