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.

Public reacts to teacher allegations

September 14, 2010, 11:30 am

CENTERBURG — A number of individuals attended Monday evening's meeting of the Centerburg Board of Education. The board gave everyone who wanted to speak an opportunity to do so, and approximately 11 spoke to the board regarding the investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct by Sean Sweeney, a teacher currently on administrative leave.

Candyland to close its doors

September 14, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — An attempt to recreate one of Mount Vernon's historic businesses will come to an end in October. Candyland, owned and operated by Dave Bumpus, will be closing after the first weekend of October.

Former middle school progress stalled

September 14, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — Dilapidated buildings and the scholarship program for Hiawatha Water Park/Pool were discussed in Mount Vernon City Council committee meetings Monday night.

Farm Bureau honors Ruhl, Ruprecht

September 14, 2010, 11:29 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The progress being made by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board was the hot topic at the Knox County Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Dinner on Monday night at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

Sewer upgrades moving forward

September 14, 2010, 11:28 am

MOUNT VERNON — Committee meetings prior to Monday night's Mount Vernon City Council meeting ran the gamut from dilapidated buildings to sewer lines and water park scholarships.

Council gets update on fire dept.

September 14, 2010, 11:28 am

MOUNT VERNON — In the first of 10 scheduled department head presentations, Mount Vernon Fire Department Chief Shawn Christy meet with Mount Vernon City Council on Monday night to enlighten council members on the operations at the fire department.

Journey Church to tap into water supply

September 14, 2010, 11:28 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners met Monday afternoon with new water/wastewater superintendent Jason Figgins to discuss a few items in their monthly meeting.

Auction lands strike up the middle

September 13, 2010, 11:17 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Steeped in tradition, the annual Plate Auction held at the Fredericktown Tomato Show draws large crowds of competitive bidders each year, as 10 plates bearing an artist's rendering of a different Fredericktown landmark each year are auctioned to support the festival.