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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at Stein Brewing Co.’s Taproom, 10 W. Vine St., Thursday afternoon. From left, owner David Stein and Woodward Opera House’s Larry Grindle watch as Stein Brewing Co. manager Robert Lucente cuts the ribbon. The Taproom serves beer brewed in vats located in the bar. A restaurant in the Woodward complex is still under construction.

Cheers

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at Stein Brewing Co.’s Taproom, 10 W. Vine St., Thursday afternoon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Bruce Williams operates a John Deere Turbo 7220 harvesting corn on Mount Vernon Avenue Monday night. The off and on rain has made it difficult to harvest soybeans but the last few warm days have helped with the corn harvest.

Fall harvest

Bruce Williams operates a John Deere Turbo 7220 harvesting corn on Mount Vernon Avenue Monday night.

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Joshua Morrison/News During Friday night’s Northmor and East Knox halftime show, Kahlan Ball was finishing up a routine with the Golden Knight Color Guard when her uncle, Roy William “Billy” Tharp, walked down the sideline. Tharp has been serving in the US Army as a specialist and hasn’t seen his niece since December.

Welcome home soldier

During Friday night’s Northmor and East Knox halftime show, Kahlan Ball was finishing up a routine with the Golden Knight Color Guard when her uncle, Roy William “Billy” Tharp, walked down the sideline. Tharp has been serving in the US Army as a specialist and hasn’t seen his niece since December.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at Knox Motor Group, 657 Sandusky St. Cutting the ribbon is owner Joe Curry, to his left is Jesse Curry and to the right is sales associate Gary Moses.

New car dealer

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at Knox Motor Group, 657 Sandusky St. Cutting the ribbon is owner Joe Curry, to his left is Jesse Curry and to the right is sales associate Gary Moses.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Ben Locke, kicked off its season with their “Critters in Concert” program at the Schnormeier Event Center Sunday. The symphony performed “Katydid Waltz” by Sarah Goslee Reed, “Flight of the Bumblebee” and with Fred Baumann as narrator, the symphony performed “Peter & the Wolf.” The Gund Gallery provided an art activity and after the concert, cookies and cider were served.

Symphony kicks off season

The Knox County Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Ben Locke, kicked off its season with their “Critters in Concert” program at the Schnormeier Event Center Sunday.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the Area Development Foundation office at the B&O Depot, 227 W. High St., Mount Vernon. Back row, from left, Ohio House Representative Rick Carfagna, Mark Ramser, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, Area Development’s Cathy Youtkas and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Grubaugh. Front row, from left, Korey Kidwell, Clinton Bailey, ADF President Jeffry Harris, Bruce Hawkins, Vickie Sant and Renee McDaniel. Guests then got a short presentation on ADF and were able to tour the B&O Depot offices.

ADF stationed at new office

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the Area Development Foundation office at the B&O Depot, 227 W. High St., Mount Vernon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Throughout the month of October, The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon will be collecting gently used coats at over 30 locations across Knox County. The coats will then be cleaned by Gault’s Plaza Cleaners and distributed to The Salvation Army and Interchurch. From left, Gault’s owner Jim Gault, Joy Harris from Interchurch and Kiwanis members Sharon Anderson and Kathy White. Since 1987, 17,892 coats have been collected, cleaned and distributed.

Coats for Kids

Throughout the month of October, The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon will be collecting gently used coats at over 30 locations across Knox County.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Firefighters Nathan Hines, left and Lt. Trevor Williams look at the remains of a power pole on Ohio 229 shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. A car had snapped the pole and flipped several times before coming to a stop on its side in a field near Cochran Road in western Knox County. The driver was evaluated at the scene and not taken to Knox Community Hospital by medics. No further information was available at press time.

No injuries in crash

Mount Vernon Firefighters Nathan Hines, left and Lt. Trevor Williams look at the remains of a power pole on Ohio 229 shortly after 1 p.m. Friday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Thursday, Brandon May, left and Marvin Haught, were sworn in as the newest members of the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Both swore an oath in front of their fellow firefighters and family, then received their MVFD badges. May is also trained as an EMT and Haught is a paramedic.

New firefighters

Thursday, Brandon May, left and Marvin Haught, were sworn in as the newest members of the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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Joshua Morrison/News Brown Family Environmental Center’s Shane McGuire inspects the specimens Mount Vernon High School junior Jacob Burrell collected during a river study Tuesday morning. Members of Bonnie Schutte’s AP Biology class along with various agencies, spent time on the Kokosing River gathering data, testing water quality and surveying the animals in the ecosystem.

Inspecting what’s in the river

Brown Family Environmental Center’s Shane McGuire inspects the specimens Mount Vernon High School junior Jacob Burrell collected during a river study Tuesday morning.

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