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A semi makes the wide turn from South Sandusky Street to West Ohio Avenue on Tuesday. Mount Vernon City Council gave approval Tuesday night to designate South Sandusky Street to West Ohio Avenue to South Mulberry Street as the official truck route.
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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council spent time discussing the renovation of the plaza building to meet security directives issued by the Ohio Supreme Court during Tuesday’s meeting. Council voted unanimously to authorize the administration to proceed with applying for a state grant that will pay $500,000 of an estimated $550,000 in costs.

City Engineer Brian Ball said the option the city has decided is the most feasible plan involves building a new entryway on the plaza outside the door into the Police Station and installing an elevator next to the stairs off Gay Street that people can access from the parking garage and the street level.

He said there is concern about the long-term future of the building and a firm that evaluated the building has been asked to look at the building again and give an assessment.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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