New eagle nest found near Utica

April 24, 2010, 7:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — The national bird continues to spread in Knox County, according to observations by local eagle guru Jon Minard.

Students overcome hardship, adversity

April 24, 2010, 7:50 am

MOUNT VERNON — Each year, the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon/Knox County honors students who have overcome hardship and adversity to get “back on track” to earn their high school diplomas.

Vikings raid Scots

April 24, 2010, 7:50 am

SPARTA — The Highland softball team dug itself a hole, got out of it, then watched as River Valley pushed the Scots back into the hole.

Body named ’10 Child Advocate

April 23, 2010, 10:05 am

MOUNT VERNON — Melissa Body was named Professional Child Advocate of the Year at the Knox County Children Services 2010 Community Awards Luncheon on Thursday in the President’s Dining Room in Hyson Center on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Trail section set for paving

April 23, 2010, 10:04 am

MOUNT VERNON — On Thursday Floyd Browne Group of Delaware was chosen by the Knox County Commissioners to be the engineering design consultant for the paving of a mile-long section of the Heart of Ohio Trail.

Danville dominates contest

April 23, 2010, 10:04 am

MOUNT VERNON — Danville dominated the all-day 2010 Knox County Speech Contest, held Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church.

New playground built at New Hope

April 23, 2010, 10:04 am

MOUNT VERNON — Collaboration and cooperation between community groups combined to create a safer play area for pupils in the Knox County Educational Service Center preschool class located in the New Hope Early Education Center.

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.