Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News March 15, 2012

Quick-hitting storm floods Knox County

MOUNT VERNON -- Heavy rains from a late winter thunderstorm early this morning caused some problems for area residents.

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Brown combatting 'excessive speculation'on gas

Efforts to crack down on excessive speculation leading to the recent rise in gasoline prices was announced by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown in a telephone news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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KCCC board meeting to remain in adult ed building

MOUNT VERNON -- Many community members have said they plan to attend tonight's school board meeting at the Knox County Career Center, but there are questions as to whether the assigned space in the adult education building will accommodate the expected audience.

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Bechtel appointed to fill spot on KCESC board

MOUNT VERNON -- Vicki Bechtel is the newest member of the governing board of the Knox County Educational Service Center.

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Early success led to overconfidence

As spring arrived in 1862, Lecky Harper and the Democratic Banner interpreted some recent Union victories, mostly in the West, and the shifting of Confederate positions in Virginia as evidence that the South was about to collapse and Gen. George McClellan's strategy was working to bring the war to a successful end without the thousands of deaths the abolitionists would cause.

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Centerburg celebrates student achievements

CENTERBURG -- Student achievements were celebrated when the Centerburg school board met Monday evening.

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Solar power options brought to light

FREDERICKTOWN -- Fredericktown's Board of Education meeting on Tuesday included a presentation by Jerry Corbin about solar power.

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Spill cleanup bill paid in full

MOUNT VERNON -- The outstanding bill from last spring's Jericho Road oil spill has finally been paid.

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Stoyle named News Player of Year for 2nd time

MOUNT VERNON -- Mackenzie Stoyle, who played at a consistently high level throughout a record-setting season for the Centerburg Trojans, has been named the Mount Vernon News All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season.

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