Davies: Don't forget the families left behind

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SPARTA — As communities all over the country gathered on Monday to commemorate American veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we all might enjoy American's freedoms, Patricia Davies, director of operations at Morrow County Development Office, said we should not forget the families left behind.

Danville thanks veterans

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DANVILLE — Danville-area veterans heard words of thanks for their dedication and their sacrifices at Memorial Day ceremonies Monday morning at Danville Memorial Park.

Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel resigns

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File Photo COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel has resigned as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations. related Tressel speaks in Morrow County, apologizes again March 16, 2011 The university announced the resignation Monday. Tressel says in a statement that he met with university officials and agreed… Read more »

Brandon honors fallen heroes

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BRANDON — No sooner did the last echo of the 21-gun salute fade into the still, humid air, then its sound was replaced by the solemn refrain of Taps from a lone bugler. Young and old stood in silent reverence as the Brandon community reflected and remembered.

MVA grads not phased by trials

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Academy Class of 2011 left their commencement ceremony determined to live up to their class motto: "We are not defined by our trials, but how we face them."

Partlow reaching out to honor friend

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MOUNT VERNON — From a great tragedy, often springs great hope. Helping others who are going through a trying time is the goal for the committee members of the Healing Hearts Memorial Fund. They know about tragedy first-hand.

Banner big on Civil War news

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MOUNT VERNON — By late spring, 1861, war had officially broken out between North and South, but not much happened in the month and a half after Confederate forces in Charleston, S.C., fired on the federal garrison at Fort Sumter in April.

Projects plentiful in city

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MOUNT VERNON — One project is nearly finished, two are ready to begin and two more are being considered for the future by Mount Vernon city officials.

Paying respect

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Lawrence and Judy Page of Granville Road visit the graves of her parents, Bob and Elsie Stull, in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. They planted flowers that will bloom all summer next to an American flag.

Feet first

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With the opening of the Hiawatha Water Park/Pool set for June 6, lifeguards have started training exercises.