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Ariel Foundation teams with Habitat for Humanity's Brush with Kindness for neighborhood spruce up

MOUNT VERNON - Volunteers armed with rakes, shovels, work gloves, and a desire to help neighbors spruce up their homes participated in the Brush with Kindness with Habitat for Humanity over the weekend. Volunteers and businesses donated time and materials to help out seven homeowners on Cottage and Cooper streets and at Pleasant Street Elementary School.

Habitat for Humanity's Christi Hawkins said, "We live in the best community ever. We have the most wonderful people living here and thanks to Ariel Foundation they reached out to all these companies and this was the response." Hawkins said she spent January and February walking up and down Cottage Street trying to get residents to agree to allow the work to be done at their homes.

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Volunteers participated in the Brush with Kindness event last weekend - KnoxPages.com photos by Marty Trese

Those who participated include teams from: Ariel Foundation, Gay Street United Methodist Church, First Knox National Bank, Rotary, Kiwanis, Kenyon College, LifePoint Church, Siemens, TD Landscape, 2016 Leadership Knox Class, Knox County Career Center, Keith Chester, Colby Clippinger, OSU Newark-LeFevre Fellows & COTC.

See more pictures of the Brush with Kindness event on our KnoxPages.com Facebook page.

OSU Men's Glee Club presents eclectic program

By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor

 

MOUNT VERNON - It's been said that music soothes the soul and that certainly was the case Friday evening as the Ohio State University Men's Glee Club performed a concert to benefit the scholarship fund of the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County at the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Attendees enjoyed vocal performances of several genres and traditions including sacred, gospel, and even a Big 10 (now 14) college medley.  In addition to choral music, the Glee Club presented an oboe solo. 

The Glee Club has performed in Mount Vernon before and their performance always includes a serenade to a special lady. This time it was Mary Cline who coordinates the Hot Meals food ministry at the church. Ms. Cline also led the effort to feed the performers prior to the concert. 

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The OSU Men's Glee Club performing at the Gay Street Methodist Church Friday evening
 KnoxPages.com photo by Marty Trese

The importance of the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County's efforts to provide scholarships to local OSU students was underscored when almost all of the singers raised their hand when asked who receives financial aid in order to attend the university. 

Knox County Law Enforcement reports April 14, 2016

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At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported that her property on Highland Road in Fredericktown had been vandalized sometime late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

 

 

 


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Quentin Walker, 17, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday for domestic violence.
Sierra Duncan, 26, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday for a probation violation.

Traffic Citations:
Richard Prince, 56, of Short Hills, NJ was cited at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.
Susan Blubaugh, 59, of Mount Vernon was cited at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday for running a red-light.
Jose Rivera, 47, of Mount Vernon was cited at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday for speeding.
Willie Flack, 93, of Martinsburg was cited at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday for failing to control his vehicle.

Accidents:
At 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Susan A. Blubaugh, 59, of Mount Vernon was traveling northbound on N. McKenzie Street in her 2005 Dodge Caravan. Brian J. Calhoon, 33, of Howard was traveling westbound on E. Chestnut Street in his 2011 Chevy Silverado. At the intersection of those streets, Blubaugh ran a red-light and Calhoon struck her vehicle in the side. Blubaugh was cited for the incident.
At 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Holly McGough, 37, of Mount Vernon was traveling northbound on N. Main Street in his 2015 Ford Escape. Kathleen M. Tennant, 42, of Mount Vernon was traveling eastbound on W. Lamartine Street in a Chevy Express cargo van. Tennant attempted to turn left onto N. Main Street, failed to yield to oncoming traffic, and struck McGough’s vehicle.
At 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Andy Jared Hammons, 19, of Brinkhaven was stopped in the Wal-Mart entrance/exit lane onto Coshocton Avenue. Willie M. Flack, 93, of Martinsburg was immediately behind her in his 2012 Chevy Impala. Flack believed that Hammons was going to pull forward and rear-ended his 2005 Chevy Cobalt. Flack was cited for the incident.

Incidents:
At 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported the theft of $50.00 in cash from the Curves/Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center on Coshocton Avenue. A suspect was identified.
At 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, a 2002 Mercury without visible plates was towed from the 400-block of Vernonview Drive by On the Spot Towing.
At 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, a complainant came to the police station that her son was being bullied by two other boys at school. She asked for the situation be documented and noted that she had been in contact with her son’s school.


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Prowlers on N. Main St.
Alarm drop on N. Main St.
Theft of furniture on Erie St.

4-12:
Animal related complaint on S. Main St.
Theft of a wallet on N. Main St.
Assisted the Fredericktown Fire Dept. on Montgomery Rd.
Vandalism on Grant St.
Report of fraud on Posey Dr.

4-11:
911 Hang up call on E. 4th St.
Animal related complaint on W. 1st St.

OHP investigating fatal truck crash

 

FREDERICKTOWN – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash involving a pickup. The crash happened just after noon on Friday off Salem Street.

Richard Paugh, age 75, of Fredericktown, was driving a 1998 Chevy S10 pickup truck westbound on Salem Street. Mr. Paugh drove off the left side of the road in a curve and struck a tree head on. Mr. Paugh was transported to the Knox Community Hospital where he died shortly afterwards.

Seat belt was in use and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

Knox County Law Enforcement reports April 13, 2016

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Incidents:

At 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer attempted to contact a vehicle-owner at her residence on the 800-block of Shalimar Drive. A male let the officer into the apartment where he spotted a jar of marijuana in plain view. Several items—including a bottle of eleven Trazodone pills, a black wallet (containing a Socialmvpd patch logo Security card, a bank debit card, a Subway card, a Chipotle card, and an ADP Total Pay card), a jar of marijuana stems, a drug pipe, a bag of baggies, and a scale—were seized as evidence.

At 9:35 a.m. on Monday, a resident on the 100-block of N. Concord Street requested an officer to discuss a situation with them.

At 12:20 p.m. on Monday, an officer was dispatched to deal with a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer parked illegally at a residence on the 700-block of N. Sandusky Street. It was towed to the city impound lot.

At 1:25 p.m. on Monday, a victim reported the theft of his cell-phone.

At 10:20 p.m. on Monday, a complainant reported the loss of her Ohio Directions card.

Arrests and Charges:

Kain Dixon, 18, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday for drug abuse. He was cited also for running a red-light and for driving under a suspended license.

Justin Stachler, 30, of Danville was arrested at 2:40 a.m. on Monday for domestic violence, for resisting arrest, and for obstructing official business.

                                                           

Traffic Citations:

Kain Dixon, 18, of Mount Vernon was cited at 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday for running a red-light and for driving under a suspended license. He was arrested also for drug abuse.

Joshua Davis, 35, of Centerburg was cited at 6:55 a.m. on Monday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Rodney Schlingerman, 62, of Howard was cited just before 4:00 p.m. on Monday for failing to obey a traffic signal.

Accidents:

Just before 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Diana Faught, 61, of Centerburg was traveling northbound on Columbus Road in her Dodge Caravan. Joshua Davis, Sr., 35, of Centerburg was immediately behind her in his 2002 Chevy Avalon. When U2 stopped for a red-light at Main Street, Davis rear-ended her. Davis was cited for the incident.

Just before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Rodney Schlingerman, 62, of Howard was traveling westbound on Coshocton Avenue in his Honda Odyssey. William Wyman, 66 of Mount Vernon was traveling northbound on Vernedale Drive toward the Kroger entrance in his Ford TK. At the intersection of those streets, Schlingerman ran the red-light and struck Wyman’s vehicle in the side. Schlingerman was cited for the incident.


FPD

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Found property on Taylor St.Fredericktown PD logo
Suspicious vehicle on Mill St.
Vehicle unlock on S. Main St.
Suspicious vehicle on S. Main St.

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Disturbance on Burgett Dr.
Joshua J. Lemley, Fredericktown, arrested on an outstanding warrant.

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