Planned outage for St. Louisville this afternoon

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NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative has less than 20 members still without power. However, it have a planned outage in the St. Louisville area between 4 and 5 p.m. today to replace broken equipment. This outage is expected to be one hour in length. Downed power lines can be extremely dangerous. The cooperative encourages residents to… Read more »

State Route 95 Road Closure in Knox County

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JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Five, effective today, at 6:10a.m., announced that State Route 95, is closed due to high water. The portion of SR 95 experiencing high water stretches from just inside Fredericktown to the Knox Co./Richland Co. line. The posted detour will be via SR 13 to SR 97, into… Read more »

Suspect wanted in Centerburg bank robbery

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By SAMANTHA SCOLES News Managing Editor CENTERBURG — The First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Centerburg was robbed Friday afternoon by a lone robber. At approximately 2:35 p.m., a white male entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The suspect, who did not show a weapon, left the bank with an undisclosed… Read more »

Gas leak closes streets in Mount Vernon

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Update: 4:20p.m. — South Park Street, between East Vine and East Gambier streets, is now closed until Friday at 1:00p.m. This is according to a press release from City Engineer Cameron Keaton. MOUNT VERNON — South Park Street, between East Vine and East Gambier streets, is closed this morning due to a gas leak. Columbia Gas started… Read more »

Winter weather advisory for snow for Saturday

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Low pressure will move across Ohio today…reaching western New York be this evening. Snow will move into the area from the southwest this morning and spread into northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania mainly this afternoon. The snow will taper off through the evening hours as the low pulls northeast. The National Weather Service in Cleveland… Read more »

Apple Valley shelter closed

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HOWARD — According to Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hess, the shelter at Floral Valley Community Center in Apply Valley closed today at 3 p.m. The shelter was organized and managed by the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Any Knox County residents needing assistance throughout the night, due to weather-related conditions,… Read more »

Shelters open in Apple Valley, Mount Vernon

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Update:4:00 p.m.MOUNT VERNON — Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley will remain open all night as a shelter. Update: 1:40 p.m.MOUNT VERNON — Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley is currently open as a respite center for county residents who are feeling the chill of power outages. Although not a full-blown shelter, the community center… Read more »

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9 am Thursday to Midnight Thursday night

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The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter weather advisory for snow…which is in effect from 9 am Thursday to midnight est Thursday night. Snow will move into the area during the morning Thursday. The snow will continue through the day and into the evening before tapering off after midnight thursday night. A… Read more »

Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to noon Tuesday

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A wintry mix of precipitation is expected tonight. A little snow or patchy freezing rain is possible this evening…but the steadier precipitation will occur after midnight. Precipitation could start as a period of snow…but all precipitation will change over to freezing rain overnight. The light freezing rain will likely impact the morning rush hour and… Read more »

Hoffman pleads guilty to charges

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Will serve life in prison with no parol  Image Gallery from the Arraignment related Family abduction ends in tragedy Get audio from the press conferences, see images of the investigation and search, a map of key events and related stories. MOUNT VERNON — Matthew Hoffman offered pleas of guilty to the murder of Tina Herrmann,… Read more »

Hoffman arraignment set for 10 a.m. tomorrow

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MOUNT VERNON — Arraignment for Matthew J. Hoffman has been scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Knox County Common Pleas Court. related Family abduction ends in tragedy Get audio from the press conferences, see images of the investigation and search, a map of key events and related stories. Hoffman faces a 10-count indictment… Read more »

Verdict rendered in Colopy trial

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster found Erica Colopy guilty of child endangerment after hearing 2 1/2 days of testimony in a case involving the death of 4-year-old Donavon Poole. “The court has considered the testimony, evidence, arguments presented, and the applicable law as well as other relevant matters,” Eyster… Read more »

Ohio family missing update

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A map of events in the disappearance of four people in central Ohio, has been updated to with the discovery of 3 bodies. Coroner in Ohio county where 3 are missing says bodies have been found in the area MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Bodies were found in a rural central Ohio county where a… Read more »

Large scale search effort to begin at 10 a.m.

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Photo by Virgil Shipley Knox County Emergency Management Director Brian Hess, at the request of Knox County Sheriff David Barber, is requesting any community members wishing to assist with today’s coordinated widespread search for Tina Herrmann, Stephanie Sprang, and Kody Maynard, to meet with county officials at the Premier Theaters at 1535 Upper Gilchrist Road…. Read more »

Bond set for Hoffman at $1 million

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MOUNT VERNON — Bail was set at $1 million today for Matthew Hoffman, 30, of Mount Vernon, on a charge of kidnapping of 13-year-old Sarah Maynard. Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon said Hoffman would have to pay the full $1 million in order to be released from the Knox County Jail. Hoffman was… Read more »