Archive for April, 2011
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys volleyball team made it look easy in wrapping up another Ohio Capital Conference title.
The Utica Redskins scored in a hurry, then made those runs stand up with some good pitching and great defense in a 3-1 victory at home over East Knox on Thursday.
MOUNT GILEAD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight on South Main Street (Ohio 13).
The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The site will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.
Anyone planning to consume alcohol should designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before drinking.
“Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired,” said Lt. Chad McGinty in a press release issued this morning.
Have higher gas prices affected how you spend your money on other goods, services and household bills?Friday, April 29th, 2011
With gas prices $4 and above in Mount Vernon, here is some information from our archives and the Associated Press
John McBride of Mount Vernon found himself facing $3.45 when he pulled into Speedway to refill his gas tank on Tuesday. He said he is retired and relies on Social Security benefits and the rising gas prices make it tough on him and his wife to get by.
Summer gasoline prices are here again, with local prices for regular gasoline as high as $2.85 per gallon this past weekend. Although nobody likes the price spike, it was not entirely unexpected as gasoline prices typically go up for the summer.
As gasoline prices climb, small businesses that rely on transportation have to keep a close eye on what it costs them to deliver their products. And as the price of a gallon of regular gas closes in on $4 and the possibility of $5 looms for the summer, businesses are feeling the pinch.
MOUNT VERNON — A 30-day license suspension was handed down to the owners of Chen's Buffet and Grill when the Knox County Board of Health met Wednesday evening.
Two teens were injured when this car went off the east side of Range Line Road just north of Sycamore Road, Wednesday at 3:25 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON — Everybody's complaining about the cold, wet spring, but farmers have more reason to complain than most. It could wind up costing them money.
MOUNT VERNON — Crops aren't the only thing affected by this spring's cold, wet weather.
MOUNT VERNON — When April showers arrive on the scene, people's thoughts turn to gardening, lawn care and spring cleaning.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health is considering asking voters for a new tax levy in 2012.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Head Start was recently named a Head Start Center of Excellence, one of only 10 in the United States to be so designated.
MOUNT VERNON — Dogs, energy, sea creatures, volcanos, big bikes and different languages were the topics explored during the second semester Kenyon Mentor Tea held Tuesday at the Knox County Educational Service Center.
MOUNT VERNON — Two days. Same opponent. Same promising start. Same disappointing finish.
MOUNT VERNON — Three feet. In a game of inches like softball and baseball, that distance can change the whole complexion of the game.
MOUNT VERNON — Operations at the Knox County Recycling Center will officially change hands on Sunday from Sims Bros. Inc. to Rumpke Waste and Recycling.
MOUNT VERNON — Megan Peterson will be sentenced on May 16, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide and assault in Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Monday.
MOUNT VERNON — A wealth of information on the state of school financing in Ohio was available Tuesday evening, but only about a dozen people showed up to listen and ask questions.
FREDERICKTOWN — The three-week search for a missing Fredericktown teen has ended after Mercedes Erwin returned safely to her home early Tuesday morning.