Fred Main/News Jeff Butcher, right, tells a story about Mike Crouch as Mike’s family looks on during a celebration of life memorial for him Saturday at Hiawatha Golf Course. The event was part of the first annual Mike Crouch Memorial Golf Tournament, which honored the longtime golfer and co-owner of Hiawatha Golf Course, who passed away last fall. Watching the speech is, from left, Mike’s daughter, Rachel, wife, Ellen, and son, David.

Crouch remembered with golf, fellowship

One hundred forty-four golfers and many other family and friends celebrated the life of Mike Crouch the best way they knew how — with food, fellowship, a few jokes and, of course, golf.

comments | Sports | June 18, 2018, 11:30 am |



Geoff Cowles/News Dallas Arnold, 23, of Galion participated in the Cash Days at Pacemakers park on Saturday with his street legal 1985 Corvette.

Family fun lives at Pacemakers

Clear skies and balmy temperatures weren’t the only thing that drew people to Cash Days at Pacemakers Dragway Park over the weekend, but it really helped bring in street-legal vehicles from the surrounding area and beyond.

comments | Sports | June 18, 2018, 11:27 am |



Donald V. Loney

Donald V. Loney, 85, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Centerburg Respiratory and Specialty Rehab Center.

comments | Obituary | June 16, 2018, 6:45 am |



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City police charging under state code

City police started charging offenders under state code instead of city ordinances Thursday night, Police Chief Roger Monroe reported Friday at the city’s weekly press briefing.

comments | News | June 16, 2018, 6:32 am |



Chuck Martin/News Members of the Knox County Joint Veterans Council raise the new flag on the flag pole in front of The Living Center.

Honoring the grand old flag

A fresh flag flies in front of The Living Center today after the Knox County Joint Veterans Council raised a new one in the center’s annual Flag Day observance Thursday.

comments | News | June 15, 2018, 5:00 pm |



Naomi E. Scott

Naomi E. Scott, 94, formerly of Walbridge, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Elizabeth Scott center surrounded by her loving family.

comments | Obituary | June 15, 2018, 4:05 pm |



Allison Glass/News Laura Helman, left, Russian teacher at the Ohio Foreign Language Camp in Bellville, asks students Allison Wood, center, and Sophia Linder, right, questions during a morning language lesson.

Foreign language camp leaves English at door

Combining one of summer’s most sought-after activities, camping, with what is for many young people one of its least, learning; the Ohio Foreign Language Association Camp gives campers a taste of the outdoors, with a healthy dose of education as well.

comments | News | June 15, 2018, 2:00 pm |