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Joshua Morrison/News A color connection between downtown Mount Vernon and Ariel-Foundation Park is now set as the pedestrian bridge that links the two areas has been enhanced by a multi-color LED lighting system. A similar project is planned for the viaduct if approved by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Let there be light, color

The pedestrian bridge over the Kokosing River is now flooded with color thanks to funding by a private donor and support by the Foundation Park Conservancy.

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Parade turns back time

Long before Christmas became so commercialized, bejeweled and bedazzled, the season was marked with simpler touches like strands of popcorn, red velvet ribbons, gingerbread men and the glow of white lights.

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2017 Newspaper Week
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News a valuable local commodity

As we set out to proudly participate in National Newspaper Week, we celebrate “Real Newspapers … Real News!” At the Mount Vernon News, we have a lot to reflect upon this week — both internally and outside the walls of 18 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon.

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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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