Monthly Archives:: August 2013
Submitted photo Pictured are former PPG employees at the reunion Aug. 25. They are, from left, Ivan Kent, Earlie Combs, Wesley Looker, Gerald Conard, Joe Metcalf, Larry Miller, Chuck Mowery, Art Cornell, Clyde Wilson, Bill Breeze, Dan Wilson Dewey Bandy, John Booth and Oakley Reffitt. Late arrivals absent from photo are Ray Thibaut, and Oscar… Read more »
“That’s a good question. I’d say stay out. How can we fix people who don’t help themselves?” Ray Grandstaff, Mount Vernon “We should be pressing the U.N. to form a joint coalition to go in and encourage the cessation of chemical warfare.” Debbie Walton, Mount Vernon “We should stay out of it. They have their… Read more »
Fredericktown’s Austin Hathaway leaps to intercept a pass in the endzone in the first half of Friday’s opening night game against Clear Fork. The Colts won, 47-40.(Photo by Joshua Morrison) FREDERICKTOWN — An old rivalry returned to Fredericktown High School on Friday night, and the game was a reminder just how good that rivalry used… Read more »
DANVILLE — Danville displayed its new spread offense in its season opener against River View on Friday, and five players caught two or more passes in the Blue Devils 34-7 victory. Related 2013 High School Football All of the local high school football schedules, scores, photos, videos and stories Danville (1-0) rushed for 97 yards… Read more »
Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences today in four felony cases. According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Corbin D. Heck, 20, Mount Vernon, was convicted of failing to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and sentenced to an 18 month prison term. Thatcher said on March 1 at about 2… Read more »
WARSAW — The Dutch Run Trinity Church of Christ will be observing its 170th anniversary at its annual Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is located in Coshocton County on Coshocton County Road 20. Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. Church service at 11 a.m., with a covered-dish dinner following. A program of… Read more »
Submitted photo Becky and Randy Cronk pose for a photo while recently traveling through the desert in Namibia, Africa. The Cronks survived an elephant attack while on safari at the Okavango Delta.
HOWARD — The home of Dr. Barry and Brenda George on Apple Valley Lake was the site of the “Paws on the Porch” fundraiser benefiting the Knox County Humane Society on Aug. 23. Over 300 guests from near and far took part in the for a record-breaking event that has raised more than $62,000. The… Read more »
MOUNT VERNON — The following is list of streets to be swept the week of Sept. 2: •Monday — Holiday, no sweeping scheduled. •Tuesday — No sweeping scheduled. •Wednesday — No sweeping scheduled. •Thursday — Ohio Avenue and Gay Street (Chestnut Street to Warden Street). •Friday — Downtown areas in early morning. The Street Department… Read more »
Submitted photo Hadley George is seen shaking hands with her dog, Lola, while practicing tasks she learned through her testing with Therapy Dog International.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon News will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Monday’s paper will be a morning edition. The deadline to submit obituaries for Monday’s paper is 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Other businesses and offices closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday include: •Office… Read more »
River View at Danville If there is one thing Danville can look forward to for the 2013 season, it’s that Newark Catholic isn’t in its division anymore. The Blue Devils reached the Division VI regionals last season on the strength of Bryce Staats’ all-state season, and his graduation leaves a big hole at the quarterback… Read more »
DANVILLE — A new sports training facility for Danville Local Schools means the wrestling team has a practice space to call their own and the district can now host athletic events in the larger space. The Devil Dome opened in January and offers a 7,200-square-foot-space where teams can train, rain or shine. “At a small… Read more »
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon firefighters were called to a fire at 312 Wooster Road at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was in the basement of the Terry Hofferberger residence under a workbench, according to fire chief Chris Menepace. He added the fire is under investigation.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County is mourning the passing of Ron Staats. Staats, who died Monday, was a longtime program director at Mount Vernon’s radio station WMVO and the on-air host of the popular “Radio Line,” served as master of ceremonies for the Knox County Junior Miss scholarship program auction for many years and worked… Read more »
CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Area Business Association has contracted with Tracey Payne, owner of Tradeye Machine and Tool in Centerburg, to build new steel light poles to replace the five that were maliciously pulled down over the past year. CABA raised the money through the spring Car Show, hosting the Kelly Miller Circus, and golf… Read more »
MOUNT VERNON — Twenty-one students of Lynn Jurkowitz met Aug. 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cosby for the summer session recital “Music out of this World.” The recital took place outdoors under the stars, complete with an alien visitor “ZAR.” Sound system was provided by Tom Noonan. Refreshments were provided by… Read more »
GAMBIER — The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County has awarded a Leadership Knox tuition grant to Thomas Karako, director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College. Leadership Knox, a program of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, is intended to enhance leadership skills by developing informed and… Read more »
4:29 p.m. MOUNT VERNON — Four fire departments have responded to a fire at the former PACS facility on Columbus Road. Ted Schnormeier, project administrator for the expansion of Ariel-Foundation Park, told the News contractors were cutting metal with torches when the fire started. The Mount Vernon Fire Department received mutual aid from Central Ohio Joint… Read more »
MOUNT VERNON — This year’s Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Day has turned into a recycling extravaganza thanks to the addition of TVs, electronics and fluorescent bulbs. The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Knox County Commissioners has selected Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,… Read more »