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Library presents "To Boldly Go" program by author and film historian Mark Clark

MOUNT VERNON -- Star Trek fans and classic horror film buffs are in for a treat at “To Boldly Go,” An Evening with Author and Film Historian Mark Clark on Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Clark will share his insight into classic movies and TV shows. His most recent works are “Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know about the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise”, and the acclaimed companion volume, “Star Trek FAQ 2.0: Everything Left to Know about the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond.”

“Star Trek FAQ” was named to one of Kirkus Reviews Ten Best Books of the Year lists, and has gone into a second printing. Star Trek FAQ 2.0 was issued in June to enthusiastic reviews.

Clark’s previous books Sixties Shockers: A Critical Filmography of Horror Cinema, 1960-69, and Smirk, Sneer and Scream: Great Acting in Horror Cinema, both of which earned Rondo Hatton Award nominations for Book of the Year. He has also contributed essays and articles to many other books and magazines including the acclaimed Science Fiction America: Essays on SF Cinema, edited by David J. Hogan.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Louisville, and a former film critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal and taught film history and genre theory at The Factory Digital Film Production Program at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania. He resides in beautiful Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, with his wife and two children.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and autographs. Refreshments provided. Door prize donated by Friends of the Library. For information, call 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email communityrelations@knox.net.

KCSO reports November 4, 2013

KCSO Reports


At around 10:00 a.m. on Friday, a victim advised a deputy that someone had stolen his black 1993 Jeep Cherokee during the previous night.  It was parked at his home on Mishey Road in Fredericktown with a half-tank of gas and the keys in the ignition.   He reported also that the Jeep had no front license-plate, only a driver’s seat, was lifted, and had a homemade front bumper.  Whoever took it drove the Jeep across the owner’s yard instead of using the driveway.  The vehicle was entered into LEADS and a report was taken.


At 12:45 p.m. on Friday, a resident of Rutledge Road in Howard reported someone had entered a barn on his property during the previous week and removed a tractor battery and two tractor weights.


At around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a victim noticed items missing from his father’s gravesite at Memorial Gardens on Coshocton Road.  


Just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a resident of Glenview Drive in Howard reported that someone had slashed her vehicle’s tire while it was parked in her driveway overnight.


At around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, deputies arrested Larry J. Butler Jr., 25, of Gambier on an outstanding warrant.  He was taken to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office without incident.  

Cox sentenced to prison on cocaine charges, Ferrell pleads guilty to multiple charges


MOUNT VERNON - On Friday, Mark K. Cox, 34, Columbus, was convicted of possession and trafficking in cocaine and aggravated possession and trafficking in drugs.  Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said between January 4 and March 7, Cox possessed and sold cocaine and Oxycodone to a confidential informant.  Detective James DeChant, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.  Cox did not request a pre-sentence investigation.  Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Cox to prison terms totaling 17 months. 

Anthony R. Ferrell, 31, Mount Vernon, entered guilty pleas to charges of escape, inducing panic, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and two firearms offenses.  Ferrell will be sentenced on December 13.  Prosecutor Thatcher said on September 27 at about 7:30 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy stopped the motor vehicle Ferrell was driving on U.S. Route 36 near Bangs.  After Ferrell got out of the car he consented to the deputy’s request to conduct a pat down search.  Before the deputy started the search, Ferrell pulled a 9 mm handgun from his waistband, chambered a round and started running toward a nearby field.  Detective David Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, had just arrived at the scene to provide backup for the deputy.  Light chased Ferrell into the field until Ferrell stopped running and threatened to commit suicide, pointing the barrel of the gun at his chest.  Ferrell held officers at bay with threats of suicide for the next two hours.  While officers negotiated with Ferrell, U.S. Route 36 was shut down for public safety, and units responded from the Knox and Licking County Sheriff’s Offices and the State Patrol to assist and provide traffic control.  Three fire departments also responded to provide emergency medical services, if needed.  Just prior to surrendering, Ferrell removed and swallowed two baggies of cocaine that had been hidden in his sock.  Ferrell was in possession of weapon under a legal disability because he was convicted of a felony assault charge, in 2007.  The gun was also stolen, according to Thatcher.

MVPD reports November 4, 2013

MVPD reports
November 4, 2013

Robert Cain, 22, of Ashville was charged just before 4:00 a.m. on Saturday with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kenneth D. Shira III, 38, of Loudonville was cited at around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday for an open container violation. 
Jason N. Hogan, 19, of Mount Vernon was arrested just before 1:00 a.m. on a warrant issued for his failure to comply with probation requirements.
Timothy Llewellyn, 18, of Mount Vernon was charged with misuse of a credit card.
Scott K. Sowders, 50, of Mount Vernon was cited at around 6:20 p.m. on Friday for operating a vehicle under the influence. He refused to take a BAC test—and was cited also for a prior refusal. He was also charged with domestic violence.
Robert M. Cain, 22, of Mount Vernon was charged just before 4:00 a.m. on Saturday with several counts of receiving stolen property and with possession of marijuana.
Vienza Thompson, 41, of Mount Vernon was charged just before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday with domestic violence.

Traffic Violations:

Stacey Butcher, 26, of Utica was cited for speeding just after noon on Sunday.
Scott K. Sowders, 50, of Mount Vernon was cited at around 6:20 p.m. on Friday for operating a vehicle under the influence. He refused to take a BAC test—and was cited also for a prior refusal. He was also charged with domestic violence.
David L. McNamara, 62, of Mount Vernon was cited just after noon for operating a vehicle without a valid license and for operating a vehicle with an expired registration.

At around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Carol Holtrey, 67, of Fredericktown ran her 2011 Cadillac Escalade into a light-pole in the Kroger parking lot.

At around noon on Friday, Jennifer L. Curtis, 41, of Newark had backed her 2012 GMC Acadia out of a parking space in the parking lot of the McDonalds on Newark Road and began driving east. David McNamara, 62, of Mount Vernon backed his 1998 Plymouth Voyager out of an opposite parking space and struck Curtis’s vehicle. McNamara was cited after the incident.


At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, an officer responded to a residential alarm at an apartment on the 200-block of Shirley Avenue. The tenant informed him that everything was fine and that he had been having issues with his cat tripping the security alarm.
At around 10:40 a.m. on Friday, a resident reported a found men’s mountain bike on the 600-block of N. Sandusky Street. It was taken into custody by the MVPD.
At around 6:00 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to an alarm at the Knox County Health Department. Further details were not available.
At around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a residential alarm on the 1400-block of N. Mulberry Street. They found the exterior of the building secure but could not reach the owner in person or via phone.
At around 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, officers caught several juveniles trespassing in an abandoned building on the 300-block of N. Mulberry Street.
At around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Oberlin Street. Suspects were identified.

East Knox students campaign for levy

HOWARD -- Even though they are too young to vote, students from the East Knox school district spent part of their Sunday campaigning for the EKS levy on the ballot this Tuesday. Voters will decide an additional 1% income tax and an additional tax of 2.9 mills for "necessary requirements."

EK levy campaigning

Students campaigned for the East Knox levy in Apple Valley Sunday - KnoxPages.com photo by Marty Trese

The students were driven around Apple Valley on a trailer decorated in East Knox colors. Other local schools on the ballot Tuesday include Mount Vernon and Loudonville-Perrysville.

Other questions and issues on the November 5th Knox county ballot:

*Apple Valley Marathon Howard-C, C-2 & D-6 
liquor Permits

*Bad Apple Pub Howard-C, Sunday Sales (D-6)

*Butler Twp. Additional 3mills, roads & bridges, 3
years. Commence 2014, due 2015

*Centerburg Joint Recreational District
Additional 0.75 mill, parks & rec. 5yrs. Commence
2013, due 2014

*Clay Twp. Renewal 2 mills, roads & bridges, 4yrs
Commence 2014, due 2015

*East Knox LSD Additional 1% income tax,
current expenses, 10 yrs beginning Jan.1, 2014 &
Additional tax of 2.9 mills, necessary requirements,
10 yrs. Commence 2013, due 2014

*Fredericktown Community Fire District
Renewal 1 mill, fire protection, 5 yrs. Commence
2014, due 2015

*Hilliar Twp, Renewal 0.5 mill, Cemeteries, 5 yrs,
Commence 2014, due 2015

*Liberty Twp. Additional 2 mills, roads & bridges,
5 yrs, Commence 2013, due 2014

*Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted School
District Replacement of 1.2 with increase of 1.8
for total of 3 mills, permanent improvements,
continuing period, Commence 2013, due 2014

*Middlebury Twp Renewal 2 mills, roads &
bridges, 5yrs, Commence 2013, due 2014 *Monroe Twp Replacement and Increase, 2 mills,
fire & EMS, 5 yrs, Commence 2014, due 2015

*Morgan Twp Renewal 3 mills, roads, & bridges,

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