The milestones of Facebook

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An interactive chart, which shows the growth of Facebook and key milestones at the social networking site, has been posted. Mark Zuckerberg, a 26-year-old Internet tycoon, with a net worth estimated by Forbes magazine at $6.9 billion, made his first major charitable donation, pledging $100 million over the next five years to help Newark’s struggling… Read more »

Democrats call for party unity

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MOUNT VERNON — An evening of local party rallying, just six weeks prior to the general election, took place Thursday evening when the Knox County Democratic Party hosted its 40th annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

Hearing invalid; not necessary for range

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GAMBIER — After learning a Harrison Township Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing held on Sept. 14, was invalid, a Caves Road property owner said he would not reapply for a conditional use permit to open a gun range because it was not required by law.

Paving bid approved

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MOUNT VERNON — A group of four paving projects was approved by the Knox County Commissioners when they met Thursday morning at the commissioners' office.

CES, Romanians sharing information

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MOUNT VERNON — Florin Simion, representing the Federation of Romanian Credit Unions, was the guest of CES Credit Union Thursday as part of a program conducted by the World Council of Credit Unions Inc.

Invisible children event to be at MVNU

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MOUNT VERNON — A horrible civil war is currently taking place in the country of Uganda. Tragic stories are being heard of young children being kidnapped from their homes and forced to serve as soldiers in a rebel army.

Megachurch scandals

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Bishop Eddie Long of the Atlanta-area New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is the latest leader of a large U.S.-based congregation to come under scrutiny. Three men have now filed lawsuits alleging Long coerced them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers.

The cost of Obama’s health care implementation

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An interactive featuring Obama’s health care implementation by year, how much it may cost Americans, a history of the country’s health care system and a calculator that determines how an individual’s status could change is available. With crucial midterm elections approaching, the White House is preparing to use the health care campaign to reintroduce it… Read more »

Mideast Peace

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An interactive showing the history of the United States’ involvement in Israeli and Palestinian peace talks with a section that looks at key figures in the current talks has been posted.

Monster Lake

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An interactive map shows the monstrous growth of North Dakota’s Devils Lake between 1984 and 2009, and locates several towns threatened by the expansion.

Health department pursuing charges in waste nuisance

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MOUNT VERNON — In her first board meeting since officially taking over as Knox County Health Commissioner, Julie Miller announced the search for a new environmental health director is progressing at a pace that should have a new director named within two weeks.

The Main Place to benefit from Rally in the Alley

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a drop-in time of entertainment, food and socializing plus support a worthy cause this weekend when The Main Place will host Rally in the Alley to promote mental health recovery.

Knox Reads! kicks off with book giveaway

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GAMBIER — Free copies of "The Shadow of Sirius," the W.S. Merwin Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, will be distributed at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Public Square.