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Chuck Martin/News The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood. On behalf of the Red Cross, Mayor Richard Mavis presented the rotating plaque that goes to the winner each year. He said the police will keep the plaque for the first six months, then turn it over to the fire department for the next six. Representing the departments were, from left, Caleb Haught and Nick Cockrell from the fire department, and Nick Holdren from the police department.

A bloody tie

The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood.

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September 10, 2018

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Joshua Morrison/News Viki, left, and Don Campbell from Vermilion won the “Best of Show” with their 1934 Chevy Master at the JC Auto’s Labor Day Car Show on Monday. The couple began restoring the vehicle after their son, Christopher Campbell, passed away in 2007. The car show had 104 entries and was held at Ohio Eastern Star, 1451 Gambier Road. Local businesses sponsored the 52 trophies and plaques that were handed out. The money raised from the car show will go towards local veterans.

Best of Show

Viki, left, and Don Campbell from Vermilion won the “Best of Show” with their 1934 Chevy Master at the JC Auto’s Labor Day Car Show Monday.

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September 4, 2018

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Joshua Morrison/News The 2018 Ariel-Foundation Park Volunteers of the Year were announced Sunday prior to Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra concert at Ariel-Foundation Park. Barry Bowden, left accepts a plaque from Susan Kahrl. Bowden and Doug McClarnan, not pictured, donated many hours to the park including during the Fourth of July Celebration and last month’s Rastin Challenge.

Volunteers honored

The 2018 Ariel-Foundation Park Volunteers of the Year were announced Sunday prior to Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra concert at Ariel-Foundation Park.

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September 4, 2018

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on West Street and Chestnut Street in Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon after a request from the Utica Police Department. Deputy Jeremy Carpenter and K-9 Splinter made a sweep of the car and did get a “hit.” The car was impounded and the suspects were transferred to the custody of the Utica Police Department.

K-9 makes hit on car

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on West Street and Chestnut Street in Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon after a request from the Utica Police Department.

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September 1, 2018

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