Former PPG employees hold reunion

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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 »

Freddies, Colts renew rivalry in barnburner

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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 routs Bears, 34-7

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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 »

Four sentenced in felony cases

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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 »

Paws on the Porch event breaks fundraising records

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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 »

Street sweeping schedule

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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 »

Offices to close for holiday

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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 »

A look at local Week 1 football matchups

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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 »

Local farmer’s donations inspire community support

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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 »

Wooster Road fire under investigation

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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.

Staats, longtime voice of county, passes

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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 »

CABA will replace light poles in Centerburg

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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 »

Jurkowitz’s piano students perform summer recital

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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 »

Crews battle fire on Pittsburgh Avenue

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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 »

Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Day

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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 »