Archive for March, 2011
MOUNT VERNON — Making reductions in the work force, or RIFing, is one option schools have to trim their budgets, and most in the area, including Centerburg and Fredericktown, have done so in the past couple of years.
The large wet snowflakes that fell Wednesday afternoon clung to limbs and bushes creating lovely scenes around Knox County.
In a photo taken Tuesday morning, in addition to the 2 inches of snow that fell in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, are indications that winter is still holding on in cental Ohio.
Director of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County John Chidester, left, and AARP volunteer Bob Noell review tax booklets while waiting for Noell's next client for tax assistance.
MOUNT VERNON — Some eye problems can sneak up on you as you get older. One of those is age-related macular degeneration, a progressive, painless deterioration of the macula, the spot at the back of the eye responsible for central vision.
CENTERBURG — Jim Simpson has always considered his basketball teams family. The players that have come through his system have become an intregal part of his family — as he's spent a large amount of time with them in the gym, on the road and at his house.
GAMBIER — Students, community planners and other interested individuals gathered in the lounge of Peirce Hall on the campus of Kenyon College on Tuesday morning to discuss the future of downtown Mount Vernon.
MOUNT VERNON — Legal wrangling concerning the termination of John Freshwater's teaching contract by the Mount Vernon City Schools continues.
MOUNT VERNON — Between 80 and 100 people attending the meeting in the Memorial Theater on the proposed Marcellus Lateral Pipeline received a lesson on the workings of government bureaucracy, but they also came away armed with information they'll need in the future.
MOUNT VERNON — Lydia Durbin was named the 2011 Knox County Canine Royalty recently by the Knox County Canine Council.
MOUNT VERNON — In frigid afternoon temperatures on Tuesday, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets started their season cold.
HOWARD — Garrett Frazee clubbed a pair of doubles and knocked in four runs to support his relief effort on the mound and lift the East Knox Bulldogs (1-1) to a 10-9 victory over the Newcomerstown Trojans in non-league baseball action on Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — It was agriculture day when the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club met for a luncheon Monday at The Alcove.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council approved three ordinances Monday night that will increase salaries for 14 city employees.
GAMBIER — Saturday's bead-making session at the Kenyon College Craft Center was wildly successful, according to manager Max Elder, a philosphy major.
MOUNT VERNON — Two Mount Vernon men were arrested following a break-in at Cosby Heating and Cooling early Sunday morning.
MOUNT VERNON — A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Friday for a Mount Vernon man charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
GAMBIER — Two weeks ago, Shaka Smart was known locally only as a great player on Kenyon College's basketball team.