Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:19
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter
MOUNT VERNON — Terry Davis, fire safety inspector for the Mount Vernon Fire Department, spoke to the county commissioners on Tuesday about his desire to be more proactive regarding fire safety at the Knox County Fairgrounds.
Davis said he wanted to talk with the commissioners in their role as owner. The county owns the fairgrounds, and the Knox County Fair Board leases it from the county.
Davis does pre- and post-fair inspections as well as inspections during the fair. He said that over the last few years, the fair board has worked to bring the buildings up to code. Lighting and signage are improved, and vendors have gotten “better and better with trailers, tents and doing things the way they need to be.”
Still, “There are minor violations that happen over and over. We want to get ahead of it before anything happens,” said Davis.
Noting that some things come to light when everything is plugged in, such as fans in the barns, Davis said he wants to make sure 4-H'ers and vendors use the right fans and extension cords, that extinguishers are readily available, there are no blocked aisles and there is appropriate EMS access. He said they get the information, but it is up to the fair board to enforce regulations.
Davis plans to work with OSU Extension and meet with the 4-H'ers during Quality Assurance meetings prior to next year's fair. He also has requested to be part of the safety meetings for vendors.
Acknowledging that the fair board members are busy, Davis said, “things are moving kind of slow. We need to stay on top of things before anything happens.”
Published: Monday, 14 August 2017 13:09
MOUNT VERNON— Zelkowitz, Barry, & Cullers, Ltd. will be relocating on the first of the new year to The Woodward, 103 S. Main St., where Charles Zelkowitz and Fred Barry opened the firm in 1953, with James Cullers joining in 1959. At the heart of Mount Vernon, The Woodward Opera House dates back to 1851 and is the oldest authentic 19th century theatre still standing in America.
The attorneys at ZBC, Larry J. Grindle, Noel B. Alden, Kathy Miller Trimble, Nicole Derr, and coming in the fall - Claire Almendinger Dague; are focused on creating individual solutions for their clients unique needs. With offices in Mount Vernon, Johnstown, and Danville, the practice areas include the following: Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Domestic Adoptions, Business Formation/Corporate law, Criminal Law, Landlord/Tenant, Municipal Law/Real Estate Development, Insurance, Probate, Oil/Gas, Employment, Agricultural Law, and General Civil Litigation.
The Woodward’s mission is to bring the community together with art, education, local food and so much more. Kathy Miller Trimble, a partner at the law firm, says “We are optimistic about what the future holds for us at The Woodward and excited to bring in the new year by going back to our roots.”
Zelkowitz, Barry, & Cullers is excited to continue business with their clients and are welcoming everyone to visit their new location, 103 S. Main St., beginning on January 1st, 2018.