The C.A. Jones Building on the northwest corner of Public Square is getting 64 new vinyl windows to replace the old wood-framed windows. Korby Bricker, who purchased the building in January, said apartments will get new doors and other updating. He said the building, constructed in 1902, is very solid. The High Restaurant, Gault’s Cleaners and the Family Barber Shop have businesses on the street level. The John Troyer Co. of Esto has the contract for replacing the windows, estimated by Bricker to cost $25,000.
On, Aug. 21, 1994, Bege Wiegman and her family received “the phone call from hell.” Her eldest son, Luke, was in a motorcycle accident and had suffered severe head trauma. Three days later, Luke died, forever changing the Wiegman family.
Beginning July 1, Knox County will have a new deputy registrar. Michael Kellenbarger, Newark, has been awarded the 2010-13 contract to operate the Knox County license bureau. He will replace Sam Barone, who has operated the bureau for over 20 years.
In a meeting Monday night, the Knox County Board of Health terminated the employment of Brian Benick, environmental health director for the health department, on the grounds of insubordination. Wednesday, Benick explained his side of the circumstances surrounding his termination, and his reasons for the alleged insubordination.
The dean of students positions at the Danville High School and the elementary school will be eliminated with the start of the 2010-11 school year, according to Dan Harper, school superintendent.
The Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling, OOPS for short, returns to Mount Vernon this week for its annual spring conference.
The Mount Vernon Development Center held its annual employee service awards ceremony in the Great Room on Wednesday.
The spring concert of the Knox County Symphony will bring the distinctive cradling warmth and gentle melancholy of Brahms’ “German Requiem,” filled out with the dusky beauty of a new A clarinet.
The Coast Guard says a new oil leak is releasing about 5,000 barrels a day where an oil platform exploded on April 22. BP PLC, which leases the rig, disagrees, and maintains the spill is still at 1,000 barrels a day.
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