Save Fletch: A timeline

March 26, 2014, 9:36 am

A week ago, the efforts of volunteers to save a dog named Fletch began. The Mount Vernon News has created a timeline of events, incorporating photos and Mount Vernon News videos.

Six sentenced in court

March 21, 2014, 2:13 pm

Anthony P. Bayog, 39, Centerburg, was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, and having a weapon under a legal disability.  According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, State Trooper Joshua Stryker found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the center console of Bayog’s car during a traffic stop on September 15,… Read more »

Grand jury returns indictments

March 21, 2014, 1:53 pm

According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, the Grand Jury returned five indictments on Monday.

Music and Poetry night set for Tuesday

March 19, 2014, 8:05 pm

A Music & Poetry night will take place Tuesday at Sips Coffeehouse, 101 S. Main St., downtown Mount Vernon. March is open mic.

“Holmes on the Range” by Steve Hockensmith will be the featured selection for the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.

Burning cardboard boxes resulted in a fire that covered 10 to 15 acres and spread over two properties on Ohio 229 in Morrow County, a mile west of the Knox County line Tuesday

American Electric Power Service Corp. and Indiana Michigan Power Co., have filed a motion to dismiss the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against PACS.

HopeNow receives grant

March 18, 2014, 9:17 pm

HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County, a local charitable organization, recently received a grant award of $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County.

Highland’s top spellers

March 18, 2014, 9:00 pm

These top five spelling bee participants at Highland Elementary moved on to the county spelling bee at Cardington on March 10.

AMVETS to host karaoke event

March 18, 2014, 8:56 pm

Mr. Clean Karaoke will be appearing at Centerburg AMVETS Post 59 on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.

The Bladensburg Firemen’s Association is hosting a community breakfast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will be held at the Bladensburg station, 3790 S. Market St.

Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo, will be performing “Soli Deo Gloria — Sacred Vocal Music Arranged for Two Electric Guitars” as part of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2013-14 Lecture/Artist series Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.. in the R. R. Hodges Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Due to the extreme winter conditions, the HEAP Winter Crisis Program has been extended to April 15. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Emergency HEAP program continues to provide assistance with home heating bills.

Swetland named All-Ohio

March 18, 2014, 2:14 pm

Jett Swetland, a junior at Highland High School, was named Third Team All-Ohio in Division II basketball by a panel of sports writers from around the state.

Baker indicted in Franklin County

March 18, 2014, 2:03 pm

A Fredericktown man could face up to 10 years in prison, after setting up a meeting with a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Kenyon forum visits local gun culture

March 17, 2014, 9:35 pm

A public panel discussion at Kenyon College takes aim at “Gun Culture and the Second Amendment” on Tuesday, March 25, at 11:10 a.m.