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Volleyball: Balanced attack lifts ONU over Wooster

By Tim Glon

Ten different players registered kills as the Ohio Northern volleyball team swept Wooster 25-9, 25-15, 26-24 Wednesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 12-7 overall, while the Scots fall to 5-16.

The match was the final non-conference contest of the regular season for ONU.

Sophomore Ellie Gillespie  and Anna Ricker  and freshman Kelli Weininger  each had six kills to lead a balanced ONU offensive attack.

In all, 14 different Polar Bears saw action and 10 had kills and seven had four kills or more.

ONU announces “The Ohio Northern Promise” to make an excellent college education more affordable


Responding to unprecedented challenges to students and parents seeking an affordable, high-quality college education, Ohio Northern University on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to reduce tuition, lower student debt and help students graduate in four years.

Called “The Ohio Northern Promise,” the initiative stresses affordable academic excellence and hinges on four key elements:

Minnie F. Ray, 1923-2013

Minnie F. Ray, age 90, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 9:10 a.m. at Kindred Hospital, Lima, Ohio.

She was born on March 3, 1923 in Greeneville, TN to James Orvil and Verdia (Wallace) Bryant who preceded her in death. She married Lark Howard and he died on June 21, 1967. She then married Morgan Ray on June 1, 1977 and he died on September 13, 1981.

Minnie was a homemaker and a member of the Alger Family Worship Center.

Virgil Yoakam worked 42 years on the railroad

Virgil E. Yoakam, age 88, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6 a.m. at his Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kenton, Ohio.

He was born May 31, 1925, in Hardin County, Ohio to Earl and Ruth (Weber) Yoakam, they preceded him in death. He married Bernice Compton on December 11, 1960 and she died on December 13, 1998. He then married Barbara Rostofer in 1999 and she survives in the Forest, Ohio.

Virgil worked 42 years with the railroad as a Freight Agent for Con Rail Railroad. He retired as a Control Tower Operator.

Here's the update on ONU athletic teams

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October is National Energy Awareness Month – time to winterize!

The Department of Energy has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month, and everyone can take an active part in becoming more aware of immediate energy usage.

It can be easy for many of us to see the financial impact of weatherizing our own homes, but the impact is much larger than that. For example, according to a 2011 report from the Department of Energy in 2011, weatherization decreases national energy consumption by the equivalent of 24.1 million barrels of oil annually.