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Joshua Morrison/News Riverside Recovery Services, which owns the house at 197 Mansfield Avenue, is looking to change its zoning to R-3. The home is used as a place to stay for those recovering from substance abuse.

A chance at recovery

More than anything, Amy Smart would like to see Knox County give the residents of 197 Mansfield Avenue a chance.

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Two offered ILC by judge

A Knox County judge gave a Fredericktown woman a second crack at intervention in lieu of conviction and offered the same to a Mount Vernon man who said he’s never heard of the program before.

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Joshua Morrison/News A fire was reported shortly after midnight at The Arbors, 1575 Yauger Road, Apt. 25. Firefighters from Mount Vernon and College Township responded, as well as Fredericktown EMS. One woman was killed and four families displaced because of the fire. American Red Cross was called in to help.

Smoke inhalation cause of death

Smoke inhaled from an oxygen explosion is believed to have caused the death of a Mount Vernon woman, according to preliminary autopsy results.

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Groups offer help to village

A downtown plan has Fredericktown a year and a half ahead of the curve for revitalization efforts, and there are two local non-profit organizations ready to help.

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