Sparta released from emergency

May 28, 2010, 11:06 am

MORROW COUNTY — Auditor of State Mary Taylor announced the village of Sparta has been released from fiscal emergency. The village was originally placed in fiscal emergency three years ago based on deficit funds and defaulting on debt obligations.

MOUNT VERNON — Darrell Severns, director of the Knox County Regional Planning Commission, addressed the commissioners concerning flood plain criteria and stream bank buffers under the subdivision regulation during their Thursday meeting.

MVMS evacuated today

May 28, 2010, 11:06 am

MOUNT VERNON — Graffiti scratched on a restroom wall warned of a bomb in the Mount Vernon Middle School building this morning.

Yellow Jackets come up short

May 28, 2010, 11:06 am

DUBLIN — Already the winningest team in school history, the Mount Vernon baseball team hoped to add to its lore in the Division I Regional Semifinals on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was a day the Yellow Jackets would like to forget.

Scots rally for regional victory

May 28, 2010, 11:05 am

FAIRBORN — An impressive lightning display in the distance delayed the start of Highland's first ever trip to the regional softball tournament Thursday. But, it was nothing compared to the show the Scots put on once the game started.

MV boys prepared for anything

May 28, 2010, 11:05 am

MOUNT VERNON — For the third time in four years, the Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team will be competing for a state title. The Yellow Jackets play the Centerville Elks on Saturday night in the Division I State Quarterfinals, confident that this could be their year.

2010 Hurricane Season

May 27, 2010, 2:34 pm

The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will likely be a busy one and may spawn as many as 23 named tropical storms, including up to seven major hurricanes, the U.S. government said Thursday. A hurricane might help break up the oil spill staining the Gulf of Mexico, but forecasters say the oil won’t affect significantly how… Read more »

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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Middle school students are discovering that keeping fit can be fun. Through a Carol White Physical Education Program grant, the old auxiliary gym has been transformed into a dedicated wellness room, full of age-appropriate exercise equipment.

DANVILLE — Keith Miller of Danville was named the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival Grand Marshal for this year's parade. The pinnacle of the festivities is the parade, which will take place on Saturday, June 19, at 5 p.m.

MVHS earns Buckeye Best health award

May 27, 2010, 11:01 am

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon High School's health policies and related programs have earned it a gold level rating in the 2009-10 Buckeye Best Healthy School "competition."

Blue Devils fall to Tigers

May 27, 2010, 11:01 am

PICKERINGTON — Coming into the Division IV Softball Regional Semifinal, Danville coach Maryellyn Matheny kept telling her team that the game was going to come down to a big play here or there.

Jackets fail to advance at regional

May 27, 2010, 11:00 am

PICKERINGTON — The sultry track at Pickerington North High School was the end of the line for a lot of Mount Vernon High School's track and field athletes Wednesday afternoon.

MOUNT VERNON — A pair of high school athletes from Knox County, qualifying for the track and field regionals together in the same individual event would get plenty of attention.

MOUNT VERNON — Joseph Heindl Sr. has lived a life full of fire and determination. A life full of great friends and a tightly knit family. A life full of struggles, adventure and love.

Edwards at heart of Jacket offense

May 26, 2010, 10:45 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School baseball team has hitters throughout its lineup. It has showed an offensive prowess this season, matched by very few.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon High School baseball coach Doug Savage is no stranger to playoff baseball. After nearly 22 years as a coach, he knows what it takes to win.