Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News May 3, 2013

Students recognized at scholastic program

MOUNT VERNON -- The first of many award ceremonies for the current academic year at Mount Vernon High School took place Thursday evening at the high school cafeteria when the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon conducted their 51st annual scholastic recognition program.

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Park bench finally finds its spot

MOUNT VERNON -- After almost two years, the bench purchased by the Daughters of the American Revolution will take its intended place at Chester-Shock Park at Division Street and Coshocton Avenue.

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Program encouraging students to 'Get on the ball'

MOUNT VERNON -- Local students are currently "Having a ball"with fitness. Leg lifts, arm raises, swim strokes, arm punches and shoulder stretches -- these and many other exercises are currently part of a health and fitness routine for local fourth graders taking part in the Crunch Out Obesity program.

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Health care act to have impact locally

MOUNT VERNON -- With the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act fast approaching, employers are wondering what it will mean to them. Will they have to make big changes? Will costs rise?

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Civil Service Commission considers physicals, random drug testing

MOUNT VERNON -- The Civil Service Commission of Mount Vernon met Thursday in City Hall Council Chambers and discussed the possibility of conducting random drug testing for all civil service positions as well as pre-employment physical exams.

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County gets new archiving service

MOUNT VERNON -- Records management, reporting of human resources discipline and building security were the topics discussed Thursday morning when the Knox County elected officials met for their monthly meeting at the Knox County Service Center.

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Dispatches confusing on events at Chancellorsville

In the May 9, 1863, Democratic Banner, while Lecky Harper simultaneously crowed about the success of his great Democratic rally and attacked the arrest of Clement Vallandigham, he also published news dispatches from Chancellorsville.

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Jackets nearly pull off upset over Braves

MOUNT VERNON -- For the host Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets tennis team, it was a day to make double-trouble for division-leading Olentangy High School.

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