Jackets roll past Jaguars

April 23, 2010, 10:03 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team has already had a good week.

MV tennis team continues to roll

April 23, 2010, 10:03 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School boys tennis team is off to one its best starts ever in the Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division, and on Thursday, the Yellow Jackets raised their tally.

Speaking out against sexual violence

April 22, 2010, 10:24 am

MOUNT VERNON — The voices of marchers could be heard resounding from the streets of downtown Mount Vernon: "Many voices breaking silence, demand an end to sexual violence!" The chant went on with each verse. "…We have the power, we have the right! The streets are ours! Take back the night!"

Fire Dept. receives new generator

April 22, 2010, 10:23 am

GAMBIER — An emergency electric generator for the College Township Fire Department at Gambier has been installed and is in service.

Police investigating school altercation

April 22, 2010, 10:23 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating an altercation that took place at the Alternative Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire damages stove, cabinet

April 22, 2010, 10:23 am

DANVILLE — A cookstove fire at an apartment in Danville on Wednesday night was quickly knocked down by Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District firefighters.

Whodunits are always fun. The comedy "Merry Murders at Montmarie," being performed this weekend by the drama club at Mount Vernon High School, adds a new wrinkle by being not only a whodunit, but also a whaddeydo?

City examines employee's actions

April 22, 2010, 10:22 am

MOUNT VERNON — While city officials look into allegations of fraud and theft by a city employee, the News has confirmed a water/wastewater employee lost $2,671 in overtime compensation in 2008. Safety-Service Director Dave Glass would not confirm if it is the same employee in both situations.

Marcum, Jackets rally for win

April 22, 2010, 10:22 am

MOUNT VERNON — Pitcher Kylee Marcum has won games for the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets with her arm. She has also done it with her bat.

MOUNT VERNON — Eight area teams will be headed to the Valley National 8-Ball Association tournament Friday through Sunday in the Canton Civic Center with Theresa Bubaugh leading the only all-female billiards team in Mount Vernon. Blubaugh, along with Jodi Boggs, June Fiorilli, Robin Darling make up the "Sassy Sticks."

Rattlesnake Rodeo

April 21, 2010, 1:13 pm

Seventy-five Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are menacing even locked inside a wooden cage, but the cringe factor is just part of the attraction at the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo. For 50 years, hunters have been tromping through piney woods and grassy fields in south Alabama looking for these snakes, which live underground in holes. The ones they… Read more »

Helping improve the safety of the home

April 21, 2010, 10:14 am

FREDERICKTOWN — When firefighters arrived at Colonial Village mobile home park in Fredericktown on a recent Saturday morning and began knocking on doors, they were there to prevent an emergency, not respond to one.

Sagging economy drives up sewer rates

April 21, 2010, 10:14 am

MOUNT VERNON — Despite signs that the local economy is beginning to rebound, ripple effects of the recession haven't yet played out.

UTICA — Several community members attended a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss their concerns about a possible water rate increase in the village.

County RPC updating comprehensive plan

April 21, 2010, 10:14 am

MOUNT VERNON — Work has begun on updating the Knox County Comprehensive Plan, according to Regional Planning Commission secretary Darrel Severns.