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Virgil Shipley/News Tanya Roberts, 32, of Mount Vernon, was treated at Knox Community Hospital for injuries after this crash on U.S. 36, Sunday at 5:40 p.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Roberts was driving east and ran off the right side of the road on a left curve, just east of McManis Road. She was charged with failure to maintain reasonable control.

Driver injured, charged

Tanya Roberts, 32, of Mount Vernon, was treated at Knox Community Hospital for injuries after this crash on U.S. 36, Sunday at 5:40 p.m.

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Virgil Shipley/News DeCosky GM recently donated this check for $500 and various pieces of baseball equipment, including batting tees, catchers gear, pitching screens, shirts and practice balls, to the Mount Vernon Baseball Association. Pictured at the presentation are, seated top from left, Camden Firebaugh and Zac Clow; and bottom row, MVBA Board Chairman Ron Clow, Mack Hanna, Rylan Firebaugh and DeCosky Sales Manager Michael DeCosky.

DeCosky donates to MVBA

DeCosky GM recently donated this check for $500 and various pieces of baseball equipment, including batting tees, catchers gear, pitching screens, shirts and practice balls, to the Mount Vernon Baseball Association.

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Virgil Shipley/News Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher, right, recognized The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the City of Mount Vernon and Ariel Foundation for their assistance purchasing an X-ray machine and metal detector for a security checkpoint on the third floor. The equipment cost approximately $27,000. Arranging the checkpoint required modifications to the lobby and installation of security cameras. Pictured with Thatcher are, from left, Sam Barone, with the Community Foundation; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; and court security officer Tom Brown.

Court security upgrades

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher, right, recognized The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the City of Mount Vernon and Ariel Foundation for their assistance purchasing an X-ray machine and metal detector for a security checkpoint on the third floor.

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Virgil Shipley/News The Kokosing Trail bike path was a busy place Friday, with 48 Mount Vernon High School freshman and sophomores riding to Gambier and back. From left, Tyler Gregory, Maggie Williams, Sarah Payne and Spencer Riffle were four of the riders, with others and their bikes in the background. For these freshman and sophomores, it was a summer physical education class for which they will receive class credit. Today, another group will ride to Howard and back.

Out for some exercise

The Kokosing Trail bike path was a busy place Friday, with 48 Mount Vernon High School freshman and sophomores riding to Gambier and back.

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Gambier paving

Summer paving has begun in Gambier with Small’s Asphalt Paving crews starting on North Acland Street.

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Virgil Shipley/News Philip Antill’s motorcycle lays on the pavement while the MedFlight helicopter in the field in the background is ready to take him to Grant Medical Center with his injuries. The crash happened at the intersection of Green Valley and Braddock Roads on Saturday at 7:59 p.m. Antill was listed in fair condition this morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Antill was riding west on Green Valley Road when the bike left the right side of the road, came back on the road and laid down on the right side. The patrol said Antill was not wearing a helmet and had head injuries. Alcohol or drugs are suspected and the crash is still under investigation.

Motorcyclist injured

Philip Antill’s motorcycle lays on the pavement while the MedFlight helicopter in the field in the background is ready to take him to Grant Medical Center with his injuries.

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Virgil Shipley/News Burning plastic bags filled with fiberglass caused this mess at the Owens-Corning fiberglass plant 350 Pittsburgh Ave., Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were hosing down the pile to put out the fires. Mount Vernon Fire Chief Chad Christopher said the cause is still under investigation. They were on the scene from the time of the call at 4:36 p.m. until 8:05 p.m. Mutual aid came from Fredericktown and Central Ohio Joint Fire District with engines and Utica EMS.

Small fire at factory

Burning plastic bags filled with fiberglass caused this mess at the Owens-Corning fiberglass plant 350 Pittsburgh Ave., Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were hosing down the pile to put out the fires. Mount Vernon Fire Chief Chad Christopher said the cause is still under investigation.

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Virgil Shipley/News The Knox County Joint Veteran Council held a Memorial Day service Tuesday morning at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center on East Gambier Street. At the conclusion, taps was played by Don Walters.

Honoring veterans

The Knox County Joint Veteran Council held a Memorial Day service Tuesday morning at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center on East Gambier Street.

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Virgil Shipley/News Glen Road has been closed indefinitely between Newark and Martinsburg roads because of structural problems with this bridge over Delano Run.

Road closed

Glen Road has been closed indefinitely between Newark and Martinsburg roads because of structural problems with this bridge over Delano Run.

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Virgil Shipley/News Graffiti on both sides of this abutment under the Mill Street bridge, over the East Branch of the Kokosing River in Fredericktown, was quickly painted over Saturday morning. A dozen village residents in the Neighborhood Watch and the Fredericktown Police Department came with paint rollers on long handles to apply several gallons of paint. A second coat of the paint is anticipated. Once complete, any new graffiti should simply wash off.

Cleaning up the graffiti

Graffiti on both sides of this abutment under the Mill Street bridge, over the East Branch of the Kokosing River in Fredericktown, was quickly painted over Saturday morning.

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Virgil Shipley/News It was the annual Mount Vernon Middle School Ice Cream Social on Wednesday after lunch. This is the sixth grade class of 300 students who swarmed over Middle School PTO members who were scooping out the treats. Chelsea Bender, at left, enjoyed her dish with the rest of the class getting their treats. The 300 students in the seventh and eighth grades also were rewarded with ice cream.

A sweet treat

It was the annual Mount Vernon Middle School Ice Cream Social on Wednesday after lunch.

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Virgil Shipley/News Isaac Williams, 4, had a good time Monday morning using his pitching arm to throw pennies in the fountain on Public Square. Along with his mom, Kayla, and 18-month-old sister, Resinnee, they were out for a walk on a perfect spring day.

Make a wish

Isaac Williams, 4, had a good time Monday morning using his pitching arm to throw pennies in the fountain on Public Square.

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Virgil Shipley/News A helmet is essential when riding a bike and Centerburg elementary school second-grader Jake Hayden, right, was fitted with one Wednesday morning during a fitness walk/bike to school event. Making sure the helmet fit is Mount Vernon Police Officer Brian Weiser. Breakfast snacks were provided by Knox Community Hospital. The event was sponsored by Get Healthy Knox County Coalition of the Knox County Health Department. Students walked or biked from the gazebo park to the elementary school, led by Knox County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Light. MVPD Officer Nick Myrda and Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Dave Flanagan also escorted the group.

Centerburg kids get helmets for safety

A helmet is essential when riding a bike and Centerburg elementary school second-grader Jake Hayden, right, was fitted with one Wednesday morning during a fitness walk/bike to school event.

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