Archive for June, 2011
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.
MOUNT VERNON — The food operations license for Chen's Buffet and Grill was revoked for the second time Wednesday evening when the Knox County Board of Health met.
MOUNT VERNON — Richard Dzik, 29, of Mount Vernon, has been hired as the 9-1-1 coordinator by the 9-1-1 Board.
CENTERBURG — Centerburg School District Treasurer Ellen Scott told the News on Tuesday the school board continued its austerity measures.
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.
GAMBIER — Mount Vernon native Martha Clark Peabody returned to Knox County to peddle her small crafts.
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.
MOUNT VERNON — Despite the poor economy, tourism in the state of Ohio remains a profitable business, according to Amir Eylon, state tourism director.
MOUNT VERNON — As he adjusted the seat on his 1993 Cannondale bicycle, someone asked James "Spudd" Sasak why he doesn't cash in on a new bike with all the new frills.
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.
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.
MOUNT VERNON — The youth who assaulted a classmate in a Mount Vernon Middle School classroom in May will spend the next 20 days in a juvenile detention facility in Zanesville.
CENTERBURG — The Oldtime Farming Festival has announced Fred Wade of Centerburg will be the 2011 festival grand marshal.
MOUNT VERNON — Despite the ongoing efforts to call and e-mail blood donors, the local Red Cross is unable to meet many blood orders for local hospitals in the timeliest manner.
MOUNT VERNON — Thursday's meeting of the Knox County Career Center Board of Education was mostly routine, reported Treasurer Tracy Elliott on Tuesday.
UTICA — The North Fork school board on Monday promoted Mark Bowman to the position of high school principal, effective July 1.
UTICA — After a very successful weekend in West Virginia, the Utica Post 92 baseball team had a letdown at home on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.