The Hatfield sisters, from left, Georgia Helmick, Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Joan McCall, Jean Johnson, and Joyce Calver, at a get-together at Jean’s home in 2003. The sisters will celebrate being in their 80s at the same time this year with a trip to Branson, Missouri.

Hatfield sisters retain strong family bond

This spring, for a short span of six weeks, the seven Hatfield sisters of Fredericktown — Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Jean Johnson, Joyce Calver, Joan McCall and Georgia Helmick — will all be in their 80s at the same time.

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Neel Awwiller, left, of Fredericktown and Justin Hearn of Pataskala both bagged coyotes on the first drive of the day on Saturday. They said they were giving the pelts to a friend who is making a rug from them.

Traditional hunt targets coyotes

In the past 30 or so years, coyote have moved back into Ohio, settling in and reproducing to the extent that they are found in all 88 counties and have become a nuisance to livestock owners. Owners of cats and small dogs also have to be wary of the smart, adaptable canines that are even being spotted in cities.

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Lisa Rutter of United Way, left, presents an award of two YMCA day passes to Cally Carpenter, one of Fredericktown’s Classroom Winners for the Crunch Out Obesity Essay Contest.

Students celebrated for making healthy choices

Saturday morning, the Mount Vernon YMCA was abuzz with nearly 100 Knox students and parents, ready to celebrate the winners of the Crunch Out Obesity “How I Am Healthy” Essay Contest, sponsored by United Way.

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Renee L. Burnison

Renee L. Burnison, 42, of Shreve, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Virgil Shipley/News A group of Affordable Care Act supporters organized on Public Square on Saturday to get the attention of Congressman Bob Gibbs in hopes of saving the act that provides health care to millions of American. President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress have vowed to repeal and replace the act. About 25 people from Mount Vernon, Gambier and Kenyon College joined the effort.

Supporting their cause

A group of Affordable Care Act supporters organized on Public Square on Saturday to get the attention of Congressman Bob Gibbs in hopes of saving the act that provides health care to millions of Americans.

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Joshua Morrison/News A bid was submitted for the improvement of the Sandusky Street and High Street intersection. The city will review the bid and make a decision in the coming week.

City gets bids on street, SUVs

The city finally got a bid it can consider for improving the intersection at Sandusky Street and West High Street, Mayor Richard Mavis reported at his press briefing this week.

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June Hamilton

The family and friends are greatly saddened by the death of June Hamilton who died in her sleep on Jan 4, 2017.

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