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Joshua Morrison/News The Ohio Department of Transportation recently approved a grant for a safety projection on Sandusky Avenue, between Belmont and Tilden avenues.

ODOT helping with north side intersection

The city has received good news, City Engineer Brian Ball reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing, the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved a grant to pay the real estate and engineering costs for the safety project on Sandusky Avenue at the intersections with Belmont Avenue and Tilden Avenue.

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Joshua Morrison/News After being read twice at City Council, an ordinance to allow deer hunting on 40 acres of private property was tabled indefinitely as nuisance permits are no longer issued by the state. Speaking at a committee meeting before the regular session are State Wildlife Officer Michael Budd, left, Granville Clerk of Council Mollie Prasher, center, and State Wildlife District 1 Wildlife Supervisor Gary Comer, right.

City shuts down hunting ordinance

City Council killed an ordinance adding 40 acres off Vernon View Drive to area inside the city where bow hunting for deer is allowed with the issuance of nuisance permits, but only after a 30-minute committee meeting and confusion by council over what they were doing.

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Joshua Morrison/News Arms of An Angel President Dave Culbertson, left, presents a check to Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe during City Council Monday. Arms of An Angel was able to raise money to purchase another police K-9 dog for the department. The police chief updated council on the currently active dog, Laya, and her first day on the job.

Council to inject ideas on use for money

At the urging of First Ward Councilman Sam Barone, City Council Monday agreed to have a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to discuss how the budget should be approached in the wake of the voters’ approval of the 1/2 percent income tax increase.

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Joshua Morrison/News Leaf pick-up in the city of Mount Vernon began on Monday. Leaves will be picked up through Nov. 30. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves to the curb and not out into the street.

Fall is back; so is leaf pickup

With the arrival of more typical fall weather, trees are finally shedding their leaves and the city will resume regular leaf pick-ups Monday, Street Superintendent Tom Hinkle reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing.

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Rectory, condos approved

It took only about 10 minutes for the Historical Review Commission to approve St. Vincent de Paul Church’s new plans to replace the rectory at 301 E. High St.

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Russians out of WWI as civil war ravages country

The news hit the front page of the Daily Banner on Nov. 8, 1917: The “Maximalists,’ described as the “extremist group led by Nikolai Lenin,” seized control of Petrograd with the assistance of the capital’s garrison. The report was that Premier Alexander Kerensky had been deposed and the new government would propose an immediate peace…. Read more »

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Water issues bubble up in Clinton Township

The Clinton Township trustees will try to set up a meeting with city representatives and the Clinton Township Water and Sewer District Board to get a better understanding of the situation between the city and the sewer and water district.

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Celebration set for best hometown

At 6 p.m. Friday, in a ceremony at the Memorial Building, Mount Vernon will be presented an Ohio Magazine award as one of the state’s “Best Hometowns” for 2017-18.

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