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Orientation dates set for Knox County DYW scholarship program

MOUNT VERNON - Orientation is set for two evenings next week for the Knox County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. Monday, October 5th, or Tuesday, October 6th, High school senior girls and their parent(s), living in Knox County, are invited to attend one of the orientation sessions to sign up for the program.

Orientation will start at 7:00 p.m. each night at the Knox County Memorial Theater in the dining room. Practices begin Sunday October 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the Memorial Theater.

For more information visit: www.distinguishedyw.org.

Author Roger Rosenblatt headlines literary festival

 

GAMBIER - Roger Rosenblatt, author of “Kayak Morning” and “Making Toast” among numerous books, essays, plays and award-winning journalism, will give the keynote lecture Oct. 3 at the 2015 Kenyon Review Literary Festival.
Rosenblatt, the 15th recipient of the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, probes the human condition with a wry sense of humor and penetrating point of view in six off-broadway plays and 17 books, including bestsellers “Unless It Moves the Human Heart,” “Rules for Aging” and “Children of War.” He wrote essays for Time and “The PBS NewsHour.” His lecture at 8 p.m. in Storer Hall, 105 College Drive, culminates two days of festival events, including readings by authors and a panel discussion on the future of journalism. Community discussions of Rosenblatt’s book “Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats” are planned in September leading up to his visit.Roseblatt

Describing his solitude in his kayak in the mornings, the book explores handling grief after the death of his 38-year-old daughter, Amy Solomon, from an undetected heart condition.

"Roger Rosenblatt has been one of America's most distinguished writers and essayists for four decades," said Professor of English David Lynn, editor of the "Kenyon Review.”

Past winners of the award from the literary magazine include Elie Wiesel, Margaret Atwood and Joyce Carol Oates.

Literary Festival schedule:
All events are free and open to the public on Kenyon’s campus.

Friday, Oct. 2

• Readings by Tarfia Faizullah and David James Poissant, winners of the 2015 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Awards for poetry and fiction, at 8 p.m. at Peirce Hall lounge, 201 College Park St. Faizullah’s poetry collection is titled “Seam,” and Poissant is author of the short-story collection “The Heaven of Animals.” Book signing to follow.

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Sidewalk sale starting at noon outside the Kenyon College Bookstore, 106 Gaskin Ave., featuring a wide selection of literary magazines and small press books.

Roger Rosenblatt - submitted photo

• Print your own bookmark at the Kenyon Review student associates 1939 letterpress print shop from noon to 2 p.m. in Bexley Hall, Room 106, 301 Gaskin Ave.

• Panel discussion “Beyond New Journalism” about journalism and literary nonfiction now and in the future at 2 p.m. at the Kenyon College Bookstore. Featuring Roger Rosenblatt; Lewis Hyde, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing; and two former journalists on the college’s staff: Editorial Director Robin Davis and Associate Provost Ivonne Garcia, associate professor of English. Veteran journalist Mark Ellis, associate vice president for communications, will moderate.

• Readings by Andrew Grace and Melinda Moustakis at 3:30 p.m. at Finn House, Cheever Room, 102 W. Wiggin St. Grace is the author of three books of poems, most recently “Sancta.” Moustakis’ book, “Bear Down Bear North: Alaska Stories,” won the Flannery O’ Connor Award and the Maurice Prize and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation.

• The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture: An Evening with Roger Rosenblatt at 8 p.m. at Brandi Recital Hall in Storer Hall, 105 College Drive. Book signing to follow.

For more information, visit kenyonreview.org or contact Tory Weber, “Kenyon Review” associate director of programs, at 740-427-5391 or webert@kenyon.edu. The Literary Festival supporters include Ariel Corp., Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Great Lakes Colleges Association, Kenyon Academic Partnership, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon College English Department, Paragraphs Bookstore, Ohio Arts Council, The and Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Rx drug dropoff a success

MOUNT VERNON - MVPD Detectives Beth Marti and J.T. DeChant were on hand at Saturday's prescription drug dropoff at the Knox County Health Department. 41 pounds of unwanted or unused medications were collected.

Rx dropoff September 26 2015

MVPD Detectives Beth Marti, left, and J.T. DeChant at Saturday's prescription drug dropoff event Saturday  KnoxPages.com photo by Marty Trese 

These events are coordinated by area law enforcement, the Health Department and the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team to make it possible for residents to safely dispose of unused or expired medications. If you missed the drop off Saturday you can use drop-boxes at the Knox County Sheriff's Office, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Road, or the MVPD, 5 N. Gay Street.

Knox County Law Enforcement reports September 29, 2015

 

MVPD

Incidents
At 11:20 a.m. on Friday, an officer responded to a report of an intoxicated juvenile at the Learning Center on the 900-block of W. Vine Street. A suspect was identified.MVPD twitter icon
At 9:05 a.m. on Friday, an officer responded to a report of disorderly conduct by a juvenile at the Learning Center. An investigation continues.
At 3:15 p.m. on Friday, an officer responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on the 200-block of Chester Street. A black Taurus was identified.
At 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, a victim reported that she was being harassed via telephone. A suspect was identified.
At 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, a victim reported the theft of a class ring, three emerald birth stones, a princess-cut engagement ring, a gold necklace, and a triangle cut emerald ring from a financial institution on the 900-block of Coshocton Avenue.
At 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, an officer collected a set of keys found at the intersection of Gambier and Edgewood.
At 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the Mount Vernon Fire Department located at 200 W. Gambier street on a report of domestic violence. A suspect was identified and arrested.
At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on the 100-block of Oakway Drive. A suspect was identified and two white Gabapentin capsules were collected as evidence.
At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, an officer responded to a report of a theft of several items—including a sweeper, some toilet paper, and some paper towels—from the Wal-Mart. A suspect was identified.

Arrests and Charges:
Jessica Joslin, 32, of Mount Vernon was charged at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday with shoplifting.
Jade Eberhardt, 24, of Mount Vernon was also charged at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday with shoplifting. She was charged also with a probation violation.
Andrew Seagraves, 53, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday for assault and for domestic violence.
Nicole Mitchell, 27, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday on an outstanding warrant.

Traffic Citations:
Barbara Snow, 68, of Mount Vernon was cited at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday for running a red-light.
Kevin Lee, 58, of Toledo was cited at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday for making an illegal turn at an intersection.
Patricia Ragor, 33, of Mount Vernon was cited at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.
Robert Wirick, 25, of Mount Vernon was cited at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday for operating an unsafe vehicle.

Accidents:
At 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Ralph W. White, 66, of Mount Vernon was traveling eastbound on E. Gambier Street in his 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Terri L. Bower, 47, of Howard was traveling northbound on S. Gay Street in her 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Both drivers claimed they had the right-of-way when they entered the intersection of those streets and collided. An officer photographed the scene but was unable to download them from the camera’s memory card.
At 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jesse E. Ramsier, 22, of Mount Vernon was traveling eastbound on Coshocton Avenue in his 2007 Pontiac G8. Patricia L. Ragor, 33, of Mount Vernon was immediately behind him in her 2012 Ford Explorer. When Ramsier slowed for traffic near the intersection of Highland Drive, Ragor failed to stop and rear-ended him. Ragor was cited for the incident.
At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Daniel N. Boyd, 60, of Mount Vernon backed his 1989 GMC CSR out of a space in the Rite-Aid parking lot on Newark Road. When he did so, he struck a 2000 Honda Accord, driven by Raymond Mooney, 67, of Mount Vernon, as it traveled through the lot.
At 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, David W. Young, 42, of Fredericktown backed his 2003 Nissan Pathfinder out of a driveway on Highmeadow Drive and struck a parked Ford F-150 belonging to Daniel Dennis of Mount Vernon.
At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Patrick W. Hatem, 70, of Centerburg was heading westbound on Coshocton Avenue in his 2007 Dodge 100. Danyell L. Wesley, 23, of Fredericktown was alongside him in his 2004 Chevy Cavalier. When Hatem attempted to change lanes, he struck Wesley’s vehicle.


KCSO

At 2:10 p.m. on Friday, a shoplifting incident was reported at the Dollar General in Centerburg.  A suspect, KandiseKnox County Sheriff logo L. Senter, 21, of Centerburg, was issued a summons, evidence was photographed, and a statement collected for a report.

Andrew Hollis, 30, of Fredericktown was arrested on an outstanding warrant at 10:40 p.m. at Pleasant View Apartments in Fredericktown.  Hollis was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and with violating the terms of his probation.  He was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

At 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, an officer responded to a report of vandalism at Washington Auto Parts on Columbus Road in Centerburg.  Someone had broken out the front window in the front door—apparently by throwing a pair of Daylie binoculars through it.  The binoculars were collected as evidence and photographs were taken of the scene.  Nothing appeared to be missing.

At 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, a victim/complainant reported that, while at her residence on Kenyon Road in Gambier, she had been awoken at around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.  Her dog was barking at the basement door—which is located in her first-floor bedroom.  The dog then began barking at another door.  Later that day, she noticed that her telephone was not working and called the telephone company to repair the problem.  Still later, she went into her basement and found that the interior entrance door was broken (she had left the exterior basement door unlocked.  The victim/complainant believes the incidents are related.  An officer photographed the scene.

At 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Garrick L. Best, 32, of Whereabouts Unknown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant at the Harcourt Motel in Mount Vernon. 

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Garrick Best - Knox County jail photo

He had been charged with failing to appear for his sentencing and with possession of heroin.  He was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.


FPD

9-28
Disturbance on S. Main St.Fredericktown PD logo
Disturbance on Long St.

9-27
Loud music complaint on E. Sixth St.
Juvenile complaint on Boyd St.
Assisted the Sheriff’s Department on Zoleman Rd.

 

 


DPD

Assist Citizen: DPD patch
DPD responded to a Motorist that requested the officer to patrol the area until he was able to get the vehicle towed 9/27.

DPD responded to a lost Motorist and was able to get them headed in the right direction 9/28.

Business Alarm:
DPD responded to a motion alarm activated in the 20 block of West Washington Street 9/26.


Civil Issue:
DPD responded to a civil issue between an adult male and adult female in the 400 block of south Cedar Street 9/26.

Disturbance:
DPD responded to a disturbance between two adult females in the 100 block of Plum Street 9/23.

DPD responded to a disturbance of loud music in the 100 block of East Washington Street 9/24.

DPD responded to a disturbance of an adult intoxicated male in the 500 block of South Market Street 9/25.

DPD responded to a disturbance between two adult males in the 400 block of South Cedar Street 9/25.

DPD responded to a disturbance between an adult male and a juvenile in the 10 block of West South Street 9/25.

DPD responded to a disturbance of an adult intoxicated male in the 600 block of South Market Street 9/28.

Juvenile Related:
DPD responded to an unruly Juvenile in 10 block of tough street 9/26.

DPD responded to an unruly Juvenile in the 20 block of West Washington Street 9/27

DPD responded to an unruly Juvenile in the 100 block of Plum Street 9/28.

Lost and Found:
DPD responded to property found and was able to locate the owner and return his property 9/25.

Parking Complaint:
DPD responded to a parking complaint in the 10 block of east Washington Street 9/26.

Prowler:
DPD responded to a report of a prowler in the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive 9/25.

Suspicious person:
DPD responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 10 block of East Main Street 9/26

DPD responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 Block of South Market Street 9/26.

DPD responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 10 block of 10 block of East Washington Street 9/27.

Theft:
DPD responded to a theft of merchandise in the 600 block of South Market Street 9/23.

DPD responded to the theft of merchandise in the 15000 block of Millersburg road 9/23

DPD responded to the theft of merchandise in the 10 block of South Market Street 9/28.

Traffic Complaint:
DPD responded to a traffic complaint in the area of West Washington street 9/27.

Assist Sheriff Deputy:
Millersburg road 9/24

Quarry Chapel Road 9/24

Assist Ohio State Patrol
Millersburg road

Charges
Todd Strickling 43 Jeromesville Stop sign 9/24.

Cody Hess 19 Danville speeding 9/26.

Julie Gantt 34 Howard OVI 9/27.

Mount Vernon City Council considers easement for Owl Creek Conservancy

By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter

 


MOUNT VERNON — Unlike many of its meetings of late, City Council’s Monday session was short and to the point. Council members met in executive session prior to the legislative session to discuss personnel and possible land acquisition. No action was taken.

Council members gave a first reading to a resolution granting a conservation easement to Owl Creek Conservancy. The easement grants OCC oversight of 53 acres known as the Blackjack Wetlands Preserve located at Blackjack Road and Industrial Parkway.

A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to bid for and purchase three new police vehicles received a second reading; an ordinance changing the position of police radio clerk to records clerk and EMS coordinator to EMS/Training coordinator lieutenant was adopted after its third reading.

Council members fast-tracked several pieces of legislation:

  • Sale of the lot at 7 Ridgewood Avenue by sealed bid
  • Authorization for the city auditor to pay bills and transfer funds
  • Certification of inside millage rates and amounts on property taxes; $771,600 is estimated to be collected, about $5,000 higher than last year
  • Sale of a city vehicle to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for $1; the vehicle will be used by the child support investigator

Miscellaneous:

  • A public hearing for a zoning change at 212 N. Main St., R2 to Office-Industrial, is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers.
  • The new city engineer will be announced Friday at 10 a.m.
  • The 2015 domestic violence vigil will be held Oct. 4 at Ariel-Foundation Park; this is a change from the customary location on Public Square.
  • The city is now working with a Texas engineering firm on the design of a railroad crossing for the bike path near the CA&C depot.
  • Liberty Township trustees approached city officials about Mount Vernon providing fire and EMS services to the township.
  • The city law director is working with the city treasurer to update the city’s income tax code; updates are necessary due to changes at the state level.

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