Monday, August 03, 2015

Local News

By Lois Hanson, Paragraphs Bookstore     MOUNT VERNON - I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch reminds us and teaches young adults how one action can change...
MOUNT VERNON - Cruise downtown for The Heritage Centre Association’s First Friday August 7, 2015, from 6-9 pm. The night will feature Project Roundtable on the Main stage and the Heritage Singers on...
  MOUNT VERNON – Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two felony defendants Friday, who were part of a large drug investigation led by Det. Sgt. Craig Feeney of the Knox County...
By Marty Trese, Editor   MOUNT VERNON - New MVHS Head Football coach Justin Todd led his team through its first official practice of the 2015 season starting at midnight at Yellow...
Fredericktown Police reports Aug. 1, 2015
Saturday, August 1st 2015 09:53
7-31: Telephone harassment complaint on Montgomery Rd.Alarm drop on Mt. Vernon Ave.Animal related complaint on W. 5th St.Fraud complaint on Struble Cir.Traffic complaint on St. Rt. 13Fraud...
MVPD Accidents: At 4:35 p.m. on Thursday, an unknown driver was driving a semi-trailer truck south on S. Mulberry Street.  When he attempted to turn right onto W. Ohio Street, he struck a utility...
Summer Music Garden concert features Elixir
Friday, July 31st 2015 10:36
MOUNT VERNON - The third concert of the Summer Music Garden Concert Series in the Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center will be Sunday, August 9 from 4-6 pm and will feature Elixir....
MOUNT VERNON - MVFD will conduct annual hydrant flushing in the northern half of the City between August 3rd and August 28th. The flushing is scheduled to begin around 8:00 a.m. and will conclude...
MOUNT VERNON - Getting ready to head back to school is on the minds of many local residents and Tuesday’s farmers’ market at the Knox County Health Department will feature healthy ideas for school...
MOUNT VERNON - Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing and school supply vouchers to eligible Knox County residents. To be eligible, households must include children...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30th 2015 11:59
MVPD   Incidents:  At 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance at a residence on the 100-block of McGibney Road. A concerned neighbor reported "a lot of screaming" coming...
COLUMBUS - Surrounded by an audience of over 60 supporters at his family’s Polaris-area restaurant, Genoa Township Trustee Rick Carfagna today formally announced his candidacy for State...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of Thursday's 50th Anniversary of Medicare, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined new legislation designed to improve this critical health program by increasing...
MOUNT VERNON - Mark Fell's house, in the 800-block of South Main Street, was heavily damaged in a fire Monday night. Tuesday Fell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Arson. Fell, 43, is in the...
MOUNT VERNON - Monday at 9:49 pm the Mount Vernon Fire Department was dispatched to a 2 story residential fire at 806 South Main Street. The MVFD responded at 9:53 pm with a Command vehicle, two...
Tasers and body cameras on the way to MVPD
Tuesday, July 28th 2015 09:39
By Marty Trese, Editor   MOUNT VERNON - City Council Monday evening approved expenditures for outfitting the police department with body cameras and tasers. The funds for these...
City Parks Supt. Zimmerman announces retirement
Tuesday, July 28th 2015 08:28
By Marty Trese, Editor MOUNT VERNON - City Parks Superintendent Scott Zimmerman spoke to city council Monday night and reported that as many as 10,000 people visited the new...
FPD   7-27:Theft on Salem Ave. Ext.Fraud complaint on Miami Ave.Civil matter on E. 5th St.Welfare check on E. Sandusky St.James M. Jiles, Fredericktown, citation for speed. 7-26:Disturbance on Summit...
By Marty Trese, Editor   FREDERICKTOWN - Since last November the Village of Fredericktown has been without a full-service grocery store. That is soon to change as Matt and Brittany...
Attorney David Railsback passes away at 73
Monday, July 27th 2015 12:14
MOUNT VERNON - Local attorney David Railsback passed away at his home on Sunday at the age of 73. Railsback had been a fixture in the Knox County legal community for four decades. He practiced law...
Editor's note: is about Local News and Local People. The following is a profile about a local woman who fled corruption and violence in Burundi, Africa and now makes her home in Knox...
MOUNT VERNON - Director of Law Rob Broeren announced that Nikko Rommel of Howard was convicted on July 24, 2015, in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, of Domestic Violence after a two-day jury...
Laferty hits hole-in-one at MVCC
Monday, July 27th 2015 06:38
By Marty Trese, Editor   MOUNT VERNON - It was quite a weekend for a Knox County golfer. Crystal Laferty of Howard hit a hole-in-one on number 6 at the Mount Vernon Country Club Sunday. She...
By Marty Trese, Editor     MOUNT VERNON - For those who have to drive Monroe Mills road in eastern Knox County news that work to fix it begins this week is most welcome. The potholes and...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25th 2015 08:19
KCSO   At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported that the mailbox had been stolen from his residence on Wildcat Road in Danville.  He requested additional patrols of the area be made after dark. At...
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Event Calendar

Mon Aug 03 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Ohio Eastern Star)
Tue Aug 04 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
KCH Kroger Diabetes Grocery Tour
Wed Aug 05 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
KCH Free Monthly Health Screenings
Wed Aug 05 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
BFEC Nature’s Keepers Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 8-11)
Wed Aug 05 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (First Knox National Bank)
Wed Aug 05 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Martinsburg Church of Christ)
Thu Aug 06 @ 7:00PM -
LYCEUM - The Donner Party and Mount Vernon, Ohio's Connection
Fri Aug 07
Paragraphs Bookstore Presents Magician Jimmy Burcham, First Friday
Fri Aug 07
Spi-Spot “First Friday” Free Open House
Fri Aug 07 @ 4:00PM - 09:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Central Ohio Roller Dolls)
Fri Aug 07 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
MVNU’S Opening Reception for Artist Mary Gaynier
Fri Aug 07 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
August First Friday event in downtown Mount Vernon
Sat Aug 08
Knox County Backpack Give Away
Sat Aug 08 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Paragraphs Bookstore Book Signing with Dr. Trudy Pieper
Sun Aug 09 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Summer Music Garden Concert - Elixir and SPI Spot
Mon Aug 10 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Kenyon College-Gund Commons)
Tue Aug 11 @12:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Mt. Vernon High School)
Wed Aug 12 @ 3:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox Co Health Dept Immunizations Walk-in Clinic
Wed Aug 12 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
American Red Cross First Aid Class
Thu Aug 13
Farmstead Poker Run Benefit for Hospice Knox Co.
Fri Aug 14
Farmstead Poker Run Benefit for Hospice Knox Co.
Fri Aug 14 @12:00PM -
Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival
Fri Aug 14 @ 1:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox Co American Red Cross Blood Drive (Fredericktown High School)
Fri Aug 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Paragraphs Bookstore Presents Vicki Leigh Book Signing--Dan Emmett Festival
Sat Aug 15
Farmstead Poker Run Benefit for Hospice Knox Co.