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OHSAA relaunches Respect the Game program

Shortage of officials, bad fan behavior spurs updates

COLUMBUS__The Ohio High School Athletic Association launched the Respect the Game program in 2004, and the phrase and logo have become synonymous with interscholastic athletics in Ohio from public address announcers, publications, social media and public service announcements. This fall, the OHSAA has been working on new resources and collecting ideas from member schools to announce an expanded Respect the Game program as the 2023-24 winter sports season is about to get underway.

Todd A. Risner worked for Graphic Packaging

UPDATED November 19 with funeral arrangements.

Todd Allen Risner, age 55, of Kenton, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton. 

Thomas E. Dearth was a teacher and served in the Ohio National Guard

Thomas E. Dearth, age 81, of Ada, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. 

He was born to the late Jasper and Aezelda (Robnolte) Dearth on February 21, 1942 in Ada, Ohio. Tom married Janice A. Elwood on May 8, 1965 she survives in Ada. 

A story about a woman who voted in 1915

By Fred Steiner

The 19th amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote on Aug. 1920.

Despite that date, a brief notation in my grandmother’s diary reads: “I went to vote and Margaret and Florence went with me. Margaret is one year old, Nov. 2, 1915.”

The note with the 1915 date confused me. I knew that women did not receive their constitutional right to vote until the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

So, how could she vote in 1915?


PHOTO Bulldogs winter sports schedules

UPDATED Ready to carve out time for Bulldogs winter sports? Here are schedules for Junior High and High School sports, including boys and girls basketball, boys and girls wrestling, and swimming. (Subject to change. Schedule as of Nov. 19, 2023)

Letter: Ada teacher runs NYC marathon, the hardest thing she's ever done

From Miranda Shepherd, Ada Schools: Kristin Salyer is a teacher at Ada High School as well as a wife and mother of two. She says that running the 2023 New York City (NYC) marathon on November 5 was the hardest thing she's ever done. With her permission, I have included some words and photos that she has shared: