FCFD to Begin Hydrant Testing

Beginning on Monday, August 26, the Fredericktown Community Fire District will conduct testing of fire hydrants in the Village of Fredericktown. If will take a couple of months for us to conclude this first testing and document the information. Over the next week, the following areas will be our focus of testing:

• High Street in the area of the old elementary
• Tuttle Avenue
• Trailer court
• Westgate Drive
• Hydrants along Ohio 13 south of Ohio 95
• Village Parkway
• Hydrants along Ohio 95 west of Ohio 13
• Hydrants around the Fredericktown K-12 building
• Levering Drive
• Salem Ave Extension

These flow tests, as recommended by the NFPA, differ from the hydrant flushing that the Village conducts throughout the year.

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State Agencies are Working Together to Save Monarch Butterflies!

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. The monarch population in the eastern U.S. has declined up to 90 percent in the last 20 years. In response, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are helping monarchs by adding ideal habitats across the state.… Read full story

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Weekly Warrants


Warrants were issued this week by the Mount Vernon Municipal Court for the arrest of the following individuals. If you have any pertinent information about someone on the list, please contact law enforcement. Thank you. #WeeklyWarrants

Joshua Heskett
Jerry Ingles
Tanner Depolo
Christian Robinette
Shade Knox
Shawn Beveridge

Not Pictured:
Amanda Webster
Levi Hershberger

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Troopers seize $103,050 Worth of Suspected Crystal Methamphetamine in Jackson County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan woman and two men after a traffic stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 3 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine worth approximately $103,050.

On August 18, at 10:09 p.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Chevy Suburban with Michigan registration for marked lanes and impeding traffic violations on U.S.… Read full story