Friday, July 03, 2015

Local News

Road closure due to Fireworks on the 4th
Friday, July 3rd 2015 11:39
MOUNT VERNON - City Parks Superintendent Scott Zimmerman has announced that on Saturday, July 4th from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Avenue from 6th Avenue east tothe Clock House at...
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...
LJJA rolls out youth Jiu Jitsu classes
Friday, July 3rd 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...
MOUNT VERNON – With much anticipation for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Ariel~Foundation Park on July fourth, many people have inquired on the areas of parking. Many parking spaces are...
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...
Bible College fire still being investigated
Monday, June 29th 2015 17:36
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - A spokesperson for the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office says the investigation into the cause of last week's fire at the old Mount Vernon Bible College...
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...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United State Supreme Court Thursday rejected a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The 6-3 ruling upheld financial aid to millions of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a record 2,110 fatal drug overdoses in Ohio in 2013, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has outlined efforts to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing access to treatment...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25th 2015 11:03
DPD Traffic:Received a report of a motorist driving reckless on several streets in Danville including Tilton Street on Tuesday. Disturbance:Received a call on a dispute between neighbors in the 20...
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Event Calendar

Fri Jul 03 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
First Friday
Fri Jul 03 @ 9:45PM -
City of Mount Vernon Fireworks Display
Sat Jul 04 @ 4:00AM - 07:00PM
July 4th at Indian Bear Winery
Sat Jul 04 @ 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Fredericktown July 4th Celebration
Sat Jul 04 @ 1:00PM - 10:30PM
Ariel-Foundation Park Grand Opening
Sat Jul 04 @10:00PM - 10:10PM
Ariel Foundation Park July 4th Fireworks
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
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
Sun Jul 12
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sun Jul 12 @ 1:30PM -
Silver Screeners Free Library Classic Movie Matinee: "Superman"
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