9-1-1 communications up and running

August 10, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — The 9-1-1 communications equipment wiped out by a lightning strike on June 27 has been replaced, and was fully operational and online as of 7:47 a.m. Monday, according to Knox County 9-1-1/EMA Director Brian Hess.

Centerburg: No more unfunded mandates

August 10, 2010, 10:53 am

CENTERBURG — On Monday, the Centerburg Board of Education passed a symbolic resolution opposing unfunded state and federal mandates.

Utica reducing tax credit

August 10, 2010, 10:52 am

UTICA — The residents of Utica who work outside the village will see a reduction in the credit they receive for income tax paid to another municipality.

Hearings set for SWCD fees

August 10, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners met Monday afternoon with Darrell Severns, director of Knox County Regional Planning, and Rob Clendening, administrator of Knox Soil and Water Conservation District, to discuss sediment erosion control and storm water runoff management fees.

HOOT paving bids well below estimate

August 10, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — Contractors gathered at the Knox County Commissioners Office on Monday morning to watch the bid openings for two county paving contracts.

Two wanted on warrants

August 10, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — On Aug. 2, the Knox County Grand Jury indicted Colton R. Spellman, 19, and Joashua A. Pruitt, 28, for aggravated burglary and robbery.

Hatfield, friends share fun of bicycling

August 10, 2010, 10:51 am

MOUNT VERNON — The expression, "Pain is just weakness leaving your body," is often used by cycling enthusiast and Mount Vernon business owner John Hatfield. The septuagenarian still puts in a full schedule at work, while finding time for his cycling passion.

Auction benefits five Amish schools

August 9, 2010, 11:07 am

DANVILLE — There was furniture galore and more. There were quilts and crafts, new and used hand tools and an assortment of previously owned household items all available for the right bid.

School starts soon

August 9, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — Summer is drawing to a close and school is just around the corner. School district personnel have been busy preparing for the students — cleaning the buildings, assembling supplies, finalizing schedules, and preparing lessons and educational materials.

Jocko: Rock 'n' roll is here to stay

August 9, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — Fans of that "Golden era of rock 'n roll" from the '50s and '60s will have the opportunity for a hometown musical treat this Saturday.

Cougar found, taken to rescue

August 9, 2010, 11:06 am

DANVILLE — A 70-pound cougar which was reported missing early Friday on Kaylor Road near Danville was later returned to its home, according to Pam Zimelis, daughter of the cat's owner, Lanny Parrish.

First Friday all about friends, family

August 7, 2010, 1:02 am

MOUNT VERNON — There was fun, food, cats, cars and more at the August edition of First Friday, sponsored by Knox Community Hospital.

Cougar missing in eastern Knox County

August 7, 2010, 1:02 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Sheriff's Office has taken a report from the owner of a 10-year-old cougar stating the animal escaped from its pen and is at large.

Firewood should be purchased locally

August 7, 2010, 1:02 am

MOUNT VERNON — The spread of the Emerald Ash Borer continues in Ohio. Lawrence became the latest county in the state to be added to the quarantine list by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Museum honors black history

August 7, 2010, 1:01 am

UTICA — At the peak of Utica's Bicentennial Celebration, the Underground Railroad and Black History Museum became a welcomed part of the village's history and future.

Tower test has good results

August 7, 2010, 1:01 am

MOUNT VERNON — Testing on the north end water tower earlier this week went well, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said on Friday.

MOUNT VERNON — Police officers often find themselves caught between the opposing sides of a custody dispute when one of the parties calls law enforcement looking for assistance.