Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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LJJA rolls out youth Jiu Jitsu classes
Tuesday, June 30th 2015 19:35
By Adam Taylor for    MOUNT VERNON – LJJA Martial Arts Academy blazed a trail as the first to offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to adults in Knox County.  And recently, it became the first to...
MOUNT VERNON – With much anticipation for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Ariel~Foundation Park on July fourth, many people have inquired on the areas of parking. Many parking spaces are...
Bible College fire still being investigated
Monday, June 29th 2015 17:36
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - A spokesperson for the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office says the investigation into the cause of last week's fire at the old Mount Vernon Bible College...
NEWARK - The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) presented their Excellence Awards on June 12, 2015, during a luncheon at their annual conference held at Cuyahoga Community College. Mark...
MVPD   Incidents: At 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to a theft of trash service complaint at Dry Creek Manors on the 300-block of Columbus Road. A suspect was identified. At 7:00 a.m. on...
  MOUNT VERNON  – Trying to follow up someone like George Washington as President is not an enviable position to be in but John Adams did the job and he had a strong woman to help, namely his wife...
MOUNT VERNON – Altruism knows no bounds as the Foundation Park Conservancy (FPC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has given the City of Mount Vernon the new Ariel~Foundation Park, a 250-acre...
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - Among the crowd of those who watched the old Bible College/Infirmary fire in Bangs Friday evening was a local  historian who has studied the property for...
By Marty Trese, Editor   BANGS - The abandoned and condemned five-story brick structure at 7520 Johnstown Road that was once a Bible college and an infirmary was nearly destroyed by...
MOUNT VERNON - Just hours after the United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry in every state, a Mount Vernon couple received their marriage license....
MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Prosecutor's Office reports three individuals were sentenced in Common Pleas Court. Kristopher J. Zahniser, 22, of Mount Vernon was sentenced today for Trespassing in a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Associated Press reports the Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in...
Meth lab components found in Mount Vernon
Friday, June 26th 2015 09:11
MOUNT VERNON - Police Chief Roger Monroe said officers recovered items on Thursday from several burglaries in both the county and city. While sorting through the items at one of the Mount Vernon...
GAMBIER – A Kenyon College senior is asking Knox County residents to take a survey this summer about their connections to the Kokosing River. Jennifer Seely, who studies anthropology and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United State Supreme Court Thursday rejected a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The 6-3 ruling upheld financial aid to millions of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a record 2,110 fatal drug overdoses in Ohio in 2013, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has outlined efforts to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing access to treatment...
Knox County Law Enforcement reports June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25th 2015 11:03
DPD Traffic:Received a report of a motorist driving reckless on several streets in Danville including Tilton Street on Tuesday. Disturbance:Received a call on a dispute between neighbors in the 20...
By Mike Sherfy, Reporter     HOWARD - The East Knox School Board had a productive meeting on Wednesday. In roughly two-and-a-half hours, they decided to work on an emergency levy proposal...
  By Mike Sherfy, Reporter      HOWARD  - “Just so that everybody understands:  We would love to terminate this guy,” said Don Lemley, President of the East Knox Board of Education upon...
MOUNT VERNON –The City of Mount Vernon is about to unveil a much different kind of park experience for local residents and visitors from all over the region. The new Ariel~Foundation Park, a...
  By Karen Lucas, reporter     MOUNT VERNON - Niagara Bottling Company has issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at two Pennsylvania plants for possible E. Coli contamination....
Knox County Law Enforcement reports June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24th 2015 09:34
DPD Traffic: DPD responded to a traffic complaint in the 200 block of Middle Street on Wednesday.DPD responded to a traffic complaint of a reported possible drunk driver that would be entering...
Next First Friday event set for July 3rd
Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 16:53
MOUNT VERNON - The Heritage Centre Association's upcoming First Friday event is July 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m. downtown. According to a news release from the HCA this month's event is sponsored by Ariel....
MILLERSBURG – First-Knox National Bank promoted three associates at the June board meeting. Bob Boss was named senior vice president and area executive of the Holmes and Wayne County markets; Gabe...
By Marty Trese, Editor     CENTERBURG - 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival. Organizers describe the festival as a "wholesome, family, fun-filled...
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Event Calendar

Wed Jul 01 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
KCH FREE Monthly Screenings
Wed Jul 01 @12:00PM -
"The Defiant Requiem" film featured at Library's Brown Bag Chat
Wed Jul 01 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Free Library “Microsoft Office Word 2010” Class
Thu Jul 02 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thu Jul 02 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thu Jul 02 @ 6:00PM -
Rape prevention class at LJJA Martial Arts
Thu Jul 02 @ 7:00PM -
KCHD Tobacco Cessation Classes
Thu Jul 02 @ 7:00PM -
Fri Jul 03 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
First Friday
Fri Jul 03 @ 9:45PM -
City of Mount Vernon Fireworks Display
Sat Jul 04 @ 4:00AM - 07:00PM
July 4th at Indian Bear Winery
Sat Jul 04 @ 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Fredericktown July 4th Celebration
Sat Jul 04 @ 1:00PM - 10:30PM
Ariel-Foundation Park Grand Opening
Sat Jul 04 @10:00PM - 10:10PM
Ariel Foundation Park July 4th Fireworks
Mon Jul 06 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
"Computers for Kids" Non-profit Drop Off
Tue Jul 07 @10:30AM -
Brown Family Environmental Center: Nature’s Music
Tue Jul 07 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thu Jul 09 @ 7:00PM -
KCHD Tobacco Cessation Classes
Fri Jul 10
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sat Jul 11
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sat Jul 11 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Kokosing River Exploration
Sun Jul 12
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"
Sun Jul 12 @ 1:30PM -
Silver Screeners Free Library Classic Movie Matinee: "Superman"
Sun Jul 12 @ 4:30PM -
OSU Alumni Band concert in Gambier
Mon Jul 13
MTVarts Presents "Mary Poppins"