Schultz new MVNU dean of arts and humanities

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has named Dr. Yvonne Schultz as the new Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. She has served as a member of the MVNU faculty since 2000. Prior to her appointment as Dean, Schultz was the chairwoman in the department of communication and associate professor of English… Read more »

Danville 10U All-Stars win Viking Tournament

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Submitted photo The Danville 10U & Under All-Stars won the second annual Viking All-Star Tournament, held July 20 and 21 in Homer. Danville defeated Johnstown, 4-2, for the championship. Pictured are, front row from left, Jayden Lonsinger, Justice Ferenbaugh, Sidney Lyons, Erin Mickley, Kirsten Casteel, Faith Langdon, Tiffany Walters and Brittney Holt; Back row, coach… Read more »

Street sweeping schedule July 29 through Aug. 2

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MOUNT VERNON — The following is list of streets to be swept the week of July 29 through Aug. 2: •Monday — No sweeping scheduled. •Tuesday — No sweeping scheduled. •Wednesday — No sweeping scheduled. •Thursday — West High Street (Mulberry Street to west city limit). •Friday — Downtown areas in early morning. The Street… Read more »

Michaels to receive award

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MOUNT VERNON — Linda Michaels of Gambier will be awarded the Judge Elaine Mayhew award given annually by the Knox County Democratic Women. The award is presented to a woman in Knox County who has made significant contributions to the Knox County community. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m…. Read more »

Four sentenced in felony cases

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James N. Birchfield, 34, Mount Vernon was convicted of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs in connection with a methamphetamine “cook”, on December 14, 2012. Birchfield was sentenced to a 24 month prison term. Detective Craig Feeney investigated the case. Anthony D. Morton, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted of permitting… Read more »

Youths cash in at junior fair sale day

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Virgil Shipley Auctioneer Tom Scott enthusiastically announces another bid has been placed at the Knox County Junior Fair Sale of Champions, Thursday. Grand and reserve champions from 10 different breeds were auctioned at the sale, raising thousands of dollars for local 4-H’ers. By CHUCK MARTIN, ALAN REED and EMILY WEAVER News Staff Reporters MOUNT VERNON… Read more »

Impressive entries in adult art, cooking divisions

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MOUNT VERNON — Winners of the Domestic Arts and Crafts Show will be on display under the grandstand all week during the Knox County Fair. The competition, which was open to anyone, was divided into four age groups: Junior, ages 8 to 13; intermediate, ages 14 to 17; adult, ages 18-59; and golden, age 60… Read more »

All-Ohio State Fair Band members announced

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COLUMBUS — The All-Ohio State Fair Band has announced its membership for the 2013 Ohio State Fair. The All-Ohio State Fair Band was founded in 1925 and continues its tradition of exceptional music in the 21st century. Composed of 200 superior musicians from high schools all over Ohio, the AOSFB is a testament to the… Read more »

Bikers raise money for Special Olympics

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Photo submitted Members of Fire and Iron Motorcyle Club Station 117 presented a check to Knox County Special Olympics for $2,000. Funds were raised during a charity poker run. MOUNT VERNON — On June 15, Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station 117, located in Central Ohio, held a poker run to benefit Knox County Special… Read more »

MVFD to begin flushing hydrants

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The Mount Vernon Fire Department will be conducting annual hydrant flushing in the northern half of the City between August 5th and August 18th. The flushing is scheduled to begin around 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m. each day. For the complete schedule of dates and locations of the flushing activity, please visit… Read more »

Knox Idol auditions set for Friday

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MOUNT VERNON — Auditions for the 8th Annual Knox Idol competition will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 111 S. Main St. Singers ages 14 to 29 are invited to sing their hearts out for a chance to compete at the Knox Idol competition held during the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival…. Read more »

Fair exhibits show talent of young residents

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MOUNT VERNON — Winners of the Domestic Arts and Crafts Show will be on display under the grandstand all week during the Knox County Fair. The competition, which was open to anyone, was divided into four age groups: Junior, ages 8 to 13; intermediate, ages 14 to 17; adult, ages 18-59; and golden, age 60… Read more »

CHS’s Layton earns national citizenship award

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CENTERBURG — Melissa Layton, a student at Centerburg High School, has received the national Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior community service and achievement. Hamilton Awards are given annually by The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association (Hamilton Friends) of Seattle, Wash. Winners receive a scholarship, commemorative certificates, memorabilia and acceptance into the extensive Hamilton Leaders… Read more »

HillenVale launches the Shade Brigade

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MOUNT VERNON — With temperatures rising, many local seniors are finding it hard to stay cool. That is why Emeritus at HillenVale has launched The Shade Brigade to help area seniors who have immediate needs arising from the recent, record high hot weather. “Summer’s heat can be more than simply unpleasant. It can be deadly…. Read more »

Interchurch offering vouchers for supplies

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MOUNT VERNON — Interchurch Social Services will again offer clothing, school supply and taxable vouchers to eligible Knox County residents. To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. In order to receive vouchers, families must provide… Read more »

Park National reports second quarter financial results

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NEWARK — Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE MKT: PRK) Monday reported financial results for the three-month (second quarter) and six-month (first half) periods ended June 30, 2013. The report showed increased second quarter income compared to 2012 as well as notable loan growth. Also, Park’s board of directors declared a $0.94 per common share quarterly… Read more »

Trautman named CEO at Park National

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NEWARK — Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE MKT: PRK) today announced the next step in its formal and traditional leadership succession. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, David L. Trautman will become the next chief executive officer of The Park National Bank and Park National Corporation, in addition to retaining his responsibility as president of both entities…. Read more »

Community Foundation awards $565,300 to area scholars

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MOUNT VERNON — Scholarship Fund checks totaling $565,300 will be distributed in August by the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County to new and recent graduates of area high schools, according to Executive Director Sam Barone. Scholarships from three new funds are among those being awarded for the 2012-13 academic year, including: the… Read more »

Benchmark Cabinets is Babe Ruth runner-up

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Submitted photo Benchmark Cabinets claimed the runner-up spot in the Babe Ruth City League tournament on Sunday. Team members are, in front, coach Willy Gallagher; second row, from left, coach Troy Gallagher, Jordan Rademacher, Collin Lybarger, Mike Miller, Ronnie Brady, Austin Stone and Luke Gallagher; back row, coach Jack Atkinson, Glenn Ball, Zach Hill, Charlie… Read more »