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December 6, 2019

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Big second half helps to defeat Denison

The 15-minute halftime break did wonders for the Ohio Northern men's basketball team Friday night at Denison. The Polar Bears opened the second half on a big scoring run and turned a deficit into a double-digit lead en route to an 80-70 victory.

The win pushed Northern to 2-1 on the season, while the loss dropped the Big Red to 0-2 on the year. 

C.J. Napier (Miamisburg/Bishop Fenwick) led the way for ONU with a game-high 27 points. He scored in every which way, going 8-for-15 from the floor, 1-for-3 from 3-point land and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. He also added six rebounds and two assists. 

ONU players, coaches receive season-end honors

As fall sports seasons conclude, several ONU athletes receive recognitions from OAC and from other areas. In addition, tournament action continues for some Polar Bear squads.The weekly sports round up follow:

Goalkeeper of the year – 4th consecutive year
A few days ago, Ohio Northern's Meagan Grierson (Dayton/Miamisburg) carved her name into the Ohio Athletic Conference record books becoming the first player to ever win Goalkeeper of the Year honors four consecutive years. On Sunday, Grierson's steady hand extended the Polar Bears' season.

43 degree temperature swing this past week

In the past seven days, temperatures ranged from a low of 6 degrees on Nov. 12 to a high of 49 degrees on Nov. 18, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. Additional weather information for the week is on chart above.

Parent-teacher conference and then a break for Thanksgiving

And, there's still time to order spirit wear; and don't forget the book fair

The countdown to a Thanksgiving break at Ada schools is underway.  Several activities, however take place in the school before the break.

Parent-teacher conferences span two days. The first is Monday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The second is on a no-school day, Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Elementary school book fair is open from Wednesday, Nov. 20, to Tuesday, Nov. 26. Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for the school. Hours are:
   Wednesday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
   Monday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
   Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

After 35 years, Chris Gibson to hand over Bloodmobile responsibilities

Next blood drive is Monday at Community Health Professionals

Note: Ada's next blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at Community Health Professionals.

By Barbara Lockard
At a jewelry party in 1984, a woman asked Chris Gibson why she wasn’t working with the local Red Cross. Gibson gave it some thought and applied to be a volunteer.  The rest is truly history.

At age 87, Gibson has logged 35 years as Ada’s Bloodmobile coordinator.  She’ll turn over the volunteer position to Mary Hackworth this month.  

“I’ll be around at the November and January blood drives,” said Gibson.  “But I’ll only step in if I’m needed.”

ONU Archives open house Wednesday afternoon

"Visitors will learn more about ONU history and how we serve students, faculty, staff and friends of Ohio Northern," said Matt Francis, archivist

Ohio Northern University Archives will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Heterick Memorial Library, Room 301, according to Matt Francis, archivist.

"Visitors will learn more about ONU history and how we serve students, faculty, staff and friends of Ohio Northern," said Francis.

"During the event you will be able to participate in a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Archives, interact with historic materials, meet your friendly neighborhood archivist, and enjoy a free snack," he said.

In addition, all attendees can enter a drawing to win a $10 gift card for COSI at Northern.