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By SAMANTHA SCOLES News Managing Editor related Related stories, photos and a map. MOUNT VERNON — The body found six days ago in a septic tank on Newcastle Road has been positively identified as Raymond Staats. According to Knox County Coroner Jennifer Ogle, Staats was shot several times in the chest and torso and suffered an… Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
BY CHUCK MARTIN News Staff Reporter 7:19 p.m.BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A body found in a septic tank behind an abandoned mobile home this afternoon may have been there as long as two years. Knox County Sheriff David Barber said the body may be that of a man reported missing in Stark County about two years… Read more »
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MOUNT GILEAD — Devon Strader, 18, Crestline, turned himself in to Findlay Police Thursday night on Morrow County charges of complicity to aggravated murder, an unspecified felony. The charges stem out of the murder of Joseph Rosella who was found beaten to death in his garage early Monday morning, July 4. Already in custody… Read more »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. Glass was unable to provide more information on the issue at hand.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »