Robert Todd Redman

A service celebrating the life of Robert Todd Redman will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark.

comments | Obituary | February 17, 2018, 4:00 pm |



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’17 record year at MVFD

Last year was the busiest on record for the Mount Vernon Fire Department, according to the annual report from Fire Chief Chad Christopher.

comments | News | February 17, 2018, 6:00 am |



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Hospice receives grant

Hospice of Knox County has received a grant in the amount of $1,686 from The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Inc., to fund the purchase of Medtronic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators detection magnets and wrist blood pressure monitors.

comments | Press Release | February 17, 2018, 5:56 am |



Joshua Morrison/News White posts mark the westbound lanes on Coshocton Avenue in front of the Kroger Plaza. The cones are temporary until the road can be properly marked with paint.

New lanes still sketchy

Traffic on Coshocton Avenue seems to be moving better as driver get used to the lane markers that have been placed to funnel drivers into the correct lanes, said Jason Epley, assistant to the city engineer, at the mayor’s weekly press briefing.

comments | News | February 17, 2018, 5:55 am |



Joshua Morrison/News Flooding was still a concern Friday as rain this week has caused waterways to overflow. Mount Vernon and College Township fire departments performed a water rescue Friday evening, before 5 p.m., on Lower Gambier Road. The road was closed most of the day Friday as the Kokosing River came out of its banks. Stricker Road was closed Friday afternoon due to washed out culverts. Stull and Sapp roads, and many others, were closed because of rising waters.


Flooding was still a concern Friday as rain this week has caused waterways to overflow.

comments | Photo | February 17, 2018, 5:42 am |



Joshua Morrison/News The Woodward Opera House on South Main Street is taking shape in the final stages of the rehabilitation project.

Fire at Woodward

Mount Vernon Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer Terry Davis is investigating what appeared to be evidence of a small fire in the Woodward Opera House this week.

comments | News | February 17, 2018, 5:40 am |