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.

Comments lost in crash

August 6, 2010, 11:44 pm

Due to a database crash, comments left on our blog after Noon on Friday, August 6 were lost. We apologize for this.

Leedy's Lane vacated after vote

August 6, 2010, 10:52 am

MANSFIELD — A joint meeting on Thursday between the Knox County and Richland County commissioners resulted in a motion to vacate a portion of Township Road 24, also known as Leedy's Lane. Deliberations on the status of this dirt road have been ongoing at different times over many years.

Freshwater asks for time

August 6, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — Timelines with respect to legal issues and lawsuits related to John Freshwater are overlapping, and apparently causing some difficulty for R. Kelly Hamilton, Freshwater's attorney, to meet the respective filing deadlines.

Hope found in mediation

August 6, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — Of the hundreds of custody cases heard in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division, many are mediated — confidentially and free of charge — by the court mediator and attorney, Carrie Tenschert.

EMA: Wednesday storm typical

August 6, 2010, 10:51 am

MOUNT VERNON — The thunderstorm and high winds that hit Knox County on Wednesday did a normal amount of damage, according to Matt Sturgeon, Deputy Director of Knox County Emergency Management.

Conditions unchanged

August 6, 2010, 10:51 am

COLUMBUS — The condition of two people injured in two-car crash on Ohio 13 near Murrary Road on Wednesday remain the same today.

Home destroyed by fire

August 6, 2010, 10:51 am

FREDERICKTOWN — A fire overnight destroyed a home northwest of Fredericktown.

Kenyon staff learns civics lesson

August 6, 2010, 10:51 am

GAMBIER — Community service and involvement has been one a part of the student experience for those attending Kenyon College.