Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News May 2, 2012

Fatal crash under investigation

MOUNT GILEAD -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash which took place at approximately 5:30 a.m., this morning.

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Work progresses on well near Utica

UTICA -- Trucks roll in and out of Devon Energy Corp.'s well site northwest of the village of Utica as drilling continues on the first Utica shale well in Knox County.

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Students put speaking skills to the test

MOUNT VERNON -- From declamation to poetry to Shakespeare, orators from Centerburg High School, Clear Fork High School and Danville High School recently put their speaking/performing skills to the test during the 2012 Knox County Speech contest, held April 26 in the First Presbyterian Church.

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Students display talents with mentorship program

MOUNT VERNON -- Amazing things happen when gifted and talented elementary school pupils team up with talented and savvy college students, as is the case with the Kenyon College Mentorship program.

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Haldeman's officially open for business

FREDERICKTOWN -- The excitement of a new family-operated supermarket was celebrated in grand fashion Tuesday evening in Fredericktown.

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News advertising contests coming to an end

MOUNT VERNON -- The Focus on Business advertisement previously published on Tuesdays in the Mount Vernon News, has finished its circulation cycle, according to News Advertising Manager Corby Wise.

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Youth farm labor proposal withdrawn

MOUNT VERNON -- A proposal from the U.S. Department of Labor which would have forced restrictions on youth under the age of 16 as hired farm workers was withdrawn by committee decision on April 26.

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Highland scores late to defeat Mount Vernon, 6-2

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets and the Highland Scots are going in opposite directions.

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Redbirds down Devils, win MBC championship

DANVILLE -- Loudonville pitcher Andi Van Sickle fired a complete game five-hitter, striking out eight, to take down the host Danville Blue Devils, 5-2, in Tuesday's Mid-Buckeye Conference showdown.

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