Sunday, June 22, 2008


Wow, the Mansfield News Journal is annoying! I just got home, it's 5 AM in Ohio and the Miss Ohio Finale photo gallery is not accessible; the photo above is the albums thumbnail, but it won't open to show me the other photos. This happened every-other night of prelims too. If I could volunteerily take one to two hundred photos at a local, drive one to two hours home and edit, crop and post them by one or two a.m., I have no patience for a professional news organization who can not do the same! There's no reason at least a dozen photos can't be available on the newspaper's site and within a half hour of the crown going on someone's head! It's called technology! This is why I wasn't really sorry about "illegally" taking and immediately posting photos of last year's crowning - I give you [the people] what you want - and I don't even get bloody paid to do it!!!

Enough about me being peeved... We have a new Miss Ohio! :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Mansfield, Ohio - Karissa Martin been crowned Miss Ohio 2008 this evening at the Renaissance Theatre.

Miss Martin was crowned Miss Ohio 2008 during the final night of competition here in Mansfield . Miss Martin’s platform is “Skin Cancer Prevention for a Second Generation”. The newly crowned Miss Ohio travels to the Miss America Program to compete with other contestants for the title of Miss America .

Beck Minger, Miss Maumee Valley won First Runner-Up. Miss Minger’s platform is “It’s Not Your Booty, It’s Your Inner Beauty”.

Erica Gelhaus, Miss Northwestern Ohio won Second Runner-Up. Miss Gelhaus’ platform is “Turning the Page for Children’s Literacy”.

Kasey Wilson, Miss Lake Erie won Third Runner-Up. Miss Wilson’s platform is “MADD: Activism for Change”.

Jenna Wilson, Miss Northeast Ohio won Fourth Runner-Up. Miss Wilson’s platform is “March of Dimes: Giving Every Baby a Health Start”.

The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, Inc. helps provide personal and professional opportunities for Ohio women and promotes their voice in culture, politics and the community. The main focus of the program, scholarships, has helped a number of young women with college opportunities during its existence. This year, more than $48,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the 26 contestants competing this year at Miss Ohio .

The Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit corporation that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering American women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. In addition to conducting the annual national competition, the Organization acts year-round as the nation's leading achievement program and largest scholarship fund for young American women.

Thousands of volunteers organize all state and local competitions to further scholarship and achievement among young women in their communities.

For more information, please contact Holly Campbell-Bradley, Media
Relations Coordinator for the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program at 937-603-7726 or the Miss Ohio Office at

419-522-6677. Additional information about individual contestants and other relevant information concerning the Miss Ohio Scholarship program can be found on the Miss Ohio web site at



  1. Thank you for the update. I echo your statements about technology, I didn't get to go to the competition this year and when looking on the site at 4 pm on Monday it is still not updated. Once again thank you for serving "The People"

  2. No problem!

    Isn't it unfortunate that the Miss Ohio site STILL isn't updated and that people who want to help and have the technical abilities are driven away...



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