Marching in D.C.

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Photo submitted More than 20 people from St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Danville and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon made the trip to the nation’s capital on Jan. 22 for the 41st annual March For Life. The march takes place each year in January ending at the U.S. Capitol Building in… Read more »

Four sentenced today in court

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Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Jeremiah Linn Leist, 31, Mount Vernon, to 15 months in prison for aggravated trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.  Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said on June 13, Leist sold Methamphetamine to a confidential informant and on June 18 he offered to sell “Meth” to a confidential informant.  Detective James… Read more »

A new winter home

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Photo courtesy of the Weikel family The Weikel family of Gambier — Rodney, Carrie, Radley and Bayoni — with the help of Carrie’s dad, John Norris and brother, Steven Norris, decided to make an igloo so that Radley and Bayoni could have fun playing in the snow. John used his tractor with bucket on the… Read more »

Be the MVP on Super Bowl Sunday

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MOUNT VERNON — The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events and fans are gearing up for the big game. Fans of the Broncos and Seahawks will gather in homes, bars and restaurants to cheer for their team and celebrate with family and friends and plenty of snacks and drinks. As… Read more »

Daniels enters Findlay’s Hall of Fame

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Submitted photo Chuck Daniels, a graduate of Fredericktown High School, is shown looking for a shot during a game as a member of the Findlay University Oilers. Daniels was inducted into the Findlay Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please… Read more »

Hoops games moved again

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By BILL DAVISNews Sports Editor MOUNT VERNON — With all area schools closed Tuesday due to low temperatures, the full slate of high school basketball games was pushed back. The Centerburg boys’ Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference showdown against Pleasant has been moved to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The game replaces Centerburg’s nonconference showdown with Columbus Academy…. Read more »

Power outage hits Danville area

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Some Knox County residents were feeling the extremely cold temperatures even more this morning as a power outage with American Electric Power initially had 2,700 customers without power in the Danville area.

Weather: Sunny today!

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With a high of 16F and a low of 6F. Sunrise: January 29, 2014 at 07:39AM Sunset: January 29, 2014 at 05:43PM Get more information here

Rare snow rollers make appearance

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Photo courtesy of Patrick Worley A large group of wind-made snow rollers are shown in a field behind the Worley house on Rodmick Street in Danville. Snow rollers are a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground. The rollers are typically cylindrical in… Read more »

Licking County Players holding auditions

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NEWARK — Licking County Players will holding open auditions for “Thunderstruck in Possum Grape.” This comedy by Dr. Rhonda Shook is directed by Charles Hupp and requires a cast of six women, six men and one, 7-8 year old boy. “Thunderstruck” tells the story of Kya McKennon who finds herself trapped in a bizarre Arkansas… Read more »