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Bodies Of Three Missing Knox County Residents Found

12:00AM
November
19, 2010

Authorities in Knox County say they’ve found the bodies of a mother, her young son and a family friend who disappeared more than a week ago. Sheriff David Barber said Thursday that the bodies were found about 20 miles northwest of their home.

Police focus on Mt. Vernon lake in searching for missing family

12:00AM
November
15, 2010

Police in Knox county are now focusing on a lake in Mount Vernon in the search for three people missing since last week. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the move follows the discovery of a teenage girl, bound and gagged in a nearby basement.

3 Mount Vernon Residents Remain Missing

12:00AM
November
15, 2010

Investigators in Knox County now say their search for 3 missing people has taken a two-pronged approach. Sheriff David Barber said Monday that he’s optimistic that Tina Herrmann, Kody Maynard and Stephanie Sprang will be found alive. But he says he also has to be realistic.

Poindexter Tower Closer to Demolition

12:00AM
June
8, 2010

After 50 years, a former public housing complex on Columbus’s near East side is closer to being demolished. Poindexter Tower is empty and in horrendous but Columbus and Franklin County officials are taking steps to get the complex razed.

Central Ohio Nursing Schools Flood Local Job Market

12:00AM
November
8, 2009

Health officials say that there are three million nurses in the United States. But they also continue to warn that there’s a nursing shortage. They say the number of jobs going unfilled will grow dramatically in the next 15 years. But in Central Ohio, that doesn’t seem to be the case – at least not yet.

Columbus Doctors Work To Boost Swine Flu Shots.

12:00AM
October
23, 2009

Minority physicians in Central Ohio are doing their part to spread the word about swine flu vaccinations. The group of doctors are concerned too many African-Americans and other people of color are unaware of the benefits of the vaccine.

Report says Ohio Teacher Burned “Crosses” on Students’ Arms

12:00AM
June
20, 2008

An outside investigation concludes that a popular Mount Vernon public school teacher taught creationism in his science class and was insubordinate for failing to remove a Bible from his classroom. The report about Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater was discussed Friday during a special meeting of the local board of education.

Mount Vernon school system scrutinizes “religious” teacher

12:00AM
April
28, 2008

Mount Vernon school administrators await results from an independent investigator before taking any action in the case of Eighth grade science instructor John Freshwater. Freshwater refuses to remove a Bible from his desk at the local middle school. While supporters rallied, others say he uses his teaching position to preach his Christian views.

March Ballot Issues approved

12:00AM
December
28, 2007

Franklin County Board of Elections to another step toward finalizing the March 4, 2008 primary election ballot.

Mount Vernon Mourns Loss of Army Sargeant

12:00AM
July
3, 2006

Funeral services are scheduled today in Mount Vernon for Army Sargeant Benjamin Laymon. Laymon was killed in combat last month in Iraq. Sargeant Laymon’s body was returned to Mount Vernon during the week-end.