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.

Suspect found in Fredonia murder

July 8, 2010, 10:53 am

NEWARK — On Monday, the body of Fredonia resident Hershel Roberts was found in his home, and the Licking County Sheriff's Office has been investigating the circumstances of his death.

Freddie trio leading Comets' success

July 8, 2010, 10:53 am

COLUMBUS — The undefeated Columbus Comets, fresh off a 67-8 stomping of the Baltimore Burn in their Women's Football Alliance first-round playoff match last week, are loaded with talent, speed and a trio of Fredericktown Freddies.

MOUNT VERNON — Foundation Park is a popular place for area residents to fish, hike and enjoy some of the natural beauty Mount Vernon has to offer.

MOUNT VERNON — Although the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission did not hold a meeting in July, it did release an updated status report for properties it is dealing with in Mount Vernon.

Glitch causes billing error

July 7, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — The increasing use of technology can be seen in almost every aspect of life. But technology has its share of glitches, as the Mount Vernon Income Tax Department found out firsthand when the filing program inadvertently sent billing statements out to 153 residents.

Work begins on parking lot

July 7, 2010, 10:52 am

MOUNT VERNON — Work is in progress on a new parking lot on Sychar Road, just north of the water park.

MOUNT VERNON — The wheat harvest is now in progress in Ohio and Knox County, and wheat growers have had to deal with the production of a toxin that will affect yields and limit the amount of grain available for human consumption as well as for animal feed.

Crashes cause minor injuries

July 7, 2010, 10:51 am

MILLWOOD — Three people escaped with minor injuries when their car ran off the road and crashed into a power pole Tuesday at 5:50 p.m.

MOUNT VERNON — The 2010 Mount Vernon Baseball Association Little League All-Star teams are gearing up for another run at district and state titles.

Mickley has season to remember

July 6, 2010, 10:54 am

HOWARD — Tyler Mickley is just your average 10-year-old, playing summer youth recreational baseball.