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Ogle: Jump not fall

A Newark man who died at Ariel-Foundation Park did jump from Rastin Tower, according to the investigation by the Knox County Coroner’s Office.

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Joshua Morrison/News The sons of Mike Mazza Sr., Mike Jr., left, and Tony, right, along with Travis who was unavailable for a photo, took possession of the former Allison’s Finer Diner Tuesday. The siblings have plans in place to bring back the nostalgia and celebration associated with fine dining at Mazza’s Restaurant for over 70 years.

Mazza’s ready to open

The most popular question in Knox County these days has finally been answered — Mazza’s Restaurant will officially open Wednesday.

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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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Charter chatter continues in Mount Vernon

While it remains up in the air if Mount Vernon City Council could put a charter commission request on the November ballot, Monday evening’s committee meeting tied up some lose ends to prepare legislation just in case.

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Council flooded with storm water talks

The city of Mount Vernon is inching toward the creation of a storm water utility as Councilman Chris Menapace, chairman of Utilities Committee, started the conversation with council Monday night.

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