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MOUNT VERNON — Local activist group, Gibbs Watch, celebrated the anniversary of Signs on the Square with yet another demonstration with the theme of “Reform Congress” on the Mount Vernon Square Saturday.

In the year since their first demonstration, Gibbs Watch has paid close attention to the actions of U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs who represents Ohio’s 7th congressional district, including Knox, Ashland, Coshocton and Holmes counties, along with portions of Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Stark and Tuscarawas.

Signs on the Square demonstrators regularly question Gibb’s policies. In a flyer for the “Reform Congress” anniversary demonstration, Jeanne Griggs, a Gibbs Watch organizer encouraged demonstrators to bring signs asking Gibbs “what he has gotten done in the House during the past year” with specific issues such as health care, the environment, immigration, public education and “diversity issues in Knox County.”

Though the Gibbs Watch group has political leanings — portions of the group are actively campaigning for Gibb’s competition Ken Harbaugh — Griggs said bipartisanship has always been the goal and practice for Signs on the Square.

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