Hazel’s Choice

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Already the mother of twin girls, a teenager who has no job and no home of her own discovers she’s pregnant again. “What are you going to do?” asks her own mother, who’s helped raise her twins. There are no easy answers — but there is a compromise that this young woman believes will help… Read more »

Taylor has high hopes for GOP

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MOUNT VERNON — The economy, jobs and health care were on the minds of just about everyone at the Knox County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Saturday evening at The Dan Emmett Conference Center. Many had high hopes for Republican gains in the November election.

Students display Power of the Pen

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MOUNT VERNON — More than 120 budding young authors from 20 different middle schools converged on Mount Vernon Middle School on Saturday for the regional Power of the Pen tournament.

Christopher dismisses case

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COLUMBUS — After the Ohio Supreme Court denied his request for provisional placement on the primary ballot as a candidate for Ohio attorney general, Steve Christopher has dismissed his case against Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

Fredericktown man sentenced for income tax evasion

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COLUMBUS — Rudolph Joseph Fox Jr., 56, of Fredericktown, was sentenced in United States District Court to 12 months in prison imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $23,765 to the Internal Revenue Service, and fined $3,000.

Spring has sprung: Now it's time for fun in the sun

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MOUNT VERNON — The time couldn't be more perfect to take a trip with the students on spring break — the snow is finally gone and the sun has decided to stay. After being cooped up in the house for the past few months, some place warm, relaxing and fun sounds great.

Congress approves historic health care legislation

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Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.Read more…

Council to advocate for small business

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MOUNT VERNON — Policies are being discussed that will affect independent businesses all across the nation. Small businesses are not without their voices, and organizations such as Area Action Council are forming to make their positions heard on key issues.

Ohio 13 accident fatal to driver

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FREDERICKTOWN — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday on Ohio 13 a quarter mile north of Beckley Road, at 1:52 p.m.

2 sentenced for felonies

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MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men for felonies, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.

Surfing for sound and lights at The Place

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MOUNT VERNON — It’s time to catch the wave of a good cause. The Kokosing River Surf Club Band will perform Sunday in what is the first in a series of events being planned by the Leadership Knox project to raise money for sound and lighting equipment at ThePlace@TheWoodward, said Andrea Hayes-Caudill of the Mount… Read more »

Kenyon Squash Club making name for itself

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GAMBIER — When one thinks of big-time collegiate sports, squash is normally not at the top of the list. It is, however, the Kenyon College Squash Club that has attracted teams from illustrious institutions like Notre Dame, Navy, Purdue and Northwestern to their Knox County campus.

Fishing season heating up with warm temperatures

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MOUNT VERNON — Spring starts today, and with the warm temperatures that are upon us, many fishermen will be heading outdoors for the early catch. While large lakes are likely too cool for a lot of fish to be biting, if you know where to go you may find success.

Quintet tops in News' area wrestlers

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MOUNT VERNON — A superb quintet of wrestlers has been named to the 2010 Mount Vernon News All-Area Wrestling Team. Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets' Dane Cullen and Collin Riley, Highland's Mike Shepard, Utica's Dylan Wheeler and East Knox's Josh Beltz set the tone with their success this season.