This year's Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award winner is Akron's J. Channing Utter, an owner and officer of Pike Lumber Company, community park champion and community revitalization-backer.
The award is given annually to someone who has given extraordinary service to the community over a period of years, either through their profession or career or through their outside interests and service. It is for continued service to the community and not for a single activity or event.
One of the world's leading renewable energy companies is considering the development of a wind farm in Fulton, Cass and Miami counties that could begin producing power in the next few years.
The UK-based RES Group, which has been active in the renewable energy industry for more than 30 years, has reportedly been contacting landowners about possible lease agreements for the wind farm. The renewable energy developer, which completed its first wind project in the U.S. in 1997, would like to construct 300 wind turbines in south Fulton County, northwest Miami County and northeast Cass County.
Freshman Bryce Abbott had two hits and three RBIs, including a two-run single that highlighted a four-run third inning, and Brady Perez added two hits and two RBIs as the host Rochester baseball team defeated South Bend Washington 12-2 in six innings at Bob Copeland Field Saturday.
PLYMOUTH - This time, the Rochester softball team took advantage of their baserunners.
Jossie Sweany, Alexis Elliott and Kennedy Musselman each had two-run singles as part of a nine-run first inning, and Maci Brown pitched a two-hit shutout as the Lady Zs cruised to a 13-0 win in five innings over host Plymouth Thursday.
WABASH - Welcome to the new era of pitch counts in high school baseball.
And welcome to the Three Rivers Conference, Bryce Abbott.
Abbott, a freshman first baseman playing in just his second career varsity game, slugged a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to lead Rochester to a 4-3 Three Rivers Conference road win over Northfield Wednesday.
Mary M. Avery, 67, Kings Mountain, N.C., died Thursday at home.
Survivors include her sons, Ivan Avery, Houston, Texas, Bill Swango, Nappanee, and Joseph Swango, Kings Mountain, N.C.; her daughters, Elizabeth Avery, and Elaine Lemberg, both of Syracuse; her brother, Melvin Merrill, Rochester, and her sister, Nancy Anderson, South Bend.
Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. Visitation will be private. Arrangements are handled by Greene Funeral Service.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.
BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week's U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis didn't say that God had told him to revise the 10 Commandments as claimed in a widely shared story. Francis never made the purported comments and has not changed or added to the 10 Commandments.