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Larry Di Giovanni/News The modern and spacious new lobby of the YMCA of Mount Vernon, facing Sugar Street, is significantly different than the former smaller, more crowded entry facing North Main Street.

YMCA renovation transforms building

Members walking inside the new main entrance to the YMCA of Mount Vernon, which faces Sugar Street, are greeted with a modern lobby area and a spacious counter where employees are no longer crowded elbow to elbow.

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Land bank takes executive session actions

The Knox County Land Bank Board of Directors took two actions Friday following a nearly one -hour executive session, one of them being to sell a home on East Ohio Avenue to the same applicant it had previously turned down.

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SciFi kicks off Kenyon Review festival

GAMBIER — “What if” scenarios involving how a change in the outcome of one world event from the past would affect those of us living in the 21st century served as the kickoff topic for The Kenyon Review Literary Festival 2019. Misha Rai, a Kenyon Review fellow, asked 25 students to put their creative thinking… Read more »

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Gambier mayor salary hike divisive

Another fiery debate ensued during the second reading of Gambier Village Council’s proposed ordinance to raise the mayor’s salary from the current $9,000 per year to $16,000, this time including an actual vote to amend the increase to $12,000 while involving the city solicitor, Clinton Bailey, and Kenyon College’s chief business officer, Mark Kohlman, in the fray.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Commissioners Thom Collier, Teresa Bemiller and Bill Pursel.

Parrott Street bridge nearing completion

Knox County commissioners were informed this week that the $1 million Parrott Street Bridge project — the county’s portion of the overall project at its junction with Columbus Road — should be completed by the end of November. The project began in mid-August.

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