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  • Fredericktown’s Curtis Carpenter looks to shoot past a Johnstown defender during Friday’s game. The Freddies won, 63-55. style=

    Freddies defeat Johnstown, 63-55

    Fredericktown’s Curtis Carpenter looks to shoot past a Johnstown defender during Friday’s game. The Freddies won, 63-55. (Photo by Fred Main)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Keli Thompson prepares to shoot over Big Walnut’s Sara Petty during Friday’s game. style=

    Fourth half rally falls short for Jackets

    Mount Vernon’s Keli Thompson prepares to shoot over Big Walnut’s Sara Petty during Friday’s game. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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  • East Knox’s Dominic Susi shoots while Utica’s Bryson Tussey, left, and Clay Rowley try for the block during Friday’s game. The Bulldogs won, 68-31. style=

    Utica destroys Bulldogs

    East Knox’s Dominic Susi shoots while Utica’s Bryson Tussey, left, and Clay Rowley try for the block during Friday’s game. The Bulldogs won, 68-31. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Taking top honors as the best spellers at East Knox for the 2011-12 school year are, first row from left, champions Alexis Bostick, grade five, Jake Gibson, grade six and Andrew Rouscher, grade seven. Second row, from left, are runners-up Kelsey Chadwick, grade five, Spenser Enderle, grade six, Marissa Rocka, grade seven, and Mason Allen, grade eight. Not pictured is eighth-grade champion Nick Howard. The all-county spelling bee will be held in the Centerburg High School theater on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. style=

    Top spellers at East Knox

    Taking top honors as the best spellers at East Knox for the 2011-12 school year are, first row from left, champions Alexis Bostick, grade five, Jake Gibson, grade six and Andrew Rouscher, grade seven. Second row, from left, are runners-up Kelsey Chadwick, grade five, Spenser Enderle, grade six, Marissa Rocka, grade seven, and Mason Allen, grade eight. Not pictured is eighth-grade champion Nick Howard. The all-county spelling bee will be held in the Centerburg High School theater on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Jeff Ellis of United Aggregates demonstrates for the News a scene motorists will no longer see in the cab of tractor-trailers after a national ban went into effect earlier this week. It is now against the law for truck and bus drivers to use hand-held mobile devices. style=

    Truckers must go hands-free with cell ban

    Jeff Ellis of United Aggregates demonstrates for the News a scene motorists will no longer see in the cab of tractor-trailers after a national ban went into effect earlier this week. It is now against the law for truck and bus drivers to use hand-held mobile devices. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Although some construction equipment remains, McKenzie Street was open to traffic on Friday evening after a curbing and brick project closed the street for an extended period of time. style=

    Connector road opens next week

    Although some construction equipment remains, McKenzie Street was open to traffic on Friday evening after a curbing and brick project closed the street for an extended period of time. (Photo by Samantha Scoles)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Riley Swanson drives the ball up the court during Friday’s game at Big Walnut. The Yellow Jackets won, 55-33. style=

    MV dominates first half, beats Eagles

    Mount Vernon’s Riley Swanson drives the ball up the court during Friday’s game at Big Walnut. The Yellow Jackets won, 55-33. (Photo by Sue Swanson/Special to the News)

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  • An out-of-town truck driver lost his way in the city of Mount Vernon Friday evening. The truck hit a light pole at the intersection of Edgewood Road and High Street. The light was broken off from the pole. Mount Vernon Police Department officers blocked the road to traffic and helped the driver out of the residential neighborhood. More than 230 residents in the area lost power while AEP Ohio isolated the pole during two periods. Full power was restored at 10:05 p.m. No additional information regarding the accident was available. style=

    Truck in residential neighborhood

    An out-of-town truck driver lost his way in the city of Mount Vernon Friday evening. The truck hit a light pole at the intersection of Edgewood Road and High Street. The light was broken off from the pole. Mount Vernon Police Department officers blocked the road to traffic and helped the driver out of the residential neighborhood. More than 230 residents in the area lost power while AEP Ohio isolated the pole during two periods. Full power was restored at 10:05 p.m. No additional information regarding the accident was available. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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