Lone senior, Chapman lifts Scots

May 26, 2010, 10:44 am

SPARTA — A large, strong senior class can be vital when it comes to making a long run in the tournament. Those seniors show the underclassmen what to do when the going gets tough and keeps them focused on the ultimate goal.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council recognized Randy Hudson for his quick reaction in giving medical aid to an athlete, presenting him with a proclamation "Going beyond the call" at Monday's council meeting.

Jobs, technology discussed

May 25, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — Technology and jobs were on the agenda of the Knox County Commissioners in the board's morning session on Monday.

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Elections, along with the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, is preparing for a possible recount of the Ohio 18th District Congressional Republican race.

Sting operation nets 8

May 25, 2010, 11:12 am

MANSFIELD — On Monday, investigators from the METRICH Enforcement Unit, Mansfield Police Department, Richland County Sheriff's Department and staff members from Community Action for Capable Youth conducted an Alcohol and Tobacco Compliance Operation.

Intramurals provide extra fun

May 25, 2010, 11:12 am

MOUNT VERNON — Schools in the area are taking an extra step to promote physical activities through intramural sport programs. Organizers say the program provides students from the local elementary schools, predominately fourth- and fifth-graders in the same school, a fun, friendly and educational environment in which to play.

Danville pair at center of success

May 25, 2010, 11:12 am

DANVILLE — For the past four seasons, the Danville High School softball team has relied on a core group of players to provide support, leadership and athletic ability. This season is no different.

Freddies' Potes on record pace

May 25, 2010, 11:11 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Isaac Potes may one day be remembered as the most gifted runner to compete for Fredericktown High School. As a junior, he's won more races than most seniors. As a Freddie, he's run a faster 1,600 meters than any Fredericktown athlete before him.

GAMBIER — A select group of the Kenyon College seniors who graduated on Saturday bore a special distinction. The four — Jack Robling of Larchmont, N.Y.; Ben McGee of Austin, Texas; Jarrod Sowell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Forest Malchow of Warren, N.J. — have all been members of the College Township Fire Department during their… Read more »

Kenyon holds 182nd commencement

May 24, 2010, 11:21 am

GAMBIER — Kenyon College alumnus William E. Lowry Jr., Class of '56, started his commencement address to the 182nd graduating class of his alma mater with a joke about a previous alum who went on to become president of the United States.

MOUNT VERNON — "God's purpose for you is perfection." That is what the Rev. Mark Fuller told the Mount Vernon Nazarene University's 400-plus graduates during spring commencement exercises held Saturday in R.R Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.

KCCC board purchases property

May 24, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — Some major changes are on the horizon for the Knox County Career Center. Following an executive session to discuss the matter, the school board on Thursday voted to purchase the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple property off Yauger Road with the purchase contract contingent upon appraisal and other legal requirements. Board members Margie… Read more »

Gnomes find new home on Cliff Street

May 24, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — The inhabitants of 12 1/2 Cliff St. are, umm … unusual. They can be seen doing a variety of tasks, such as working on a doghouse, taking a nap or relaxing on the back porch.

Jackets headed to state

May 24, 2010, 11:20 am

PICKERINGTON — The Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team made good on another preseason goal, Saturday, advancing to the Division I State Quarterfinals for the second straight year.

Scots win 1st district title

May 24, 2010, 11:19 am

PICKERINGTON — The first time is always the hardest. The Highland High School softball team captured its first district title ever, but it needed a last-inning rally to beat Northridge, 3-2, on Saturday at Pickerington Central High School.