Fred Main/News Mount Vernon’s Layne Lepley (15) tries to force up a shot between West Holmes defenders Taylor Miller (13) and Katie Sprang (33) during their girls basketball game Thursday at Mount Vernon. West Holmes pulled away in the second half for a 45-30 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Jackets downed by Knights at home

Even though it struggled offensively in the first half, the Mount Vernon girls basketball team was sticking with visiting West Holmes with a stingy defense.

comments | Sports | January 25, 2019, 6:30 pm |



Erick Starkey/News Utica’s Taylor Heckman (1) opts for the baseline pass against the defense of Highland’s Darcy Walters, left. Heckman finished with 14 points, four dimes, three steals and a block in the 54-41 Redskin win.

Redskins pull away from Scots

A Utica spurt heading into halftime carried over into the second half and the Redskins controlled the final two quarters to defend their home floor in a 54-41 win over the Highland Scots.

comments | Sports | January 25, 2019, 5:30 pm |



Joshua Morrison/News Thursday afternoon, a meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission was held at the Station Break, 160 Howard Street. From left, Planning Commissioner Bob Drews, Austin Swallow, Amy Smart, Mayor Richard Mavis and City Law Director Rob Broeren. Smart, appearing on behalf of Riverside Recovery, spoke of the need to change the zoning of 197 Mansfield Road.

MPC votes against rezoning request

The Municipal Planning Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to recommend denial of a zoning change from R-1 (single family residential) to R-3 (multi-family residential) for 197 Mansfield Road.

comments | News | January 25, 2019, 11:56 am |