The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals had an unusually long meeting Wednesday, mostly due to a complicated application for seven variances for a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts at 400 W. High St.
The scenario was fairly simple: A box truck making a delivery to Kokosing Construction at 700 Salem Ave., Fredericktown, was also carrying barrels of a hazardous chemical, Triethylmine, which were improperly secured.
Motorists passing Fredericktown on Ohio 13 Saturday morning should not be alarmed by a convention of emergency vehicles at the Kokosing Construction Co., facility on Salem Road east of 13. The Knox County Local Emergency Planning Committee is conducting a full emergency preparedness drill.
Making streets and roads safer for bicyclists was a major concern expressed by people attending a meeting on the future of bicycling in Mount Vernon and Knox County, sponsored by the Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Park District.
Former city Parks Foreman Charles “Russ” Adams has appealed a demotion and is awaiting binding arbitration to determine if the city of Mount Vernon correctly levied progressive discipline.
It wasn’t on the agenda, but some of the loudest applause of the night at the annual Knox County Democratic Dinner came when Joe Rugola, executive director of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (OPASE/AFSCME) and international vice president of AFSCME, and Mike Lang, an executive board member of OAPSE, presented Richard Cordray a check for $100,000 for his campaign for governor of Ohio.