The Beck Empire

August 28, 2010, 3:00 am

Glenn Beck, the man behind Saturday’s rally at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, has built an empire around his own voice that grew exponentially with his move to Fox News Channel and President Barack Obama’s election to the White House.

Bed bug infestations on rise By Kenesha Beheler August 24, 2010 11:55 am EDT MOUNT VERNON — The old bedtime adage, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” has more truth than some may suspect. The bed bugs are known for their habits of living in seams and folds of mattresses, and… Read more »

Four departments respond to fire

August 28, 2010, 2:36 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Central Ohio Joint Fire District was called to a house fire at 5093 Johnstown Road, just south of Sycamore Road, on Friday afternoon.

Murder remains unsolved

August 28, 2010, 2:36 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Jean Davis murder is still an ongoing investigation, according to Knox County Sheriff David Barber.

Center public oriented

August 28, 2010, 2:36 am

MOUNT VERNON — Options for solid waste disposal plans were discussed when the Knox County Commissioners met Thursday afternoon with Larry Cooper, director of the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste District.

Judge rules on eight cases

August 28, 2010, 2:35 am

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced eight people for felony convictions and violations of community control supervision terms.

North Fork to open communication lines

August 28, 2010, 2:35 am

UTICA — Meeting in special session Thursday, the North Fork Local Schools Board of Education talked about improving the dialogue in the district.

Freddies edge Highland

August 28, 2010, 2:35 am

SPARTA — Taking advantage of your opponent's mistakes can be crucial in football — especially in the first game of the season.

Fast start not enough for MV

August 28, 2010, 2:34 am

LEXINGTON — Mount Vernon got off to a fast start to the 2010 football season on Friday night, but couldn't sustain momentum from the play in falling to host Lexington, 44-21.

Devils rip Eagles

August 28, 2010, 2:34 am

DANVILLE — Coach Ed Honabarger had to like what he saw from his Danville Blue Devils in the season-opening football game for 2010 at Memorial Park as his Blue Devils dismantled the Eagles of Grove City Christian by a score of 46-0.

Vintage Redskins fly past Bobcats

August 28, 2010, 2:34 am

UTICA — The Utica Redskins tried their best to give the visiting Grandview Heights Bobcats a new look.

Vandals strike Memorial Theater

August 27, 2010, 10:36 am

MOUNT VERNON — Two windows were damaged at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater on East High Street recently, according to a report filed with the Mount Vernon Police Department Thursday morning.

BOE wants lawyer sanctioned

August 27, 2010, 10:35 am

COLUMBUS — Legal wrangling continues in the federal civil suit suspended Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater filed against the Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education and others.

Solar power explored for jail

August 27, 2010, 10:35 am

MOUNT VERNON — Using solar power to provide electricity at the Knox County Jail may be a way for the county to cut back on the rising utility costs weighing heavily on the county budget.

Sharp going to prison

August 27, 2010, 10:35 am

MOUNT VERNON — Although scheduled for a jury trial, J-Ro Sharp pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges of receiving stolen property and complicity in the commission of felonious assault in the Knox County Common Pleas Court.

MOUNT VERNON — Leadership from the Community Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox Counties did not describe an encouraging future for mental health services in Knox County for the Knox County Commissioners on Thursday morning.

OES opens art gallery

August 27, 2010, 10:34 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio Eastern Star Home held its premiere art gallery opening on Thursday, featuring 22 resident artist's work for family, friends and guests.