As companies organized and marched off to the uncertain fate of war, many of those still at home did what they could to help, by collecting money or goods to make life easier for the soldiers or their families left behind without their main provider.
FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Recreation District reminds area residents that beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012, shelter house reservations will be taken for Fredericktown's Merrin and Community parks for calendar years 2012 and 2013.
MOUNT VERNON — Two years ago, the Marion Harding Presidents marched into Mount Vernon undefeated. The Jackets pounded them with a stifling defense and a dominating performance under the basket.
UTICA — After a bit of a sloppy start Thursday, the Utica girls basketball team tightened things up in the second half against East Knox.
MOUNT VERNON — Reported break-ins of six units at Affordable Mini Storage on Main Street are the latest of several such acts reported recently.
In the latest incident, owner Dan Geiger reported six units had their locks cut off and removed. Owners were contacted, but Mount Vernon Police said no theft reports had been received from individual renters as of Thursday afternoon.
Previously, break-ins at K&P Mini Storage on Pittsburgh Avenue on Oct. 27-28 were reported to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the locks of at least four units were reported cut off at Mount Vernon Storage on Harcourt Road the night of Nov. 2.
There was also a break-in recently at the old PPG building. Dan Geiger reported that the building was broken into between Oct. 21 and 26. Copper pipe was stolen, the electrical system was torn up and the building was flooded.
MOUNT VERNON — There is an active warrant out for Rodney Milburn, 33, Cardington, for failure to appear on burglary charges from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.
Milburn is a suspect in at least one burglary in Knox County and also suspected in burglaries in other counties.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on Milburn to call the office at (740) 397-3333.
MOUNT VERNON — Sheriff deputies have taken several reports of counterfeit money being passed at local businesses. The first reports were involving one dollar and five dollar bills. Yesterday, deputies took a second report of twenty dollar bills being passed. Most of the businesses appear to be bars and gas stations. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office are urging businesses to use the security marking pen on any money that they suspect may be counterfeit.
MARTINSBURG — Fire heavily damaged a home Wednesday evening on New Guilford Road (Ohio 541) a mile east of Martinsburg.
MOUNT VERNON — Ever wonder what happens to the trash and recycling materials that you dutifully carry out to the curb or haul away every week or so?
MOUNT VERNON — With the desire to bring common sense back to the Statehouse, Jeff Furr has entered the race for the 68th Ohio House as a Republican.
FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown Interchurch has $7,000 worth of toys for children in the community for Christmas due to the efforts of the Fredericktown Community Fire District.
SPARTA — Highland boys basketball coach Mike Hoyng knew this was a young team.
MOUNT VERNON — It was a fixture on the Square at the corner of West High Street for decades, "an icon of Mount Vernon" according to the new owner, the refurbished High Restaurant reopened under new management Monday.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Fire Department was abuzz with activity on Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Deputy Sheriff Danial Bobo was named the 2011 Outstanding Officer of the Year for the Knox County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — Jeffrey Williams is the new executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Freedom Center of Knox County.
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was indicted on 12 counts of pandering involving a minor.
DANVILLE — Danville's school board meeting on Monday was pretty routine, Superintendent Dan Harper told the News on Tuesday. He said it closely followed the published agenda.
MOUNT VERNON — A public hearing regarding appeals with the county storm water administrator took place Thursday afternoon at the county commissioners' office.