Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 25, 2012

First night of DYW full of energy

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Memorial Theater on Friday evening abounded with talent, fitness and self-expression as 25 accomplished high school seniors took to the stage to showcase their many accomplishments in their quest to earn college scholarships and the opportunity to represent Ohio as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2012.

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Happy birthday

Mount Vernon News Photographer Virgil Shipley celebrated his 85th birthday with the staff of the News on Friday. The young man has been taking pictures of people and places in Knox County since April 18, 1955.

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City businesses offered AEP electricity discount

MOUNT VERNON -- The electrical rate situation is again flirting with confusion, as Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said American Electric Power is sending letters to commercial customers in Mount Vernon, telling them they are eligible for a 7 percent discount.

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Theft results in jail

FREDERICKTOWN -- Two people were arrested Thursday after an alert neighbor notified law enforcement of a suspicious vehicle.

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Three sentenced for felony crimes

MOUNT VERNON -- On Friday, Feb. 24, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in three felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.

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Do you plan to vote in the March 6 primary election?

Taking it to the Streets

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Three Mount Vernon wrestlers on verge of state bids

HILLIARD -- Three Mount Vernon wrestlers are one step closer to the promised land.

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Upsets the norm at Division III districts

HEATH -- Day 1 of districts is the first step for wrestlers who covet a spot on the state podium. The best part about Day 1 is that, win or lose, you get another chance on Day 2.

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Cochran moves on, Mount Vernon relay team out

MOUNT VERNON -- There were mixed results at the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets'first day in the OHSAA state swim meet in Canton on Friday.

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