Sanctions awarded

August 31, 2010, 11:52 am

COLUMBUS — The U.S. District Court on Friday ruled on motions in the civil case filed by John Freshwater and his wife, Nancy, against the Mount Vernon Board of Education, et al.

Extension introduces election candidates

August 31, 2010, 11:51 am

MOUNT VERNON — Area candidates for office had a chance to make their voices heard Monday evening at a "Meet the Candidates" event at the Ohio State University Extension Office, Knox County.

Input wanted on MV school buildings

August 31, 2010, 11:51 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Board of Education is soliciting community input with regard to replacing or renovating the school facilities in the district.

Egg farm owner has history of violations

August 31, 2010, 11:51 am

CROTON — Embattled billionaire Austin "Jack" DeCoster, whose Iowa megafarms are at the center of the recent national egg recall, is the chief investor in Ohio Fresh Eggs LLC in Croton.

Pump up the volume at salon

August 31, 2010, 11:51 am

MOUNT VERNON — Open Monday through Saturday, Volume Salon welcomes clients by appointments and walk-ins. Located at 4 Wooster Road in Mount Vernon, the salon offers cuts, colors, perms, relaxers, up-dos, makeup, waxing, extensions, and specializes in styles for any special occasion.

Picnic to bring together Howard alums

August 31, 2010, 11:50 am

HOWARD — Ever wonder what happened to your high school chums? Howard High School graduates Neil Billman and Jack Cullison do, and they are taking steps to find out.

Public gives input on sheriff's office

August 31, 2010, 11:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — As part of an on-site reaccreditation of the Knox County Sheriff's Office by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a public information session was held Monday night at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Girl struck by vehicle update

August 30, 2010, 4:25 pm

MOUNT VERNON — A 6-year-old Mount Vernon girl is in Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus after being struck by a vehicle on her way to school Monday morning.

Teen Daredevils

August 30, 2010, 2:39 pm

The motorcycle racing community mourned the death of a promising 13-year-old rider in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway while defending the youth circuit that allows teens to drive vehicles that can top 120 mph.

Johnson presents father's artwork

August 30, 2010, 10:48 am

MOUNT VERNON — Vernon Johnson is a name well-known to many in the Mount Vernon area for his visionary paintings of life in Mount Vernon during the 1950s.

Girl struck by vehicle

August 30, 2010, 10:48 am

MOUNT VERNON — A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this morning on Mansfield Road.

Air quality alert issued

August 30, 2010, 10:48 am

COLUMBUS — The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is issuing Air Quality Alerts for today.

Pot plants seized

August 30, 2010, 10:48 am

MOUNT VERNON — A joint law enforcement operation Thursday has resulted in the seizure of nearly $130,000 worth of marijuana.

Apple Valley home damaged by fire

August 30, 2010, 10:47 am

HOWARD — Firefighters from the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District responded to a house fire at 425 McIntosh Drive at 9:57 p.m. on Saturday.

Clothes dryer cause of fire

August 30, 2010, 10:47 am

MOUNT VERNON — A fire on Johnstown Road last Friday which caused extensive damage to the home of Cindy Carter was reportedly caused by mechanical failure of a clothes dryer.

Freddies' Potes wins Kiwanis Invitational

August 30, 2010, 10:47 am

MOUNT VERNON — No matter the mental preparation or the training a runner completes before a big event, it cannot fully prepare them for everything. Sometimes, a little luck is involved.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts

August 30, 2010, 9:12 am

An Indonesian volcano that had been dormant for four centuries erupted for the second straight day Monday, shooting clouds of hot ash more than a mile (several kilometers) into the air and forcing 21,000 people to flee.