Archive for August, 2011
MOUNT VERNON — This afternoon a jury in the Knox County Common Pleas Court found Frederick Parker not guilty of sexual battery.
The two-day trial ended with a short deliberation period and the not guilty verdict.
Read Thursday’s edition of the News for details of witness testimony from Wednesday.
CENTERBURG — It was a completely transformed Fredericktown Freddies volleyball team (1-2) that rolled into Centerburg and came out with a big road win on Tuesday against its conference rival to open the Mid-Buckeye Conference season.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets girls soccer team showed a lot of effort as it began OCC play against one of the conference favorites on Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — Seven witnesses provided testimony Tuesday at the Knox County Court of Common Pleas in the State of Ohio vs. Fred Parker sexual battery trial.
MOUNT VERNON — The combined efforts of area businesses and organizations is providing some much-needed help for a local family.
MOUNT VERNON — The newly adopted state Common Core curriculum does not require schools to teach cursive writing, although individual districts may continue to do so. The focus will now be on keyboarding skills.
FREDERICKTOWN — Some Fredericktown school district residents have questioned recent actions by the school board and Superintendent Jim Peterson, using the term "shell game" to describe those actions.
MOUNT VERNON — The upgrade of the sewage treatment facility at Howard is about ready to go out for bids.
MOUNT VERNON — A comprehensive discussion of district goals and objectives was the main purpose of Monday's special meeting of the Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education.
DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council heard a concern about water runoff during its meeting Monday.
UTICA — Personnel considerations were the focus of the special session the North Fork school board held on Friday.
FREDERICKTOWN — The Highland Fighting Scots combined splendid backcourt play and steady serving to sweep the Fredericktown Freddies on their home court Monday night in interconference girls volleyball action, 25-17, 25-15, 25-16.
BLADENSBURG — Some reminiscing of the past 40 years and a time to gather together with friends was the scene Saturday when the Bladensburg Fire District celebrated its 40th anniversary at East Knox Elementary School in Bladensburg.
MOUNT VERNON — Two years ago the drugs known as bath salts were virtually unknown. Today, their sale and possession has been banned in Ohio and at least 28 other states and their abuse is a growing concern to health professionals, law enforcement agencies and social workers.
MOUNT VERNON — What if the school year didn't start until after Labor Day and ended by Memorial Day weekend?
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Water and Wastewater Department will be sending out paper bills in envelopes for their monthly bills from now on instead of on a postcard.
On Aug. 20, 1861, readers of the Mount Vernon Democratic Banner finally had some recent news of the Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and its two companies from Knox County.
SPARTA — The Centerburg volleyball team isn't used to this. The Trojans usually dominate their opponent with a strong attack at the net. On Saturday, Highland turned the tables on them.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets fell a few lucky breaks shy of reclaiming the Kent Miller Colonial Fall Invitational team championship at Hiawatha Golf Course on Saturday.