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Joshua Morrison/News Thirteen-year-old Catherine Fleckinstein dances to “Ashes” by Celine Dion at Riverside Park on Tuesday night as part of the Summer in the City youth showcase. Young artists, dancers and musicians participated in the event and another showcase will be Thursday at Ariel-Foundation Park.

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Thirteen-year-old Catherine Fleckinstein dances to “Ashes” by Celine Dion at Riverside Park on Tuesday night as part of the Summer in the City youth showcase.

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Joshua Morrison/News Work on the raising of the railroad crossing commenced Tuesday as a crew from CR Construction, working for the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad, began installing 60 railroad ties between Spruce Street and Parrott Street. Next week, construction on the road crossing will begin. The collaborative project between the railroad, Ohio Rail Development Commission and the City of Mount Vernon is expected to last through the rest of the month.

Working on the railroad

Work on the raising of the railroad crossing commenced Tuesday as a crew from CR Construction, working for the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad, began installing 60 railroad ties between Spruce Street and Parrott Street.

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Joshua Morrison/News Jon Noel paddles hard against the wind on Saturday morning at Ariel-Foundation Park during the Paddle for Heroes 5K and Adventure Race. Noel finished second behind Steve Lemming. Kevin Henthorn finished third. In the 5k Race, Adam Porter finished first followed by Tom McCauley and Lyle Guthridge.

Paddle for Heroes

Jon Noel paddles hard against the wind on Saturday morning at Ariel-Foundation Park during the Paddle for Heroes 5K and Adventure Race.

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Joshua Morrison/News Josey, left, and Peyton Warren holds up signs supporting local law enforcement during the Friday morning shift change at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The “Back the Blue” effort, supports law enforcement during a time of national protest. A second event will be held today at 3 p.m.

Back the blue

Josey, left, and Peyton Warren holds up signs supporting local law enforcement during the Friday morning shift change at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

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Joshua Morrison/News With music and storytelling, singer/songwriter Vince Marcellino plays his guitar on Tuesday at Ariel-Foundation Park as the kickoff performance of the Summer in the City series of events. The summer series of events will feature music, art and recreation across Mount Vernon and Knox County. For information on other events, look for a schedule at mountvernonohio.org

Summer in the City kick-off

With music and storytelling, singer/songwriter Vince Marcellino plays his guitar on Tuesday at Ariel-Foundation Park as the kickoff performance of the Summer in the City series of events.

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Joshua Morrison/News Around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, a semi traveling eastbound on Ohio 3/US 36 went off the road, striking a parked truck in the 8200 block of Columbus Road and rolling onto its side, spilling the contents of its trailer. The driver was checked out by medics on scene and didn’t require transport to the hospital. Mount Vernon Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on scene. No further details were available as of press time.

Crash closes Ohio 3/US 36

Around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, a semi traveling eastbound on Ohio 3/US 36 went off the road, striking a parked truck in the 8200 block of Columbus Road and rolling onto its side, spilling the contents of its trailer.

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