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Joshua Morrison/News Jeremy Blankenship sits in court during opening statements of his trial on Tuesday afternoon. He denies charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and passing bad checks.

Blankenship guilty on 2 charges

A Mount Vernon man was found guilty Wednesday of two of three charges brought against him in a two-day jury trial in Knox County Common Pleas Court.

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Virgil Shipley/News Judge Richard Wetzel speaks during a hearing Thursday in Knox County Common Pleas Court.

Judge: Document filing a mistake

A financial disclosure document that turned up in a public, common pleas court-case file was a mistake, a Knox County judge said.

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Winner surprised with new vehicle

When United Way Of Crawford County called Nancy Fauser to tell her she’d been selected as a finalist in a car giveaway to be held on Valentine’s Day in Mount Vernon, she thought it was some kind of hoax.

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Suspect arrested for drugs, firearm

Suspected drugs and a loaded firearm were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday in Utica.
Utica Police Chief Clifford R. Bigler said a suspect has been taken into custody and charges will be submitted to the Licking County Prosecuting Attorney.

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