Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News March 30, 2012

Citizens frustrated with KCCC administration

MOUNT VERNON -- Dozens of concerned citizens met Thursday to discuss on-going issues centered on the Knox County Career Center.

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Lottery fever strikes county

MOUNT VERNON -- Dan Fowler doesn't normally buy lottery tickets, but the $500 million Mega Millions jackpot made him pause as he started out of Neff's Cardinal Market, then retrace his steps to buy a ticket for today's drawing.

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County honored for trail paving

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Board of Commissioners was recently notified by Kokosing Construction Co. that they were being honored by Flexible Pavements of Ohio.

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Science, fun mix at SPI Spot

MOUNT VERNON -- Although most schools will be taking a spring break next week, science learning can still go on in a fun way through the efforts of the Science Play Initiative.

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Roberts not guilty; to receive treatment

MOUNT VERNON -- Shane E. Roberts, 53, charged with multiple firearms violations for firing at a building in Fredericktown last fall, was found not guilty by reason of insanity and mentally ill subject to hospitalization by Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster on Thursday.

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Prior planning key when dealing with emergencies and pets

MOUNT VERNON -- Planning ahead and preparing for weather emergencies can help people deal more effectively and calmly with circumstances beyond their control.

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Utica stifles Mount Vernon's bats, win 2-1

UTICA -- Pitcher Josie Layman went the distance, scattering four hits to lead the Utica Redskins (2-3) to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets (1-1) in area non-league softball action.

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