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How do you spell determination and persis-tence? It’s a safe bet that Lucas

Liner, an eighth-grader at Eastwood Middle School can.

Lucas Liner, 13, claimed victory at the Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee.

The win did not come on his first try, however. This was, in fact, Liner’s third attempt at claiming the honor. In sixth grade, Liner won the contest at the middle school level and went on to represent the district at the Wood County Spelling Bee. Last year, as a seventh grader, Liner was edged out of the competition by a fellow classmate.

After debating whether to enter the competition again, Liner decided to give it one last try.

Liner won the Bee with spelling the word “suasible.”


Owens Community College students and a faculty member were recently recognized for their academic excellence
and leadership within the community, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Associate Professor of English Lori Owens, of Bradner, was named an honorary inductee as a result of her longstanding commitment and support to developmental education at Owens.

Also, three current Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society members received a diamond pin in recognition of their continued pursuit of academic excellence at the highest level. They include Jennifer McLaughlin of Oregon, Brandy Ousley, of Toledo, and Michelle Tefft of Liberty Center.

Selection criterion for acceptance into the honor society is based upon students achieving a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average for two consecutive full-time semesters or three-four part-time semesters. In addition, individuals must have taken at least one developmental education course at Owens.


In a huge upset victory, the Gibsonburg Middle School Sixth Grade Quiz Bowl team recently won the Wood County Quiz Bowl championship by defeating Bowling Green St. Aloysius, Otsego and previously undefeated Eastwood.

Every match saw the GMS sixth-graders winning two of the three grueling contests. In the first round, the Golden Bears began with an easy victory over Bowling Green St. Aloysius, 124-66. Gibsonburg started very strong by winning 56-18. St. Aloysius won the second round 40-36, but in the final match, the Bears roared back and won 32-8.

Otsego was the next opponent and it was really a nail-biter with the initial contest going to GMS 38-28 and the second set, 34-30. In the last round, the Knights put on a furious rally and almost caught the Bears, winning 36-28. With a 100-94 defeat over Otsego, GMS advanced to the championship match with Eastwood, which had soundly won over Gibsonburg in February.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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