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Danville now 5-0 after dominating SJCC Saturday night

DANVILLE - The Danville Blue Devils won Saturday's home non-conference game against St. Joseph Central Catholic of Fremont 64-0. The Blue Devils are now 5-0 on the season and next host Crestline on Friday, October 2 at 7 pm in a non-conference game.


Worthington Kilbourne defeats Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets 38-0

By Kevin Henson, KnoxPages.com Sports Reporter


WORTHINGTON - The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets traveled to Worthington Kilbourne on a Friday night showdown. Kilbourne was ranked number one in the region and showed why in the first quarter. Kilbourne scored four touchdowns in the first quarter to make it 28 to nothing. The Jackets' defense stepped up in the second and third quarters to hold the Wolves scoreless. Kilbourne kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter to give the wolves a 32 to nothing lead and tacked on another touchdown towards the end of the game to make the final score 38 to nothing.

Mount Vernon's starting quarterback Mason Williams left the first half with a neck injury and did not play the second half. Senior Owen Carpenter had a concussion on a hard hit at the 1 yard line on a Wolf touchdown run. Carpenter left the game and more than likely will not return the rest of the year.

The Yellow Jackets travel to Olentangy Orange next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Jackets are 3 and 2 on the year and 0 and 2 in conference play.

Knox County Law Enforcement reports Sept. 25, 2015


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Two theft from vehicle reports were taken on Thursday. A resident of Greenacre Circle in Howard says someone took $320 worth of physical therapy home health treatment items from her locked VW. A resident of Apple Valley Drive says someone entered two of his unlocked vehicles and took two GPS units, a trailer hitch with ball, prescription sunglasses, power cords, and a blue tooth ear piece. The thief left the doors open on both vehicles and the trunk of one vehicle was left open.

A Mount Vernon resident reported a break-in at his storage unit on Harcourt Road. The deputy found everthing to be out of storage boxes and thrown around. The victims didn't know what all was stolen. 

Someone stole a set of golf clubs and bag from a car parked in Gambier Thursday. The vicim says the thief left the car door open. 

Todd Strickling, 43, Jeromesville and Angela Dahl, 44, Perrysville, were charged with Criminal Trespass at an address on Howard-Danville Road.  Both are scheduled to appear in Municipal court Friday for arraignment.


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Juvenile related complaint on S. Pleasant St.
Disturbance on Stadium Dr.





Traffic Citations

Sadie Bonham, 19, of Heath was cited at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Daniel Benedict, 64, of Bellville was cited just before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday for operating a vehicle with expired or unlawful plates.

Douglas Whitaker, 72, of Mount Vernon was cited at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Robert Vanhorn, 69, of Mount Vernon was cited at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday for changing lanes without insuring it was safe to do so.



At 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, Barbara K. Snow, 68, of Mount Vernon was heading westbound on W. Gambier Street in her 2015 Chevy Trax.  Wayne L. Sigman, 68, of Gambier was heading southbound on S. Mulberry Street in his 2015 Dodge Journey.  Snow ran a stoplight at the intersection of those streets and struck Sigman’s vehicle.  Snow was cited for the incident.

At 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, Marie A. Murphy, 53, of Howard was traveling eastbound on E. High Street in her 2007 Chevy Equinox.  Douglas Whitaker, 72, Mount Vernon was immediately behind him in his 2006 Honda CRV.  When Murphy stopped for stalled traffic ahead, Whitaker rear-ended her.  Whitaker was cited for the incident.

At 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, Paul R. Hunter, 73, of Utica was heading northbound on Teryl Drive in his 1996 Chevy S10.  He stopped behind a trash truck and Robert G. Vanhorn, 69, of Mount Vernon approached from behind in his 2013 Honda Pilot.  Vanhorn attempted to pass both vehicles but had to pull back into the driving lane due to oncoming traffic.  In the process, he struck Hunter’s vehicle in the front left corner.  Vanhorn was cited for the incident.


At 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, a victim reported a fraudulent check.

At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to a shoplifting incident involving $337.32 worth of alcohol and other merchandise at the Kroger.  A suspect was identified.

At 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to a situation involving an unruly juvenile at a residence on the 00-block of Adamson Street.  A suspect was identified.

HS Football scoreboard week 5

WORTHINGTON - Friday night the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets lost to Worthington Kilbourne 38-0.  Quarterback Mason Williams sustained a neck injury and didn't play at all in the second half.  The Jackets are now 3-2 on the season, 0-2 in conference play. 

In other games:

  • Centerburg 35 Cardington 25
  • Northmor 34 East Knox 14
  • Fredericktown 53 Mount Gilead 15


Undefeated Danville hosts St. Joseph Central Catholic Saturday night at home.

Local People: Culbertson honored by Ohio Association of Realtors with Community Service Award


COLUMBUS - Realtor Dave Culbertson of Mount Vernon was honored with the Ohio Association of REALTORS 2015 Excellence in Community Service Award.

The presentation of the award was made at the Association’s Opening Session, a highlight of OAR’s 105th Annual Convention, Sept. 20-22, in Columbus. Culbertson, who was nominated by the Columbus REALTORS, is associated with Real Living Home Team.

The Excellence in Community Service Award is presented to an individual REALTOR who has shown exemplary commitment to community service.

Culbertson was honored for his efforts in establishing the Arms of an Angel Foundation, a non-profit drug awareness outreach program created in loving memory of his son, Carl, who died of an accidental heroin overdose in 2009.

The purpose of Arms of an Angel is to reach out to students, young adults and parents to spread education and awareness of the heroin and opiate epidemic and other drug issues that have become a growing problem across Ohio and the nation. Arms of an Angel has become the lifelong ministry for the Culbertson family where, in the last six years, Dave has spoken to more than 15,000 young people on feeling good about themselves and the inner strength needed to help fight negative peer pressures related to drugs, as well as everyday life struggles.

Culbertson ECS 2015

OAR Communications Committee Chair Anjanette Frye presents the organization’s prestigious Excellence in Community Service Award to Dave Culbertson, of Columbus REALTORS, for his remarkable work in establishing the Arms of an Angel Foundation. The Foundation, a drug awareness/prevention outreach program, was created in loving memory of his son, Carl, who died of an accidental heroin overdose in 2009. - photo submitted

With the stakes being so high and young people bombarded from all angles with negative and mixed messages, Dave’s message is designed to not only reach their minds, but tug at their hearts.

Culbertson has also taken this message to many adult groups, including Rotary, Kiwanis and Exchange clubs in Central Ohio.

Arms of an Angel has developed and operated several Old Prescription Roundups and has been recognized for its efforts and passion. This Foundation also supports and works with a neighboring county’s program “Together We Hurt, Together We Heal,” and operates a Clean and Sober Fall Colors Poker Run fundraiser for Ohio motorcyclists every autumn.

In addition, Culbertson and the Arms of an Angel Foundation have been featured in an Ohio Department of Health video about Naloxone – a nasal spray that helps revive victims suffering from heroin or prescription drug overdose.

Arms of an Angel anticipates reaching out to more than 10,000 young people each year and plans to expand its services to provide transition housing and vocational and life-skills training to help recovering addicts stay away from their dealers and “triggers,” and help them transition back into society in a productive way.

“It’s not natural for parents to bury their children,” Culbertson said. “If we can help prevent other families from going through what we went through, and are still going through, then we will help bring purpose to Carl’s short life.”

Culbertson currently serves on numerous anti-drug task forces, including the Governor’s Opiate Task Force; the Attorney General’s Drug Advisory Committee, Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Knox County Substance Abuse Advisory Council.

Culbertson is available to speak to middle schools, high schools and church youth groups throughout the state. There is no charge for this service.

For more information on Arms of an Angel Foundation visit www.ArmsOfAnAngel.org.

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