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Joshua Morrison/News Drexel J. Thrash Training Center plays an important part of the Ohio Laborers’ Union in the professional advancement of their members. The training center sits on 119 acres, between Howard and Millwood, offers classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and a newly renovated kitchen for those who travel to Knox County.

Training skilled laborers at Thrash Center

The Drexel J. Thrash Training Center is happy to recognize National Apprenticeship Week as it continues to offer training to improve employee trades skills. The facility is rated as one of the top three training centers in the United States.

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November 15, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News After being read twice at City Council, an ordinance to allow deer hunting on 40 acres of private property was tabled indefinitely as nuisance permits are no longer issued by the state. Speaking at a committee meeting before the regular session are State Wildlife Officer Michael Budd, left, Granville Clerk of Council Mollie Prasher, center, and State Wildlife District 1 Wildlife Supervisor Gary Comer, right.

City shuts down hunting ordinance

City Council killed an ordinance adding 40 acres off Vernon View Drive to area inside the city where bow hunting for deer is allowed with the issuance of nuisance permits, but only after a 30-minute committee meeting and confusion by council over what they were doing.

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November 14, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Arms of An Angel President Dave Culbertson, left, presents a check to Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe during City Council Monday. Arms of An Angel was able to raise money to purchase another police K-9 dog for the department. The police chief updated council on the currently active dog, Laya, and her first day on the job.

Council to inject ideas on use for money

At the urging of First Ward Councilman Sam Barone, City Council Monday agreed to have a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to discuss how the budget should be approached in the wake of the voters’ approval of the 1/2 percent income tax increase.

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November 14, 2017

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Sarah Poole/News Fredericktown Police Department’s Lt. Kyle Johnson, right, loads up his cruiser on Saturday morning with Thanksgiving goods to deliver to area residents. Behind him, Mount Vernon Police Officer Nick Holdren carries two bags of groceries.

Police, foundation team up for meals

Ten officers, and one K-9 officer, and volunteers from the Byron Saunders Foundation loaded up cruisers with dozens of paper grocery bags filled to the brim with canned goods, potatoes and a certificate to receive a frozen turkey from Baker’s IGA or Hometown Market in Centerburg.

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November 13, 2017

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