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Free screening of Atul Gawande's PBS Frontline film 'Being Mortal' coming to Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON - A free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal will be held Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Foster Hall at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus.

"Hope is not a plan."

Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. See the film and be a part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.

Annual Food for the Hungry broadcast moving


MOUNT VERNON - The annual Knox County Food For The Hungry (FFTH) broadcast will be changing locations this year, moving from Mount Vernon City Hall to the Knox County Memorial Building.

“The move to the Memorial Building will continue to provide residents with a centralized, safe Mount Vernon location for food drop-off.” said FFTH Board President Joe Rinehart. “Additionally, the theater stage gives us a dedicated and flexible space for the broadcast and adequate seating for those wishing to bid on our live auctions. We are extremely grateful to Mayor Mavis and the City Hall staff for their tremendous hospitality over the years.”

The annual broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It will be broadcast live on WMVO (1300 AM and 100.9 FM) and video streamed live at MVNU.TV. More details about the drive and broadcast will be available as the date draws closer and also at foodforthehungrycares.org.


Drug Trafficking leads to 30 month prison sentence for Sherman

MOUNT VERNON - Chase Sherman, 34, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday in Knox County Common Pleas Court. Sherman was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Drug Trafficking following his arrest in July from his home on Plaza Drive.  Police obtained a search warrant and entered the home to take Sherman into custody.

Cornelius Green to speak at Buckeye Spirit Event


MOUNT VERNON - The OSU Alumni Club of Knox County will be holding their annual Scholarship Fundraiser on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at The Glenn A Gallagher Center.   The family friendly tailgate event will feature OSU Alumni Football great Cornelius Green. 


Greene played under coach Woody Hayes. He was the first African American quarterback to start at Ohio State. As a sophomore, he was named the starter at quarterback over Greg Hare. He was named Big 10 Conference MVP for the 1975 season, when his teammate Archie Griffin became the first two-time Heisman Trophy winner. He compiled a 31-2-1 record in the regular season, played in 4 Rose Bowls (3 as the starting quarterback), won the 1974 Rose Bowl against USC, won three Big Ten Championships and led the team to an undefeated season in 1973. (Wikipedia)

In addition to Corney’s keynote address there will be an uplifting visit from TBDBITL …The Ohio State University Marching Band will work the audience into a GO BUCKS frenzy.    


Silent and Live auctions will be help with all funds raised going into the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County Scholarship Fund.   Knox County students from all Knox County High Schools may apply for this scholarship by visiting their local high school guidance counselor for the application.  

If you would like to make a scholarship donation,  donate an item for auction, or sponsor a table at this Scholarship Fundraiser Event contact  [email protected],.  Tickets may be purchased to attend the event at $30 per ticket at [email protected]


Around Ohio: 2017 Acorn crop can affect hunting


COLUMBUS - The 2017 acorn mast survey conducted on 37 wildlife areas throughout Ohio shows a below average year for white oaks and above average red oak acorn production, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s fall crop of acorns is an important food source for more than 90 forest wildlife species, and mast crop abundance can influence hunting plans.

ODNR Division of Wildlife employees scanned the canopies of selected oak trees on wildlife areas to determine the percentage of trees that produced acorns and the relative size of the acorn crop.


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