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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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June 14, 2017

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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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June 5, 2017

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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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June 1, 2017

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