MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University will soon be occupying more property in downtown Mount Vernon. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Buchwald Center is on schedule to re-open later this week, according to Facilities Management Director Denny Taylor. Read More
Truckers from United Aggregate Co. were busy hauling in loads of fill dirt Monday as the hole where the former Kresge building stood on South Main Street was being filled. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Trevor Tieche, owner and founder of Bodi N Balance, has announced the fitness center would not be rebuilding in Mount Vernon after a fire destroyed the former Kresge building that housed the fitness center. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Work is continuing on the demolished former Kresge building in downtown Mount Vernon. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- As cleaup continues from the demolition of the former Kresge building at 201 S. Main St., residents were concerned when asbestos was recently found inside the walls of the building. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Sales at downtown business es have picked up, and it couldn't have come at a better time, according to downtown business owners. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Matthew Hoffman remains on suicide watch at the Knox County Jail today where he is being held on a $1 million cash bond. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- After an obstacle slowed the process down, the tearing down and cleaning up of the old Kresge building in downtown Mount Vernon is nearly complete. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Friday's start to demolish the former Kresge Building at 201 S. Main St., is a sign that the process is moving forward. However, the empty space the demolition will leave could have a negative impact on this historic district. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Demolition began today on the former Kresge building at 201 S. Main St. The state fire marshal, state inspectors, Environmental Protection Agency officials and insurance company representatives were on hand as pieces of the burned structure were strategically being knocked down by an excavator with a demolition hammer. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said this morning he hopes the city will know by Friday when demolition of the building at 201 S. Main St. will begin and how long it will take. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis addressed the concerns of downtown business owners, and city residents, regarding the continued closure of the 200 block of South Main Street, during Monday's City Council meeting. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said getting the intersection of South Main and Gambier streets open again was his highest priority, but only when it can be done safely. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Bodi N Balance owner Trevor Tieche told the News all membership drafts have been stopped and all memberships are currently on hold after a fire damaged the building Oct. 25. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- In the aftermath of last week's fire at the former Kresge building and with the structure being fenced off until a decision is made about what to do with it, many downtown businesses are reporting poor business returns with the normal flow of people not coming into their places of business. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- The aftermath of last week's fire at 201 S. Main St., in downtown Mount Vernon, involves massive cleanup work in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Buchwald Center. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Physical investigation of last week's fire at the former Kresge building in downtown Mount Vernon is complete, according to Mount Vernon Fire Department Chief Shawn Christy. "We are no longer involved,"said Christy this morning. "The ATF officials and state fire marshal concluded their investigation on Friday and turned the building back over to [MVFD] control. We have physically gone into the building and are now turning control of the building over to Mr. Montenery. It is now out of our realm." Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Major fires, such as the one this week in downtown Mount Vernon, require major investigations and the state-of-the-art mobile command post utilized by the State Fire Marshal's Office plays a big role in those investigations. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- The fire in the old Kresge building on Monday was at the top of the list of what Mount Vernon Mayor Richard. K. Mavis talked about during his weekly press conference. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Investigators looking into the cause of the fire that consumed the former Kresge building at 201 S. Main St., were able to access the basement on Thursday after the uncontaminated water was pumped out. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- The investigation into the cause of the fire that destroyed the former Kresge building at 201 S. Main St. is moving forward, though few details are currently available. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Monday's fire in downtown Mount Vernon altered business plans a bit for some area store owners, while others are doing what they can to be open as much as normal. "We're still open,"said Phil Herald, owner of Herald's Appliances and Electronics. "It's all right. People are still coming in." Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Though the smell of smoke lingered in the air from Monday's fire at 201 S. Main St., several stores on the north side of downtown were able to open yesterday with some customers venturing in to shop. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Small fires continue to flair up in the old Kresge building after Monday's fire consumed the inside. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Although the fire department naturally assumes the lead when a conflagration strikes a city, other service agencies, such as the police, have a strong supporting role. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- Downtown business owners wanting to know if they should open their doors today in the wake of Monday's tragic fire received a briefing Tuesday morning from Mount Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris Menapace. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon fire and police departments are partnering with the Division of State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobaco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate the the cause of the fire that gutted a downtown building on Monday. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- A basement fire early this morning at 201 S. Main St. spread throughout the building as firefighters from Knox County fought the blaze. Read More
MOUNT VERNON -- A fire that started in the basement of downtown Mount Vernon building will soon result in an empty corner at Main and Gambier streets. Read More
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