Monday, July 06, 2015

Local News

KCSO At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, a victim reported that someone had stolen batteries from his property on Berger Road in Homer.  According to the report, the victim noticed that someone had “messed...
MOUNT VERNON - The second concert of the Summer Music Garden Concert Series in the Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center will be Sunday, July 12 from 4-6 pm and will feature The Linda...
LJJA rolls out youth Jiu Jitsu classes
Monday, July 6th 2015 09:05
By Adam Taylor for    MOUNT VERNON – LJJA Martial Arts Academy blazed a trail as the first to offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to adults in Knox County.  And recently, it became the first to...
By Marty Trese, Editor   MOUNT VERNON - The Grand Opening of Ariel-Foundation Park on Saturday was a day full of activities for the community and a time to thank all the generous donors...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports July 3, 2015
Saturday, July 4th 2015 12:23
KCSO    At 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, a victim reported that his vehicle had been damaged while parked overnight at his residence on N. Liberty Road. The damage appeared to have been caused by an air...
Shalimar Drive fire displaces residents
Saturday, July 4th 2015 01:16
MOUNT VERNON - Fire heavily damaged an apartment building on Shalimar Drive Friday evening. One resident said she is OK, but had to jump to escape the flames. The American Red Cross was assisting...
Mosquito spraying set for next week
Friday, July 3rd 2015 12:10
MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Health Department will provide spraying for mosquitos on the following dates and locations: Monday July 6 - Gambier, Martinsburg, Bladensburg Tuesday July 7 -...
BANGS - It has been a week since flames destroyed the vacant former Infirmary/Bible College on Johnstown Road in Bangs. Central Ohio Joint Fire District Chief Joe Porter tells that...
MOUNT VERNON - The Mount Vernon Fire Department reminds citizens that the discharging of fireworks is dangerous and can result in serious injury. Careful consideration should be taken to ensure...
MOUNT VERNON – The 2015 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival has issued three separate calls for entry for the various shows at the upcoming four day event. The Juried Fine Arts & Handcrafts Fair will be on...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports July 2, 2015
Thursday, July 2nd 2015 10:33
MVPD Arrests and Charges:A juvenile, 17, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 1:40 p.m. on Monday for domestic violence.Richard Callihan, 49, of Mount Vernon was charged at 7:45 p.m. on Monday with...
Farmers Market returns to Knox Health Department
Thursday, July 2nd 2015 10:02
MOUNT VERNON - In a continued effort to encourage local residents to eat better and provide access to locally produced fruits and vegetables, the Knox County Health Department will once again host...
NEWARK—Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is pleased to invite culinary enthusiasts, home-cooks and entry-level food service professionals to participate in two 4-day culinary workshops at the...
MOUNT VERNON - Officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Mount Vernon Police Department, have arrested Jerime T. Graham-Woods, age 23, of Mount Vernon. His current...
By Karen Lucas, Reporter     MOUNT VERNON – The 32nd annual Christmas in July event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11. The food drive benefits the pantries of Interchurch Social Services...
NEWARK - The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) presented their Excellence Awards on June 12, 2015, during a luncheon at their annual conference held at Cuyahoga Community College. Mark...
MVPD   Incidents: At 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to a theft of trash service complaint at Dry Creek Manors on the 300-block of Columbus Road. A suspect was identified. At 7:00 a.m. on...
MOUNT VERNON – Altruism knows no bounds as the Foundation Park Conservancy (FPC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has given the City of Mount Vernon the new Ariel~Foundation Park, a 250-acre...
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - Among the crowd of those who watched the old Bible College/Infirmary fire in Bangs Friday evening was a local  historian who has studied the property for...
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - The abandoned and condemned five-story brick structure at 7520 Johnstown Road that was once a Bible college and an infirmary was nearly destroyed by...
MOUNT VERNON - Just hours after the United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry in every state, a Mount Vernon couple received their marriage license....
MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Prosecutor's Office reports three individuals were sentenced in Common Pleas Court. Kristopher J. Zahniser, 22, of Mount Vernon was sentenced today for Trespassing in a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Associated Press reports the Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in...
Meth lab components found in Mount Vernon
Friday, June 26th 2015 09:11
MOUNT VERNON - Police Chief Roger Monroe said officers recovered items on Thursday from several burglaries in both the county and city. While sorting through the items at one of the Mount Vernon...
GAMBIER – A Kenyon College senior is asking Knox County residents to take a survey this summer about their connections to the Kokosing River. Jennifer Seely, who studies anthropology and...
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Event Calendar

Mon Jul 06 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
"Computers for Kids" Non-profit Drop Off
Tue Jul 07 @10:30AM -
Brown Family Environmental Center: Nature’s Music
Tue Jul 07 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wed Jul 08 @12:00PM -
Brown Bag Chat: Extraordinary Hospitality - A Visit with Yvonne Martin
Thu Jul 09 @10:30AM - 11:00AM
Nature's Music with Dr. Rebecca Abbott
Thu Jul 09 @ 7:00PM -
KCHD Tobacco Cessation Classes
Fri Jul 10
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sat Jul 11
Interchurch Social Services "2015 Christmas in July" Locations
Sat Jul 11
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sat Jul 11 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Kokosing River Exploration
Sat Jul 11 @ 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Danville St. Luke Church Festival
Sun Jul 12
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sun Jul 12 @ 1:30PM -
Silver Screeners Free Library Classic Movie Matinee: "Superman"
Sun Jul 12 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Summer Music Garden
Sun Jul 12 @ 4:30PM -
OSU Alumni Band concert in Gambier
Mon Jul 13
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Mon Jul 13 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Mon Jul 13 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Fredericktown Firefighter Toy Drive Fundraiser
Tue Jul 14
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Tue Jul 14 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
MVNU Cougar Soccer Camp
Tue Jul 14 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wed Jul 15
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Wed Jul 15 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
MVNU Cougar Soccer Camp
Wed Jul 15 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Free Library “Microsoft Office Excel 2010” Class
Wed Jul 15 @ 6:30PM -
Movie Night "Selma" at the Public Library