Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:28
MOUNT VERNON - Six weeks after an accident in the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza parking lot near the Dollar General store that claimed the life of a 70-year-old local woman word is that no charges will be filed.
Glenda Waldron was leaving the Dollar General store when she was struck by a pick up truck. She was taken to the local hospital and pronounced dead.
City Law Director Rob Broeren told KnoxPages.com that after reviewing statements from the driver, the victim's husband, a witness, and security camera video no charges will be filed against the driver of the pickup truck. Broeren also said that there is no proof that the driver committed any traffic offenses.
Ms. Waldron's family has retained a local attorney.
Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:47
MOUNT VERNON - The 34th annual Christmas in July event is scheduled for Saturday, July 8. Christmas in July is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The food drive benefits the pantries of Interchurch Social Services located in Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown, and Mount Vernon. The goal for Christmas in July, 2017 has been set at $ 20,000 in combined cash and non-perishable food items.
Despite the summer warmth and sunshine, the need for pantry assistance continues. In 2016, the Interchurch pantries provided service to 8,074 households – an average of 673 households each month. Our busiest time was June - August. That isn’t too surprising when thought about. Children are home from school. Families that are eligible for free or reduced price lunches (and in some cases, breakfasts) are having to provide those meals for their children during the lazy days of summer. Need truly knows no season!
“Christmas in July is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to support the hungry in Knox County,” said Joy Harris, ISS executive director. Residents may bring non-perishable food or monetary donations to collection sites throughout the county. Suggested donations include boxed dinners and sides, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken, pork and beans, and personal care items. Every dollar donated purchases ten dollars’ worth of food at Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Centerburg area collection sites, open from 9:00 am to noon, are Centerburg Post Office, Dollar General, and the Hometown Market. The Interchurch office will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and, in addition to accepting donations for the pantry, will have special sales in the thrift store!
In the Danville area, open 9:00 am – noon, accepting cash donations only, are First-Knox National Bank and Killbuck Savings Bank. Other locations, open from 9:00 am -2:00 pm, are Lonsinger Pharmacy, Hometown Market and the Dollar General in Howard. Also open from 9 am to 2 pm will be the Danville Interchurch office.
NEW this year is the Christmas in July village-wide event, hosted by the Fredericktown Merchants, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. A wide variety of activities are planned and Santa Claus will be visiting Interchurch. For every 5 food items donated or a $10.00 donation, you will receive a raffle ticket for a quilt donated by Kathy Toms.
In Gambier, donations can be dropped off at the Village Market from 9 am to 2 pm.
Mount Vernon collection sites include Kroger, Lanning’s Foods, Mount Vernon Interchurch, Neff’s, Pakmail, and Walmart. Monetary donations will also be accepted that morning at the Farmers Market on the Public Square.
Checks should be made payable to “Christmas in July – ISS” and may also be mailed to P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
For more information call 740-397-4825.