Archive for February, 2010
MOUNT VERNON — A round hole, about 18 inches across and 4 feet deep, appeared Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
NEW PHILIDELPHIA — Democratic Congressman Zach Space will be running unopposed in the May primary to retain his 18th District seat in Washington, D.C., following certification of signatures by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.
Tell us where the worst potholes are and if you’ve notice any improvement to the city streets or county highways.
Mount Vernon Residents who see large potholes can call 393-9501 to report them.
HEBRON — Thirty-two minutes wasn’t enough for the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets and Newark Wildcats on Tuesday night. The two teams, tied at 47 after four quarters, played for more minutes before the Yellow Jackets emerged as the champion, 51-49.
NEWARK — It was a tale of two halves Tuesday for the Fredericktown boys basketball team. And in a cruel twist of fate, the lords of the basket turned against the Freddies when it counted most.
CENTERBURG — It was not the way that any team wants to end a season. For the Highland Fighting Scots, who lost their Division II Central District Sectional opener to Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference rival River Valley, 43-26, it was a nightmarish Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — Christopher Columbus and the First Continental Railroad were this year’s topics in the American History essay contest sponsored by the Lucy Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
GAMBIER — The written bomb threat found in a bathroom stall at Wiggin Street Elementary School on Monday remains under investigation, according to Knox County Sheriff David Barber.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Emergency Management Agency has been working to ensure all schools and agencies, which care for children during the day in Knox County, regularly practice lockdown drills.
FREDERICKTOWN — Doug and Lorie Lichtenwalter, owners of the Asetta Bread Co., have found a new venture to complement their gourmet bakery and sandwich shop in Fredericktown.
MOUNT VERNON — The 2010 postseason arrives tonight for several area teams, and after a season filled with success, all of them are ready to test the waters in search of the ultimate prize — a state championship.
DANVILLE — Danville had Mid-Buckeye Conference champion Centerburg on the ropes Monday, looking for the knockout blow. But, the Trojans were able to absorb all the big punches, remained on their feet and escaped with an 86-78 victory at Danville.
HOWARD — On Monday, East Knox Middle School hosted the 50th Annual Knox County Spelling Bee, with 19 spellers competing for the county champion title.
MOUNT VERNON — Moderately warmer temperatures and light rain were welcome news for Knox County after a series of winter storms had piled snow banks high.
MOUNT VERNON — On Monday, Knox County Commissioners held the formalities of a viewing and a hearing to vacate a bypassed section of Hyatt Road.
MOUNT VERNON — The county board of commissioners continued to hear end-of-the-year reports Monday with a summary from Clerk of Courts Mary Jo Hawkins and another installment from Matthew Kurtz, interim director for the Knox County Department of Job & Family Services.
DANVILLE — On Friday, the Danville Board of Education recognized this year’s spelling bee winners.
MOUNT VERNON — City Council put to rest the issue of two- and four-hour parking in the Central Business District when it adopted Ordinance 2010-02* at its meeting Monday night.