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December 6, 2019

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Women's Basketball ranked No. 24 D3hoops.com poll; receives votes in USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches Poll

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 24 in the first D3hoops.com poll and received votes in the second weekly USA Today Sports Coaches Poll on Wednesday.

In the D3hoops.com poll, Northern received 80 points which was good for a No. 24 ranking.

DePauw (Ind.) is ranked No. 1, OAC foe Mount Union is ranked No. 2 and UW-Stevens Point rounds out the top three.

In the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll, Northern received six votes in voting conducted by nine head coaches across Division III.

DePauw (Ind.) owns the top ranking, followed by Mount Union and Calvin (Mich.).

No. 5 Men's Soccer to make first appearance in NCAA III tournament semifinals

The No. 5 Ohio Northern's men soccer team will make the program's first ever appearance in the Final Four on Friday against No. 7 Williams (Mass.) at 2:30 pm EST at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

In the other semifinal, No.1 Messiah (Pa.) will face No. 2 Loras (Ia.) at noon EST.

The Polar Bears have had an impressive run through the NCAA III Tournament, knocking off three Top 10 teams. In the First Round, ONU defeated Thomas More (Ky.) by a 1-0 score.

Northern was then victorious over No. 6 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) by a 3-1 score in the Second Round.

Cancer Center hosts I Can Cope Programs

Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center (BVRCC) is hosting a series of American Cancer Society “I Can Cope®” events that will be held from 6 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. at the Birchaven Club House, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

Upcoming dates and topics include:

Thursday, December 13 – Understanding Cancer Treatments
Thursday, February 14 – Managing the Effects of Illness and Treatment
Thursday, April 11 – Keeping Well in Mind and Body
Thursday, June 13  – Communicating Concerns and Feelings

Registration is required and can be made through the American Cancer Society by calling 1.800.227.2345. A light dinner will be provided.

New Ada Public Library Director "has a thing for books"

Amanda Bennett, Ada Public Library’s new director, says she’s read “To Kill A Mockingbird” so many times that she can’t count the number.

She also likes books written by Jane Austin and John Steinbeck, and poems by Walt Whitman. Her first-ever job was at age 10 as a volunteer in a library.

“I’ve always been comfortable with books,” she said. Sounds as if she’s found her niche as the new director of the Ada Public Library.

Apollo holiday craft show Dec. 1

Christmas at Apollo Craft Show is being held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  Admission is $2, children under 12 are free.  Lunch will be available.

The Craft Show features over 150 crafters. In addition to one of the largest selections of crafts around, the floral students at Apollo will have many arrangements that will be for sale in Apollo's Floral Shop during the show.

All proceeds are used to support Apollo student club community service projects. Apollo has several student clubs including: HOSA,  BPA, FCCLA, Student Council, FFA, and Skills USA.

For information about the craft show, please call 419.998.2917.

Bascom named Academic All-American of the Year; Windsor named to second team

Senior Nate Bascom became the first player in program history to be named Division III  Academic All-American in men's soccer, in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bascom also was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team.

Senior Austin Windsor also earned a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team selection.

Bascom, a biology major, has put together a solid season with 17 goals, a team high 16 assists and 50 points. This is the second time Bascom has been a Captial One Acadmemic All-American honoree.