Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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FREDERICKTOWN - The Fredericktown Police Department will host Neighborhood Watch Organizational Meetings at the FPD on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm & Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am, to determine if...
Family Fun Day planned at Ariel~Foundation Park
Tuesday, August 4th 2015 08:44
MOUNT VERNON - The community is invited to a Family Fun Day at Ariel-Foundation Park on Saturday, August 29th from 3-7pm. This free event is sponsored by The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital....
GAMBIER – Thousands of cyclists and supporters will come through Knox County Aug. 8-9 for Pelotonia, the bike ride from Columbus to raise money for cancer research with a finish line at Kenyon...
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Monday, August 3rd 2015 10:59
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MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating after severe damage was reported at a dormitory on the campus of the former Mount Vernon Academy last Friday. According to the...
Motorcyclist killed in Route 314 accident
Monday, August 3rd 2015 10:04
MOUNT GILEAD - The Ohio Highway Patrol's Mount Gilead post is investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of a Fredericktown motorcyclist Sunday afternoon. The crash happened on State...
New mural to beautify downtown Mount Vernon
Monday, August 3rd 2015 08:35
By Marty Trese, Editor   MOUNT VERNON - Downtown Mount Vernon will soon have a new mural adorning the building at the corner of Gambier and Gay Streets. Artist David Stowell, in...
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...
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 - 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...
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Event Calendar

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 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Mount Vernon Library Class "Photo Editing with GIMP"
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 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Traces of Wildlife at Wolf Run
Sat Aug 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Family Day at the Farmer’s Market
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 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mount Vernon Library Class "I Pad 101"
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.
Thu Aug 13 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
BFEC Middle School Nature Club
Fri Aug 14
Farmstead Poker Run Benefit for Hospice Knox Co.
Fri Aug 14
Knox County Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show