Wind advisory until 9 am Sunday

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Windy conditions will develop Sunday after a cold frontal passage A strong cold front will cross the area Sunday morning and afternoon. Winds will gust to at least 50 mph behind the front with sustained winds around 30 mph. Gusts may even be a little stronger at some locations over Northwest Ohio and along the… Read more »

Learning about science through play

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MOUNT VERNON — From toddlers to teens and adults, the Science Play-Space Initiative wants to bring people together to explore science and technology through play, to develop the natural curiosity in children and to foster human interaction through play.

Local company sees profits from fracking

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MOUNT VERNON — The spread of hydraulic fracturing use in drilling for natural gas has sparked a growing demand for a specific kind of quartz sand, but only one local sand and gravel producer seems to be in a position to take advantage of it.

Freddies knock off Knights, 56-53

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FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies survived an early assault of outside shooting, but found their tempo in the second half, to defeat the visiting Northmor Knights, 56-53, in non-league action on Wednesday.

Enrollment numbers fluctuate at KCCC

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MOUNT VERNON — Some community members and businessmen continue to express concerns about the process of, and true motivation for, the elimination of the engineering drafting program at the Knox County Career Center.

Offices to close for holiday

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MOUNT VERNON — To allow employees to spend the holiday weekend with family, the Mount Vernon News will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2. There will be no paper published that day.