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Joshua Morrison/News Members of City Council met Monday for the first time in 2018. From left, Sam Barone, First Ward; John Francis, Second Ward; Nancy Vail, Third Ward; Bruce Hawkins, president; Janis Seavolt, At-Large; Matt Starr, At-Large; Jeff Gottke, Fourth Ward; and Chris Menapace, At-Large.

Council majority backs charter commission

Four members of Mount Vernon City Council provided reasons Tuesday for a recent 5-2 vote to allow voters to determine if a charter commission should be formed — with three of the four indicating they strongly favor a charter in the future for true “home rule,” and one saying he is open to the idea.

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the community, along with City Council members and charter commission candidates took part in a charter discussion hosted by Kenyon College’s Center for the Study of American Democracy Tuesday. Rod Davisson, left, and Gary Hunter, right, discussed the role of a charter commission as well as the benefits and disadvantages of city charters.

Kenyon hosts charter talks

The director of Kenyon College’s Center for the Study of American Democracy, David Rowe, asked for Tuesday’s public meeting about formation of a city charter commission to be free of a pro-con debate, as that “implies minds are already made up.”

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Village works on storm water

The Village of Fredericktown is moving on another phase of a water project aimed at keeping rainwater from being needlessly treated at the wastewater treatment plant, Mayor Jerry Day said.

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Joshua Morrison/News Finishing touches are completed at the Stephen W. Nease Center, 204 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon. Signline Graphics installed the letters on MVNU’s newest downtown building.

MVNU, Knox Labs open to public Friday

As part of its 50th year celebration commemorating the arrival of the first class of students, Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the Stephen W. Nease Center with Knox Labs Inc. Friday at 1:30 p.m, 104 S. Main St.

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Joshua Morrison/News A Mid-State Waste garbage truck went off the right side of the road and overturned on Old Mansfield Road, Tuesday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The driver, Scott Ferriman, 55, Marion, was uninjured. Fredericktown Community Fire Department was on the scene for several hours. FCFD Lt. Jeremy Moss is next to the truck at left, laying down pads to soak fuel that had spilled. The driver was cited for failure to control. The road remained closed while crews cleaned and cleared the scene. FCFD reported on the scene for three hours.

Smelly wreck

A Mid-State Waste garbage truck went off the right side of the road and overturned on Old Mansfield Road, Tuesday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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