Friday, July 31, 2015

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MVPD searching for thief caught on camera
Friday, July 31st 2015 15:27
MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon Police are sharing a surveillance photo of a subject they believe took a donation jar for the Knox County Humane Society from the counter at R & M Southside Diner. If you...
2015 Knox County Fair Schedule
Friday, July 31st 2015 12:03
There are two days left in this year's Knox County Fair.  Whether you are interested in 4-H,  rides, or grandstand attractions the complete schedule is posted below.  FRIDAY, July 31, 2015    8:30 A.M. Gates...
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...
Ohio sales tax holidays set for August 7-9
Saturday, July 25th 2015 08:06
COLUMBUS - It seems like summer has just begun but back-to-school shopping will soon be a reality for students and parents. You could save a bit of money this year thanks to a sales tax holiday in...
MOUNT VERNON - Cheyenne Kuhn has recently been hired as the Director of the TouchPointe Family Life Center at 120 S. Norton St. Kuhn is a 2015 MVNU graduate with a major in Intercultural Studies...
Missing Danville teen found in Mount Vernon
Friday, July 24th 2015 06:51
DANVILLE -  DPD reports that Tiffany West, 14, of Danville who had been reported missing on Wednesday was located by a Knox County deputy in the 30 block of Columbus Road Mount Vernon on Thursday....
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Fri Jul 31
Knox County Fair Schedule Highlights
Fri Jul 31 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
SPI Summer Parks Science Activities, Foundation Park - Free
Fri Jul 31 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
SPI Summer Parks Science Activities at Riverside - Free
Fri Jul 31 @ 3:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox County Fair Resource Adventure Zone
Fri Jul 31 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Indian Bear Winery entertainment
Sat Aug 01
Knox County Fair Schedule Highlights
Sat Aug 01 @ 1:00PM -
Brown Family Environmental Center: Wolf Run Walk
Mon Aug 03 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
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
Brown Family Environmental Center: Nature’s Keepers Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 8-11)
Wed Aug 05 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wed Aug 05 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thu Aug 06 @ 7:00PM -
LYCEUM - The Donner Party and Mount Vernon, Ohio's Connection
Fri Aug 07
Spi-Spot “First Friday” Free Open House
Fri Aug 07 @ 4:00PM - 09:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
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 in downtown Mount Vernon
Sat Aug 08
Knox County Backpack Give Away
Sun Aug 09 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Summer Music Garden Concert - Elixir and SPI Spot
Mon Aug 10 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tue Aug 11 @12:00PM - 06:00PM
Knox County American Red Cross Blood Drive
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
Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival 2015 Schedule of Events