CENTERBURG — Meeting in special session this evening, the Centerburg Board of Education accepted the resignation of Sean Sweeney, a middle school teacher and coach for the district. Board members declined to discuss the specific facts of the allegations against Sweeney because the investigation continues. For more details, including comments from Sweeney, see Friday’s edition… Read more »

MVNU starts to heal

September 16, 2010, 12:54 pm

MOUNT VERNON — A solemn assembly of students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday morning at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium at Mount Vernon Nazarene University to hear a report of events that had occurred over the past 12 hours.

Part Ten: Search, arrest warrants

September 16, 2010, 12:53 pm

MOUNT VERNON — "A man's home is his castle" is basically the Fourth Amendment in a nutshell, according to Constitutional Lecture Series presenter Phillip Lehmkuhl.

Part Nine: Right to bear arms

September 16, 2010, 12:53 pm

MOUNT VERNON — The right to bear arms, to many people, is one of the most important rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

Nussbaum remembered

September 16, 2010, 12:53 pm

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon and Knox County community was saddened upon the news of the death of Dr. Joseph Nussbaum, 70, who died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

11-year-old injured in ATV wreck

September 16, 2010, 12:53 pm

MOUNT VERNON — An 11-year-old Mount Vernon boy is in critical condition this morning with head injuries following a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle on Wednesday at 5:07 p.m.

'Thespians' goes behind-the-scenes

September 16, 2010, 12:53 pm

MOUNT VERNON — Sometimes the drama which happens backstage at a production of community theater can be just as entertaining as what the audience sees on-stage.

Jackets ready for challenge of OCC

September 16, 2010, 12:52 pm

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon football team has faced many challenges in a short period of time this year.

MVNU locked down after off campus shooting

September 16, 2010, 9:37 am

MOUNT VERNON — Students at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University will gather this morning for updates following Wednesday night’s campus lockdown. MVNU officials told the News it wishes to inform students of the details they can release before commenting further. A press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office reports a 21-year-old male student “suffered… Read more »

State Pension Gap

September 16, 2010, 8:44 am

An interactive U.S. map showing status of state-administered pension funds has been posted. Day after day, public employees come in droves to apply for retirement. Since 2008, New Jersey and at least 19 other states from Wyoming to Rhode Island have rolled back pension benefits or seriously considered doing do – and not just for… Read more »

Pullins' fate with justices

September 15, 2010, 11:25 am

COLUMBUS — Mount Vernon attorney Scott Pullins defended his actions on Tuesday in front of the Ohio State Supreme Court in hopes disciplinary sanctions less extreme than the indefinite suspension recommended by the disciplinary board could be applied to his seven-counts of professional misconduct case.

Grand jury indicts twenty

September 15, 2010, 11:25 am

MOUNT VERNON — Twenty indictments were handed down by a Knox County grand jury on Monday. Arraignments are scheduled for Sept. 24, before Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.

Fredericktown withdraws levy

September 15, 2010, 11:25 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown voters will no longer need to decide whether or not to vote for the proposed 4.8-mill levy issue as the board of education agreed to withdraw the issue from the November ballot.

Freddies cruise past EK

September 15, 2010, 11:24 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Being the defending Mid-Buckeye Conference champion, the East Knox volleyball team has a big target on its back this year.

Jackets hammer Falcons

September 15, 2010, 11:24 am

MOUNT VERNON — It was a contest for the first 20 minutes, then the roof fell in.

Kenyon ranking gets new life

September 14, 2010, 11:30 am

GAMBIER — Kenyon College was named one of the world's most beautiful campuses last March but the buzz has not died down.