Judge recuses self in two cases

October 12, 2010, 11:49 am

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon filed a request on Monday with Eric Brown, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, for the assignment of a new presiding judge to oversee two cases which were scheduled for sentencing next week.

Council rejects zoning change

October 12, 2010, 11:49 am

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council unanimously rejected a zoning change request Monday night to uphold the city Planning Commission's 3-2 vote against changing the zoning of property at 1007 W. Gambier St. from residential to neighborhood commercial.

MOUNT VERNON — Pam Muralt, administrator of billing and customer service for the city's water and wastewater department, spoke with council during a Utilities Committee meeting prior to the start of the regular council meeting.

MV grad a proud Buckeye

October 12, 2010, 11:48 am

COLUMBUS — Mount Vernon's Russell Doup is living the dream. Doup, a kicker on the Ohio State football team, got his first chance to dress and be on the sidelines with the Buckeyes on Saturday against Indiana.

Have you attended any chautauqua events?

October 12, 2010, 9:21 am

related Chautauqua series welcomes back Bowsher The man on stage glances over the table containing an assortment of objects he’s brought with him on this cold, snowy February night, smiles and quickly gathers up an old photo.

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.