The Mount Vernon News welcomes your views on subjects of public interest. Letters regarding issues and candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot must be received by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and will be published no later than Nov. 3.

Letters submitted for publication must be legible and bear the writer’s signature, address and daytime telephone number for verification.

Letters must deal with issues and will be edited to 400 words. Thank-you letters will not be accepted.

Neither will letters from declared candidates.

No letters will be accepted concerning pending court cases.

Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days.

Letters may be sent to:

Letters to the Editor
Mount Vernon News
P.O. Box 791
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

faxed to 740-397-1321; or sent by email to Please do not send as attachments.



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