Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News June 22, 2013

Emotional first lap for cancer survivors

MOUNT VERNON -- Purple ribbons adorned the city streets of Mount Vernon in preparation for the annual Relay for Life this weekend.

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Gas prices falling

MOUNT VERNON -- Motorists around Knox County were taking advantage of some lower fuel prices at the gas pump Friday afternoon.

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Valve work could cause water loss

MOUNT VERNON -- Starting Monday, residents of an area northwest of downtown could experience loss of water service for short periods, Mayor Richard Mavis said Friday.

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Local author had close friendship with 'Sybil'

NEWARK -- An endearing friendship exposed through letters, photos and quotes tells the plight of Shirley Mason, a college professor and prolific artist who struggled through multiple personality disorder.

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Holmes County protest fizzles out

While most people's attention was focused on what was happening in Pennsylvania and at Vicksburg, or on the developing election campaign in Ohio, an incident occurred across the line in Holmes County that became known as the "Battle of Fort Fizzle."

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Local All-Star team still undefeated

MOUNT VERNON -- "It's mind-boggling."That is the only way that Mount Vernon's Mike Marcum can describe being 38-0.

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