Planned outage for St. Louisville this afternoon

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NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative has less than 20 members still without power. However, it have a planned outage in the St. Louisville area between 4 and 5 p.m. today to replace broken equipment. This outage is expected to be one hour in length. Downed power lines can be extremely dangerous. The cooperative encourages residents to… Read more »

Crow named Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio

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MOUNT VERNON — Scholarship, leadership and talent are qualities exhibited by all 30 of the participants in the 2011 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship Program, formerly the Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship Program, and both of Knox County's representatives stacked up well against the competition.

State Route 95 Road Closure in Knox County

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JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Five, effective today, at 6:10a.m., announced that State Route 95, is closed due to high water. The portion of SR 95 experiencing high water stretches from just inside Fredericktown to the Knox Co./Richland Co. line. The posted detour will be via SR 13 to SR 97, into… Read more »

Flood watch in effect from late tonight through Monday night

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The combination of snowmelt and rainfall may lead to flooding, flood watch in effect from late tonight through Monday evening. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania from late tonight through Monday evening. Forecast rainfall amounts of an inch to an inch and a… Read more »

Young women shine opening night

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MOUNT VERNON — Talent abounded on the stage of the Memorial Theater in the first night of the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program on Friday evening.

Owner tracks down gas thief

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GAMBIER — It's not unusual these days to see in the law reports where someone pumped gas at a station then drove off without paying. In most cases, the incident is reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Some stations have cameras and can get a license number to track down the suspect.

ODOT prepairing appraisals

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon city officials met with ODOT representatives this week to discuss the project to widen Coshocton Avenue according to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.

Worley gets prison for robbery

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MOUNT VERNON — A Centerburg man was sentenced to prison by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster on Friday for breaking into a Martinsburg gas station and stealing cigarettes.

Mother recalls upheaval, evacuation from Libya

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MOUNT VERNON — As the protests by the citizens of Libya continue with bloody reprisals by Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, Mary Jacklin, mother of Mount Vernon resident Bruce Jacklin, has a very good idea of what the Libyans are going through.