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Unemployment drops in Knox County

Friday, 09 December 2016
Unemployment drops in Knox County

By Dylan McCament, KnoxPages.com Reporter

MOUNT VERNON - Estimated employment improved in Knox County during the month of October, according to the lat...



Former Astronaut & U.S. Senator John Glenn passes at 95

Friday, 09 December 2016
Former Astronaut & U.S. Senator John Glenn passes at 95

COLUMBUS - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake is among those issuing statements praising the late U.S. Senator from Ohio John Glenn...


Law Enforcement

Knox County law reports Dec. 9, 2016

Friday, 09 December 2016
Knox County law reports Dec. 9, 2016



On 11-30-16, Christina Courts, 24, Utica, was cited for theft.

On 12-7-16, Renee Custer, 32, Howard, was arrested for theft.

On 12-...



35th annual Food for the Hungry drive Saturday

Saturday, 10 December 2016
35th annual Food for the Hungry drive Saturday

MOUNT VERNON- Local media outlets will join together this weekend for the 35 th annual Food For The Hungry (FFTH) drive, to benefit

The Salvation Army an...


Local News

Goodwill to open Fredericktown store
Thursday, 08 December 2016
By Dylan McCament, KnoxPages.com Reporter FREDERICKTOWN - A new Goodwill store will be opening in the old Fredericktown Farm and Garden building early next year. Lisa Baker, a spokeswoman for...
Clothing to be given away at Elks Lodge
Thursday, 08 December 2016
By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor MOUNT VERNON - The community's generosity will be evident this Saturday with the annual Food for the Hungry broadcast at City Hall and also at the Elks Lodge...
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, proud community partner for the Knox County Food For The Hungry (FFTH) drive, will present the 2016 Stephen Zelkowitz Memorial Award to John...
HOWARD - Make plans to join the Knox County Park District for the spectacular magical event, "Fire and Ice," this Saturday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m. This wildly popular program is back for the...
NEW ALBANY - The Mount Vernon High School Yellow Jackets Swim Team competed in the Viking Classic on Saturday, December 3rd. Both the boys and girls teams locked in 1st place finishes against 13...
MOUNT VERNON – Campaigns launched this season at area high schools offering students the opportunity to participate in the Food for the Hungry food-raising effort. Sponsored by Central Ohio...
MOUNT VERNON - National studies indicate that the lack of transportation can directly lead to negative impacts on local residents, particularly when it concerns health. The lack of affordable and...
Legg found guilty of child endangering
Saturday, 03 December 2016
MOUNT VERNON – The Office of the Mount Vernon Director of Law announced that Roger W. Legg, 52, of Mount Vernon was convicted of a single count of Child Endangering on Thursday in Mount Vernon...
Dear KP Editor: Who is a Democrat. First, an American. When I listen to Rush Limbaugh, I hear him argue from false premises, saying liberals don’t like competition and want everyone to earn the same...
MOUNT VERNON - Looking for the perfect holiday gift and want to support a great cause at the same time? The Friends of the Library Christmas Stocking Silent Auction is going on now through end of...
By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor MOUNT VERNON - From the Public Square to the viaduct downtown a rebirth, of sorts,  is going on thanks to local Philanthropist and Ariel CEO Karen Wright.  The...
Letter to the KP Editor - Bell ringing
Friday, 25 November 2016
KnoxPages.com Editor: For the past few years, I took the opportunity to stand and ring the bell for the Salvation Army. I’m not a fan of high-pitched bell-ringing. (It’s nothing personal – high...
KCH receives national recognition
Monday, 21 November 2016
MOUNT VERNON - Knox Community Hospital is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given...
Rastin tower to be open during holidays
Friday, 18 November 2016
MOUNT VERNON – Rastin Observation Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park will be open from dawn until dusk, weather permitting, on Nov. 23-28 and Dec. 22-27. While Ariel-Foundation Park is officially closed for the...
LJJA unveils expansion at Grand Opening
Thursday, 17 November 2016
By Adam Taylor for KnoxPages.com MOUNT VERNON - Growth and expansion has been a business model that David Lashley has never feared during his 20 years as a martial artist. Naturally, the prospect of...
Thumbnail By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor MOUNT VERNON - Workers transforming the Buckeye Candy building to Kenyon College's Wright Center Wednesday painted over the Buckeye Candy reference on the west...
MOUNT VERNON — After quitting a corporate job lasting 10 years in the insurance industry, Tracy Stainer found her calling as a teacher in a childcare center. A year later, she bought the center....
County investment income rising
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
MOUNT VERNON — According to Shelley Coon, Knox County treasurer, interest income on the county's investment portfolio continues to climb. Interest income through October is at $275,444.47; this...
By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor MOUNT VERNON - At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month residents gathered on the Public Square for the annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning....
rue21 cuts ribbon on Mount Vernon store
Thursday, 10 November 2016
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter MOUNT VERNON — Shoppers lined up outside rue21 this morning, waiting for the store's grand opening. Sales assistants greeted shoppers with swag bags, coupons...
Carfagna elected to 68th Ohio House seat
Wednesday, 09 November 2016
MOUNT VERNON - Republican Rick Carfagna of Westerville is the newly elected representative for the 68th Ohio House district. He defeated Democrat John Russell 67% to 33%. The vote count was Carfagna 40,043...
Voters finally approve an East Knox levy
Tuesday, 08 November 2016
HOWARD - After several failed attempts voters in the East Knox School District on Tuesday said yes to a property tax levy. The unofficial final vote count was 2,402 for and 2,105 against or 53% to...
Unemployment up slightly in Knox County
Monday, 07 November 2016
By Dylan McCament, KnoxPages.com Reporter MOUNT VERNON - The unemployment rate in Knox County rose slightly in September, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family...
MOUNT VERNON — In February 2015, Knox County joined forces with ProAct to provide individuals who have little or no prescription coverage access to affordable medications. Since the program was...
COLUMBUS -  Matthew L. Dailey, 45, of Howard, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 72 months in prison for Hobbs Act extortion under color of official right. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States...
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Food for the Hungry live radio/cable broadcast
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Wreath making workshop
Sun Dec 11 @ 7:00PM -
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