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Rob Curtis/ News Glenn Smith stands between aisles at his Cassell Road hardware store
Rob Curtis/ News Glenn Smith stands between aisles at his Cassell Road hardware store

Glenn Smith, the owner of a Knox County hardware store, has been very busy during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are working more on their homes due to shutdowns

 

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Joshua Morrison/News Bluegrass band Six Miles to Nellie packed the yard, while socially distancing, at the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park Friday night. The concert was sponsored by the Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival as part of the Summer in the City series of events. For a listing of more events check out mountvernonohio.org.

Music at the Terraces

Bluegrass band Six Miles to Nellie packed the yard, while socially distancing, at the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park Friday night.

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  • Michael Rich/News Recent Mount Vernon High School graduate Cory Berg, center, shows off his ring from winning the high jump in the OATCCC Division I indoor track championship last March. Berg, flanked by MV track coach Kathy Thayer, left, and athletic director Justin Sanford, right, was presented with the ring at a ceremony in front of about 50 people at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Wednesday night.

    Berg presented with one final accolade

    In a ritual reserved for the end of a quarter at a football or basketball game, recent Mount Vernon High School graduate Cory Berg was presented with a ring to commemorate his Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Division I state indoor championship.

  • Cody Strawser/News The Centerburg and Mount Gilead girls cross country teams stand at the starting before the of the Division III regional race at Pickerington High School North on Oct. 26, 2019. The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Department of Health are having trouble determining whether cross country is a contact sport or a low-contact sport because of situations like the starting line where athletes are clustered together.

    Area cross country teams work through uncertainty

    High school distance runners are in a class of their own when life is normal. But in the abnormal times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fear among area coaches, is that they’ll be the only athletes to have two consecutive seasons canceled.