Joshua Morrison/News Members of City Council met Monday for the first time in 2018. From left, Sam Barone, First Ward; John Francis, Second Ward; Nancy Vail, Third Ward; Bruce Hawkins, president; Janis Seavolt, At-Large; Matt Starr, At-Large; Jeff Gottke, Fourth Ward; and Chris Menapace, At-Large.

City Council split, but backs promise

The discussion was heated at times, but in the end a majority of City Council wanted the city to honor its commitment to hire three additional firefighters and a police officer.

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Barbara Ann McNeil

Barbara Ann McNeil, 91, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the Laurels of Mount Vernon surrounded by her loving family.

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Dennis A. Long

Dennis A. Long, 79, of Mount Vernon, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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Joshua Morrison/News Pam Allison is consoled by her husband, Terry, during a recent interview with the News. The Allisons are closing their restaurant on Upper Gilchrist Road on Easter, April 1. The Allisons will continue to run a Newark eatery, Big Apple Cafe.

Allisons say good-bye

After nearly 10 years in business, Allison’s Finer Diner will be closing its doors. They will remain open until April 1, Easter Sunday, when they will close after lunch.

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Submitted photo Kenyon freshman Crile Hart participates in the 200-yard individual medley at the North Coast Athletic Conference championships in Granville on Thursday.

Lords swimmers pursue NCAA record title count

Crowned national champions 34 times in the past 38 seasons, the Kenyon College Lords swimming and diving team will head to Indianapolis, Indiana in search of a record 35th team title when the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship gets underway at Indiana University Natatorium.

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Geoff Cowles/News Danville senior Skyler Durbin (10) fights for the ball with visiting River View’s Chase Whitehair in Tuesday’s non-conference game. The Blue Devils won 72-49.

Durbin named All-Ohio

After the last football season was over, Danville’s Skyler Durbin was named to the Division VII All-Ohio First Team for his achievements. On Monday, he added a rare double to his All-Ohio status by earning Second Team All-Ohio in Division IV boys’ basketball.

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Photo submitted by Katlyn Shafer Sandi Brodbeck, CCRC activities director, poses with a sign for the sweetheart dance held for residents at the County Club Rehabilitation campus by MVNU’s Students Making an Impact in the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE) group.

‘SMILE’ group hosts Sweetheart Dance

Last month, the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus co-hosted a Sweetheart Dance with MVNU’s Students Making an Impact in the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE) group to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Submitted photo Siemens engineer Kerry Haldeman, right, helps Twin Oak elementary students build a functional and cost effective bridge model in a STEM lab challenge.

Engineers visit Twin Oak

Partnering with Siemens Engineers, Twin Oak students celebrated Engineering Week on Feb. 20 by taking on the STEM challenge to build a bridge that would be weight-bearing and cost effective.

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