Cornfield fire under investigation

October 11, 2010, 2:50 am

BRANDON — The cause of a fire that consumed 100 acres of a cornfield on Sunday remains under investigation by the Homer Fire Department, according to Fire Chief Randy King.

Cadets attend honors camp

October 11, 2010, 2:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Career Center Air Force JROTC recently recognized two groups of cadets who attended leadership schools sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.

MVPD makes big drug bust

October 9, 2010, 2:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department's Emergency Response Team arrested Todd Kemp, 26, on Friday, for possessing an estimated 10 pounds of marijuana.

City projects moving ahead

October 9, 2010, 2:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — Several city projects are , or well on the way to being finished, city engineer Cameron Keaton told the News on Friday.

FREDERICKTOWN — Christopher Spiers was diagnosed earlier this year with sensorineural hearing loss after suffering with hearing problems, probably since birth, according to his mother, Emily, who took on a second job to help pay for the $3,000 cost for each aid, since their insurance did not cover the devices.

Food issues should be reported to health dept. October 7, 2010 MOUNT VERNON — We generally do not think about the safety or integrity of the food we eat whether it’s the food we buy or food we eat in restaurants. But with the thousands of meals prepared daily, especially in the fast-food restaurants, it… Read more »

Two attend meeting at East Knox

October 8, 2010, 11:30 am

HOWARD — "What do you want for your kids?" That's what East Knox Superintendent Matt Caputo wanted to know during the Community Conversation meeting held Thursday at East Knox Middle School, and only two parents were there to answer the question.

Knox County certified StormReady

October 8, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County was recently recognized as the 17th county in Ohio to be certified StormReady.

MOUNT VERNON — Because of an increase in crime in the Beam's Lake area south of Mount Vernon, residents have formed their own neighborhood watch group.

Truck pull turns into car pull

October 8, 2010, 11:29 am

LOUDONVILLE — A truck pull on Wally Road, which was part of the Loudonville Street Fair on Wednesday, held an extra surprise for some of those attending.

Awards piling on for Pizza Dock

October 8, 2010, 11:29 am

FREDERICKTOWN — As his staff was winning the Pick the Pizza contest held recently at Country Club Retirement Campus, Pizza Dock owner Mike Amheiser was competing in The American Pizza Championship in Orlando, Fla.

MOUNT VERNON — The Dan Emmett Elementary school family recently celebrated its "Excellent" rating on the state report card and concurrently held an all-school assembly/pep rally to motivate the third-graders to do their best on this week's Ohio Achievement Assessment in reading.

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County taxpayers are getting the most out of their dollar for veterans services, according to a recent report issued by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.

Rally for Ally

October 7, 2010, 11:08 am

DANVILLE — Seventh-graders at Danville Local Schools are planning a breakfast for Ally Grubaugh on Friday.