Aspen Place schedules Easter event

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Aspen Place Health Campus will hold the Easter Egg-Stravaganza Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.The free event includes a Magic Show presented by Easterling Entertainment, an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.For more information call 812-527-2222. Aspen Place Health Campus is located at 2320 North Montgomery Road in Greensburg.last_img


April Lee Croddy

first_imgApril Lee Croddy, 36 of Columbus IN, passed away on June 30, 2019 in Indianapolis.  She was born on May 1, 1983 in Batesville, Indiana.She is survived by her parents, William and June Croddy of Shelbyville; her sister Amy Smith of Shelbyville and her brother Charles (Nikki) Croddy of Greensburg; her longtime boyfriend Brad Brown of Columbus.Memorial services will be at a later date.last_img


Ex-Olympic Eagles skipper, Isaac Promise, collapses, dies

first_imgRelatedPosts Akwa Ibom indigene sends SOS to DG DSS Businessman drags EFCC to court, demands N20m damages for rights violation Electoral malpractice: Three varsity dons indicted, three INEC officials sacked Nigeria’s captain to the 2008 Olympic silver medal, Isaac Promise, died late on Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, United States of America, authorities said. He was 31.Police said authorities were called after a report of a deceased person at Isaac’s apartment building but no further details were immediately available. Austin Bold, owner Bobby Epstein, said Isaac collapsed at the apartment gym and no foul play was suspected.Isaac played for Nigeria at the 2005 World Youth Championship and captained the Under-23 national team that lost the 2008 Olympic final 0-1 to Lionel Messi and Argentina. He also appeared in three matches for Nigeria’s senior national team.Isaac played for seven clubs in Turkey, appearing in more than 350 matches. He spent a season in Saudi Arabia before signing with Austin Bold, where he had three goals in 20 matches this season.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has described as “shocking” reports on Thursday that Promise had died.The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said the Federation and indeed the entire Nigerian Football family were saddened by the report, coming less than 48 hours after two women footballers of Nigeria Women Professional League side, Police Female Machine FC of Uyo, were crushed to death by a hit-and-run Jeep driver after a training session in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.Sanusi said: “This has been a tragic week for Nigerian Football. Isaac Promise was a very disciplined, energetic, committed and patriotic player who gave his all every time he put on the green-and-white.“We do not know yet the cause of death, but we mourn his untimely passing at such a young age. Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest and also grant those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the big loss.”Tags: Akwa Ibom StateIsaac Promiselast_img read more


Man kills four of his neighbors’ dogs to make “doggy coat”

first_imgA Kentucky man has been arrested after he reportedly killed and skinned four dogs to make what he called a “doggy coat.”38-year-old Jonathan D. Watkins was arrested on December 23rd after one of his neighbor’s contacted police about the incident.The neighbor told authorities that Watkins showed up to their home around 1:20 pm covered in blood and asking for a cigarette. When the neighbor inquired why Watkins was covered in blood, Watkins replied  “I’ve been skinning dogs.”The neighbor says he didn’t initially believe Watkins, however, when the neighbor went walking by Watkins home later that afternoon, they saw what they believed to be four animal skins and two dog carcasses on his porch. That’s when the neighbor called police.Authorities say two residents contacted them earlier about their missing dogs, however, authorities had not been able to locate them.When a trooper made contact with Watkins about the missing dogs and the carcasses on his porch, Watkins told the trooper: “I’m making myself a Doggy Coat. ” He then went on to say that he didn’t see anything wrong with making the coat and  that he killed the animals by “stabbing them in the heart” before he skinned them and abandoned their carcasses over a nearby hill.Watkins is now facing animal cruelty charges in addition to charges for tampering with physical evidence.last_img read more


Cricket News Wanted to bat in tough conditions to prepare for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Rohit Sharma

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “We lost four wickets upfront, there is a learning there for us as how we should bat when the ball is swinging and conditions are not easy. The guys now know come the situation how to do it. The run rate was not great in first 30 overs but we still managed to get to 250, which is a big positive,” Rohit said.‘Massive achievement’India won a series in New Zealand after 10 years and their 4-1 scoreline is the best in the country ever since they started touring New Zealand in 1967. Rohit said the achievement was massive.“New Zealand have got great balance. They bat deep and have a quality bowling line-up, we saw a bit of glimpse of that in last game where they challenged us, so for us 4-1 is a great achievement,” Rohit said.The Indian skipper also hailed Rayudu’s contribution and said the knock would boost his confidence and if he played in a similar vein in tough conditions, India’s chances will receive a major boost. Rohit, though, stressed on the need to try out some combinations as India look to cover all bases for the tournament.“We want to be very well prepared for the World Cup, so we wanted to try out all our combinations. If the series was on line, we would have played with two spinners and three seamers and Kedar being there, but with the series won, we wanted to try out combination. Because we will be playing nine games in World Cup, and anything can happen, injuries, being out of form, so we wanted to try our every combination,” Rohit said.India will now be aiming to break their jinx in Twenty20 Internationals, having never won a game in New Zealand. The first match will take place in Wellington on Wednesday. India won a series against New Zealand for the first time in 10 years.India’s 4-1 scoreline is the best in New Zealand ever since they started touring the country.India won a bilateral ODI series for the first time in Australia. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team ended the ODI series Down Under on the ultimate high. After winning a bilateral ODI series for the first time in Australia, India ended their 10-year pain in New Zealand on the ultimate high by winning the final ODI in Wellington by 35 runs to clinch the five-match series 4-1. Rohit, who took over as the captain for the Hamilton ODI after Virat Kohli was rested, started his tenure with a disastrous loss as the team was bowled out for 92. In Wellington, the team started off poorly but were rescued by fine knocks from Ambati Rayudu (90) and a 22-ball blitz from Hardik Pandya to boost India.Speaking after the end of the match, Rohit said the plan to bat first on a difficult wicket was made keeping in mind the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup which will be played in England. “I had a look (of the pitch) before the toss and knew that there was moisture, which would be helpful for the fast bowlers initially. As a team we wanted to see how we face the challenges because come the World Cup we will be put into those situations,” Rohit said.Trent Boult and Matt Henry picked up two wickets at the start, with Henry accounting for Rohit (2) and Shubman Gill (7) while Boult sent back Shikhar Dhawan (6) and MS Dhoni for 1. Rohit acknowledged that batsmen have to back themselves while facing the new ball in swinging conditions. highlightslast_img read more


Marcellus softball tops Cazenovia, wins league title

first_imgJust before that, Marcellus beat Phoenix 9-0, Fraher pitching a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts. Yet it was 0-0 as until the sixth, when the Mustangs got a run before getting away with an eight-run outburst in the top of the seventh.  MacLachlan, Elaine Grattan and Ellie Mahoney each drove in two runs during that late surge.And after it beat Cazenovia, Marcellus topped Central Square 7-4, using four runs in the fourth inning to get away. Fraher singled, doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, with Mahoney getting two RBIs as Trytek, Webster and MacLachlan also drove in runs.An important victory was gained last Tuesday by West Genesee when, with a single outburst in the fourth inning, it took charge against Liverpool, eventually defeating the Warriors 9-6.It was 2-0 in Liverpool’s favor when, in the bottom of the fourth, the Wildcats batted around and produced nine runs against Warriors pitchers Cassie Wiggins and Sarah Miles.Kayla Hoovler’s bases-clearing triple was one key blow, with Sophia VanHorn’s double also bringing home three runs as Abbey VanHorn had a two-run double and Emma Garvey also drove in a run.Jessica Simon and Maddy Tibbetts scored twice in that inning, and though Hoovler would surrender some late runs, she was able to pitch the rest of the way to preserve the win.As a follow-up on Wednesday, WG lost, 12-7, to Fayetteville-Manlius, who scored in every single inning to overcome the Wildcats’ early 5-4 advantage. Sophia VanHorn had two RBIs, but the Hornets, Sophie Woodridge got a home run, double and six RBIs.Solvay pulled out a 2-1 decision over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown last Tuesday afternoon, with fine pitching from Izzy Lambert as she blanked the Rebels over the first six innings, allowing just four hits and five walks.Sidney Chaffee’s third-inning RBI had the Bearcats up front 1-0, but APW tied it in the top of the seventh, leaving Chaffee to bring home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Ryleigh Bidwell and Jordan Bamba scored the runs.Skaneateles lost a tough 6-5, nine-inning decision to Chittenango on Tuesday when Sydney Pellman hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.The Lakers had erased a 4-1 deficit with two runs in the fifth and sixth innings, only to have the Bears tie it in the seventh. Lexi Cottrill led Skaneateles with three hits and two RBIs as Laci Galdis and Hannah Blowers also drove in runs.In Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to Mexico, the Lakers only managed single runs in the fifth and seventh innings, driven in by Cottrill and Carlee Pitman with doubles. Kendall Cuyer had two hits and two RBIs for the Tigers.Bishop Ludden had a doubleheader last Monday against Port Byron last Monday, taking a pair of defeats to the Panthers 4-1 and 17-4.A 16-3 defeat to Weedsport followed a day later, and then Ludden faced Westhill on Wednesday, the Warriors claiming this neighborhood duel by a 7-4 margin.Twice, the Gaelic Knights rallied, from 3-0 and 4-3 deficits, but a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth got Westhill ahead for good. Ariel Cassidy and Rylee Barcza each had three hits, with Jaida Welch earning two RBIs. Amarah Streiff drove in three of Ludden’s four runs. A league championship was at stake last Tuesday afternoon as the Marcellus softball team took on Cazenovia, first place in the OHSL Liberty National division at stake.And it was all Mustangs as the combination of freshman Aubrey Fraher’s pitching prowess and timely hits at the plate produced a 4-0 victory over the Lakers.Marcellus entered the game no. 13 in the state Class B rankings with a 14-3 overall record, nine spots ahead of Cazenovia, who at 13-1 had taken its lone defeat of the season to CBA the week before. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: MarcellusskaneatelesSoftballWest GeneseeWesthill They were scoreless until the third inning, when the Mustangs got to Lakers starter Samantha Morgan for two runs. And it stayed that way until the top of the seventh, when Marcellus doubled that margin.Evelyn Webster was the catalyst, notching three of her team’s 10 hits and earning an RBI. Caroline Trytek had two hits and scored twice, with Shannon Kellar and Katie MacLachlan scoring the other runs.Yet even a single run was all that Fraher needed. Without surrendering a walk, Fraher limited Cazenovia to four hits, striking out six for her second shutout in as many days..last_img read more


USC employee leads bone marrow drive

first_imgElizabeth Jordan saved a life, and now she is looking to save hundreds more.When Jordan — now coordinator of on-campus programs at USC’s Career Planning & Placement Center — first decided to join the bone marrow registry in 2002, she was told she wasn’t a match at that time and she soon forgot about the registry altogether.Donating · Elizabeth Jordan became close with the recipient of her donated bone marrow, and is now hosting a bone marrow drive at USC. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily TrojanBut five years later, Jordan was contacted by the City of Hope cancer center and told she was a possible match for a woman with acute myeloid leukemia. Jordan decided to donate. One year later, she met the woman who had received her marrow, Rhonda Christensen, and was immediately welcomed into the family.“I could tell she was a caring, kind person,” Christensen said. “Without Elizabeth, I wouldn’t be here. She’s a part of the family; it’s like we adopted her.”Now, the two are a hosting a bone marrow drive at USC, hoping to save more lives and spark more lifelong relationships. The drive which will take place on Trousdale Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday near Tommy Trojan.Christensen has hosted drives twice before, but for Jordan, this is her first. She said she is excited to bring a bone marrow drive to USC.“It’s my new passion, educating everyone,” Jordan said. “Particularly college students. It’s been the greatest gift I’ve ever given or received. It’s been so magical, and I want people to know that.”Though Jordan’s case is rare — donors and their recipients seldom meet, and almost never do they become as close as Jordan and Christensen — Jordan can think of many other reasons students should participate in the drive.Jordan stressed not only the simplicity of joining the registry, but of the entire donation process. By filling out a simple health questionnaire and having their cheek swabbed, people can join the bone marrow registry, which is all that will be done at USC’s drive this Friday.Donors must be 18 to 60 years old and in generally good health with plans on remaining committed to being in the registry. After the swab, potential donors are entered into a database that searches for possible genetic matches, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few decades.“With the advances in technology, it’s as easy as having an IV in one arm and the other,” said Pablo Ortiz De Urbina, a senior majoring in music performance and a volunteer for this week’s drive. “It takes so little of your time; it’s three hours that saves a life.”Jordan said she is concerned potential donors may be scared away by the myths associated with bone marrow transplants, since many people believe the procedure is more painful than it is. According to the National Marrow Donor Program’s website, one form of donating marrow uses anesthesia, however, so the donor feels nothing. The other form is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that is as easy as donating blood. Pieces of bone are not removed and though there may be a short recovery time, there are rarely any long-term effects from donating.“Talking to Rhonda and hearing from a recipient’s point of view, talking to someone who’s been so brave, who has survived such an ordeal, just to hear it, it’s really powerful,” Jordan said.She also encourages people of different ethnicities to join the bone marrow registry. Of the patients who have received transplants, an overwhelming majority are white. Because close genetic matches are needed, it’s important that all people, especially people who are black, Hispanic or Asian, join the registry.The drive will be sponsored by Be the Match, City of Hope’s national marrow donor program. A Facebook group named “Join the Marrow Registry at USC” has also been created to promote the event.last_img read more


Student activity in state primary races on the rise

first_imgThough the fall semester is just a mirage on the distant horizon for most students, a few are already looking ahead to November and the California elections.“I don’t think people realize that November is not that far away. It’s really just around the corner from a campaign standpoint,” said Alexa Ekman, president of USC College Republicans.Two important California contests will be decided this November — the race for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office and Sen. Barbara Boxer’s bid for re-election.Students at USC have recently begun throwing their support behind their favorite candidates. Two Silicon executives — both women — have already drawn organized student support.Daniel Gabel, Los Angeles regional chair for Students for Meg Whitman, founded and co-chairs a chapter of the group at USC. The group supports the former eBay CEO, who is one of several Republican candidates for governor.Ekman and Lauren Korbatov are co-chairing Carly Fiorina’s campus campaign group, USC Students for Carly, which started a few weeks ago. Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, is running against Boxer.Ekman said many students don’t know who the candidates are at this point, and she thinks it is because the elections seem so far away.She said she expects student involvement to heat up in April and May, but that it likely won’t reach the levels seen during the 2008 presidential election.“For the presidential campaign, every student was wearing a pin, was volunteering,” Ekman said. “It was exciting to be involved, to take a position. Once this cycles back around again, there will be a resurgence in student activity but probably not to the same extent.”Many students said they don’t know who the candidates are or where they stand on key issues.Geovanni Juarez, a junior majoring in public relations, said he hasn’t been paying attention to the campaigns.“I haven’t looked into it yet, I’m kind of in the dark,” Juarez said. “I’ve been busy with the start of the semester. As the election approaches I’ll obviously take a side.”Stacy Jones, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, said she hasn’t followed politics to this point, but she plans to start learning about the races soon.“I don’t keep up with politics because I’ve never been able to vote,” she said. “I didn’t want to get involved and then get upset if I didn’t have the power to change things. Now that I can vote this year, I certainly plan to get involved.”Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, said it’s too early to know whether the unprecedented student involvement in the 2008 campaign was the beginning of a general trend in student activism or an aberration. As a California state election, it is likely it won’t have such a marked manifestation on campus, since many students are registered to vote in their home states.But Schnur emphasized that student activism is especially valuable to politicians during these elections.“The vote from a 19- or 20-year-old counts just as much as the vote of a 50- or 60-year-old,” Schnur said. “And young people are much more likely to donate time volunteering. Finally, there’s great symbolic value in having the support of the next generation; it sends a message to all voters. So there’s statistical value, organizational value and a symbolic value for having students involved in a campaign.”Both Students for Meg Whitman and USC Students for Carly are currently focusing on recruiting members and raising awareness about the groups’ respective candidates.Gabel said Students for Meg Whitman has recruited about 30 members in the last few weeks and the group hopes to increase that number substantially this month. They will have a table on Trousdale Parkway next week.“This month is all about recruiting, raising awareness about Meg’s campaign, finding people who are interested in becoming involved,” Gabel said. “[In] March [we] will shift to spreading her message and her platform, organizing events on campus, bringing in local politicians who support her, allowing students to become involved in the nitty gritty of the campaign, walking precincts, calling voters, etc.”Students for Carly will also be hosting speakers, and Fiorina herself has already visited campus to speak with students. Ekman said the group is also planning to host forums.“It’s a way for us to find out what [students] want or expect,” Ekman said. “We have to go out and educate young voters about why [Fiorina] is the best candidate for the United States Senate. Education of potential members and voters is going to be our main focus.”So far, only Republican candidates have generated student groups on campus, but Schnur said it’s only a matter of time before groups will form in support of the Democratic candidates — specifically for Boxer and former California Governor Jerry Brown.“Neither Boxer nor Brown has a primary challenge, so they’re able to start their campaigns a little more gradually,” Schnur said. “My guess is by fall you’ll see very sizable student groups for both parties’ nominees.”last_img read more


Syracuse football recruiting: Running back Otto Zaccardo joins Class of 2016 as preferred walk-on

first_img Related Stories 3 observations from the Syracuse football spring gameSyracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2016Adam Dulka discusses why he committed to SyracuseClass of 2016 Ohio linebacker Zack Lesko commits to Syracuse as preferred walk-on Published on April 9, 2016 at 6:50 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Syracuse picked up its second preferred walk-on this week with Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy, Class of 2016 running back Otto Zaccardo.Zaccardo, who announced his commitment via Twitter on Friday night, said he was recruited primarily by new defensive quality control coach, John Pike. Commentscenter_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textZaccardo graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (Massachusetts) High School in 2014 as the school’s top rusher on the football team and a leader on the undefeated track and field team. He spent his post-graduate year at Worcester Academy.The running back, who was listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds on Hudl.com in 2015, joins a new Orange offense that plans to be much more up-tempo than in years past and ran 155 plays in the spring game. Zaccardo’s Hudl bio also lists his 40-yard dash time at 4.56 seconds.He is the third walk-on to commit to Syracuse since new head coach Dino Babers’ hiring and the fifth player to join the Orange since National Signing Day. Track the Class of 2016 here.He joins a roster that has six running backs already, but none that are freshmen. Syracuse has four sophomores (Jacob Hill, Dontae Strickland, Jordan Fredericks and Tyrone Perkins), one junior (Ervin Philips) and one senior (George Morris).Strickland led the ground attack in Syracuse’s spring game on April 2, followed by freshman Moe Neal, who is listed as a wide receiver, and Fredericks. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Govt College Ughelli to Organise 2019 Relays

first_imgUgo AliogoGovernment College Ughelli (GCU) is set to organise the second edition of the GCU Relays in Ughelli, Delta State on November, 16. The relays is an initiative of GCU Old Boys Association.Speaking at the event to announce this year’s edition, the President General, GCU Worldwide, Charles Majoroh, said the idea of the GCU Relays is to get secondary schools together to compete in major areas of 100, 200, 400 metres, “and the relays which our people are very good to participate.” He also noted that with the relays, GCU is hoping to produce great athletes, adding that if the college starts encouraging the growth of youth sports, competitions among secondary schools and down to primary school, it should be able to bring back the spirit of sports especially in the areas of strengthen.He explained that the relay is set to encourage secondary schools to pick their best athletes to participate in GCU relays, then progress to national level and even international level.According to him, “We have a fantastic facility; the tartan track which can be used for the competition. So we thought that will be a good place to produce students who are good in sports. As you well know, a lot of people have made their gains in sports and have made their wellbeing from sports. Some years back, parents never encouraged their children to go into sports because they taught it was a waste of time. But in recent times, we have realised that you can combine sports and academics.“We can make our students to combine sports and academics and also make them know that there is dignity in sports. If we develop sports, it can be a spring board for other areas of life to develop. Therefore, we are hoping to have the second edition, the first one was successful, we invited about 35 schools and about 18 schools participated.“I think what we are doing may look small, but can grow a seed for the country. The GCU Relays is something that needs to be supported and we have the likes of Shell, Pillar Oil and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).“So sponsorship is a premium for any country to put their money to support us and sponsor athletes to national level. The moment we can connect the nexus of commerce, and academics we are going to be successful down the line. The best performing athletes will receive the Victor Ludrum scholarship award of N150,000 for maximum of three years.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more