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Joshua Morrison/News The Ohio Department of Transportation recently approved a grant for a safety projection on Sandusky Avenue, between Belmont and Tilden avenues.

ODOT helping with north side intersection

The city has received good news, City Engineer Brian Ball reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing, the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved a grant to pay the real estate and engineering costs for the safety project on Sandusky Avenue at the intersections with Belmont Avenue and Tilden Avenue.

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November 18, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Arms of An Angel President Dave Culbertson, left, presents a check to Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe during City Council Monday. Arms of An Angel was able to raise money to purchase another police K-9 dog for the department. The police chief updated council on the currently active dog, Laya, and her first day on the job.

Council to inject ideas on use for money

At the urging of First Ward Councilman Sam Barone, City Council Monday agreed to have a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to discuss how the budget should be approached in the wake of the voters’ approval of the 1/2 percent income tax increase.

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November 14, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Leaf pick-up in the city of Mount Vernon began on Monday. Leaves will be picked up through Nov. 30. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves to the curb and not out into the street.

Fall is back; so is leaf pickup

With the arrival of more typical fall weather, trees are finally shedding their leaves and the city will resume regular leaf pick-ups Monday, Street Superintendent Tom Hinkle reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing.

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November 11, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon 3rd Ward Councilwoman Nancy Vail, left, is given some information from newly elected At-Large councilman Chris Menapace about the election results appearing on the wall of the Republic election results gathering at The Alcove Tuesday night.

Election Night in Knox County

People who live or work in Mount Vernon will begin paying an additional 1/2 percent income tax in January after voters approved the hike in Tuesday’s election by a 1,523 to 1,430 vote margin, or 51.57 percent to 48.43 percent.

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November 8, 2017

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