Local woman travels to London thanks to Don Guthrie

A local woman remembers Don Guthrie announcing her name as a trip winner.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – One lucky person got to hear First News Meteorologist Don Guthrie announce their name for a free trip to London back in 1995. WKBN 27 First News tracked down the winner and she was more than happy to share her memories of that exciting moment.

Nancy Bell’s name was announced by Don during a promotion during the weather segment. Bell remembers hearing her name come across the television.

“It was a surprise, a very, very nice surprise. We had never traveled very much before that. So, it was a big deal to us,” Bell said.

Bell lives with her husband now in Mount Vernon, Ohio. But when she was the lucky winner of the trip, she lived on Laurie Drive in Austintown. Don lived in Austintown, too.

“I remember seeing him in the grocery store once, but that is it,” Bell said.

At that time, they didn’t talk. But Bell says it was nice to see Don in person. She said he was always someone everyone thought of. “He was the news,” she said.

Her trip to London was one to remember and all thanks to a man she will never forget.

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