Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 4 am Friday for Knox County

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WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 556 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 1013 PM EDT THU OCT 31 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 556 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO ASHLAND CRAWFORD ERIE HURON KNOX… Read more »

Boil advisory for Mount Vernon for 24 hours

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Due to an accident involving a fire hydrant, a boil advisory is being issued for the majority of the city. This primarily affected higher elevations and the southern Industrial Park. If you were without water or had low pressure, please bring your drinking/cooking water to a full rolling boil for two minutes before consumption. This… Read more »

Wind Advisory in effect until Friday morning

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…STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING LATER TODAY… .ELONGATED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK OUT OF THE PLAINS AND RAPIDLY DEEPEN OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES TONIGHT. SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM… ESPECIALLY ALONG THE NORTHEAST LAKESHORE WHERE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE ENHANCED BY DOWNSLOPING OFF THE HIGHER TERRAIN. WINDS WILL PEAK IN… Read more »

Other Week 10 area football games

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Newark Catholic at Utica Related 2013 High School Football All of the local high school football schedules, scores, photos, videos and stories Newark Catholic (8-1, 3-0) picked off seven passes and held pass-happy Granville to 32 passing yards in Week 9’s 25-8 win. The Green Wave forced eight turnovers overall, and only had a safety… Read more »

Duke’s Quick Lube wins fall men’s league

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Duke’s Quick Lube won the 2013 Men’s Fall Softball League on Monday, defeating A+ Autobrokers 27-15 in five innings. Team members are, kneeling from left, Nick Maffet, unknown, Jimmy Squires; Standing, Bob McDonald, John Shoemaker, Rick Carper, Nate Allen, Justin Rine, Zach Parker and Kevin Clinedinst. Not pictured: Mike Patterson, Steve Waers and Brad Leach.(Photo… Read more »

Today’s Front Page

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Most rights restored after prison What happens when a felon completes a prison sentence? Are his or her rights restored? Do they have any further restrictions? Barnard named new dog warden Knox County’s new dog warden will begin work Monday. The Knox County Commissioners voted recently to hire Jordan Barnard, 28, at an annual salary… Read more »

Emergency meeting set

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CENTERBURG — Due to the failure of the water well that serves the Hilliar Township building and the Central Ohio Joint Fire District, an emergency meeting of the Hilliar Township Trustees is necessary to pass a resolution to provide funds to drill a new well. The meeting will be Thursday at 9 p.m. at the… Read more »

MV Players celebrate 50 years with ‘Into the Woods’

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Players start celebrating its 50th year providing quality theatrical entertainment, training, teaching and acting opportunities to the young and old alike in Knox County and surrounding communities. To kick off the milestone as the longest running community theater in Knox County, the players has announced its presentation of “Into… Read more »

Fredericktown FFA qualifies for State Rural Soils contest

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FREDERICKTOWN — Recently the Fredericktown FFA competed in the District 7 Rural Soils judging contest. The team took fifth place out of 19 teams and qualified for the state contest. The Rural Soil Judging Contest is a practical educational activity to teach students to evaluate land for its best safe potential use. Three or four… Read more »

Gambier’s Sturgis wins photo contest

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HOUSTON — United Airlines and Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) recently announced the winners of the 2013 Latin America Photo Contest. Mary Sturgis, 19, of Gambier, took the grand-prize-winning photo titled “Aventuras en Pillachiquir” in Azuay, Ecuador, in summer 2013. Sturgis, an AMIGOS project supervisor in Cañar, Ecuador, when she took the photo, will receive… Read more »

Hospices of North Central Ohio and Knox County merge

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MOUNT VERNON — The boards of directors of Hospice of North Central Ohio and Hospice of Knox County have signed a letter of intent to merge the nonprofit organizations at the end of the year. The document was signed late last week. The two hospices have been in discussions for several months. HNCO has provided… Read more »

Fredericktown FFA takes second in the County Urban Soils contest

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Photo Submitted The Fredericktown FFA competition team members include, from left, front row, Clint Green, Molly Shoewalter, Madison Lotz, Kara Dilts and Abby Pozderac. Back row, Tyson Armstrong, Ben McClay, Emily Roberts, Justin Goeppinger, Milan Pozderac and Jacob Lotz. FREDERICKTOWN — Recently the Fredericktown FFA competed in the county urban soils contest at Honey Run… Read more »