Ariel purchases Curtis Inn, gives to MVNU to operate

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Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer, at left, looks for bids while selling off the Curtis Inn on Public Square on Friday morning at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. (Photo by Alan Reed) MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has received a significant gift and opportunity in partnership with Ariel Corporation through the purchase and… Read more »

EK to hold candidates forum

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HOWARD —Candidates for the East Knox Board of Education will meet Tuesday for a Meet the Candidates forum presented by Our Kids Our Future Levy Committee. Candidates Larry Campbell, Kathy Frere, Mary Garn, Don Lemley and Dean Opfer will be in attendance. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the high school… Read more »

Six arrested in concentrated effort on US 36

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MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, conducted enhanced enforcement that was concentrated on Ohio 36 west of Mount Vernon. During the enforcement the following people were arrested on various charges: Jeremy Dinsmore Anthony R Ferrell Shawn M Garrad… Read more »

Book giveaway starts Knox Reads!

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GAMBIER — A community-wide reading program, featuring the Carl Phillips poetry book “Double Shadow,” sets the stage for the 2013 Kenyon Review Literary Festival on Nov. 8 and 9 at Kenyon College. As part of the Knox Reads! program developed by the Kenyon Review and supported by state and local community and cultural organizations, about… Read more »

Master Gardeners host Fall into Bulbs program

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Master Gardener Volunteers will host a program called, “Fall into Bulbs” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. It is never too early to start thinking about spring, especially when it comes to the gardens. The program will help novice and professional gardeners learn something new about fall bulb… Read more »

Danville FFA Chapter participates in forestry contest

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DANVILLE — On Thursday, Sept. 19, several members of the Danville FFA chapter participated in the forestry contest. The contest consisted of timber cruising, where the student must identify the species of tree and calculate the total number of logs you can get from the tree, the total board feet and how much it would… Read more »

Weather: Sunny today!

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With a high of 77F and a low of 51F. Sunrise: September 28, 2013 at 07:22AM Sunset: September 28, 2013 at 07:15PM Get more information here

Who should start for the Buckeyes Saturday against Wisconsin?

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“I’d rather see Braxton Miller. They’re playing a Big 10 team now.” Bud Byall, Mount Vernon. “Kenny Guiton. He’s a really good thrower.” Dennis Rousseau, Mount Vernon. “I would say the first stringer (Miller) if he can play and isn’t injured. Both are good.” Sue Miller, Mount Vernon. “Guiton. It’s just that he’s played more… Read more »

Blue Aces trump Redskins

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Joshua Morrison/News Utica’s Zack Edmister (24) carries the ball while teammate Travis Baldwin (27) blocks in the second half of Friday’s game against Granville. The Blue Aces won, 56-16. UTICA — Granville’s high-flying passing game certainly did its job on Friday night at Utica, but the Blue Aces showed other aspects of its offense and… Read more »

Centerburg stomps Ridgedale

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MORRAL — Centerburg toyed with Ridgedale through the first half of their Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference game on Friday, scoring seven touchdowns in the first half alone in a 55-0 victory. Related 2013 High School Football All of the local high school football schedules, scores, photos, videos and stories Austin Glasscock found the end zone five… Read more »

Freddies beat Northmor in offensive slugfest

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GALION — Fredericktown’s rushing game was in full glory on Friday night, but its defense gave up its share of points in a 56-44 Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Northmor. Related 2013 High School Football All of the local high school football schedules, scores, photos, videos and stories Tyler Ruhl rushed for a career-high 349… Read more »

Kilbourne shuts down Yellow Jackets

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WORTHINGTON — Worthington Kilbourne held down Mount Vernon’s best runner, J.D. Orr, on Friday night, and dominated from start to finish in a 41-14 victory. Related 2013 High School Football All of the local high school football schedules, scores, photos, videos and stories Orr, who averages about 130 yards per game and has scored 12… Read more »