Danville School Retirees

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Photo Submitted Danville Schools recognized 200 years of service by this year’s retirees. Pictured, from left, are physical education teacher Sue Davis, junior high reading instructor Kim Mack, fifth- and sixth-grade social studies teacher Kim Alspach, fifth- and sixth-grade science/ health teacher Judy Doty, K-8 building secretary Sherrie Holmes, LD tutor Brenda Ball and fourth-grade… Read more »

Flood watch issued for Knox County until Thursday afternoon

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Strong thunderstorms with heavy rain headed toward the area tonight The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for portions of north central Ohio and northwest Ohio from this evening through Thursday afternoon. Low pressure moving along a stalled front over the area will produce numerous strong thunderstorms with heavy rain from… Read more »

Boil advisory issued for north side

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MOUNT VERNON — Due to contractors installing flow isolation valves, a boil advisory has been issued for North Sandusky Street (from Chestnut Street north to Curtis Street), West Pleasant Street (from Mulberry to Norton Street) and West Burgess Street (from Mulberry Street to Norton Street). Anyone who was without water will be under a boil… Read more »

USA Days kicks off tonight

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CENTERBURG — The Heart of Ohio USA Days kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. with rides and food vendors. Live entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. The event takes place through Saturday at Centerburg Memorial Park. Thursday and Friday starts at 5 p.m. and Saturday starts with the parade at 11 a.m.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland offering Summer Crisis Program

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MOUNT VERNON — The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Summer Crisis Program is underway. This program, funded through the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or those with a household member with a qualifying medical condition with payment toward their electric bill. In addition,… Read more »

Ventriloquist coming to summer reading program

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MOUNT VERNON — Ventriloquist Comedian Mike Hemmelgarn will bring his unique act to the “Dig Into Reading” Children’s Summer Reading Program on Thursday at the following locations and times: •Thursday at 10 a.m. at the YMCA Sports Center, Mount Vernon; and 1 p.m. at St. Luke Community Center for the Danville Public Library. The program… Read more »

Sanoh honors employees

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MOUNT VERNON — Each month, Sanoh America management selects an Employee of the Month. The Employee of the Month must have perfect attendance, an excellent work attitude, teamwork, safety habits, quality, and quantity of work and job knowledge. Team players of the month are selected by each shift’s supervisors and must possess outstanding teamwork qualities…. Read more »

Health department warns against disease-carrying ticks

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MOUNT VERNON — Blacklegged deer ticks were once considered rare in Ohio, but the disease-carrying insect can now be found throughout the state, including Knox County. The blacklegged tick’s existence locally is based on a recently confirmed case of Lyme disease in an individual who has not been out of the county. Lyme disease is… Read more »

Heartland ribbon cutting set for Friday

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MOUNT VERNON — Jon Jones, owner of Heartland Promotional Products, has been serving the area since 2009, helping businesses grow with promotional products such as, but not limited to, shirts, hats, pens, calendars, scrubs, signs, etc. On Friday, June 28, the Chamber of Commerce will be present for the office’s official ribbon cutting at 3… Read more »

Divisions set for high school fall season

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its final enrollment qualifications for fall tournament. As expected, most teams from local schools are remaining in the same divisions. The exceptions are the Highland and Utica volleyball teams, which now drop to Division III. Both were formerly Division II. Both schools saw female attendance figures… Read more »

Mount Vernon City Schools adopt all-day kindergarten option

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By ALAN REED News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — The incorporation of an all-day kindergarten option will become reality for the Mount Vernon City Schools when classes resume for the 2013-14 school year. This comes after the proposal was officially adopted Monday evening when the Mount Vernon City Schools board of education met in regular… Read more »

Centerburg couple honored for American Flag display

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Photo Submitted The General Henry Knox Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently honored a Centerburg couple for their display of the American Flag. Pictured, from left, are General Henry Knox Secretary Ernie Moreland, Leroy Bumpus, Juanita Bumpus and General Henry Knox President Lynn McCann. CENTERBURG — Each year the General Henry Knox… Read more »

Buggy-car accident injures two

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FREDERICKTOWN — Two Amish women are in stable condition today from injuries they sustained when their buggy was hit Sunday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Emma Shrock, 24, and Edna Shrock, 24, both of Fredericktown, were flown to Ohio State University Medical Center by MedFlight helicopters. The patrol said the crash was at… Read more »

Reed honored for WWII service

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Submitted photo Jerry Mann, Hospice volunteer, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Chalmer Reed for his service during World War II. FREDERICKTOWN — Chalmer L. Reed was honored Friday evening at his home for his military service during WWII. Jerry Mann and Larry Andrejewski, volunteers of Hospice of Knox County, took time out of… Read more »

Sprang scholarship

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Photo Submitted On behalf of the Stephanie Sprang Foundation, scholarships were awarded to Hadleigh Rundell, left, and Madi Phillips for 2013. The foundation was developed to offer scholarship opportunities in the name of Sprang who died in 2010.

Living Flag invited to Red, White and Boom

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Photo Submitted The Living Flag, made up of Centerburg residents, will be part of the 2013 Red, White and Boom parade on July 3. CENTERBURG — Centerburg’s Living Flag, or “flag ladies,” recently received a letter stating, “On behalf of NBC 4, Pepsi, and WNCI 97.9, we are pleased to announce that your organization has… Read more »

Local All-Star team still undefeated

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Photo Submitted Kaitlynn Briggs runs the bases during a recent tournament game. Briggs, from Danville, is part of the Ohio Stingrays 12U team which is currently 38-0. Local All-Star team still undefeated “It’s mind-boggling.” That is the only way that Mount Vernon’s Mike Marcum can describe being 38-0.  

MV FFA attends state convention

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MOUNT VERNON — Recently, members of the Mount Vernon FFA attended the State FFA Convention in Columbus. Caleb Hickman participated in the State FFA Choir. Hunter McVay and Bailee Shipley were awarded gold ratings for their officers’ books. Members also toured The Ohio State University sheep research facility and the Ohio FFA building. They were… Read more »

KCCC teacher faces firing

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By PAM SCHEHL News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — After a lengthy executive session to confer with legal counsel, the Knox County Career Center board of education voted to suspend a teacher without pay Thursday night to consider contract termination proceedings. The resolution states Anne Marie Orr’s conduct “may constitute grounds for termination.” The information… Read more »

Jooste retires, continues to serve God

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Photo Submitted J. Andrew “Andy” Jooste poses with a good luck banner at a retirement party honoring his years of service to the Newark Road Church of Christ. MOUNT VERNON — Due to health conditions, J. Andrew “Andy” Jooste retired as minister of the Newark Road Church of Christ in Mount Vernon at the end… Read more »