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Information spreads fast when story breaks

There is no denying my phone rings a lot. Calls come in all day in my office and each morning I’m often listening to messages left overnight. On my cellphone, I get a lot of calls and text messages every day — a mixed bag of work and personal. But since we broke the story about the Mount Vernon Fire Department captain who bared too much of himself, I’m noticing the battery on my cellphone runs out much faster than usual.

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MVFD captain suspended

Capt. Michael Treisch was originally given an oral reprimand from Chief Chad Christopher for the incident that took place on Nov. 25, but after additional consideration, Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels decided the suspension was a more fitting punishment.

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Samantha Scoles/News Just over $1,300 and 660 food items were collected for Food for the Hungry during Thursday’s Foodstock at the Knox County Memorial Theater. The chautauqua-like concert featured the Beatles in honor of the 50th anniversary of St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Food For the Hungry drive takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the theater, 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A live auction will start just after 1 p.m.

Help!-ing community

Just over $1,300 and 660 food items were collected for Food for the Hungry during Thursday’s Foodstock at the Knox County Memorial Theater.

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Joshua Morrison/News Patsy and Doug Brenneman wave to the crowd of onlookers as they move through downtown Mount Vernon. The couple, who have had a profound impact on the city of Mount Vernon, served as grand marshals during Sunday’s Christmas Parade.

An old-fashioned celebration

Downtown Mount Vernon celebrated an Old-Fashioned Christmas Sunday afternoon and the American Heritage Girls Troop 0377 set the tone in the annual parade with their costumes representing a time when living was simple and people embraced the importance of the message of Christmas over the commercialization.

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Gem opens for marketplace

In a whirlwind of activity, the Knox County Memorial Building will transform into the Jingle Bell Marketplace for Sunday’s Mount Vernon Christmas Walk and Parade.

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Electrical issue delays Saturday’s newspaper

When it rains it pours. As heavy rains drove into Knox County late Friday night, an electrical glitch kept the press at the Mount Vernon News from firing up, resulting in a delay in delivery of Saturday’s edition.

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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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