MOUNT VERNON -- Commissioners, engineers and township trustees from Knox and Licking counties were shocked and disappointed to learn two horizontal drilling permits were issued for Knox County wells. Most were working under the assumption that well permits were not issued until road usage agreements were signed.
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon High School's In the Know academic quiz bowl team continues to advance in the competition and has made it into the final four for the second year in a row.
MOUNT VERNON -- The position of Emergency Management Agency director will remain separate from the 9-1-1 director and the process of hiring a new director will get under way immediately, the EMA board decided Thursday.
MOUNT VERNON -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, which had planned to build a 240-mile pipeline across Ohio, has dropped its plans for the project.
FREDERICKTOWN -- At its meeting on Tuesday, members of the Fredericktown school board recognized the students and parents who have volunteered to serve as crossing guards, commending them for their dedication and a "job well done."
BELLVILLE -- Meeting in special session on Wednesday, the Clear Fork Valley Local Schools Board of Education passed a resolution to place a five-year, 1 percent earned income tax issue before the voters in a special election to be held Aug. 7. Board member Nick Kuelling voted against the measure.
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