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MVPD reports July 15, 2013


MVPD reports July 15, 2013,


Carol D. Gallagher, 25, of Mount Vernon was picked up just before 8:45 p.m. on Thursday for a parole violation at the Urgent Care.

John I. Osborne, 29, was picked up at 3:10 a.m. on Friday for an outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody at the Morrow county line.

Samantha L. Hunt, 20, of Mount Vernon was charged at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday with assault at Banana Joe’s.  She was charged also with selling alcohol to underage patrons.

Daniel Reed, 33, of Fredericktown was cited at around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday for driving with an expired registration tag.

Christopher C. Creech, 44, of Mount Vernon was cited just after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday for driving under a suspended license.  He was cited also for driving the wrong-way on a one-way street and for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Jerry L. Tinsley Jr., 21, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 11:00 p.m. with domestic violence.

Richard T. Garden, 21, of Howard was cited at around 1:00 p.m. for failure to yield.

Kyle Byrne, 18, of Mount Vernon was cited at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Brian D. Jose, 31, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday with petty theft from the Wal-Mart.



At around 7:40 p.m. on May 28th, Vicki J. Fridenmaker, 61, of Howard was traveling westbound on Coshocton Avenue near Upper Gilchrist Road in a 2012 Toyota Rav4.  Douglas Boyd Jr., 17, of Utica was heading in the same direction in a 1994 Mazda B2000, rear-ended Fridenmaker’s vehicle, and then left the area.  An officer contacted Boyd later but he claimed to be unable to remember anything from that day or night. He declined also to write out a statement.  Fridenmaker and a passenger positively identified Boyd as the driver out of a photo line-up last Monday.  Boyd was charged for the incident.



At around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, a resident of the 1000-block of W. Vine Street reported that her home had been vandalized.  A great deal of ketchup was involved and a suspect was identified.

At around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart to deal with a shoplifter identified as Brian Jose.  Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this was not the first time that the suspect had allegedly stolen from the Wal-Mart.  He was alleged to have been in the store and committed theft on July 2nd as well.  A security video was provided to the MVPD.  Among the items the suspect is alleged to have taken were two TV wall-mounts valued at $178.96.

At around 1:00 p.m. last Saturday (7-12-13) officers responded to a possible bicycle theft on the 100-block of N. Gay Street.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on Friday, an employee of the Duke & Duchess Shoppe reported that someone had driven off without paying for 8.115 gallons of gasoline valued at $30.00.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a victim reported that she was assaulted outside of Banana Joe’s.   A suspect was identified and charged.

At around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, a resident of the 600-block of Howard Street reported the theft of $30.00 worth of trampoline parts.

At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, a resident of the 700-block of E. High Street reported the theft of a blue metal gazing-ball from his yard.  The gazing-ball was valued at $45.00.

At around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, an employee of the Duke & Duchess Shoppe reported that someone had driven off without paying for $20.01 worth of diesel fuel.  The suspect was identified as a male driving a black pick-up.

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a theft from a 1998 Ford Contour parked on the 200-block of E. Burgess Street.  Among the items taken were the vehicle’s registration and insurance paperwork, a map, and $40.00 in cash.

Knox County Sheriff's office reports July 12, 2013


On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., a victim reported that sometime over the previous weekend, someone entered the premises of Robertson Trucking on Columbus Road and removed the power-steering pump and high-pressure hose from one of their trucks.  The victim advised that it would cost around $1251.00 to repair the truck.


At about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a resident of College Hill Road in Danville reported that his pressure-washer was missing.  He stated that he had last seen the 4,200-psi pressure-washer with a Honda engine outside his shop.


At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a victim reported that his riding lawnmower had been taken from an unlocked shed on his property on Green Valley Road in Wayne Township.


Just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Granville Road in Mount Vernon in response to a report of breaking-and-entering.  The victim reported that, sometime overnight,  an unknown person or persons entered her business and stole a cashbox containing old coins and a set f keys.  She estimated the value o f the old currency at around $250.00.  The deputy and the victim examined the business and found that a front-door had been pried open and left unsecured.    The scene was processed and the victim wrote out a statement before re-securing the door.


Just before 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Kelly Streiner, 45, of Mount Vernon turned herself in to the Knox County Jail.  A warrant had been issued for her arrest for a number of drug-related offenses.  She was taken into custody without incident.  

Library to host "big" events as part of Summer Reading program

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County will be thinking “big” for several events as part of the “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program.

  1. Wednesday, July 10, the Fredericktown Community Library will host a “Kokosing Big Equipment Day,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library parking lot. The public is welcome to bring cameras. On the same day, the Gambier Community Library will celebrate the conclusion of its summer reading program with an all-day reception beginning at 11 a.m. with refreshments and prizes for participants.

Then, on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, the main library in Mount Vernon will host their popular “Big Truck Day” in the library parking lot.  A variety of equipment and big trucks are scheduled to appear including a fire truck from the Mount Vernon Fire Department, the American Red Cross disaster response vehicle and a Trail City H2. Special prizes for children who completed their summer reading program reading requirements will be distributed closing the children’s summer reading program. The public is welcome to attend and take photos.

  1. on Thursday, the teen “Beneath the Surface” summer reading program will end with a special viewing of “The Hobbit,” open to students in grades 6-12, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Teens who participated in reading challenge should bring in their reading logs to be eligible for prizes and drawing for Nook e-book reader.

The Danville Public Library will commemorate the end of its “Dig Into Reading,” Summer Reading Program with an open reception with refreshments and participant prizes all day on Thursday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

The adult “Groundbreaking Reads,” summer reading program at the Mount Vernon main library will continue through Sunday, July 21, and will conclude with the Ice Cream Social on the grounds of the original 1888 public library (currently The Living Center parking lot).

For more information, contact the main library at 740-392-2665 Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email  [email protected].

MVPD reports July 10, 2013



Joann Moore, 71, of Mount Vernon was cited at 12:30 p.m. last Monday (7/1/13) for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Curtis W. Zerkle, 39, of East Liberty was cited at around 10:50 a.m. on Monday for failing to drive within marked lanes.

Karen A. Shriver, 52, of Mount Vernon was cited just before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday for speeding (45 in a 25 mph zone).

Brian D. Jose, 31, of Mount Vernon was charged just after 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday with theft from the Wal-Mart.  He was also found to be wanted for an outstanding warrant and found to be in violation of his parole.



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Just after 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer responded to a report of a theft from a residence on the 400-block of E. Chestnut Street.  The victim reported that a black-and-silver Kenwood amp, valued at $200 had been taken.  A suspect was identified.

Just past 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a disturbance involving trespassing was reported near the community pool.

At around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a victim reported that his car had been vandalized while parked on the 400-block of E. High Street.  Someone had broken off the gear-shifter of the Dodge Caravan.  A suspect was identified.

At 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a victim reported that her cell-phone had been stolen from her vehicle parked outside her apartment on E. Pleasant Street.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, a resident reported finding drug paraphernalia, including several marijuana pipes, in an apartment on the 400-block of N. Sandusky Street.

Just before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a resident of Highland Drive reported finding a men’s mountain bike in his yard.  An officer took it into custody and placed it in the impound lot for safekeeping.

At around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, officers  were dispatched to Wal-Mart when an alleged shoplifter became combative with associates.   The suspect, who allegedly attempted to steal a TV-wall mount valued at $158.69, was arrested for a number of offenses.


Theater review - The Music Man

The Music Man is one of those musical theater productions that made a huge impression on me growing up in the 1960’s. Back then, the Mount Vernon Players put on the show and to this day, I know all (OK… most) of the lyrics to Pick a Little, The Wells Fargo Wagon, Gary, Indiana, and 76 Trombones. When you take your children and grandchildren to the 2013 production of The Music Man, no doubt, they will remember it for a lifetime. It’s a fun show with singing, dancing and a great message to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Tonight is opening night for the MTVarts production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. We were invited to the final dress rehearsal at the Memorial Theater Friday night. The story is about a swindling salesman, Harold Hill, who descends on a small town, River City, Iowa to form a boys’ band and make a fortune doing it. He sets out to sell band instruments and uniforms to parents, supposedly, as a way to keep their kids out of trouble. While in town, he falls in love with Marian, the Librarian, and eventually, brings the town together.

The huge cast , 62 strong, is led by director Leah Andrews. Hill, played by Leah’s husband, Mike Andrews, is no stranger to MTVarts productions. He played in last summer’s production of Grease and previously appeared as the Tin man in The Wizard of Oz.

Hill’s love interest, Marian Paroo, is played by Elizabeth Barrett. Her rendition of My White Knight was beautiful. Her voice is one of the musical highlights of the production. Barrett is new to MTVarts and teaches music at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Otterbein University.

The children cast in this production are as cute as can be, especially Charlie Mayville who plays Winthrop Paroo. Winthrop has a lisp and is very shy, but with Hill’s promise that he can play the cornet, Winthrop’s attitude changes.

The performance of Pick a Little was superb. Kudos to the ladies who sang every word of the difficult song and made it look easy thanks to the leadership of music director Diane Dingler.

The production is set around 1912 and costume director Mary Ann Calhoun should be commended. The ladies had wonderful period dresses and fluffy hats, reminiscent of that period. The dancing in this production was choreographed by Katie Delozier. The pit orchestra is conducted by Dr. Dane Heuchemer from Kenyon College.

First-Knox National Bank brings Meredith Willson's The Music Man to the Memorial Theater on July 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th at 7:30 PM and on July 7th and 14th at 2:00 PM. Ticket costs are $18.00 for main floor, $15.00 for lower balcony and $12.00 for upper balcony. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.mtvarts.com or at First-Knox National Bank, One South Main Street and 810 Coshocton Avenue in Mount Vernon. For further information call 740-399-5116.

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