DANVILLE -- The Danville school board on Monday renewed the contract of superintendent Dan Harper and, at his request, reduced his annual salary by $14,000.
GAMBIER -- Selected on Sunday as the next president of Kenyon College, Dr. Sean Decatur took time out of his schedule on Monday to talk with the News.
FREDERICKTOWN -- Fredericktown Village Council voted unanimously Monday night in favor of the 9-1-1 reorganization which includes consolidating the two dispatch centers into one, located at the Knox County Service Center.
MOUNT VERNON -- The companion pet industry can be a high-stakes game that causes collateral damage to man's best friend.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Office of Job &Family Services is still "in limbo"with regard to the possible expansion of Medicaid.
MOUNT VERNON -- Kim Horn, director of the Knox County Board of Elections, asked the Knox County Commissioners to keep her, and her staff, involved in the decision as to where to relocate voting machines and other election supplies in the event that county 9-1-1 Plan revision is approved.
MOUNT VERNON -- Reports of individuals going door-to-door in the Grandview Trailer Park and Fredericktown areas asking to demonstrate a carpet stain remover turned out to be vacuum cleaner salesmen.
COLUMBUS -- Pleasant Township employee Roger Hite remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at the Ohio State University Medical Center, according to medical center representatives.
MOUNT VERNON -- Improving employee and building security was the topic of discussion when the Knox County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning with Emily Marth, director of safety/loss control, and Mark Maxwell, emergency management director.
MOUNT VERNON -- A letter that started, "No child should have to sleep on the floor ... there are dozens of children who are doing just that because they have no bed,"struck a chord with instructor Shawn Kendall and her computer class at the Knox County Career Center.
MOUNT VERNON -- It almost seemed like an extended version of Monday's All-Star three-point shooting contest -- at least for the boys.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon News All-Star Senior Showcase is one last chance for area seniors to shine.
MOUNT VERNON -- Utica senior Spencer Kendall and East Knox senior Kali Krownapple proved they have what it takes to hit the longball Monday.
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Mount Vernon graduate Tim Crouch, a junior on the Florida Southern University men's golf team, won his second straight individual championship at the Southeaster Collegiate Tournament, hosted by Valdosta State University Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on March 11 and 12.
COLUMBUS -- Niki Diguilio, a 2010 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, will participate in the women's NCAA tournament.