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13 found guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON — Judge John Thatcher found 13 people guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court this week. -- Rickie Rhea, 27 of Akron, was found guilty of Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail with 23 days suspended and placed her on one year of community control with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and pay a $200 fine on the FRA DUS.
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Flying balloons, skydivers and fun activities for kids highlight second day of BalloonFest

ASHLAND - A warm June evening provided an inviting backdrop to the second evening of BalloonFest, where large crowds turned out to see numerous balloons take to the skies. As The Roadhouse Band played familiar hits Friday, those who weren't parked on a blanket or chairs at Freer Field enjoyed food vendors, and families lined up for the many amusements in the Kids Fun Zone.

Plant Lovers' Almanac: A bit about bad bugs, blight and blooms

Chaotic weather continued last week, with tornadoes and heavy rain in some locations, blistering heat and pleasing springtime weather on the weekend, the latter not so surprising, since it was technically still springtime. This week we worked our way back into the 90s heat Tuesday as summer officially arrived, though a bit cooler at the official summer solstice at 5:14 a.m.

Paddle for Heroes finishes 160 mile kayaking trip

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Paddle for Heroes ended its160 mile kayaking trip from Mount Vernon, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio. This was the sixth year the group has made flagship trip. The nonprofit group was founded by Steve Fleming in 2017 to honor and support not only local, but all veterans.

Mobile spa a natural fit for Wells

DRESDEN — Kylie Wells understands the importance of skin care after her own struggles. It was one of the reasons she became an owner/operator of MOBO Med Spa in the Muskingum Valley territory. She has been with the company since December, where she has grown from one local location to 10 in less than a year, including one in Coshocton. ...

Three great steakhouses in Ohio

What do you usually order when you go out? If your answer is a steak with some fresh vegetables on the side, then you are in the right place, especially if you live in Ohio or travel to Ohio often. That's because I have put together a list of three great steakhouses in Ohio that you should definitely visit next time you are in the area.

Mirror Image Holds Grand Opening At New Location

Mirror Image Beauty Studio has made a move and is now ready to meet your hair styling needs from a brand new location on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. The studio made the move back in March, and time was here on Wednesday to celebrate that relocation. Civic officials were on hand as was Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development.

Coshocton market planning Christmas event

The Coshocton Farmers Market will hold its Christmas in July event on Saturday, July 23 during their regular market hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon. This event is open to direct sales vendors. Any direct sales vendors who would like to participate should contact Becky Bowden, market manager at [email protected], texting 740-294-9468, or calling 740-327-2235.

Farmers markets offer fresh goods and homemade crafts

If you are looking for the freshest local produce available, homemade baked goods, and unique handmade crafts, then the Coshocton and Fresno farmers markets are the place to go on Saturday mornings. But you had better come early before it’s all gone. Elsie Summers from Spring Valley Farm sold...