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Martial arts movies have always been a big deal at Tre Mattie's house in



"My dad started me on Bruce Lee movies," said Mattie, 11. "I like the way he does his precision and kicks and all that stuff."

Tre's mother, Lorna, said her son, a fifth-grader, enrolled in martial arts classes on Jan. 7, 2009 and has been hooked ever since.


Ohio State redshirt freshman wrestler Cody “C.J.” Magrum (Oak Harbor) was seventh at 197 pounds at the Big Ten tournament, good enough to qualify him for the NCAA Wrestling Championships held March 18-20 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.  Ohio State finished eighth at the NCAA with 62 points.

Magrum had five pins this season, the third most on the team.

Magrum, the No. 8 seed at the Big Ten, opened the league tournament by losing to No. 1 seed Chad Beatty (Iowa) 6-0. He then defeated Tyler Dickinson (Michigan State) 6-2, but lost to No. 4 seed Patrick Bond (Illinois) 4-0 and No. 6 seed Matt Powless (Indiana) 7-0.


Clay junior Canen Smith was a wrestler through his eighth grade year, but a

Clay junior Canen Smith

terrible bicycle accident prompted doctors to tell Smith it would behoove him to give up participating in contact sports.

"I was in BMX, and I was bunny-hopping over something and I clipped my back tire and flipped forward and landed on my head," Smith recalled. "I hit the front of my head so hard that I had a three-inch radial fracture. I was in intensive care for two days.



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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