MV Players offering summer acting workshops

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Players, soon celebrating its 50th year of bringing entertainment and theatrical education to Knox County, will offer two nine-week acting workshops over the summer, Tuesday nights from June 18 through Aug. 13. Two workshops will be offered, one for ages 7 to 12 and a second for ages 13… Read more »

MVPD: Drug operation successful

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Today, the Mount Vernon Police Department, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Officers K9 units conducted a drug interdiction operation dubbed “Operation Allied Force” in the city limits of Mount Vernon. The goal of the operation was to help catch subjects transporting illegal narcotics in the city of Mount Vernon. The operation was extremely… Read more »

Property tax statements mailed

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Treasurer Sandra Mizer announces real estate tax statements for Knox County have been mailed and are due Friday, June 21. Payments by cash, check or money order are accepted in the treasurer’s office. Credit card payments may be made online at www.officialpayments.com or by calling 800-272-9829 jurisdiction code 8436. Official… Read more »

Summer reading program offered at county libraries

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MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is ready to dig in to a summer full of books and events for the 2013 “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program at all locations for all ages. Registration begins, Saturday, June 1. At the main library in Mount Vernon, the program themes… Read more »

Past Utica yearbooks available at school

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UTICA — Utica High School, 260 N. Jefferson St., has a limited number of yearbooks for the following school years: 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Due to the limited quantities, the books cannot be held and they will be sold on a first-come,… Read more »

12U Ohio Stingrays Win Memorial

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Photo submitted The 12U Ohio Stingrays went undefeated last weekend in Gahanna to win the 11th annual Brittany Anderson Memorial Tournament, which was held Saturday and Sunday. The Stingrays began Saturday with a 5-2 win over the 12U Ohio Hawks in 38-degree weather, then defeated the 11U Buckeye Heat, 16-1, before finishing the day by… Read more »

Dailey receives Firefighter Cross

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Photo courtesy of the Mount Vernon Fire Department Mount Vernon Police Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey, left, received the Firefighter Cross Award for his investigation of the Feb. 14 arson at 209 Shirley Ave. Pictured with Dailey are his wife, Kelly, and children, Annalise and Lane. Read More

Freddies break record at MS state meet

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Submitted photo The Fredericktown Middle School 4×800-meter relay team set a school record at the 2013 Junior High State Championships on Sunday at Dublin Scioto High School. From left, Lauren Davis, Molly Linhares, Olivia Bates and Fiona Roddy combined for a time of 11:09.3, good for second place in the state. DUBLIN — The Fredericktown… Read more »

Pack 332 hunts for arrowheads

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Photo Submitted Bear Den Scouts from Pack 332 of St. Vincent de Paul Church recently visited the property of Tom and Oneta Debolt near Utica. Mr. Debolt shared his vast collection of arrowheads and other stone and flint tools that have been recovered from his family’s farm. Participants were given a chance to search a… Read more »

Area law enforcement involved in sweep operation

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By CHUCK MARTIN News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — About 20 law enforcement officers spread out across Knox County this morning, checking on the accuracy of information registered sex offenders have filed with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. “Operation Safe Summer” is expected to continue into Wednesday at least. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer said… Read more »

Crouch returns to Mount Vernon as champion

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Photo courtesy Florida Southern College Florida Southern junior Tim Crouch lines up a putt during the recent NCAA Division II championship tournament. The Mount Vernon native won the individual national championship on Thursday. Read more

Meth bottles discovered

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By ALAN REED News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department is searching for further information regarding seven bottles found Saturday evening on Taylor Road. Capt. George Hartz told the News the MVPD received a call about some suspicious looking bottles found along a tree line near Dan Emmett Park. Officers arrived… Read more »

Grand entry

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Photo Submitted Lexi Snyder opens the show season at the Knox County Horse Park carrying the American Flag. For more information about the park, visit KnoxCountyHorsePark.com.

FT Precision was presented a triple award

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Photo Submitted   In April, Fredericktown’s FT Precision was presented a triple award for excellence in quality, delivery and cost improvements. The award was presented May 20. Pictured are, from left, Masashiro Ii, chief engineer; Tamamai Nishimura, president; Mike Williams Sr., manager administrative; Tom Lakes, purchasing division manager; John Reffitt, quality assurance coordinator; Jeff Kelly,… Read more »

Diamond Dawgs 13U Tournament Champions

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Submitted Photo   The Mid-Ohio Diamond Dawgs won the Baseball Players Association Mid-Ohio Spring Shoot Out Tournament 13U Division on Sunday. The Diamond Dawgs play in the Central Ohio Youth Baseball League. Team members are, front row from left, Dylan Beekman, Seth Wasilewski and Gage Espy; Second row, Garett Dudley, Ethan Beckett, Tanner Elliott, Sam… Read more »

Piano auditions

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  Photo Submitted Students of the Piano Studio of Jennifer A. Kershner auditioned at the Columbus Guild Center of the National Piano Playing Guild and were accepted to the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. The Guild Auditions have been held across the United States for over 80 years. Over 120,000 pianists of all ages participate,… Read more »

Mount Vernon baseball players honored

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Submitted Photo   The Mount Vernon High School baseball team was honored at an awards banquet on Wednesday. Receiving special awards were, seated from left: Duke Cunningham, Man of Many Gloves Award; Nick Hoar, Second Team All-Ohio Capital Conference, Honorable Mention All-Central District, Most Inspirational; and Alex Arck, co-Rookie of the Year. Standing from left:… Read more »