Dive teams in the Kokosing River near Caves Campground

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Photos by Virgil Shipley 10:58 p.m. HOWARD — According to Knox County EMA director, Brian Hess, the search has ended for this evening. The search resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. 6:28 p.m. HOWARD — A 32-year-old man is presumed missing in the Kokosing River this afternoon, just below Honey Run Water Fall, east of Millwood…. Read more »

East end power outage

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MOUNT VERNON — Just over 1,000 customers in the McKenzie Street-Coshocton Road area are without power after a tree or limb came down on a power line on McKenzie Street about 11:30 a.m. Monday. American Electric Power spokesperson Carmen Prati-Miller said AEP expects to have service restored by 1 or 1:30 p.m.

Ogle: No identification will be announced today

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NEWARK — No identification will be announced today on the male body pulled from a septic tank on Newcastle Road on Wednesday. “I do not yet have a cause of death or a positive identification,” said Dr. Jennifer Ogle, Knox County Coroner. “The condition of the body has lengthened the time frame for obtaining our… Read more »

Arrest made in Morrow County homicide

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MOUNT GILEAD — The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Cory A. Kelly, 23, of Oliver Street, Galion, for the murder of Joseph C. Rosella. Rosella was found beaten to death in his garage at 6213 Congress Township Road 87, Mount Gilead, early Monday morning. Kelly has been charged with one count of aggravated murder,… Read more »

Shooting leaves one dead outside Martinsburg

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Sunday, July 3, 10:21 a.m. Dr. Brent Ogle, acting coroner said Pressley-Claggett was shot in the upper right back, apparently by a large caliber weapon. A preliminary autopsy by the Licking County Coroner indicated the bullet went through both lungs and the aorta. Ogle said she bled to death very quickly. He said the shooting… Read more »

Utica man indicted in Willey death

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MOUNT VERNON — A Utica man was indicted by the Knox County grand jury on Monday on one count of involuntary manslaughter. Harley J. Hanna, according to the indictment, caused the death of Glen D. Willey, who was found dead outside of Choo Choo’s bar on Pittsburgh Avenue in Mount Vernon, on May 21. related… Read more »

Five departments battle Sycamore Road house fire

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MOUNT VERNON — Five area fire departments responded to a house fire at the home of James and Julie DeLong at 22260 Sycamore Road early this afternoon. Julie DeLong was home with her mother, Pearl Schindler, when she discovered smoke in a back hallway near a furnace. She said she immediately got her mother and pets… Read more »

Chief Christy: “I’m in the dark on this as much as anybody”

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Fire Chief Shawn Christy was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday afternoon, according to Safety-Service Director David Glass. The leave is indefinite until the issue is resolved, Glass said. In the absence of the chief, Assistant Chief Chris Menapace assumes the duties for the department. Christy had no comment on… Read more »

Osama bin Laden Dead

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Obama: US operation killed al-Qaida head bin Laden; US in possession of body Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade…. Read more »

Checkpoint announced

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MOUNT GILEAD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight on South Main Street (Ohio 13). The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter… Read more »

Missing teen returned home; Mercedes Erwin fine and unharmed

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Mercedes Erwin Ohio Attorney General’s Office James “Buck” Ervin By Alan Reed, News Staff Reporter FREDERICKTOWN — The three-week search for a missing Fredericktown teen has ended after Mercedes Erwin returned safely to her home early this morning. Erwin, 17, was reported missing on April 4 when she did not return home from school at… Read more »

Overturned propane truck closes US 36

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A Wise Choice propane truck driver lost control of a loaded truck around noon today on U.S. 36, just east of Howard. No fuel spilled from the tanker. The driver was taken to Knox Community Hospital for treatment. No details of his condition are currently available. U.S. 36 is now open after being shut down… Read more »

Flood warning for Knox County until 11:00 am Sunday

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The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood warning until 830 pm est Saturday At 822 am est…National Weather Service doppler radar indicated an area of heavy rainfall across the warned area. This additional rainfall on top of saturated soils and already swollen rivers and creeks will result in widespread flooding. Additional rainfall… Read more »