Jackets rattle Blue Devils

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MOUNT VERNON — To say the Mount Vernon High School girls basketball team got off to a hot start on Wednesday night is putting it mildly.

Hawks prove too much for Trojans

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CENTERBURG — It was a matter of execution at both ends of the floor on Wednesday night as the Bishop Hartley High School girls basketball team defeated the host Centerburg Trojans, 57-43, to win the championship of the Shelly Whited Holiday Classic.

Referee intervenes in hearing

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MOUNT VERNON — Returning for a second day of cross-examination, John Freshwater and school board attorney David Millstone frequently reached an impasse, prompting contract termination hearing referee R. Lee Shepherd to intervene at times.

Wiper law to go into effect

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MOUNT VERNON — A six-month phase-in period for a new law requiring drivers to use their headlights any time they have their windshield wipers on, ends today.

Trojans douse Flames

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CENTERBURG — It took a few minutes for the Centerburg girls basketball team to start the fire, but once they did, it burned long and hot.

Jackets get back in the swim of things

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GAMBIER — Competing in its first meet in a week, the Mount Vernon High School swim team hosted Gahanna-Lincoln at the Kenyon Athletic Center on Tuesday morning. While Gahanna swept the Yellow Jackets, it wasn’t about winning or losing. It was simply about getting back into the flow after the Christmas break.

Homicide investigation continues

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MOUNT VERNON — "Detectives continue to follow up on all leads, tips and information that they have received," Knox County Sheriff David Barber said late Tuesday regarding the investigation into the murder of Jean Davis.

Family in need after fire

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MOUNT VERNON — The Hernando Ruiz family — parents and children ages 4, 6 and 10 — is in need of everything after their home on Smith Street, off Harcourt Road, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

Security tightening for flights

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MOUNT VERNON — After President Barack Obama’s order to increase security for international flights coming into the United States, few planes bound for the United States over the weekend were leaving Europe on time. That included a flight from Paris with a Mount Vernon family on board.

Trojans dismantle Pirates

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CENTERBURG — The undefeated Centerburg Trojans, led by a great team effort and an outstanding 25-point performance from post Drew Osborne, dismantled the visiting Cardington-Lincoln Pirates in the first half of their nonconference boys basketball match on Monday evening, coasting to a 75-63 victory.

Residents uneasy after crimes

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BLADENSBURG — As investigations continue into the homicide death of Jean Davis and the recent burglaries in the area, Bladensburg residents continue to feel uneasy.

Council creates taxi cab board

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MOUNT VERNON — After making a few changes, City Council approved legislation creating a taxi cab board and modifying city ordinances regarding licensing of taxi drivers and taxi cabs.