Caution necessary in school zones

August 20, 2010, 10:54 am

MOUNT VERNON — "School is in session," said Capt. George Hartz of the Mount Vernon Police Department. "We want to remind everybody the speed limit past schools during school hours is 20 miles an hour. Be aware of school buses loading and unloading children. Be aware of kids walking out between cars and running across… Read more »

Space makes false statement

August 20, 2010, 10:54 am

LAKEVILLE — The Ohio Elections Commission issued a ruling on Thursday that recent TV ads paid for by Congressman Zack Space's campaign committee made false statements about his opponent Bob Gibbs in the race for the congressional seat in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.

Need continues for fan donations

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — With summer not over yet, and many weeks to go until fall, Interchurch Social Services and the Mount Vernon Fire Department continue their efforts to keep residents cool.

KCCC adjusts programs

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — Along with some new staff members, students entering or returning to the Knox County Career Center this school year will notice some program changes.

Custodians applauded

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — Special guests at the Knox County Career Center school board meeting on Thursday included Carolyn Addair, Danville Board of Education; and Jason Rogers, Centerburg Board of Education.

Author celebrates life as a single

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — Author-singer-songwriter Celeste Friedman claims that after two marriages and a few boyfriends, who temporarily played the role of Mr. Right, she has been far more successful living alone.

Zen, jazz and a higher being

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

BELLVILLE — Ordained minister and Sensei Dean Williams visited the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville to deliver a "Zen, Jazz and the Creative Art of Everyday Living" presentation.

Sheriff seeks reaccreditation

August 20, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — Three years ago the Knox County Sheriff's Office joined law enforcement's elite by becoming internationally accredited.

City, Woodward partner for grant

August 20, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon intends to apply to the Ohio Department of Development for funding under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Program.

Part One: Creating a perfect union

August 19, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — The first of a 10-part lecture series on the U.S. Constitution was opened by series organizer Phillip Lehmkuhl on Wednesday evening at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater.

Part Two: Separation of powers

August 19, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — Local Attorney John Aebi spoke during the second half of the constitution lecture series on Wednesday night at the Memorial Theater.

MOUNT VERNON — Area veterans were treated to another round of "Thank you" on Wednesday when the Knox County Veterans Service Office hosted an open house with refreshments, entertainment and a fun time of gathering with friends.

Mickley receives Crystal Mile Award

August 19, 2010, 11:28 am

MOUNT VERNON — Patricia Mickley is the recipient of the Knox County Board of Realtors' 2010 Crystal Mile Award.

NEW CASTLE — Tensions have been rising to a high pitch recently between representatives of New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw and the adult entertainment club The Fox Hole in New Castle.

Mental health access dwindling

August 18, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — At the former Moundbuilders Guidance Center, recent budget slashes, personnel reductions, and cuts in services have been felt deeply by staff and clients alike.

Cow injures two men

August 18, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — A normally docile cow went on a rampage this morning at United Producers, on Harcourt Road, injuring two employees.