MOUNT VERNON — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affords the right to worship as one chooses and the right for strippers to peacefully protest outside a church. Wednesday night Knox County Assistant Prosecutor Chip McConville explored the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to assemble.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Assistant City Prosecutor Robert Broeren Jr. touched on nine of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Wednesday evening, during the Constitution Lecture Series being presented at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater.

Fredericktown 'excellent'

September 9, 2010, 11:24 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown Local Schools earned an excellent district designation on the 2009-10 school year report card, and the elementary school and high school were also rated excellent.

Rook crowned 2010 'Little Miss Tomato'

September 9, 2010, 11:24 am

FREDERICKTOWN — On Wednesday, 28 charming young ladies in tomato red dresses filled the stage at the Fredericktown Tomato Show, vying for the 2010 Little Miss Tomato title.

County education center is financially sound

September 9, 2010, 11:24 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Educational Service Center is in a relatively good financial position right now, according to Treasurer Heather Darnold.

Business forum addresses economy

September 9, 2010, 11:23 am

MOUNT VERNON — Customers and guests of First-Knox National Bank were treated to a business forum Wednesday afternoon at The Dan Emmett Conference Center with guest speaker Dr. Edmond Seifried.

Treasures to find at rummage sale

September 9, 2010, 11:23 am

GAMBIER — A tradition of community service has been forged in the members and volunteers of Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church.

Trojans face big test in Vikings

September 9, 2010, 11:23 am

CENTERBURG — Last week's big win confirmed what the Centerburg Trojans already knew deep down — they are much better than a year ago. How much better? That remains to be seen.

Jackets, Rams to renew old rivalry

September 9, 2010, 11:23 am

MOUNT VERNON — With a win under their belt, a more confident Mount Vernon football team is ready to make it two in a row. But, to do that, the Yellow Jackets must get past a Mansfield Madison team that's better than its record indicates.

Diversity in the Service Ranks

September 9, 2010, 8:59 am

Nearly a half-century ago at his inaugural parade, President John F. Kennedy watched the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s marching unit pass him on Pennsylvania Avenue and declared it unacceptable. Not one cadet was black, he told an aide, and something ought be done about it. Not a lot has, even to this day, when the… Read more »

Salmonella outbreak investigation lingers

September 9, 2010, 8:57 am

The peanut industry executive whose filthy processing plants were blamed in a salmonella outbreak two years ago that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more is back in the business. Stewart Parnell, former president of the now-bankrupt Peanut Corp. of America, is working as a consultant to peanut companies as the federal government’s criminal investigation… Read more »

2010 Fall TV Season

September 9, 2010, 8:55 am

An interactive that previews fall TV shows and their time slots for the upcoming season has been posted.

New York Mosque

September 9, 2010, 8:51 am

Ground zero. Depending on whom you talk to, it’s a scar on this city where horror still lingers, a bustling hive symbolizing the resilience of a nation, or simply, for those who live and work nearby, a place where life goes on.

AP Economic Stress Index

September 9, 2010, 8:50 am

The AP Economic Stress Index is a visual guide to the state of the economy, using a unique formula made up of a major economic indicators, from state down to the county level. To create the Economic Stress Index, AP journalists analyzed bankruptcy, foreclosure and unemployment data, then created a formula using those three indicators.

NFL 2010 Season

September 9, 2010, 8:48 am

The interactive compares league-wide yardage and scoring performances and shows schedules, standings, pregame matchups, postgame statistics and lineups. Once the season begins, the interactive will display new information drawn from live data feeds.

Ground Zero

September 9, 2010, 8:47 am

It is a place of sacrifice. A place of mourning. A place people pass by on their way to grab lunch. It’s a place where tourists crane their necks to snatch a glimpse around barriers walling off an enormous construction site — which is also what it is. Ground zero.

Storm damages northern Knox County

September 8, 2010, 10:47 am

FREDERICKTOWN — A storm that swept across northern Knox County on Tuesday afternoon caused wide spread damage to trees, power lines and buildings.

Fredericktown in two-year audit

September 8, 2010, 10:47 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Little agenda was on tap for Fredericktown Village Council when it met Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building.

EK 'effective'

September 8, 2010, 10:47 am

HOWARD — East Knox Elementary is an excellent school, according to the 2009-10 report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education.