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Virgil Shipley/News Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer slides an omelet onto the plate for his wife, Diana, during Thursday’s Celebrity Omelet and Pancake Dinner. Behind the sheriff is Steve Oster, executive director of Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Over 30 elected officials and community leaders utilized their culinary skills to make breakfast favorites for those in line. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Knox County Board of Development Disabilities. Funds will be used to create a community adaptive playground.

Egg-cellent benefit

Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer slides an omelet onto the plate for his wife, Diana, during Thursday’s Celebrity Omelet and Pancake Dinner.

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Virgil Shipley/News Crews worked Wednesday to replace a section of a leaking gas line on Martinsburg Road, across from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Traffic was limited to one lane while the line was repaired

Fixing the leak

Crews worked Wednesday to replace a section of a leaking gas line on Martinsburg Road, across from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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Virgil Shipley/News Trash was found spread along Staats Road just over the Mohican River Bridge from Zuck Road, Tuesday morning. Another similar string of trash was found along the road a quarter mile away. Butler Township Trustee Andy Collins called the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, which found names on papers in the trash. The sheriff’s office will continue to investigate.

String of trash

Trash was found spread along Staats Road just over the Mohican River Bridge from Zuck Road, Tuesday morning.

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Virgil Shipley/News A drainage pipe with better “fall” has been installed across Martinsburg Road, just south of Twin Oak School. It replaces one that was just uphill and did not drain the lowest area. The plastic pipe is 15 inches in diameter. The two-day project is expected to be finished today.

Draining the water away

A drainage pipe with better “fall” has been installed across Martinsburg Road, just south of Twin Oak School. It replaces one that was just uphill and did not drain the lowest area.

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Virgil Shipley/News Wednesday morning’s 22 degree stiff breeze made the flag in front of this home on Greenwood Avenue stretch out to its full glory. The blowing cold will be with us another couple of days.

Proudly waving

Wednesday morning’s 22 degree stiff breeze made the flag in front of this home on Greenwood Avenue stretch out to its full glory.

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March snow

The nearly two inches of snow that fell Thursday night and this morning clings to the bare branches of trees.

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Virgil Shipley/News Austin Phillis, 18, Walhonding, suffered bumps and bruises in this crash Thursday at 5:28 p.m. on Martinsburg Road two miles north of Martinsburg. He was taken to Knox Community Hospital for treatment by the Utica squad. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Phillis was driving south when his pickup left the right side of the road, came back on the road, crossed the left and then rolled over. He was charged with failure to control.

Minor injuries

Austin Phillis, 18, Walhonding, suffered bumps and bruises in this crash Thursday at 5:28 p.m. on Martinsburg Road two miles north of Martinsburg.

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Virgil Shipley/News The traffic lights at Five Points on North Main Street have returned after the pole was knocked down recently by a truck. Traffic lights technician Jesse Bryant hangs a bracket for the street sign Thursday afternoon. The lights were left flashing on caution overnight and were expected to be put into full operation this morning.

Traffic light returns

The traffic lights at Five Points on North Main Street have returned after the pole was knocked down recently by a truck.

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Virgil Shipley/News The new traffic lights have been installed at Newark Road and Commerce Drive. Wiring of the lights will take about a week to complete. They will first be on caution for 10 days for drivers to get used to seeing them and then activated, according to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.

New lights

The new traffic lights have been installed at Newark Road and Commerce Drive. Wiring of the lights will take about a week to complete.

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Virgil Shipley/News The driver of this car, Morgan Carver, 23, Bellville, walked away from this crash Monday at 5:20 p.m. on Tucker Road, a mile north of U.S. 36. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Carver was driving south and lost control over the hillcrest. The car drove off the left side of the road, ran into the ditch and overturned. The patrol said Carver was wearing her seat belt. She was charged with failure to control.

Flipped the car

The driver of this car walked away from this crash Monday at 5:20 p.m. on Tucker Road,

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