Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News April 23, 2012

Encouraging awareness of the Earth

GAMBIER -- Forty-two years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin took an idea from the playbook of the anti-war movement and proposed the idea of a national "teach in"to bring awareness to environmental issues.

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Proposal would shut down guard at Lahm

MANSFIELD -- Presidential election years tend to be long on partisanship and short on legislative achievement, but Ohio's Congressional delegation has found at least one bipartisan issue to rally around in 2012.

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Locals blaze new trails at convention

MOUNT VERNON -- Several students in Knox County Educational Service Center's Transition Mission program recently attended the People First of Ohio state convention at Roberts Convention Center, Wilmington.

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New businesses spring up

MOUNT VERNON -- With spring now in full swing, new businesses continue to spring up around Knox County.

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Teams battle frigid weather at Yellow Jacket Relays

MOUNT VERNON -- Leevi Stump fell just inches shy -- literally -- of a trip to the state track and field tournament in 2011.

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Indiana native fastest at Earth Day Challenge

GAMBIER -- He's been running marathons for just three years. But Fort Wayne, Ind. native Grant Stieglitz established one of the best times in the history of the Earth Day Challenge marathon in Gambier on Sunday.

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Kids learn, have fun at Youth Field Day

HOWARD -- Getting connected with the outdoors, working on outdoor projects, learning new skills -- and having fun.

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