Archive for March, 2010
FREDERICKTOWN — A day later than expected, the Fredericktown High School varsity baseball team opened the 2010 season in a big way on Tuesday. The Freddies blasted the Marion Elgin Comets, 15-1, on their home field.
FREDERICKTOWN — Officials from the Fredericktown Community Fire District and the State Fire Marshal's Office have ruled the Sunday fire, which destroyed a historic building in downtown Fredericktown, to be accidental.
GAMBIER — Knox County has 21,985 undecided voters, those with no party affiliation. This number includes independent voters who may vary in their voting habits on local and national issues, and on whether the vote will be cast for Democrat or Republican candidates.
MOUNT VERNON — School dress codes and standardized attire for students continues to be a debate in educational circles.
MOUNT VERNON — Characters are found in books. Stephen Markley is a character. Therefore, it's only natural that the former Mount Vernon resident's publishing breakthrough would come with a book that includes him in it.
MOUNT VERNON — Main Street Exchange has opened at 23 N. Main St. It can best be described as an exhaulted flea market.
GAMBIER — Whenever the thought of political parties comes to mind, voters often think of a two-party system and the two dominating components: Democrats and Republicans. Although in the nation’s history there have been many third parties within the political arena, a two-party system continues to maintain a stronghold within the government.
MOUNT VERNON — Today marks the first day absentee ballots are available for the May 4 primary election, according to the Knox County Board of Elections. For those waiting to vote later, the voter registration deadline is April 5.
MOUNT VERNON — Area Development Foundation president Steve Waers met with the Knox County Commissioners on Monday afternoon to present recommendations on the annual extension of tax abatements for Knox County businesses.
CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Trojans Robotics Club won the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics competition held Saturday at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University.
MOUNT VERNON — Four-leaf clovers are said to bring good luck, and that is exactly what those involved with the 4-H program are hoping for.
FREDERICKTOWN — Thick, black smoke blocking the sun gave Fredericktown's North Main Street the appearance of midnight Sunday at noon, as a fast-moving fire devoured a historic two-story brick and wood building, and damaged two others.
FREDERICKTOWN — Fire destroyed a building at 80-84 N. Main St. on Sunday. Some of the over 100 bystanders who watched as firefighters worked to keep the fire from spreading said the historic building housed many memories.
For those with ties to the building, and the families displaced in the blaze, the losses were personal.
MOUNT VERNON — The health reform reconciliation package passed last week includes what U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, called the largest federal expansion of student aid in the nation's history — legislation Brown said would help more students afford college, keep jobs in the U.S., and promote economic competitiveness, all at no additional cost to United States taxpayers.
FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown school district residents this spring are being asked to approve a five-year, 4.8-mill property tax levy to pay for the day-to-day operating expenses of the district.
MANSFIELD — On Saturday, a group gathered at South Park for the dedication of the 1812 Mansfield Blockhouse by the Ohio Society United States Daughters of 1812. Members attended from Cedarville, Akron and Cincinnati.
MARTINSBURG — The school board of the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, C-TEC for short, has placed a 1-mill operating levy on the May ballot.
MOUNT VERNON — A new cash-for-clunkers program kicked off over the weekend, offering rebates and government incentives to replace aging, inefficient appliances with newer, Energy Star-rated models.