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Virgil Shipley/News Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. Col. Rhoades is Commander of the unit. The 73rd is the first unit to receive the UH-60M (Mike) Black Hawk helicopters, because they have been named the top unit in the country. They will be assigned 20 of the helicopters. The new helicopter was introduced to military members and the public Friday afternoon.

New helicopters

Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base.

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February 18, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News There is a flower arrangement in here for your sweetheart as Sally Wright, owner of Flowers for You, checks this display in the lobby of the store on East Gambier Street. Work started at 6 a.m. today to get flowers ready for delivery for Valentine’s Day.

Love is in the air

There is a flower arrangement in here for your sweetheart as Sally Wright, owner of Flowers for You, checks this display in the lobby of the store on East Gambier Street.

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February 14, 2017

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Corby Wise/News In addition to the Gibbs Watch group that continues to meet on Public Square on Saturdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. to raise awareness of issues they would like Congressman Bob Gibbs to address, a small group, lead by Jeff Cline, spreads the gospel.

Spreading the word

In addition to the Gibbs Watch group that continues to meet on Public Square on Saturdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. to raise awareness of issues they would like Congressman Bob Gibbs to address, a small group, lead by Jeff Cline, spreads the gospel.

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February 13, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News On Friday afternoon, law enforcement from Nashville, Tennessee, and across Ohio gathered at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mount Vernon to give a final salute to Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw. Mumaw died in the line of duty. He drown while trying to save a suicidal woman on Feb. 2, in Nashville, Tennessee.

A final salute

On Friday afternoon, law enforcement from Nashville, Tennessee, and across Ohio gathered at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mount Vernon to give a final salute to Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw.

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February 11, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News The Newport Aquarium at Newport, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, brought an African penguin to the Danville Elementary school Friday for an outreach program. Students were allowed to pet the penguin using only two fingers over its feathers.

A new friend

The Newport Aquarium at Newport, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, brought an African penguin to the Danville Elementary school Friday for an outreach program.

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February 11, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News It wasn’t much, just a fire in a trash can at 10:07 a.m. Friday, where dirty laundry is stored at the rear of the Bob Evans Restaurant on Coshocton Avenue. The fireman is holding up what looks like an apron after a few squirts of water doused the fire. The department is investigating the cause.

Small fire

It wasn’t much, just a fire in a trash can at 10:07 a.m. Friday, where dirty laundry is stored at the rear of the Bob Evans Restaurant on Coshocton Avenue.

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February 4, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver of a Jeep, Olivia Kight, 20, Mount Vernon, pulled from Laymon Road, at Ohio 229, and hit the car in the foreground driven by Jennifer Orr, 44, Gambier. Orr was taken to Knox Community Hospital by the College Township Fire Department for a checkup. Kight was charged with failure to yield.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver of a Jeep, Olivia Kight, 20, Mount Vernon, pulled from Laymon Road, at Ohio 229, and hit the car in the foreground driven by Jennifer Orr, 44, Gambier.

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February 3, 2017

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