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MOUNT VERNON - The City of Mount Vernon has announced McKenzie Street between Ohio Avenue and Gambier Street will be closed beginning on Friday, August 28th for two weeks.  During that time crews...
Five suicides reported in Knox County this year
Thursday, August 27th 2015 10:05
MOUNT VERNON - Five residents of Knox County have committed suicide so far this year. Dodie Melvin of National Alliance on Mental Illness Knox Licking County (NAMI) said, "I know how futile it was...
MV street sweeping schedule announced for next week
Thursday, August 27th 2015 09:04
MOUNT VERNON - The Street Department resumes street sweeping next week. The department is asking cooperation from residents in having their vehicles moved on the day their street is scheduled for...
Disaster exercise conducted in Mount Vernon
Thursday, August 27th 2015 08:13
MOUNT VERNON - Knox County officials got an idea of how well local emergency workers in the county will respond to a natural disaster with a hazardous materials emergency, when theystaged the...
MOUNT VERNON - Registration for Fall Storytime is now open at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Sessions begin the week of September 20 and run through...
  CLEVELAND - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced Wednesday that a Medina County man has been sentenced...
MVNU employees recognized for service
Wednesday, August 26th 2015 10:47
  MOUNT VERNON – Faculty and staff members at Mount Vernon Nazarene University were honored for their years of service at the annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 24. During this event, President...
First-Knox introduces new features to mobile app
Wednesday, August 26th 2015 09:36
  MOUNT VERNON — First-Knox National Bank announced new features for its personal banking mobile app today. The upgrade introduces instant balance, new alerts and notifications, and other time-saving...
Sinkhole opens beneath Apple Valley Drive
Wednesday, August 26th 2015 08:25
HOWARD - Knox County crews were called Wednesday morning to a sinkhole and water main break along Apple Valley Drive at Kingsway Circle.  Water was streaming downhill adjacent to Kingsway Cicle from the...
FREDERICKTOWN - A unique program for children of separated or divorced families will be offered locallybeginning September 16th. This is the only program of its kind within a 5 county area....
Mount Vernon Academy to sell land and assets
Wednesday, August 26th 2015 08:02
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON — The assets of the Mount Vernon Academy Corp. will soon go up for sale as a way to resolve the financial situation involving the now-closed...
MOUNT VERNON - State-funded trapping and testing for mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of two mosquitoes with West Nile Virus (WNV). The Knox County Health...
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON — City Councilman John Francis read a proclamation at Monday’s council meeting recognizing September as Hunger Action Month. The city has...
KCSO deputies locate missing woman
Tuesday, August 25th 2015 20:38
  MOUNT VERNON - On Monday night officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office used equipment from Project Lifesaver to locate a missing woman. The sixty-four year old woman suffers from early...
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter     MOUNT VERNON - Truck traffic off state routes was the topic council members discussed during a Fire, Police and Civil Defense Committee meeting on Monday. ...
  By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter     MOUNT VERNON — Two groups requested special-use waivers from City Council on Monday for events they want to hold in Ariel-Foundation Park. They made the...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports August 25, 2015
Tuesday, August 25th 2015 10:02
DPD Civil in NatureDPD responded to the 200 block of East Walnut Street on a child visitation dispute on Thursday 8/20. Citizen AssistDPD was requested to deliver an urgent message to a resident in the...
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON — A company hired to look at the bike trail crossing and improve overall traffic flow on South Main Street has come up with two solutions. City...
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON — City Council members discussed the future of property on Ridgewood Avenue, the site of the former water/wastewater maintenance building, in a Finance and...
Disaster exercise to be staged in Mount Vernon
Tuesday, August 25th 2015 07:10
  MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County officials will get an idea of how well local emergency workers in the county respond to a natural disaster with a hazardous materials emergency, when it stages its...
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON — A $3,405 donation from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County will go into the city’s playground equipment fund and be used to...
Knox County Drug Court plans progressing
Monday, August 24th 2015 10:37
By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor   MOUNT VERNON - Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher and the committee putting together plans for a drug court in Knox County met recently. Among the items...
  MOUNT VERNON - MTVarts, a local non-profit performing arts organization, is excited to announce plans for a multi-attraction fall festival to be held at Ariel-Foundation Park the last two weekends...
Major waterline break reported in Danville
Monday, August 24th 2015 08:19
DANVILLE - On Monday morning the village of Danville reported a major waterline break in the area of S. Market and Ross Streets. Motorists are advised to travel with caution in the area. Residents...
By Karen Kleffman Lucas, KnoxPages.com Reporter   MOUNT VERNON - Gone but not forgotten—City Council member Susan Kahrl, is making sure of that. On Sunday, September 13th, 2015, “A Walk among the...
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Event Calendar

Thu Aug 27 @ 7:00PM -
CHAUTAUQUA - President George Washington
Sat Aug 29 @ 9:00AM -
Knox Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities 5K and 1 mile walk/run
Sat Aug 29 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
"Park after Dark" Casting Call
Sat Aug 29 @ 3:00PM - 07:00PM
Foundation for Knox Community Hospital's Family Fun Day
Sat Aug 29 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Full Moon Hike at Wolf Run
Tue Sep 01 @ 1:00PM -
Insurance Program at Fredericktown's Senior Activity Center
Tue Sep 01 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
SPI Hosts Autism Support Group
Wed Sep 02 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
KCH Free Monthly Health Screenings
Wed Sep 02 @ 1:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox Co. American Red Cross Blood Drive (Centerburg)
Wed Sep 02 @ 7:30PM -
Lowell Borchers' "Magnificent Flying Machine"
Thu Sep 03 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Knox Co. American Red Cross Blood Drive (KCCC)
Fri Sep 04
Celebrate Recovery Launch - featuring "Taming Lions"
Fri Sep 04 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
September First Friday
Fri Sep 04 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
MVNU’s Schnormeier Gallery: "Seeing Christ in the Darkness" Opening Reception
Fri Sep 04 @ 7:00PM -
Rubber Duck River Race on the Kokosing
Sat Sep 05 @ 1:00PM - 09:00PM
Brown Family Environmental Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
Sun Sep 06 @ 6:00PM -
Ariel-Foundation Park Free Labor Day Concert
Sun Sep 06 @ 6:30PM -
Ohiolina Warm-Up w/ Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
Tue Sep 08 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Knox Co. American Red Cross Blood Drive (MVDC)
Tue Sep 08 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Knox Co. American Red Cross Blood Drive (Central Christian Church)
Wed Sep 09
The 39th Annual Fredericktown Tomato Show
Thu Sep 10
The 39th Annual Fredericktown Tomato Show
Thu Sep 10 @ 5:30AM -
Survivor of Suicide Memory Dinner
Thu Sep 10 @ 5:00PM - 11:30AM
United Way's Community Leader Sleepout
Thu Sep 10 @ 7:00PM -
CHAUTAUQUA - Clark Gable