Disciplinary meeting set for fire inspector

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COLUMBUS — A fire safety inspector with the State Fire Marshal's Office is scheduled to appear at a disciplinary meeting on Monday to determine whether or not the inspector can keep his job after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle last month.

MV man shoots self in leg

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MOUNT VERNON — At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the Mount Vernon Police Department responded to Hiawatha Village in response to a report of an accidental shooting.

Need for blood critical in summer

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County residents came out to donate the selfless "gift of life" on Wednesday when the American Red Cross blood services' mobile unit paid a visit to the Premiere Theatres parking lot.

Prestress evaluating operations

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MOUNT VERNON — Prestress Service Industries is evaluating operations at United Precast in Mount Vernon and at this time has no plans to lay off or move employees.

North Fork approves pay-to-play

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UTICA — Acting upon the recommendation of the North Fork Children's Foundation, the North Fork school board on Monday approved a pay-to-participate fee schedule for extracurricular activities, effective July 1.