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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brickhouse Grind, 10 S. Main St., Fredericktown, Monday. Cutting the ribbon are, Karen Susi, left and Jenn Wilson. The coffee shop also has art classes for all ages and skills, a gift shop to go along with the coffee, pastries and teas.

Coffee anyone?

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brickhouse Grind, 10 S. Main St., Fredericktown, Monday.

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Joshua Morrison/News A truck was spotted leaking diesel fuel on Gambier Street and again at the intersection of Gay and Vine streets Wednesday afternoon, just after 4 p.m. Mount Vernon Fire Department was able to soak up some of the leaked fuel, but traffic was backed up during the clean-up process.

Fuel spill

A truck was spotted leaking diesel fuel on Gambier Street and again at the intersection of Gay and Vine streets Wednesday afternoon, just after 4 p.m.

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Joshua Morrison/News Columbus Children’s Theatre performed “The Reluctant Dragon” as part of the Youth Enrichment Series of concerts at the Memorial Theater on Wednesday. Second graders from around Knox County learned about empathy and friendship from a dragon that isn’t the typical flying fire breather.

A friendly dragon

Columbus Children’s Theatre performed “The Reluctant Dragon” as part of the Youth Enrichment Series of concerts at the Memorial Theater on Wednesday.

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Joshua Morrison/News AMVETS Post 95 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4027 raised $1,500 together to help restock the lakes at Ariel-Foundation Park. From left, Craig Crunkilton with Sons of Amvets, AMVETS Auxiliary President Debbie Deem, AMVETS Post 95 Commander Michael J. Deem, David Carpenter, Superintendent of the City Parks and Lands Department, VFW Post 4027 Commander Steve Lybarger, VFW Quartermaster Dan Baker and AMVETS Post Adjunct Michael Mast.

Collaborative effort

AMVETS Post 95 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4027 raised $1,500 together to help restock the lakes at Ariel-Foundation Park.

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Joshua Morrison/News Josh Carrington of Mount Vernon found this hen of the woods mushroom while driving along Old Mansfield Road recently. Carrington said the highly-prized edible mushroom is also called maitake. Carrington said they often grow in clusters at the foot of oak trees and are quite common in the woods right now.

Prized mushroom

Josh Carrington of Mount Vernon found this hen of the woods mushroom while driving along Old Mansfield Road recently.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon firefighters assess the condition of a vehicle that landed on its top after it crashed in the 8100 block of Columbus Road/U.S. 36, south of Mount Vernon, Tuesday night. The driver, John Campbell, 21, of Centerburg, was traveling westbound on U.S. 36, when the car went off the right side of the road, hitting an embankment and coming to rest on its top. Firefighters were on the scene for about a half hour. Campbell was cited for failure to maintain control and for not wearing his seat belt. No injuries were reported.

Flipped over

Mount Vernon firefighters assess the condition of a vehicle that landed on its top after it crashed in the 8100 block of Columbus Road/U.S. 36, south of Mount Vernon, Tuesday night.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Career Center JROTC Noah Hagner hustles with a wheelbarrow full of mulch across a bridge at Honeyrun Waterfall Friday morning. The JROTC students had a work day at the Knox County park trimming grass, clearing downed trees, raking mulch and fixing paths throughout the park.

Fall clean-up

Knox County Career Center JROTC Noah Hagner hustles with a wheelbarrow full of mulch across a bridge at Honeyrun Waterfall Friday morning.

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Joshua Morrison/News Anastasia Karel, archivist and assistant curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, was the featured speaker at the Monday meeting of the Kiwanis Club. Karel spoke about the history of rock n’ roll, from Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles all the way up through the 1980s.

The heart of rock n’ roll

Anastasia Karel, archivist and assistant curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, was the featured speaker at the Monday meeting of the Kiwanis Club.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Career Center JROTC Noah Hagner hustles with a wheelbarrow full of mulch across a bridge at Honeyrun Waterfall Friday morning. The JROTC students had a work day at the Knox County park trimming grass, clearing downed trees, raking mulch and fixing paths throughout the park.

Fall clean-up

Knox County Career Center JROTC Noah Hagner hustles with a wheelbarrow full of mulch across a bridge at Honeyrun Waterfall Friday morning.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Park District held Barktoberfest at the Bark Park at Wolf Run Regional Park, Yauger Road, Saturday. Mazie, a 4-year old toy Australian shepherd, decked in an Ohio State University jersey, participated in the costume contest. Over 42 pounds of dog treats were donated to the Animal Shelter.

Barking up some fun

The Knox County Park District held Barktoberfest at the Bark Park at Wolf Run Regional Park, Yauger Road, Saturday.

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