Chatman hearing waived

A preliminary hearing in Mount Vernon Municipal Court for Sabian D. Chatman, 35, of Columbus, was waived Tuesday afternoon after Chatman had secured representation by the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, according to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office.

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Goose hunt OK’d; other tactics urged

The city Parks Department can use controlled hunts to try to help thin the goose population at Ariel-Foundation Park thanks to City Council passing an ordinance Tuesday allowing the hunts.

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Ted D. Grindstaff

Ted D. Grindstaff, 65, of Heath, passed away Dec. 26, 2016, at Select Specialty Hospital in Newark, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

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Jacqueline Kay Johnson

Jacqueline Kay Johnson, 74, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Flint, Mich., to the late Neil and Olive Edith (Holdorff) Downing Sr.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Milligan

Robert “Bob” Milligan, 69, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with the effects of Agent Orange.

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City to upgrade plaza building

Mount Vernon City Council spent time discussing the renovation of the plaza building to meet security directives issued by the Ohio Supreme Court during Tuesday’s meeting.

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From left, Jillian Williams of Mount Vernon, Lilly Brooks of Johnstown, Anna Preston of Johnstown, Cody Law of Centerburg, Kathryn Nicks of Northridge, Shayna Shaw of Utica, Samantha Webb of Utica, Sierra Stein of Johnstown, Gracie Stoltz of Johnstown, Kaitlin Stein of Johnstown, and Hannah Stoltz of Johnstown practice for their performance at the annual Outback Bowl Halftime Show on Jan. 2, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Local troupe dancing their way to bowl game

This holiday season, dancers, band members, coaches and parents will be traveling from all across the country to Tampa, Fla., for the opportunity to dance at this year’s annual Outback Bowl halftime show.

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Two injured in accident

Two people were taken to Columbus hospitals following a one-car crash at 10:49 p.m., Sunday night, just outside of Mount Vernon city limits.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ashley Beardsley, 27, Mount Vernon, was flown by MedFlight helicopter to Ohio State University Hospital.

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Freedom Center expands services

As it enters 2017, the Alcohol and Drug Freedom Center is poised to expand its efforts at fighting drug addiction. The expansion, part of a strategic plan adopted in October, is designed to meet community needs for responding to a growing and changing problem, said Executive Director Jeff Williams.

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