Paul H. Raab, age 83 of Morris, died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born September 8, 1934 in Morris, he is the son of Philomena (Nee: Grossman) and Clemens Raab. He married Alice Graf July 19, 1958 at St. John the Baptist Church in Dover. Paul worked 35 years at National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald) and farmed up until the time of his death. He served in the army from 1954-1956.A member of St. Anthony’s Church, Paul was very active. He was one of the original members who started the church’s Sunday night bingo and just recently stepped down after serving as chairman of the committee for over 40 years. Each year he sponsored a Haitian child from the church’s sister parish in Haiti, was a Eucharistic Minister and a long time supporter of the annual Labor Day picnic. A talented wood worker, each year he would donate an item to be raffled off. Each member of the family also received an item Paul made specifically for them that have become cherished heirlooms. As the time progressed from kids, to grandkids and great grandkids, he would help them create their own projects to display at the fair. Paul and Alice would put out a garden each year to help feed the large family and canned the excess to be used during the winter months. In his free time, Paul liked to read, usually something related to history or religion.He is survived by his wife Alice; daughters Diana Vogel of Whiteland, Indiana, Rita Ludwig of Batesville, Susan Tekulve of Batesville, Julia Nobbe of Greensburg; sons Allen of Oldenburg, Raymond of Batesville, David of Metamora; 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers Clarence and Joseph.Visitation is Thursday, November 30th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, December 1st, at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. The family requests memorials to the St. Anthony’s Haiti Ministry.
Batesville, In. — As horse racing fans prepare for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby today experts say up to $32 million in wagers will be placed at the track alone, countless millions more with sports books and off-track betting facilities.A new study from WalletHub ® shows what most people may assume, Nevada is the most gambling addicted state in the country. The study also shows Kentucky, home of the derby, is 48th on that list.Here’s a link to the full study.
Indianapolis, IN— The corn maze at Conner Prairie has been recognized with the 2019 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice award for Best Corn Maze, making it one of the top 10 attractions of its kind in the country. To celebrate the honor, Conner Prairie today unveiled the design of the 2019 corn maze, which is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and will open to the public on Sept. 21.The 10 Best corn mazes were voted on by USA TODAY readers over four weeks. The ballot was developed by a panel of experts, who narrowed more than 500 mazes across the nation down to a list of 20 of the most exemplary mazes. As a 10Best Readers’ Choice recipient, the Conner Prairie corn maze will receive a badge of recognition for the 2019 season and be featured on 10Best.com.“Thank you to everyone who voted Conner Prairie’s corn maze as one of the best in the country,” said Richard Cooper, vice president, and chief programs officer at Conner Prairie. “Every year, the maze grows larger, and we are excited to welcome visitors from all around the country to explore with us.”Today, Conner Prairie also unveiled the design of the 2019 corn maze sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. This season, visitors will weave through 12 acres, while overhead, a witch will ride a broomstick, bats will fly and the 1859 Balloon Voyage will soar.“See if you can find your way through my maze before I catch you on my broomstick!” said the Corn Maze Witch.The maze features three paths—a small maze for younger guests, a long maze for teens and adults, and the Headless Hollow Spooky Maze open during the Headless Horseman festival (for ages 12+) with tricks and surprises along the way. Guest ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.The maze opens Saturday, Sept. 21 and will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Oct. 27. Paid museum guests and members can pay an activity fee to enter the maze. The activity fee is $5 per guest and $4 per member. Youth under two years old are free.The corn maze is also open during Headless Horseman festival, Conner Prairie’s annual Halloween festival on select dates from Oct. 10 to 27. Gates open for Headless Horseman at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Activities and hayrides may run until 10 p.m. or later.
VETERAN PRESENCE: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Chris Lewis, Robert Baker, Christian Juzang and Justin Bassey have combined to account for 42 percent of Harvard’s scoring this season. For Penn, AJ Brodeur, Devon Goodman, Jordan Dingle and Ryan Betley have collectively accounted for 72 percent of all Penn scoring.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Quakers have allowed just 66.8 points per game across nine conference games, an improvement from the 75.5 per game they gave up against non-conference foes.CREATING OFFENSE: Brodeur has made or assisted on 43 percent of all Penn field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has accounted for 17 field goals and 11 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Harvard has won its last nine home games, scoring an average of 74 points while giving up 57.2.ASSIST RATIOS: The Quakers have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Crimson. Harvard has an assist on 34 of 86 field goals (39.5 percent) across its previous three matchups while Penn has assists on 34 of 65 field goals (52.3 percent) during its past three games. Associated Press February 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPenn (13-9, 5-4) vs. Harvard (17-7, 6-3)Lavietes Pavilion, Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Harvard looks for its eighth straight win over Penn at Lavietes Pavilion. The last victory for the Quakers at Harvard was a 55-54 win on Feb. 25, 2012. Harvard looks for home win vs Penn DID YOU KNOW: Harvard managed to score exactly 200 points across three matchups against Penn last season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
But on the positive side, Erasmus says he is hopeful Conor Murray will be fit to face Ulster on this weekend in Thomond Park. CJ Stander has emerged as a doubt for Munster’s European Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens later in the month.Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has confirmed the Irish international is unlikely to be fit for Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 derby with Ulster.The number 8 suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final win over Toulouse nine days ago. Photo: © Munsterrugby.ie
â€¢Â Obaseki restates commitment to successful outingWith a few hours to the commencement of the 2018 edition of Okpekpe Road Race scheduled for Saturday, May 12, enthusiasm is at a fever pitch in Edo State, host of the first 10-kilometer International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label road race in Nigeria.Social and economic activities have witnessed positive spike from the Benin Airport, through the ancient city and to the communities hosting the event,Â asÂ participants, including Elite and local athletes, sports journalists, sponsors, supporters of the event and dealers in souvenirs arrive the state for the event.Investigation showed that hotels in Benin City are fully booked and late comers are resorting to smaller lodging facilities in the city while operators of outdoor bars, taxis, guest houses and relaxation spots are counting their gains.The Okpekpe international 10km road race, currently in its sixth year, is the only road race recognised by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in Nigeria.The number of endorsements by corporate organisations has raised the profile of the event, the latest being the Nigerian Breweries Plc.The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki,Â on FridayÂ restated his administration’s commitment to a successful race and assured participants of adequate security. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor’s assurance is coming after he had earlier encouraged Edo indigenes and other Nigerians to register and compete in the 10km Road Race because of the inherent benefit of building an army of home-grown long-distance runners to represent the country in similar competitions within the country and overseas.Obaseki noted that much as the state is happy to play host to athletes from East African countries and other parts of the world, the competition also presents an opportunity for Edo indigenes to prove their mettle and strive to clinch the top prize. â€œAs Nigerians, we are known to never give in easily in contests. So, this competition presents another opportunity for us to put up a challenge and compete to win the top prizes,â€ the governor said.According to him, â€œEdo State is blessed with planes and conditions that can groom people for long-distance races. Highlands such as Somorika Hills can groom athletes to favourably compete in this competition. It even presents a good training ground for many others who would like to participate.He added, â€œThe Okpekpe road race is one of our emerging sports and tourism assets and we need to tap from this unique opportunity to build grassroots sports and project ourselves as a welcoming and sports-loving people.â€Describing the backing of Nigerian Breweries as a big boost, spokesman for the race, Dare Esan was quoted as saying that the company is â€œcoming in as a Friend of the Race. It is a massive boost for the image of the race to have a pioneer brewing company support an event in which history will be made onMay 12, 2018.â€Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
It is week 7 in the La Liga and while some teams have started the season having a fantastic rub of the green, others are having to chase important points so early in the season.There are three unbeaten teams left in the Liga. Barcelona are the only club in Europe’s top 5 leagues to have a 100% record while a very much improved Valencia side remain unbeaten in the league this term. Atletico suffered a surprising defeat at home to a spirited Chelsea comeback this midweek but are unbeaten in the league and would hope to continue their streak.The weekend starts with Celta Vigo hosting Girona at the Balaidos on Friday night. A Pione Sisto inspired Celta scored four last time out at Eibar so it is almost safe to expect a comfortable victory for Andalusian side against a Girona side who have not scored a goal in the league since the end of August.Champions, Real Madrid have failed to win in the league at the Bernabeu this season. They welcome Espanyol on Sunday evening and judging from the performance in Dortmund this week, Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to break the duck against the Catalans. Madrid have won their last 4 against Espanyol without conceding a goal.Barcelona sit pretty on top of the La Liga after a fantastic start to the season which has seen them win all six games and conceded just twice. Las Palmas are the visitors to the Camp Nou on sunday as Barcelona are still without Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha but Messi and co have won the last four meetings between both sides with Luis Suarez scoring 6 goals in those encounters.Atletico make the short trip to Leganes as they seek to get back to winning ways following their defeat to Chelsea during the week. Diego Costa is not available until January but the likes of Griezman and Correa have been very effective so far. Sevilla host winless Malaga at the Ramon Sanchez Pijquan on Saturday and will be hoping to return to winning ways after they suffered their first league loss away to Atletico Madrid last week.Real Sociedad have suffered three straight losses after an impressive start to the season saw them joint top after matchweek 3. Real betis visit the Anoeta on the back of three consecutive victories making them slight favourites to win there.Struggling Villareal host Eibar on Sunday after that 4-0 defeat to Getafe but the biggest match of the weekend is expected to be Athletic Bilbao’s visit to the Mestalla to face unbeaten Valencia on Sunday night. Valencia have strengthened especially at the back and with Simone Zaza scoring goals up front, it looks like Valencia are finally getting things right under Marcelino.Levante have done well this season with good results at home so far. They host Alaves on Saturday on the back of a 4-0 humbling in the hands of Real Betis but Levante definitely have a very good chance this weekend. Alaves are the only remaining team without a point in the La Liga this season.Getafe are at the Riazor on Saturday afternoon to face struggling Deportivo on the back of a 4-0 demolition of Villareal last weekend. Pepe Mel’s Deportivo have won just one match this season and against Getafe, who have not lost away from home this term, Deportivo would find it hard to get points.RelatedValencia On The Brink Of History As Barça And Madrid Travel In Search Of Points.October 27, 2017In “Europe”Madrid, Barça Host Easy Games as Valencia Aim To Continue Good Run In La Liga This WeekendOctober 20, 2017In “Europe”La Liga Review (Saturday): Villareal Secure UEL Spot By Beating Rivals ValenciaMay 6, 2018In “Europe”
Veteran Malaga winger Joaquin has declared himself satisfied with his team’s performance after holding Borussia Dortmund to a 0-0 draw in La Rosedal.The result means the Spanish team will go to Signal Iduna Park with everything to play for in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.Manuel Pellegrini’s men, who have been one of the surprise packages of 2012-13 after reaching the last eight in their first-ever Champions League appearance, were grateful to some less-than-impeccable finishing from BVB as they held on for a goalless draw.Goalkeeper Willy Caballero came to the rescue on more than one occasion for the Boquerones, saving twice from Mario Gotze when the German star looked certain to open the scoring.Speaking after the match, however, Joaquin valued the result in front of the Malaga fans, recognising that Dortmund were always likely to pose a stern challenge.“That result is good. Nothing is decided yet. They are a great team, playing wonderful football. This is getting more and more complicated, it’s the Champions League,” the ex-Betis man explained to Canal + at the final whistle. “The result is positive. If we score there, we’ll have our chances. Everyting is tied now.”Midfield partner Jeremy Toulalan echoed the thoughts of his team-mate, speaking post-match: “The aim was not only not to concede because they are a good side but to create chances at home.“It will be tough for us to score away but I think it’s 50-50. They had more chances but it was a good game.”The Andalucians will meet Dortmund on April 9 for the deciding leg of their last-eight clash.
Bryce Harper signs with Phillies for $330 million Bryce Harper’s primary goal in free agency was to put himself in position not to go through the process again. Amid reports Thursday that the 26-year-old outfielder has agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies, his agent Scott Boras said the length of the deal was Harper’s top priority. That undoubtedly played a part in Harper ultimately choosing to sign with the Phillies despite reports in recent days of a late push from the Giants and Dodgers in particular. “We had average values of $45 million offered on shorter term deals,” Boras told the Post. “We had a full buffet.”Ultimately, Harper chose to put down roots in Philadelphia. “The goal was to get the longest contract possible,” Boras told the New York Post. “Bryce wanted one city for the rest of his career. That is what I was instructed to do. It is very difficult in this time to get length of contract that takes a player to age 37, 38, 39.”The commitment is mutual, as the deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause and no opt-outs, which have become increasingly popular recently. Related News Boras emphasized 3 areas why Harper went to #Phillies: 1. Length of deal to be in 1 place. 2. Middleton coming to Vegas twice to meet with family explain current and future commitment to be top-5 payroll team. 3. Ballpark gives chance for historic achievement (career .830 at CBP)— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 28, 2019The extraordinary length of the contract — which runs through the 2031 season — gives the Phillies a bit of relief in terms of the average annual value ($25.38 million). That will help not only for competitive balance tax purposes but also maintain flexibility for Philadelphia to sign other marquee players over the length of Harper’s contract, a critical factor in remaining competitive. Of course, the pie-in-the-sky hope on that front would be adding New Jersey native Mike Trout if and when he hits the market, but even if that mind-bending possibility doesn’t come to pass, the Phillies should hardly be a one-man team going forward.
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at Westinghouse High School and led St. Francis University to the Final Four. He is the only player on a fourth place team to win Tournament Most Valuable Player.In the 1955 NBA draft, Stokes was picked number two overall by the Rochester Royals (later becoming the Cincinnati Royals). In his first NBA game he accounted for 32 points, 20 rebounds and 8 assists. He was voted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.Toward the end of Stokes’ third season as a Cincinnati Royal he fell and hit his head on the hardwood court and slipped into a coma and spent the rest of his life as a Paraplegic.The brain injury had robbed Stokes of his speech, mobility and independence.Caucasian teammate Jack Twyman became his legal guardian and Twyman and his family took care of Stokes for 12 years until he died of a heart attack at the age of 36 in 1970.