Locals wanted on outstanding warrants

August 11, 2010, 10:42 am

MOUNT VERNON — When former Danville Police Officer Tom Looney was indicted on two felony counts and a gun specification by the Knox County grand jury in July, the warrant issued was a statewide warrant. This could possibly change, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.

Tractor heavily damaged from fire

August 11, 2010, 10:42 am

FREDERICKTOWN — It was the wrong day not have his cell phone. Bruce Robinson was bush hogging on his farm on Quaker Road, northwest of Fredericktown, when his tractor caught fire on Tuesday around noon.

MOUNT VERNON — With the demand for quality health care services on the rise, Knox Community Hospital continues to enhance its services to cancer patients.

Benefit auction a success

August 11, 2010, 10:41 am

DANVILLE — The Pine View School Benefit Auction was a big success according to Albert Hershberger, manager of the Danville auction.

MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio School Board Facilities Commission has asked the Mount Vernon Board of Education to let it know whether the district intends to prepare a school construction project for OSFC approval, and the board discussed the matter at its meeting Monday evening.

Indian bistro opening

August 11, 2010, 10:40 am

MOUNT VERNON — A new Indian restaurant is planned to open soon at 222 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

Harris surprised by appreciation

August 11, 2010, 10:39 am

MOUNT VERNON — Interchurch Social Services of Knox County has been a lifeline for families all across the county. As of July 2010, ISS served 4,331 households, 10,729 individuals, 94 homeless, and 528 single parents.

Lamb makes for a tasty meal

August 11, 2010, 10:39 am

MOUNT VERNON — Three local celebrities had what is possibly the best job during this year's fair.

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.