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.

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.