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Editor: Ban could be costly to city

On a night when Mount Vernon City Council was told it will be inevitable that the city will have to “borrow” money from itself to cover expenditures in 2017, six members of Mount Vernon City Council cut off a possible revenue stream that could have helped both the city and the county financially.

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Samantha Scoles/News The dance floor at Ariel-Foundation Park’s Schnormeier Event Center wasn’t big enough for those wanting to dance as Motown Sounds of Touch took the capacity crowd on a musical journey dating back to the late 1950s. Hits from Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and even Prince had music lovers singing and dancing during two hours of non-stop music. The event was part of Foundation Park Conservancy’s Summer Concert Series.

The sounds of Motown

The dance floor at Ariel-Foundation Park’s Schnormeier Event Center wasn’t big enough for those wanting to dance as Motown Sounds of Touch took the capacity crowd on a musical journey dating back to the late 1950s.

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Local rules could limit medical pot shops

A total of three medical marijuana dispensaries are up for grabs in the district comprised of Knox, Morrow, Delaware and Licking counties, and a Mount Vernon pharmacist wants to be holding one of those licenses when the dust clears.

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Saturday delivery adjusted

riday marks the first night of Friday night football in Knox County. The only thing more anticipated than opening kickoff is Saturday morning’s game coverage in the Mount Vernon News. To make that happen, the News must adjust press and delivery time.

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Samantha Scoles/News Attorney Thom Cooper, standing, addresses Centerburg Village Council Monday. Cooper provided a history of his law firm, Cooper, Adel & Associates, the firms contributions to the village and how elimination of parking on North Ewing Street would hurt his business.

Parking concerns bad for business

Centerburg Village Council continues to discuss North Ewing Street parking after resident Greg Sands raised concerns regarding bottlenecks and possible hazards during the July meeting.

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Samantha Scoles/New John Jackson, left, is sworn in as the newest member of Centerburg Village Council by Mayor David Beck. Jackson earned the seat vacated by longtime councilwoman Susie Oswalt following interviews during a special meeting of village council Monday evening. Also interested in the position were former village administrator Phil Lohmeyer and resident James Nofsinger.

Jackson joins Centerburg council

John Jackson, left, is sworn in as the newest member of Centerburg Village Council by Mayor David Beck. Jackson earned the seat vacated by longtime councilwoman Susie Oswalt following interviews during a special meeting of village council Monday evening.

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Parking congestion a problem on Ewing St.

Parking took center stage during Monday’s Centerburg Village Council meeting as resident Greg Sands spoke with council regarding ongoing problems on North Ewing Street that pose dangers and bottlenecks in the area.

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Council picks income tax option

Mount Vernon City Council arrived at a consensus Tuesday night and has decided to ask the voters for a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot.

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New option in city quest for funds

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis was hoping his City Finance Study Group would give a recommendation to City Council to request a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot. What he got from Monday’s meeting was an unexpected option.

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