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Women's tennis tops Wittenberg 9-0; opens OAC play with 9-0 win over Wilmington

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team picked up a pair of 9-0 victories over Wittenberg and Wilmington on Saturday at Westwood Tennis & Fitness Club.

The Polar Bears are now 11-3 on the season and 1-0 in OAC play. Wittenberg falls to 3-5 and Wilmington is now 0-1, 0-1.

Against Wittenberg, Northern dropped only four games on its way to sweeping all three doubles courts.

Sophomore Brittany Miller and junior Carly Olmstead won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Sophomore Kristin Cellentani and freshman Taryn Stromback won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles and freshman Rachael Miller and junior Michelle Tuma won 8-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Ohio Northern's Cody Lovejoy named 2013 NCAA Division III Elite 89 Award winner

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern sophomore Cody Lovejoy won the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Elite 89 Award on Saturday.

The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships.

Derwin "Dean" Biederman, 1937 - 2013

Derwin "Dean" Biederman, age 75 passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence in Alger, Ohio.

He was born on October 21, 1937 in Alger, Ohio to Ralph E. and Irene O. (Van Riper) Biederman, and they preceded him in death.

He first married Clara Ellen Thompson and she preceded him in death. On February 14, 2003 he married on  D. Karen Trusty and she preceded him in death on October 9, 2010.

Ada High School class of 1966


If you graduated from Ada High School 47 school years ago, then this is your class. It's the graduating class of 1966. Names are under each photo. 

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Richland Manor board meets


Members of the Richland Manor Advisory Board, back row from left: Liz Abel, Janey Richards, Sue Hardwick, Janet Mauk, Sarah Foster, Deb Simpson and Pam Taylor.

Front from: Fred Steiner, Michael Richards, Roseline Cookey-Oruma, Nancy Landry, and Deb Curlis.

The board meets four times a year and hears updates from the administrator and staff members. The board also provides feedback to the administrator and staff from the community that Richland Manor serves.

The most recent meeting of the board was earlier this month.

Jones, Kwiat, Pasquale, Lovejoy named NWCA Scholar All-Americans in wrestling for 2012-13


By Tim Glon

Four Ohio Northern student/athletes were named Scholar All-Americans in wrestling for 2012-13 in voting conducted by the National Wrestling Coaches of Association.

Seniors Jeremy Jones and Kyle Kwiat, junior Jerry Pasquale and sophomore Cody Lovejoy were all selected to the team.

Jones is a two-time NCAA III Championships qualifier, is a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and finished 28-20 this season, wrestling at 133 pounds.

An athletic training major, Jones currently ranks 24th all-time at ONU with a 77-65 career record.