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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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Columbus Beechcroft overcomes Columbus Northland in competitive affair | Boys Basketball  Richland Source

Columbus Beechcroft upended Columbus Northland for a narrow 67-62 victory at Columbus Beechcroft High on December 21 in Ohio boys high school ...



Toledo Rogers delivers smashing punch early to dump Columbus Northland  Richland Source

Sure, Da Vinci could've painted Mona Lisa's smile a bit brighter.



Gary L. Watkins | Obituaries  Circleville Herald

Gary L. Watkins, age 62, passed away at home December 31, 2018. Gary was a graduate of Northland High School, Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio State ...



Northland High School student dies in Delaware County crash  10TV

DELAWARE -- A Columbus teenager has died after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 23 late Monday morning. The Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Crash Claims Life Of Northland H.S. Student  WCBE 90.5 FM

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of Monday's crash that claimed the life of a Northland High School student.



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."



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 ...



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

Northland High School Principal Jason Johnson is proud of the STEM Club at the school, which he demonstrated last week in welcoming people to a celebration ...



Northland High School sophomore killed in shooting  Columbus Dispatch

The victim of a fatal shooting on Monday night in the parking lot of a North Side convenience store was identified as a Northland High School student.



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 ...



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.



2020 WR prospect commits to Jim Harbaugh, Michigan  Detroit Free Press

Ohio wide receiver Kalil Branham became the first recruit to commit to Michigan in the 2020 class.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Basketball | Northland honors Trey Burke by displaying jersey  Columbus Dispatch

As the Washington Wizards finished practice Monday, one player stepped forward from the rest of the team. The Wizards had been practicing at Northland High ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Operation Fix It Brings Safety Improvements To Columbus Schools  WOSU

Columbus City Schools made updates in several buildings this summer to improve student comfort and safety.



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 ...



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 ...



When tragedy strikes, Columbus schools scramble care teams  Columbus Dispatch

The hallways were quiet, except for footsteps and the echoes of distant crying. Thaddeus Jones headed to a section of the school library where small groups of ...



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 ...



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

Home means a few different things for Ismail Mohamed.



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.



Depth key to Northland girls track teams success  ThisWeekNews

The Northland High School girls track and field team doesn't have any seniors in its program after finishing third in the City League meet last season, but that ...



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 ...



Teams stand ready during crises  ThisWeekNews

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



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.



Neighborhood near Ohio State calls 7 rental houses overcrowded  The Columbus Dispatch

Doreen Uhas Sauer, leader of the University Area Commission, has gathered seven addresses of off-campus student housing near Ohio State where she and ...



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

Friends and family of a 15 year old gunned down in front of his home Wednesday night are crying out for answers. Aboubakary Diawara died Wednesday night ...



Jordan Horston: 'It felt like home'  247Sports

Jordan Horston kept an open mind on all of her visits – but every sign kept pointing to Tennessee. On Oct. 3, the elite point guard in the Class of 2019 made it ...



CCS Board seeks input from parents on new superintendent  10TV

Columbus City schools will lose its superintendent when Dr. Dan Good retires at the end of the year.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Northland girls squad trying to realize potential  ThisWeekNews

The long-term outlook hardly resembles the short-term prospects for the Northland High School girls basketball team.



Internships offer paychecks, a taste of work to youths resettled from abroad  The Columbus Dispatch

A local summer jobs program gives young people who have spent a large part of their lives in countries such as Nepal and Ethiopia the opportunity to get ...



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 ...



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 ...



Columbus native drafted by WNBA's Seattle Storm  10TV

Northland High graduate Alexis Peterson was selected in the WNBA Draft Thursday night.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Team Scarlet & Gray Announces Additions of Greg Oden and Jared Sullinger  Buckeye Wire

Team Scarlet & Gray made a run in The Basketball Tournament last year and is looking to do the same in 2018. It just got help by way of an announcement that ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Syrian teen, other kids, honored for beating the odds  The Columbus Dispatch

She learned dozens — sometimes hundreds — of new words each night. Sara Abou Rashed fought off sleep and she fought through tears as she read, ...



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 ...



Spencer inherits veteran girls team at Northland  ThisWeekNews

Bill Spencer wouldn't trade the position he's in this season. A longtime coach in the City League, Spencer landed the Northland High School girls basketball job ...



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 ...



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 ...



School administrators who have been subpoenaed  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 ...



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, ...



Bright New Leaders grads set to take leadership skills into Ohio schools  Columbus Dispatch

A year ago, Jeff Greenley was working as a lawyer in the state attorney general's office. This month, he is moving with his wife and two children, and a third on ...



Point Guard Devon Moore Returns to James Madison Dukes  Bleacher Report

Devon Moore has been a winner on all levels of basketball, and that will only continue for the rest of his years at JMU. Coach Matt Brady struck gold when he ...



Michael Porter Jr & Brandon Roy Named Naismith National HS Player of the Year & Coach of the Year  SLAM Online

After leading Nathan Hale HS to a perfect 29-0 season, the duo claim the Naismith National HS Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards, respectively.



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.



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 ...



Locals: Jay Swifa at Breakaway Music Festival  Columbus Alive

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bates-Diop ready to add to Buckeyes deep NBA draft history  247Sports

Keita Bates-Diop figures to join a select group of former Ohio State basketball players to go in the first round of the NBA draft.



UD dismisses 2 players from basketball team  Dayton Daily News

Junior forwards Devon Scott and Jalen Robinson have been dismissed from the Dayton men's basketball team, coach Archie Miller announced Wednesday.



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

After the Crimson lost point guard Bryce Aiken to injury, Towns had to become the centerpiece.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



Beechwood students, staff mourn teacher  ThisWeekNews

Faculty, staff and students at Beechwood Elementary School are coping with the loss of an educator who dedicated her career to Whitehall schools.



College basketball: Central Ohio Watch  Columbus Dispatch

Those who watched J.D. Weatherspoon play for Northland High School and Ohio State could not have been surprised when his tomahawk dunk off a lob against ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Former Dayton Flyers forward Jalen Robinson apologizes to UD  Dayton Daily News

Former Dayton Flyers forward Jalen Robinson issued a public apology to the University of Dayton last month in a post to Instagram. Robinson and fellow forward ...



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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.



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

View full sizeJay LaPrete l Associated PressOhio State freshman Jared Sullinger, right, often is not the tallest player on the floor, but he knows how to use his big ...



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

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



The hands that guide: Trey Burke could see key minutes next season for the Michigan basketball team  AnnArbor.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — His hands are coarse and calloused, almost bruised to the bone. Trey Burke's flesh wraps around his digits like the hands of a factory ...



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.



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.



Former student inspires teacher to pen novel  ThisWeekNews

Sean C. Billingslea, a math and science teacher at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, credits a former student with inspiring him to write a novel for ...



Trey Burke was close to leaving Michigan, returned to compete for a national title  AnnArbor.com

Trey Burke came close to ending his Michigan basketball career. But the freshman point guard sensation never put both feet out the door, and now, his goal is ...



Father's counsel helped the Celtics' Jared Sullinger harness his physicality  Boston Globe

Jared Sullinger wasn't happy. “I was so frustrated by everything,” the second-year Celtics forward said recently. It showed on the court, where his temper boiled ...



Utah Jazz Preview: Five more crazy things about this year's roster  SLC Dunk

This seasons' Jazz team is like no other . . . in some pretty remarkable ways. Part deux.



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