Virgil Shipley/News A backhoe operator pulled down this house in a cloud of dust without damaging the house on the right only a few feet away. The operator is Francis Shellenbarger, owner of his own excavating company, tearing down the two houses on West Gambier Street which will become a parking lot for Strang Glass Company. Shellenbarger said he first took out the opposite wall and a brick chimney, and then he tugged on the roof with the hoe bucket and the house fell in a neat pile.

One fell swoop

A backhoe operator pulled down this house in a cloud of dust without damaging the house on the right only a few feet away.

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Virgil Shipley/News These signs located in the right-of-way at the intersection of Waterford Road and Ridge Road will soon be taken down after a decision made by the Knox County Board of Commissioners.

Advertising signs block view; county removing

A meeting between the Knox County Board of Commissioners and Knox County Assistant Prosecutor Vince Villio on Thursday morning resulted in the commissioners authorizing the removal of signs placed along a county road right-of-way.

comments | News | December 2, 2016, 5:30 pm |

 

 


Nacole Ann Workman

Nacole Ann Workman, 41, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Knox Community Hospital after her 22 year battle with M.S.

comments | Obituary | December 2, 2016, 4:00 pm |

 

 


Virgil Shipley/News Members of Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Mount Vernon Fire Department Thursday with a check for $1,200 for the department’s Toys for Tots collection. The money comes from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. From left, Holly Bredefeld, Toys for Tots coordinator and MVFD secretary; Mike Flora, store manager; Tonya Gallagher, president; Minnie Clifton, assistant manager; Tom Wilks, vice president of Habitat for Humanity; Terry Davis, MVFD fire prevention officer; and Mike McAlpin, John Darmstadt, Ron Bodart and Rick Shoemaker, Habitat for Humanity.

Money for Christmas toys

Members of Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Mount Vernon Fire Department Thursday with a check for $1,200 for the department’s Toys for Tots collection.

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WWI leadership changes

November and December 1916, was a time of change in some leadership positions in World War I. The death of Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria, topped the list, but the British and French had some significant changes as well.

comments | News | December 2, 2016, 12:00 pm |

 

 


Learning expert to speak at Kenyon

Darby Kathleen Ray, the Harward Professor of Civic Engagement at Bates College, visits Kenyon College on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a series of events about community-engaged learning.

comments | Events | December 2, 2016, 10:30 am |

 

 


Virgil Shipley/News The Mount Vernon Fire Department practice the rescue of people from buildings at these homes at 203 W. Gambier St., Wednesday afternoon. The homes are owned by Jeff Ulrey, owner of Strang Glass, and are directly behind the business. The homes are being demolished starting today or Friday to make parking space for the business.

Practice run

The Mount Vernon Fire Department practice the rescue of people from buildings at these homes at 203 W. Gambier St., Wednesday afternoon.

comments | Photo | December 1, 2016, 8:30 pm |