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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.

Joseph, Kelly, Spelman to represent Ohio Northern, team Stars & Stripes at 2012 Tazon de Estrellas in Guadalajara, Mexico

Three Ohio Northern seniors will represent their school and Team Stars & Stripes in the fourth annual Tazon deEstrellas all-star football bowl game on Dec. 17 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Offensive guard Tyler Joseph, defensive tackle Cody Kelly and safety Cory Spelman were all selected to play in the game, which pits a team of NCAA Division III All-Stars against a team of Mexican collegiate all-stars.

This year's game will be played at 1 pm EST (Noon CST) at La Fortaleza Azul (The Blue Fortress) in Guadalajara.

Nancy Armour winner of this week's Icon football contest

Nancy Armour is the winner of Week 4 of The Icon Football Contest. Nancy, Chris Conley and Jim Dillman each correctly picked 12 games this week. Chris was eliminated in tie-breaker 1 (picked Ohio State to win by 8 or more). Nancy and Jim picked the same tie-breakers. Since The Icon received Nancy's picks first she is declared the winner.

Other contestants:
11 correct - Dave Bracy, Duane Bollenbacher, John Clevidence, Kyle Gratz and Todd Fleharty.
10 correct - Brandon Huber, Mike Burris and Tater Hooker.
8 correct - Bill Edwards, Mark Sommers and Randy Stewart.