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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.

Kitts admits guilt

A Mount Vernon woman charged with running a heroin “shooting gallery” pleaded guilty to drug charges Thursday.

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Loudonville supportive of pot farm

The Loudonville industrial park would make a good home for a large medical marijuana grow operation, according to the Ashland County economic development executive director.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Police Department, awards were handed out to officers. Pictured, from left, are Patrolwoman Jessica Butler, 2016 Officer of the Year; and Beth Marti, James DeChant and Tim Arnold, the detective division which received the 2016 Thomas Bartlett Award for outstanding performance in the line of duty.

MVPD salutes Butler, detectives

A patrolwoman who is the Mount Vernon Police Department’s first drug interdiction officer and the PD’s detective division were honored with the department’s top awards Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News T.C. brings the dog bite training sleeve that was used in part of a search in the tire warehouse at Danville Tire and Alignment on Washington Street in Danville on Friday afternoon. The Danville Police Department, in conjunction with Storm Dog Tactical, held a training session for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon and Fredericktown police departments.

Training goes to the dogs

Local law enforcement learned their role when working with one of Danville Police’s K9 units during a training session Friday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Municipal Court Probation Chief Dave Priest demonstrates the procedure for fitting an ankle bracelet. The technology is used to monitor alcohol consumption for persons ordered not to drink by the municipal court.

Bracelets a deterrent to drinking alcohol

When probation authorities fit someone charged with an alcohol-related offense with a SCRAM bracelet, the drinking generally stops as quickly as if they were behind bars.

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