John P. Ruckman

John P. Ruckman

MOUNT VERNON — John Ruckman’s roots in Mount Vernon run deep.

His mother’s side of the family has lived in the area for well over a century, spanning at least six generations.

John Francis

Mount Vernon City Councilman John Francis, who represents the Second Ward, addresses a small crowd of city leaders at the Shellmar Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, August 21, 2020. Mayor Matt Starr credited Francis for spearheading the effort to bring a park to the city's northwest end.

John Ruckman

Auctioneer John Ruckman leads the 2021 Knox County Junior Fair Sale of Champions on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Staff Reporter

Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.