MOUNT VERNON — A House transportation bill which would force states to allow longer, heavier trucks on America's roadways was temporarily put on hold Thursday when a U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to amend the bill by sending it to a three-year study committee.
FREDERICKTOWN — For the second year in a row, through a blind taste test by nationally renowned producers and marketers, Ann's Raspberry Farm & Specialty Crops has won a national Good Food award for its Savory Brussel Sprout Relish.
HOWARD — It was a Devil-Dog classic that fans will remember for some time to come.
MOUNT VERNON — "Great teams aren't always great. They're just great when they have to be." Those were the immortal words of John Facenda, whose baritone voice was lent to many NFL Films Super Bowl highlight shows.
MOUNT VERNON — The Loudonville Redbirds have climbed to the top of the Mid-Buckeye Conference standings thanks to a stifling defense.
By VIRGIL SHIPLEY
News Staff Photographer
MOUNT VERNON — A father who is not authorized to see his daughter came to the Knox County Career Center about 11:15 a.m. today looking for her.
KCCC staff recognized him immediately and locked down the building. Superintendent Bernie Pachmayer said before they could close the building, the man slipped away without anyone knowing it.
Students were locked in their rooms. Mount Vernon Police responded and searched the building but were not able to find him. Pachmayer added police know the man and felt they would be able to located him. The lockdown was lifted at 12:25 p.m.
Because of the lockdown at the career center, the Mount Vernon High School and middle school buildings across the street were also locked down. Mount Vernon Superintendent Steve Short said that classes went on as scheduled at both schools and that students were able to move around the school for their classes.
He also said that extra precaution was given for anyone attempting to enter or exit the schools, and that everything went according to plan.
MOUNT VERNON — Nobody likes taxes, and a sudden doubling of a tax bill would be expected to cause a hue and cry to be raised. That happened to some agricultural land owners last month, but the response has been subdued.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County may not be directly served by an interstate highway, but Mount Vernon is nevertheless the hub on a transportation wheel that includes one U.S. highway and no fewer than seven designated state routes.
FREDERICKTOWN — It's happened to every driver on the road. You are driving along and someone in front of you wants to make a left turn, but there is a long line of traffic coming the other way. There is no left turn lane, so you are stopped, too. Do you wait, or do you pass the car on the right? Is it legal to do so?
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School wrestling team is in "midseason form," as the saying goes.
SPARTA — With the season winding down and one of the best players in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference coming to town, Highland girls basketball coach Betsy Morrison issued a challenge to her team.
MOUNT VERNON — A lot of people went home happy Wednesday evening.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mid-Ohio Transit Authority merged into a County Transit Board on Jan, 31.
Although there were no big battles fought in January 1862, some of the small engagements turned out to be important, even if not recognized at the time.
CENTERBURG — The Heart of Ohio Women's Club is again sponsoring "Say Yes to the Dress" later this spring for girls from not only Centerburg but all surrounding schools including Highland, Northridge, Johnstown, Utica, East Knox, Danville and Mount Vernon.
MOUNT VERNON — Greg Price, DVM, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, is urging dog owners to make sure their canines are vaccinated against canine distemper.
DANVILLE — The Danville Blue Devils (6-11, 3-8 MBC) dropped their fourth game in a row, getting outmuscled by the Johnstown Johnnies, 67-54, in Mid-Buckeye Conference girls basketball action on Wednesday.
MOUNT VERNON — "I was in a world of hurt for transportation," said Dave Bayless, assessing the situation when his car became so thirsty for engine oil it went from using a quart every 500 miles to using a quart every 50 miles.
MOUNT VERNON — Letters are going out in the mail today to residents in Clinton Township not currently connected to the Mount Vernon City sanitary sewer system.