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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Police Department Officer Matthew Jones and K-9 DJ, center, accept a donation of $2,000 Monday from the Mount Vernon VFW Post 4027, presented by Post Commander Steve Lybarger, left, and Canteen Manager Jill Slaughter, right. The donation, raised through the post’s charitable bingo, will go toward supplies for MVPD’s K-9 units. Jones and DJ started work as the MVPD’s second K-9 unit March 25.

Bingo benefits K-9

Mount Vernon Police Department Officer Matthew Jones and K-9 DJ, center, accept a donation of $2,000 Monday from the Mount Vernon VFW Post 4027, presented by Post Commander Steve Lybarger, left, and Canteen Manager Jill Slaughter, right.

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AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Illinois lawmakers voted Thursday, May 31, 2018, to send the governor a plan using cannabis as a solution to the state's opioid crisis, a move that could greatly expand one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country.

Newark gets district’s dispensaries

Provisional licenses for the three medical marijuana dispensaries allocated for a four-county district that includes Knox County will all be granted for locations in the city of Newark in Licking County, according to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.

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Joshua Morrison/News Monday afternoon, before 2:15 p.m., a tractor-trailer traveling east on U.S. 62, near Martinsburg, went left of center, drove off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail twice and landing on its side at the bottom of an embankment. The driver, Andrew Richmond, 27, Cincinnati, was treated at the scene. He was cited for failure to control.

Bumpy ride

Monday afternoon, before 2:15 p.m., a tractor-trailer traveling east on U.S. 62, near Martinsburg, went left of center, drove off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail twice and landing on its side at the bottom of an embankment.

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