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Death of Alum

February 7, 2009 by Susan Yates YatesBrown (Register to contact)

Barbara Smith Blosser, class of 1976, passed away at the age of 50 on January 27th, 2009, in Lancaster Ohio.
She fought a brave battle with lung cancer.
She is survived by husband Don, children Chris Hinds, 31, Kyle Blosser 15, and Jennifer Blosser, 11.
Siblngs Rick Smith, Kathy (Smith) Goetz and Susan (Smith) Young are all also Northland alums.

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Search suspended in Knox County for teen lost while swimming  Fox 28

Searchers continued to look for a teenage Columbus boy after he was last seen swimming in the Kokosing River in Knox County on Tuesday. A search through ...



17-year-old arrested after loaded gun found at Northland High School  The Columbus Dispatch

For the second time in two days, police have recovered a loaded firearm from a Columbus school. On Thursday, a teacher at Northland High School on the ...



Mom gets lawyer, demands to know safety plan at high school following accident  ABC6OnYourSide.com

A Columbus mother said she contacted an attorney after her daughter was hit by a car in the Northland High School parking lot this week and suffered a ...



Football: Northlands Mark Lee shines in North-South game  ThisWeek Community News

As a junior with the Northland High School football team, Mark Lee had seven interceptions to help land a scholarship to Eastern Michigan. The senior defensive ...



Northland High School student dies in Delaware County crash  10TV

The Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. near milepost 1, in Orange Township.



City League Roundup: Vikings girls out to defend North title  ThisWeek Community News

Over the past 10 seasons, the Northland High School girls basketball team has won one City League championship and represented the City League-North ...



Northland, Beechcroft, DeSales high schools set graduations  ThisWeek Community News

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther delivers State of the City Address  10TV

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther delivered his State of the City Address Thursday evening. Ginther's address from East High School can be watched in the ...



Amber Evans put all she had into activism, helping others, family says  The Columbus Dispatch

Amber Evans was the face of many community protests in Columbus, railing against police procedures in officer-involved shootings and highlighting social ...



Northland High School: STEM event a dream come true  ThisWeek Community News

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Group taking anti-violence message to the skies of Linden  ABC6OnYourSide.com

One group in Linden is taking their "stop the violence" message to the skies of Columbus's Linden neighborhood and more. "How can the prayer be answered ...



Family heartbroken over loss of Columbus high school senior in deadly crash  ABC6OnYourSide.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The family of 17-year-old Thaddeus Laurol said they're still trying to cope with the fact he's gone.I can't imagine he's not ...



The Branham boys want to make it big and will do the work to get there  ABC6OnYourSide.com

COLUMBUS -- Northland High School sports has quite a dynamic duo in junior J.J. Branham and younger brother Kalil. The pair play football, baseball and run ...



Columbus schools getting "cool" upgrades for the new year  ABC6OnYourSide.com

Columbus City Schools students will be returning to class on Wednesday and now many will finally have cooler classrooms. Even though school desks are still ...



City League Roundup: Northland, Eastmoor win track titles  ThisWeek Community News

Despite adding to their recent runs of City League track and field championships, the Northland High School girls team and the Eastmoor Academy boys squad ...



Replacing former Kroger store HomeBuys brings its hunt to Northland  ThisWeek Community News

Renovations are underway to transform the former Kroger store at 1630 Morse Road into the fourth location for discount retailer HomeBuys. For Karen ...



Teen's murder marks third student death this school year for Northland HS  NBC4i.com

Shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, police found Aboubakary Diawara lying dead in a yard in the 2300 block of Laurelwood Avenue.



Former Northland High School Athletic Director Admits To Stealing Thousands  10TV

The former athletic director at Northland High School pleads guilty to theft in office. Get details.



Vineyard church volunteers spruce up Columbus schools  The Columbus Dispatch

Nina Cannon didn't mind the 30-degree temperatures or the snow that fell overnight Friday and covered much of the lawn at Northland High School on Saturday ...



Columbus financial startup Rhove partnering with Gravity to offer savings program  The Columbus Dispatch

Landlord will pay rent “rebate” into Rhove's Rent to Earn program, creating loyalty incentive for renters. A Columbus-based financial startup is partnering with the ...



Girls Basketball: Africentric captures 11th City League championship  ThisWeek Community News

Unlike last season when the Africentric Early College and Northland High School girls basketball teams met for the City League championship, there was little ...



Branham Brothers continue to add football offers, inspired by knocks on the City League  Fox 28

COLUMBUS -- They are a whirling dervish of activity, rising at 4:45 am for workouts on Tuesday and Thursdays.John Branham, Jr and younger brother, Kalil, will ...



Column: Ohio CEOs see opportunity in changing workplace  The Columbus Dispatch

Shortly after I was named president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable, I asked our CEO members to list their most pressing concerns with Ohio's ...



2020 WR Kalil Branham, from Columbus, Ohio, commits to Michigan  MLive.com

Branham announced his commitment to Michigan on Twitter Tuesday.



After lots of sweaty years, many more Columbus city schools cranking up the A/C  The Columbus Dispatch

At dozens of Columbus City Schools buildings, students traditionally have been welcomed back to sweltering classrooms.But this school year, which will open ...



Local Music Limelight: Elijah Banks  The Columbus Dispatch

During his high school years, Elijah Banks moved around more than popcorn kernels in the microwave.Because of his father's job in radio sales, he attended ...



Teams stand ready during crises  ThisWeekNews

When tragedy strikes a Columbus school, Cheryl L. Ward goes into action.



Zeeland West hoping to expand the playbook in 2018  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ZEELAND, Mich -- Zeeland West head coach John Shillito has won a lot of football games using a running game, but this season the Dux may strive for more ...



Woman Strikes Pole, Flips Car While Leaving Northland H.S.  10TV

Witnesses break a window to rescue a woman from her flipped car. Get the story.



Northland Basketball Star's College Decision Impacted By Education  10TV

Jerod Sullinger went there, so did Trey Burke. And now Northland High School in Columbus has another big senior basketball star. His name is Seth Towns.



Columbus City Schools parents weigh in on proposed budget cuts  10TV

Parents are getting their say before major budget cuts are made at Columbus City Schools.



Zeeland West embracing tough schedule as a new challenge  HollandSentinel.com

ZEELAND — Last season, Zeeland West had to make a 100-mile round-trip drive to Cedar Springs in Week 1, winning 50-12.This year, the Dux will make a ...



City League Roundup: Northland girls win third straight league title  ThisWeek Community News

Despite missing two of its top athletes for at least a portion of the City League meet because of injury, the Northland High School girls track and field team won its ...



Teen Slain Outside Motel Was Northland High School Student  10TV

Counselors were on hand at Northland High School Monday to help classmates and friends of a 17-year-old slain outside of a north side motel Friday night.



Exceptional Science Fair: Columbus students show off their successes  ThisWeek Community News

The pig was a first. "Without a doubt," Paul Lasker said. The longtime organizer of the Columbus City Schools Exceptional Science Fair at Beechcroft High ...



Column: Tech companies have major role in future of housing  The Columbus Dispatch

Renting has long been a reliable steppingstone toward homeownership and, in turn, upward mobility and financial security. But that is no longer the case in ...



Week 1 high school football previews  HollandSentinel.com

Last year, the football season extended as long as it could for one area football team into the state final. Saugatuck lost in the Division 7 state final to rival ...



What's wrong with Michigan's high school football playoff format  MLive.com

Michigan's high school football playoff format is broken in the eyes of many, and it's hurting the programs it is supposed to reward. The format was introduced in ...



Northland student defies health challenges to graduate  10TV

A Columbus City Schools graduate will earn his diploma after starting life with a rare condition doctors did not believe he would survive.



Northland's star basketball player heading to Harvard  NBC4i.com

After receiving dozens of offers to play basketball for elite Division I basketball programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, UCLA & Butler, Seth Towns shocked the ...



Family, Police Searching For Answers In Murder Of Columbus Teenager  10TV

Aboubakary Diawara died Wednesday night on Laurelwood Drive in North Columbus.



More Columbus schools data scandal officials finally facing state discipline  The Columbus Dispatch

Five more Columbus school principals connected to the district's data-manipulation scandal could lose their state-educator licenses. The Ohio Department of ...



Ismail Mohamed Wants To Be Ohio's First Somali-American Legislator  WOSU

Home means a few different things for Ismail Mohamed.



Somali refugee passes bar exam, runs for Ohio House  The Columbus Dispatch

Before Ismail Mohamad could become possibly the first Somali-born attorney licensed to practice in Ohio, he first had to convince his family that he was pursuing ...



Commercial Real Estate Spotlight: Morse Road  Columbus CEO

When Krieger Ford moved to Columbus' North Side in the fall of 1967, Morse Road marked the gateway into a booming residential and commercial district.



History repeats: Moody will design Karl Road library  ThisWeek Community News

Jonathan Moody has a vague recollection of his preschool class making a field trip to the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and being ...



Columbus City Schools to dismiss early on Wednesday due to ‘extreme heat conditions’  NBC4i.com

The Columbus City Schools District will again have an early dismissal Wednesday due to "extreme heat conditions."



Here are all 18 new members of Eastern Michigan's football program  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

With National Signing Day in full swing, high school seniors are signing their letter of intent to continue their playing career at a variety of colleges.



Harvard is a step away from NCAA tournament with a star player who quotes Emerson  Bangor Daily News

Harvard will no doubt need all of Seth Towns' talents in the championship game Sunday when it faces Pennsylvania, an 80-57 winner over Yale in the second ...



School administrators who have been subpoenaed - News  Columbus Dispatch

The following individuals have had their records subpoenaed as part of the Ohio Department of Education's investigation into the manipulation of student data in ...



High-school football | Independences running game grinds down Northland  Columbus Dispatch

It took a while for one of Ohio's most prolific running backs to find his stride for Independence on Friday night, but it didn't much matter against visiting Northland.



Concert preview: Dwight Yoakam  Columbus Alive

Dwight Yoakam's concert in conjunction with the Quarter Horse Congress will be a homecoming, of sorts. The country singer was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, but ...



City League Roundup: Weatherspoon twins delivering for Vikings  ThisWeek Community News

Jeana Weatherspoon has an automatic way to one-up her twin brother, Jejuan, whenever she wants. The Northland High School seniors acknowledge that their ...



Locals: Jay Swifa at Breakaway Music Festival  Columbus Alive

Former Fly Union member makes peace with the past, debuts enigmatic solo album.



Somali-American lawyer hoping to make Ohio political history  ABC6OnYourSide.com

A Somali-American lawyer launched a campaign for the Ohio House in what he hopes will be a milestone for his community. Ismail Mohamed is running to ...



City League Roundup: Vikings girls track team plans for strong finish  ThisWeek Community News

The Northland High School girls track and field team already has a meet title under its belt, but its best still could be to come this spring. All four athletes who ...



New generation of homeowners revitalizing Forest Park community  The Columbus Dispatch

The Forest Park home that real-estate agent Ric Smith recently listed wasn't just another house. Smith grew up in the split-level home, which had been in the ...



Columbus Police Searching For Two Persons Of Interest After Teen Shot And Killed  10TV

A 16-year-old was shot and killed near Woodland Ave. and Argyle Ave.



Jared Sullinger, Greg Oden to play in the TBT  247Sports

The two star Buckeye big men will get the chance to play together for the first time.



Girls Basketball: Vikings, Cougars going through adjustments  ThisWeek Community News

Johnny Bethea is known by most friends and acquaintances by the first letters of his first and last names, but rather than referring to himself as J.B., he prefers to ...



More Stark schools are EdChoice schools  Canton Repository

Some students in the Alliance, Fairless, North Canton, Northwest, Plain and Perry school districts are now eligible to receive state-funded vouchers that will help ...



Police hunting for 'armed and dangerous' homicide suspect  10TV

A manhunt is underway in north Columbus for a man eyed in the shooting death of a woman earlier this morning.



How did truant teen end up dead?  Columbus Dispatch

A little before 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, Aries Green - a teenage foster child who should have been in school - was stopped for questioning by Columbus police ...



911 caller describes hearing two kinds of gunshots in murder of 16-year-old  NBC4i.com

16-year-old Tykeem Eskridge was a sophomore at Northland High School. Students and others at the school say Eskridge was friendly, outgoing and well-liked.



AAF shutdown leaves former Toledo, BG players out in cold  Toledo Blade

Late on the morning of April 2, Jude Adjei-Barimah exclaimed his excitement on Twitter. The former Bowling Green cornerback had been cleared to return to ...



Public Being Asked for Input on Future Plan for Columbus City Schools  columbusunderground

Another meeting of the Facilities Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee of Columbus City Schools was held on Saturday (which the author is a member of), the focus ...



Otterbein University programs attract and support low-income students  The Columbus Dispatch

Otterbein University has found a simple formula for more success with first-generation college students: Offer more financial aid, and they'll come; give them ...



Doug Taylor has a special fan in the stands  Athens NEWS

Sitting in the third row of the Convocation Center at every Ohio men's basketball home game in a hoodie and black hat is Doug Taylor Sr. – the father of.



Duke Commit RJ Barrett Wins 2018 HS Naismith Player of the Year Award  SLAM Online

R.J. Barrett was named the 2018 HS Naismith Player of the Year on Friday. He's only the second Canadian to ever win the award.



Woman seeks solace after burying 2 sons gunned down  The Columbus Dispatch

Tysha Hill stares at her cellphone, waiting for a text message that will never come.She was out of town on March 10 and hadn't heard from either of her two sons, ...



Cover: Meet beat-maker Jack “Tha Audio Unit” Burton as he gears up for ComFest  Columbus Alive

For Jack “Tha Audio Unit” Burton, ComFest 2017 was cause for celebration. During the June festivities in Goodale Park, the Columbus native and longtime ...



Ohio State basketball star Jared Sullinger buys Hilliard home  The Columbus Dispatch

Former Ohio State University basketball standout Jared Sullinger has bought a home in Hilliard. Sullinger paid $660000 for a five-bedroom home built last year ...



Satch Sullinger talks 'balancing act' in new book  OSU - The Lantern

Satch Sullinger, father of former Buckeyes Jared and J.J. Sullinger poses with his new book 'Winning with Purpose.' Credit: Jason Morrow / Lantern ...



The Moment When a High School Student Changes Her Mind on Abortion: “I Get It”  LifeNews.com

When pro-life people debate and discuss the issue of abortion with those who support it, there's not always an immediate response when someone is presented ...



All Her Own  The Post

01.19.17. Amani Burke has always avoided the shadows cast by those around her, and this year, the versatile freshman guard continues to make her own name ...



Molded by Father and Brothers, Jared Sullinger Becomes Star at Ohio State  New York Times

A father who coaches at two speeds — fast and faster — and two older brothers who were accomplished college basketball players helped shape Jared ...



Boy points finger like gun, gets suspended  Columbus Dispatch

A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a "lookalike firearm" at another student in class and pretended to ...



Comedian Jack Shepherd a firm believer in do-it-yourself filmmaking  Columbus Dispatch

At a young age, Jack Shepherd learned the power of comedy. When he was 12, he tagged along with an older sister and her friend to see Coming to America, ...



Schools seek public input in superintendent search  NBC4i.com

Administrators are asking the public what they want to see in the next superintendent of Columbus City Schools.



Taking His Own Path to Moody-Nolan Jonathan Moody Joins His Father's Architecture Firm  GlobeNewsWire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following in a father's footsteps can be daunting – especially when that father is one of the founders ...



Scarlet & Gray's Jared Sullinger Focused on Winning TBT, Impressing NBA Scouts | Eleven Warriors  Eleven Warriors

Jared Sullinger is hoping to lead Scarlet & Gray to a TBT title after coming up short last summer.



2010 Hoophall Classic Players to Watch: Jared Sullinger  MassLive.com

Watch highlights of the Ohio State-bound big man in action.



Jasmine Ayres seeks safer neighborhoods with City Council run  Columbus Alive

The North Side native talks gun violence and police-community relations ahead of the May 2 primary.



Older siblings helped shape Ohio State star Jared Sullinger  Denver Post

NEW ORLEANS — Jared Sullinger's father, Satch, likes to tell the story about why the Ohio State All-America forward smiles so much on the basketball court ...



WNBA | Ex-Buckeye Hill values playing over paycheck  The Columbus Dispatch

Tayler Hill always has been aggressive on the basketball court, a free-shooting hard-charger who probably drives a hard line, too, when it comes to contract ...



Swimming: Kinsale tops field at CCSL championships  ThisWeek Community News

For Kinsale Country Club assistant coach Aaron MacCaughey, watching his swimmers develop has been one of his greatest pleasures in his six years with the ...



Ohio State-Michigan men's basketball showdown pits 'brothers' against each other  Plain Dealer

Michigan's Trey Burke and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger grew up in Columbus spending most of their time as teammates. Things will be different on Sunday.



ESPN to air one of the national high school boys basketball games at Hoophall Classic  MassLive.com

ESPN will broadcast Oak Hill Academy against Northland High School of Columbus, Ohio.



Walk this way: YSU non-scholarship players part of team | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun remembers when he left Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School for Cleveland State more than a decade and a half ago.



Jordan Brand All-American Game Team Announced  SLAM Online

As the official magazine partner of the Jordan Brand Classic, we're pleased to bring you this year's roster of Jordan All-Americans. As you may have seen on ...



Trey Burke Trending: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Point guard for the Utah Jazz, Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III, is trending online for a picture of his penis that has surfaced on Twitter.



UD player set for court appearance on violence charge  Dayton Daily News

University of Dayton basketball player Devon Scott faces domestic violence charges.



Ex-UD basketball players arraigned on burglary charges | Dayton  WHIO

Two former UD men's basketball players are formally charged in a series of burglaries on campus, the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office said.



Ex-UD player Devon Scott sentenced| Dayton, OH NEWS  WHIO

Former University of Dayton basetball player Devon Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a series of burglaries on campus in 2014.



Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger is Buckeyes' latest impressive big man  Plain Dealer

Ohio State freshman big man Jared Sullinger isn't Greg Oden, but he is expected to help Ohio State remain one of the best teams in the country.



College basketball: Ohio State's Evan Turner will jump to NBA  OregonLive.com

The 6-foot-7 guard is expected to be a top-three pick in the June 24 NBA draft, but Turner said the decision to skip his senior season was a difficult one.



Duel of star guards at the heart of Michigan-Ohio State thriller Sunday: Bill Livingston  Plain Dealer

Ohio State's upset of second-ranked Michigan came down to the game within a game of the teams' point guards, the Buckeyes' Aaron craft and the Wolverines' ...



Ohio State star Jared Sullinger's basketball-obsessed family has stabilizing force with mother  Plain Dealer

Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger has been shaped by his basketball family, and by a mother who helped him take a break from the game.



When Ohio State men's basketball star Jared Sullinger gets his butt in gear, he runs over foes  Plain Dealer

The Ohio State freshman power forward is using his big, ol' behind to lay claim to his domain in the paint.



Harvard’s Seth Towns thriving in bigger role  The Boston Globe

Around late December, when the losses were piling up so much for Harvard that it was easy to forget they started the season on the fringes of the Top 25, and ...



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