Archive for February, 2010
GAMBIER — Wiggin Street Elementary students were evacuated from the building today after a written message about a bomb was discovered in a bathroom stall, according to school superintendent Steve Short.
MOUNT VERNON — A strong showing by the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets swim team at the 2010 OHSAA Central District Championships, at Ohio State University on Saturday, was highlighted by a stellar performance by Ian Richardson.
UTICA — East Knox's Josh Beltz and Utica's Dylan Wheeler head the list of area wrestlers who will be moving on to next weekend's district tournament after each finished first in Saturday's Division III Sectionals at Utica High School.
MOUNT VERNON — Monica Lee Bates of Auglaize County was named this year's Ohio's Junior Miss on Saturday night at the 52nd annual scholarship program.
MOUNT VERNON — It's no secret energy use in the United States has risen, with Americans having a seemingly unending appetite for the cars, gadgets and appliances that help them get through their day. The increasing cost, environmentally and financially, of supplying this energy using fossil fuels is bringing the discussion of alternative energy sources to the forefront. Alternatives include wind, solar and nuclear.
MOUNT VERNON — Maintaining effective educational programs and instructional support services in tough economic times is a challenge for school districts. School officials must juggle balancing the budget, while retaining experienced and highly qualified faculty and staff.
MOUNT VERNON — Beginning with Columbia Gas' April bills, some consumers may notice a small change. What is called the Gas Cost Recovery adjustment will be replaced by something called the Standard Service Offer.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Board of Education will hold a special meeting for purposes of holding an executive session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON — The 52nd annual Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship Program began Friday night with a display of talent and entertainment.
MOUNT VERNON — As residents, businesses and officials continue to dig out from several snowstorms in the past month, the city of Mount Vernon discovered a problem on Public Square.
MOUNT VERNON — Snow, snow and more snow this winter has resulted in school closings as well as many one- or two-hour delays of the start of the school day.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Emergency Management Agency Executive Board met for its first meeting of 2010 on Thursday afternoon.
MOUNT VERNON — Defying Mother Nature and the wintry weather, the Knox County Board of Education met as scheduled Thursday evening.
MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three men and three women for various crimes and violations of community control supervision, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
UTICA — Day 1 of Sectionals at Utica High School on Friday evening was full of good signs for area wrestlers.
CENTERBURG — Centerburg High School senior Lyle Lindsey had a hot hand on Friday night, but it was Johnstown senior Riley Cannon who stole the show.
NEW ALBANY — Playing in the Ohio Capital Conference, every game is a battle. To win the conference, one must survive those battles, and in many cases, take the battle to the opponent.
MOUNT VERNON — Winter still has a grip on Central Ohio, but that doesn't mean fishermen can't start getting plans made for the upcoming season.