MOUNT VERNON — On Monday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in two felony cases, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.

Fredericktown looks to build water tower

September 21, 2010, 11:06 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council gave approval to pursue the construction of a new water tower when it met in regular session Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building.

Veterans receive emotional homecoming

September 20, 2010, 11:04 am

COLUMBUS — For 85 Ohio World War II veterans, 22 from Knox County, a true heroes welcome was bestowed upon them on Saturday as they returned to Port Columbus International Airport after traveling to Washington, D.C., to visit the Word War II Memorial.

Gibbs, Sutton duke it out

September 20, 2010, 11:04 am

MOUNT VERNON — Robert Gibbs and Lindsay Sutton, two of the candidates for the 18th District congressional seat election this November met for a town hall-style debate Saturday evening, called Ohio 18 Night, at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Lions mark 40th anniversary

September 20, 2010, 11:03 am

MOUNT VERNON — Their motto is "We Serve!" and during the 40 years the Mount Vernon Lions Club has been in existence it has lived up to that motto.

Pie auction tasty success

September 20, 2010, 11:03 am

CENTERBURG — Pies — apple, cherry, custard, black raspberry, lemon, mincemeat, peach, pecan and pumpkin — were all up for grabs Saturday at the 2010 Centerburg Oldtime Farming Festival.

Festival full of family fun

September 20, 2010, 11:03 am

CENTERBURG — The popularity of the Centerburg Oldtime Farming Festival — now in its 19th year — was summed up by Brad Brittenham of Johnstown who was at the festival Sunday afternoon with his wife, Sandra, and daughters, Anna and Ellie.

Christmas Parade moving to Sunday

September 18, 2010, 2:22 am

MOUNT VERNON — It might still be technically summer but the Mount Vernon News and the Heritage Centre Association are ready to ring in the holiday cheer with a change in the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Walk.

MOUNT VERNON — On Tuesday, Sept. 21, community volunteers will be working together to spruce up the parks in Mount Vernon as part of the United Way of Knox County's Community Care Day, according to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.

Sentences imposed for burglary charges

September 18, 2010, 2:21 am

MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced six for felony convictions and violations of community control supervision, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.

Brief examines witness credibility

September 18, 2010, 2:21 am

MOUNT VERNON — The public sessions in the contract termination hearings for suspended Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater are over; however, written briefs continue to be filed with hearing referee R. Lee Shepherd. The News has learned that an amicus brief has been filed by Douglas Mansfield as a "friend of the Court."

AMVETS donates flags to KCCC

September 18, 2010, 2:21 am

MOUNT VERNON — Representatives from area AMVETS were special visitors to Thursday's meeting of the Knox County Career Center school board. Treasurer Tracy Elliott said the service organizations donated service flags to the JROTC program and presented colors along with them.

Bulldogs bite Redskins, 34-29

September 18, 2010, 2:21 am

HOWARD — The East Knox Bulldogs were opportunistic in taking advantage of numerous Utica mistakes as they handed the Redskins a 34-29 loss in the Mid-Buckeye Conference opener for both teams Friday evening in Howard.

Handful of plays costly for Jackets

September 18, 2010, 2:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — With the exception of a handful of plays, the Mount Vernon football team outplayed, outhustled and outgained visiting Olentangy Orange on Friday.

SPARTA — Sometimes an entire season can turn on a single game. When history looks back on the 2010 Highland Scots' season, it may say that the turning point happened during a great defensive stand late in the fourth quarter of Friday night's Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference game against the visiting arch rival Pleasant Spartans.