The Morning Thing introduces you to the local Repair Cafe

There are so many exciting things happening in Knox County! Have you heard about our local Repair Cafe?
Mark Tillack shared information with us on the local Repair Café events.

Click HERE to hear the story behind this movement and how you can get involved.
Four times a year, volunteers come together in Mount Vernon to repair broken items for free.
For more information on the Repair Café, visit

Fruit of the Spirit and First Friday Exhibit

Today on The Morning Thing we talked about the fruit of the spirit and how we can put the fruit into use in our own lives.

We found several verse about the fruit of the spirit and a great article that talks on each fruit. If you missed anything check out the article HERE.


We also talked with Ken Shaffer about he and his wife’s celebration of their 60th anniversary with an exhibit, which will be featured at tomorrow evening’s First Friday. If you missed any of that talk with Ken click HERE


Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning more about the history and the man. The Morning Thing 1/18/16

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Detroit Free Press photographer Tony Spina photographed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a reflective moment in March, 1968, 2 weeks before his assassination.

How much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior?
How much do you know about the history of today’s holiday?
One way that we can celebrate is to enhance our knowledge and understanding of why we celebrate on the third Monday of January.

Click HERE to see the amazing timeline of how long it took to have the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday created.

Click HERE to see 20 interesting facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How much do you really know about the man?

Click HERE for more interesting facts about Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., plus links to some fabulous pictures and videos of this amazing man.

Mount Vernon mourns the loss of 17 year old Chelsie Alaimo. (Updated)

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Local student dies after accident

Mount Vernon Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an accident last night that took the life of a Mount Vernon High School senior.

17-year-old Chelsie Alaimo of Mount Vernon was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Mansfield Road and Belmont Avenue last night. Social media updates from family and friends indicate that Chelsie was transported to Knox Community Hospital, where she died from her injuries. Police remained at the scene until late last night.

Mount Vernon High School and Middle School staff and counselors will be available for students today.  Chelsie Alaimo was a member of the high school marching band and was part of the cast of The Secret Garden musical this past weekend.

Our condolences and prayers are with her family.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene on Coshocton Ave. in Mount Vernon. Details of the date and time will be shared soon.

This afternoon/evening from 4 to 7 PM, at First Church of the Nazarene (807 Coshocton Ave.), the Sanctuary will be open for friends and family who just need a quiet place to reflect. Staff members of the Youth Ministry Team will be available to pray with anyone who just needs someone to “share their burden.” This will be a very quiet, no-pressure event – they just want to love on friends and family members during this difficult time. Join us this evening – pray, think, cry, support one another, ask questions. Just know that they are here for you!

chelsie with Mom

A fund has been established to help cover the expenses of the funeral.
Click HERE to find out how you can help.


Latest update from the Mt. Gilead Ohio State Patrol Post.

Knox County- Mount Vernon – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash. The crash occurred at approximately 7:20 pm on Sunday November 8, in the city of Mt. Vernon, Knox County on Mansfield Ave. near Belmont Ave.

Curtis W. Hull, age 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio was operating a Silver 2005 Chevrolet trailblazer southbound on Mansfield Ave. Chelsea R. Alaimo age 17 of Mt. Vernon, Ohio was crossing Mansfiled Ave. on foot. Mr. Hill struck Miss Alaimo as she was crossing the street.

Miss Alaimo was transported to The Knox County Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead Patrol Post.

Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I”


We had the opportunity to talk with the cast and crew of Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I.” They talk about preparing for their roles, why they wanted to get involved, and how the community can support this event. Of the 70 students involved we talked with Rachel Rinehart, Michaela Hauke, David McDonald, Ethan and Alex Jarosz, Jakob Daniels, Lauren Cagle and the director Cory Ward.
Mount Vernon High School presents “The King and I” for 3 nights this week – 4/23, 4/24 and 4/25 at 7pm in the high school theater.

Listen to our whole conversation right here!

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