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Virgil Shipley/News A group of Affordable Care Act supporters organized on Public Square on Saturday to get the attention of Congressman Bob Gibbs in hopes of saving the act that provides health care to millions of American. President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress have vowed to repeal and replace the act. About 25 people from Mount Vernon, Gambier and Kenyon College joined the effort.

Supporting their cause

A group of Affordable Care Act supporters organized on Public Square on Saturday to get the attention of Congressman Bob Gibbs in hopes of saving the act that provides health care to millions of Americans.

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Virgil Shipley/News Kindergarten and first-graders at Newton Elementary School presented the musical program titled “Snowball Fight” Thursday afternoon. The youngsters presented songs about what they would like to do in the snow to friends and family.

Joyful song

Kindergarten and first-graders at Newton Elementary School presented the musical program titled “Snowball Fight” Thursday afternoon.

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Virgil Shipley/News Several homes on the east side of Martinsburg Road, just of South Main Street, are getting new gas service lines into their home. Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services of Lexington is doing the work. One-way traffic was maintained while the work was being completed Thursday.

Cold work for warmth

Several homes on the east side of Martinsburg Road, just of South Main Street, are getting new gas service lines into their home.

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Virgil Shipley/News On the table is a child mannequin that trains emergency medical personnel in the treatment of childhood injuries and illness. It was presented Wednesday to the Mount Vernon Fire Department by the Baldwin Shrine Club of Mount Vernon. From left is Lt. Leo Swank explaining the mannequin to Shriners Ed Brown, Chuck Law, Jeff Crouch and Ed Cosby. Because departments treat a small number of children, the mannequin is necessary for in-service training.

Shriners donate to MVFD

On the table is a child mannequin that trains emergency medical personnel in the treatment of childhood injuries and illness.

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Virgil Shipley/News The driver of this car is believed to have had a medical condition that caused him to drive off Main Street, Centerburg, into a house, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., according to The Ohio State Highway Patrol. Gary Lizotte, 62, Howard, was driving west when his car left the right side of the road. The impact broke a 4-foot by 8-foot section from the house’s foundation. Lizotte was wearing his seatbelt. The Central Ohio Joint Fire District transported him to St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. No report on Lizotte’s condition was available this morning.

Man drives into Centerburg home

The driver of this car is believed to have had a medical condition that caused him to drive off Main Street, Centerburg, into a house, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., according to The Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Taking the oath

Knox County officials were sworn into office Thursday by Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster, at right.

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Second term

Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer, left, was sworn into office for his second term Thursday morning by Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster.

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Passing the gavel

New Knox County Common Pleas Judge Richard Wetzel was sworn into office Thursday afternoon by Retiring Judge Otho Eyster. Attending the ceremony, among others, including family.

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Buggy involved in crash

This Amish buggy, a crane truck and pickup truck were involved in a crash in Waterford about 7:30 a.m. today. One minor injury was reported.

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