Joshua Morrison/News This property at 204 E. Sugar St., Mount Vernon, could be labeled as a nuisance after a law enforcement investigation turned up evidence of drug trafficking and use. Property owner Phillipe J. Lesage has 10 days to appeal the complaint filed Wednesday.

Kitts admits guilt

A Mount Vernon woman charged with running a heroin “shooting gallery” pleaded guilty to drug charges Thursday.

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Loudonville supportive of pot farm

The Loudonville industrial park would make a good home for a large medical marijuana grow operation, according to the Ashland County economic development executive director.

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Joshua Morrison/News College Township firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 11900 block of Upper Gilchrist Road on Thursday afternoon. A rubbish burn got away from a property owner and set the creek bed on fire. Firefighter Ally Palia and Ben Tauber work to put out flames and hotspots. An open burn ban from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily is in effect through the end of May.

Grass fire

College Township firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 11900 block of Upper Gilchrist Road on Thursday afternoon.

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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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Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Police Department, awards were handed out to officers. Pictured, from left, are Patrolwoman Jessica Butler, 2016 Officer of the Year; and Beth Marti, James DeChant and Tim Arnold, the detective division which received the 2016 Thomas Bartlett Award for outstanding performance in the line of duty.

MVPD salutes Butler, detectives

A patrolwoman who is the Mount Vernon Police Department’s first drug interdiction officer and the PD’s detective division were honored with the department’s top awards Thursday.

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Brown hopes bill curtails fentanyl

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and three of his colleagues have introduced a bill to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) keep fentanyl out of the country.

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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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