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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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Virgil Shipley/News This car was heavily damage when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck about 7:30 a.m. today on U.S. 36 at Monroe Mills Road east of Mount Vernon. The driver was taken to Knox Community Hospital by the College Township Fire Department. Details of the crash, as well as condition reports, were not available at press time. Traffic was limited to one lane. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating.

Crash slows morning commute

This car was heavily damage when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck about 7:30 a.m. today on U.S. 36 at Monroe Mills Road east of Mount Vernon.

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Getting in early to vote

Jenny Merrilees, right, was only the seventh voter at Morris B precinct at 7:45 this morning. She signed the poll book for Presiding Judge Debbie Idoine.

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Virgil Shipley/News The rider of this motorcycle was wearing his helmet and suffered only minor injuries in a crash Wednesday at 3:06 p.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Garney Lawson, 60, Coshocton, hit the rear of a car driven by Bryan Sterling, 36, Howard, on U.S. 36 at Gilchrist Road, east of Mount Vernon. Lawson was charged with assured clear distance ahead. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Carte photographed the scene.

Minor injuries

The rider of this motorcycle was wearing his helmet and suffered only minor injuries in a crash Wednesday at 3:06 p.m.

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