Vandalism, loitering problems downtown

August 25, 2010, 10:39 am

MOUNT VERNON — For teenagers, finding something to do on a Friday night can be a challenge in a small town without a mall or a community-sponsored teen center.

Haschak on leave; no contract renewal

August 25, 2010, 10:39 am

NAPOLEON — In a déjà vu scenario, Dr. Al Haschak, superintendent of the Napoleon Area City School district since September 2008, was placed on an indefinite administrative leave, on or about Aug. 20, just days before the start of the new school year.

MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio Department of Education has released the results of the spring administration of the Ohio Graduation Tests and Ohio Achievement Tests.

Bonuses ready for Gulf vets

August 25, 2010, 10:38 am

MOUNT VERNON — Ohio veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts may apply for a veteran's bonus starting today.

China’s 10 day traffic jam

August 25, 2010, 8:43 am

After ten days of heavy traffic spanning 60 miles of highway, China’s monster traffic jams has improved, almost overnight.

Wildfire tracker

August 25, 2010, 8:41 am

Fire officials are hoping a dose of calmer weather will help them gain ground in a wildfire that has scorched more than 512 square miles, or 327,000 acres, in the southern Idaho desert. Fire roared through mountain wilderness northwest of Los Angeles on Tuesday, forcing evacuations as flames threatened about 20 structures, authorities said.

Home Sales

August 25, 2010, 8:39 am

Sales of previously occupied homes fell to the lowest level since 1995 in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million. It was a decrease of more than 27 percent from last month and the largest monthly drop on record since 1968.

2010 NFL Power Rankings

August 25, 2010, 8:37 am

An interactive shows power ranking of AFC and NFC teams, by offense, defense, coaching and special teams, with analysis on each team going into the season has been posted.

New changes coming to 'Y'

August 24, 2010, 11:42 am

MOUNT VERNON — Changes are on the horizon for the Mount Vernon YMCA. The most visible change that members, and non-members, will notice is a new logo.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council, along with city administration, continued to discuss a proposed scholarship fund for the Hiawatha Water Park/Pool during a Parks and Lands Committee meeting Monday night.

CCRC staff helps injured councilman

August 24, 2010, 11:42 am

MOUNT VERNON — Four employees of Country Club Retirement Campus were honored Monday night by Mount Vernon City Council for their efforts to assist Councilman Jay Maners when he was injured while working at CCRC on July 1.

City, Woodward apply for $200,000 grant

August 24, 2010, 11:42 am

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council approved emergency legislation Monday night to allow the city, in partnership with the Woodward Development Corp., to apply for a Downtown Tier 3 Community Block Development Grant.

Bed bug infestations on rise

August 24, 2010, 11:41 am

MOUNT VERNON — The old bedtime adage, "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," has more truth than some may suspect.

Breakfast still all its cracked up to be

August 24, 2010, 11:41 am

MOUNT VERNON — Although salmonella outbreaks have occurred in several states due to tainted eggs, area home-owned restaurants contacted by the News have experienced no adverse affects from the Hillandale Farms egg recall.

MV grabs big tennis win

August 24, 2010, 11:41 am

MOUNT VERNON — They came back and held on to pull off a big early-season win. The Mount Vernon girls tennis team showed some grit and determination with a dramatic 3-2 win over visiting Mansfield Madison on Monday.

5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 24, 2010, 11:09 am

The federal agency charged with helping homeowners and businesses rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita failed on many levels. The Small Business Administration’s mishandling of a major loan program is a legacy deeply felt in Gulf areas yet to recover five years after the devastating storms. The federal agency charged with helping homeowners and businesses… Read more »