Archive for February, 2011
NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative has less than 20 members still without power. However, it have a planned outage in the St. Louisville area between 4 and 5 p.m. today to replace broken equipment. This outage is expected to be one hour in length.
Downed power lines can be extremely dangerous. The cooperative encourages residents to consider all downed power lines to be energized. To avoid serious injury or even death stay clear of all downed power lines. Keep others, including pets, away from the line. Do not try to touch, move or repair a downed power line. If you encounter a downed power line, call The Energy Cooperative immediately at 1-888-535-5732 to report the downed line.
If you are experiencing a power outage and have not reported it, please call our outage reporting service at 1-888-535-5732.
MOUNT VERNON — Rivers throughout the state of Ohio are expected to crest by noon on Tuesday, according to a weather update issued today at noon by the National Weather Service.
MOUNT VERNON — Scholarship, leadership and talent are qualities exhibited by all 30 of the participants in the 2011 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship Program, formerly the Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship Program, and both of Knox County's representatives stacked up well against the competition.
MOUNT VERNON — Heavy thunderstorms bringing torrents of rain barreled through Knox County during the late evening hours Sunday and all through the early morning hours today.
Center Run that courses north to south through the east side of Mount Vernon was running high and swift this morning. This scene is looking south from the Vine Street bridge.
Old Mansfield Road, between Knox Lake and Ohio 95, was closed early this morning due to large-scale flooding.
DANVILLE — A portion of U.S. 62 will be named in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Shamus Goare if Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl has her way.
HOWARD — Formerly Hutt's Place, and due to popular demand, the Howard Hilton opened for business Feb. 1.
HILLIARD — For the second straight year, Mount Vernon's Collin Riley is headed to the state wrestling meet.
COSHOCTON — Three Mid-Buckeye Conference wrestlers are about to find out what the big time is all about.
DELAWARE — Outsized, down by 13 points and hip deep in foul trouble. That's not where you want to be in the fourth quarter of any game.
JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Five, effective today, at 6:10a.m., announced that State Route 95, is closed due to high water. The portion of SR 95 experiencing high water stretches from just inside Fredericktown to the Knox Co./Richland Co. line.
The posted detour will be via SR 13 to SR 97, into Butler, Ohio.
The re-opening of SR 95 will be dependent upon roadway and weather condition.
The following roads are closed due to high water
- Ohio 13, as it overlaps with Ohio 97 in the village of Bellville.
- Ohio 95 from Salem Road to the Richland County line.
- Toms Road.
- Ohio 3 at Pealer Mill Road.
- Lakeland Drive, near Old Mansfield Road at the northwest corner of Knox Lake.
- Apple Valley Road between Apple Valley Drive and Danville-Amity Road.
- Schenck Creek Road.
- Lower Gambier Road.
- Sections of Danville-Amity Road.
- Ohio 205.
The combination of snowmelt and rainfall may lead to flooding, flood watch in effect from late tonight through Monday evening.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania from late tonight through Monday evening.
Forecast rainfall amounts of an inch to an inch and a quarter combined with snowmelt will likely contribute to at least minor flooding of flood prone areas and along many area rivers. Thunderstorms may produce localized heavier rainfall and a pose a risk for rapid flooding. depending on the areal coverage and amount of heavier rainfall. The potential exists for more significant flooding.
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. you should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv stations for further details or updates.
MOUNT VERNON — Talent abounded on the stage of the Memorial Theater in the first night of the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program on Friday evening.
CENTERBURG — The First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Centerburg was robbed Friday afternoon by a lone robber.
GAMBIER — It's not unusual these days to see in the law reports where someone pumped gas at a station then drove off without paying. In most cases, the incident is reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Some stations have cameras and can get a license number to track down the suspect.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon city officials met with ODOT representatives this week to discuss the project to widen Coshocton Avenue according to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
MOUNT VERNON — A Centerburg man was sentenced to prison by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster on Friday for breaking into a Martinsburg gas station and stealing cigarettes.
MOUNT VERNON — As the protests by the citizens of Libya continue with bloody reprisals by Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, Mary Jacklin, mother of Mount Vernon resident Bruce Jacklin, has a very good idea of what the Libyans are going through.