Utica track to be resurfaced

July 12, 2010, 10:38 am

UTICA — Meeting in special session Thursday, the North Fork school board first went into executive session to discuss matters required by law to be kept confidential.

AVPOA elects three new members

July 12, 2010, 10:38 am

HOWARD — The Apple Valley Property Owners Association elected three new members to the board of directors during its June election.

Centerburg home, garden tour Sunday

July 12, 2010, 10:38 am

CENTERBURG — A group of friends in Centerburg are opening their gardens and homes for the Back in Thyme in the Heart of Ohio Home and Garden Tour on Sunday.

FREDERICKTOWN — Initial hope that a Fredericktown building damaged by fire March 28 could be saved, will not be realized after all, according to the building’s longtime owner.

City works on streets, walks

July 10, 2010, 7:33 am

MOUNT VERNON — Bids for the summer street resurfacing in Mount Vernon were scheduled to be opened on Thursday but the process was put off for one week when an error was found in one of the specifications.

Deadlines set for civil suit

July 10, 2010, 7:32 am

MOUNT VERNON — Although the testimony phase in the John Freshwater contract termination hearing has ended, legal maneuvering continues in two related civil suits: Doe versus John Freshwater and Freshwater versus Mount Vernon Board of Education et al.

Zeune finds big joy in little horses

July 10, 2010, 7:32 am

DANVILLE — For 15 years, Becky Zeune has raised miniature horses in Danville. Her first miniature horse, Patchy, spurred her enthusiasm for the petite equine.

MOUNT VERNON — On a sunny and hot Independence Day on Old Mansfield Road, just north of Mount Vernon, emotions ran as high as the temperature when Uwe Locher was introduced as a new citizen of the United States.

MV All-Stars down Springfield

July 10, 2010, 7:32 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon All-Stars got started off on the right foot at the 2010 Ohio Senior Babe Ruth Tournament, held at Memorial Park on Friday night. Mount Vernon beat Springfield, 10-5, in the best-of-3 series, and will look to sweep the Warhawks this morning at 11.

Griffith indicted for theft

July 9, 2010, 10:42 am

COLUMBUS — A Fredericktown woman has been indicted for theft in office, a fourth-degree felony.

Relationships important to Finnerans

July 9, 2010, 10:42 am

MOUNT VERNON — Many people accept employment and work at a job for financial reasons. Some, however, have other motivations which drive them in doing their job.

Fredericktown farmers market opens

July 9, 2010, 10:41 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Baked goods, cheese, honey, maple products and more were available on the square in Fredericktown on Thursday afternoon at the Fredericktown Farmers Market, held each Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Film explores women's issues

July 9, 2010, 10:41 am

GAMBIER — Yellow roses are a symbol of hope, joy and freedom. It is hoped they are also a symbol for a new beginning inspired by the Christian-based documentary film, "Yellow Roses: Real girls. Real lives. Real hope."

Local corn stalks stretching higher

July 8, 2010, 10:54 am

MOUNT VERNON — When it comes to corn production the saying used to go "knee high by the Fourth of July." Now, many farmers have adopted a new adage, "chest high by the Fourth of July." Neither adage speaks of the height field corn in Knox County has reached this year.

Freshwater sanctions possible

July 8, 2010, 10:54 am

COLUMBUS — Doug Mansfield, the attorney representing the Doe family in a civil suit against suspended Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater, claims Freshwater should face ultimate sanctions for not complying with court orders.

Center offers hope for abused youth

July 8, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — If the walls of the Children's Resource Center could talk, they would tell stories of abuse and neglect, of resistance and healing, of fear and hope.