Mattie Ott – Greensburg

first_imgMattie Ann Ott, of Greensburg, was born on April 27, 1943 in Perry County, Kentucky, a daughter to Earl Bowles. She was raised in part by her grand-parents Viola and Frank Bowles.  She married Arnold Ott on December 16, 1961 and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2016.  She was a homemaker but more than that she was a loving mother and wife.  Her life was spent taking care of and being with her family. She did work as a seamstress for many years but making clothes for her children and quilting was one of her passions. She also enjoyed reading, gardening and being active in her church.  Mattie was a member and one time pianist of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greensburg.  On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 77, God’s servant, Mattie was called home.Those surviving who will cherish Mattie’s memory include her children, Sally Ott of Greensburg, Steven (Carolyn) Ott of Knightstown, Brad (Diane) Ott of Greensburg, and Jennifer (Steven) Stirn of Greenfield; eight grandchildren, Olivia Stirn-Kelly and Justin Stirn, Haylee, Mason and Brooklyn Ott and Adam, Nathan and Mike Ott; one great-grandchild, Spencer Kelly; a beloved Aunt, Jean Blakely of Connersville; a sister, Lita (Gary) Caldwell of Plainfield, and a brother, David (Beth) Bowles of Springfield Missouri. She also had many cousins that she loved like siblings.  She was preceded in death by her grand-parents, father, and husband.Due to COVID-19 limitations, no more than 25 people at a time can visit with the family but may do so from 11a.m. until 1p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana.  Services will be for immediate family and burial will follow in Metamora Cemetery.Please support the family by signing the online guestbook or leaving personal memories at www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Mattie Ott.last_img read more

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ESF cross-country captures 4th consecutive USCAA championship

first_img Published on November 12, 2014 at 12:02 am As the season’s first snow fell through the air above Drumlins Country Club, a familiar sight was unfolding on the field below. Runners representing more than 60 schools ran the rain-soaked course, hoping to top the champions on their home turf.But despite their best efforts, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Mighty Oaks once again came out victorious.The Mighty Oaks won their fourth consecutive United States Collegiate Athletic Association men’s cross-country championships Friday, cementing their place as a powerhouse in collegiate running.Led by first-year graduate student Timmy Callahan, who was the race’s overall winner in his final year of athletic eligibility, the Oaks were able to defend their title once more. For Callahan, who also won the 2013 race, there was no better way to end his running career.“It meant so much to perform well on our home course in front of students, staff, friends and family,” Callahan said. “The win means more than just to me or the team, but to all the people that have supported us in our running community. This is a victory for ESF and Syracuse.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA large part of that victory came from the guidance of head coach John View, who in his four years leading the Oaks has transformed the team from a little-known, three-year-old program to a perennial national champion.View refuses to take total credit for the team’s success, instead attributing that to the efforts made by his student-athletes and assistant coaches to build the team into a contender each year.“I just hope that people recognize consistency across the board,” View said. “I want to be a consistent coach. I like to think that four championships is the result of hard work by the athletes, and hard work by the coaches to mentor them, work with them and listen to them.”Hard work has been the standard for View’s runners, who are not recruited by the school and do not receive athletic scholarships. Inclusion is another pillar of the Oaks’ success, as View holds open tryouts and does not make cuts to the team.The athletic policies of View and ESF are increasingly rare in collegiate sports, where it often seems that talented students are acquired by most schools in an athletic arms race to create the most talented team possible.That the Oaks have been so successful despite these policies might be a surprise to outsiders, but to those running for ESF it makes perfect sense.“He has led us through a great training regimen,” senior runner Jacob Wolfgong said. “(He) also encouraged us to push ourselves in our academics and other pursuits, and that makes running for him a lot of fun.”It remains to be seen how the Oaks will fare after the loss of their best runner in Callahan, but View is confident his players will step up and continue their success. It helps that his star runner will continue to help his teammates, even if he can no longer run with them. Callahan will be joining the coaching staff as an assistant next season.“As I have told the underclassmen, Timmy’s time has passed us now,” View said. “It’s time for the underclassmen who will be back here next year and for the new students coming in to look inside themselves and say ‘Do I want to be someone like Timmy Callahan?’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Two students injured in off-campus shooting

first_imgTwo USC students were shot early Sunday morning outside of a party at an apartment complex at 1241 West 37th Place.A male undergraduate student was shot in the chest and a female graduate student was shot in the hand and suffered a bloody finger, Sgt. Mark Green of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest division told City News Service.The shooting occurred when a resident of the apartment complex accused the suspect of having stolen a pair of expensive headphones from him. The victims attempted to help settle the altercation between the resident and the suspect, according to Gueston Cordae Smith, a sophomore majoring in architecture who attended the party.“We were dancing and having a good time, and all of a sudden the victim turned on the lights and was acting really angry,” Gueston Cordae Smith said. “[The resident] said that his headphones were stolen … and then walked up to the shooter.”In response to the accusation, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the victims, according to Sgt. Will Smith of LAPD’s Southwest division.“An argument came up and, not even a minute later, the [shooter] pulled out a gun,” Gueston Cordae Smith said. “I saw that gun in his hand, so I grabbed two of the girls who were with me and just ran out. As soon as I was running down the hall, I heard a gunshot.”The suspect is a black male between the ages of 18 and 25, Sgt. Smith said. He was shirtless and wearing blue jeans when he fled the scene, according to CNS.Both victims were immediately taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where the undergraduate student was listed in critical but stable condition, Sgt. Smith said. The male victim remains in the intensive care unit at California Hospital Medical Center after having undergone surgery earlier Sunday, Capt. Melissa Zak of LAPD’s Southwest division said at a press conference.The graduate student is in “OK” condition, according to the Dept. of Public Safety. She is scheduled to go under surgery Sunday night, Zak said.Police interviewed witnesses at the party and have begun searching for the suspect. Police performed a comprehensive search of the premises Sunday afternoon.An investigation into the shooting includes members of LAPD, DPS, the FBI and members of the South Bureau’s Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, according to Sgt. Smith.Although the handgun has not yet been found, LAPD is currently following several solid leads, Zak said.Sgt. Smith labeled the incident as isolated and said it poses no threat to the USC community.Annenberg Television News has reaction from residents of the apartment complex. Rachel Bracker contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Baseball narrowly avoids getting swept at home

first_imgBefore the inning came to a close, Stubbs was walked home to make the score 7-1. Pitchers senior Quentin Longrie and junior Chris Clarke each threw a scoreless frame to end the game, securing the win for the Trojans. The Trojan baseball team lost two of three games against Grand Canyon University at Dedeaux Field over the weekend. The weekend dropped the Trojans to 4-6 as they look ahead to a Tuesday matchup against Loyola Marymount. The first pitch is at 3 p.m. Afterward, USC will face a gauntlet of games over the weekend against Oklahoma State, No. 16 Michigan and No. 2 UCLA. “The guys [have] just got to keep rolling with some confidence — go up there and just compete, compete, compete,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “We need good outings from our pitching, we don’t hurt ourselves and if we do those things, we will be able to win the games 2-1 and 3-2 until we get things rolling offensively.” Outfielders junior Matthew Acosta and sophomore Jamal O’Guinn would chip away at the deficit in the fifth inning with a pair of RBIs that cut GCU’s lead to 4. The second game of the series was rained out on Saturday, which meant a doubleheader for the two teams the next day. With the win, the Trojans avoided a series sweep, hoping to establish some momentum and tighten things up defensively before a tough slate of games. Junior pitcher Austin Manning is the only member of the Trojan pitching staff to not allow a run this season. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) In the second game of the day, the Trojans scored early with a sacrifice fly by O’Guinn that pushed junior outfielder Blake Sabol across home to give USC its first lead of the series. After GCU walked Stubbs to load the bases again, Acosta pushed 2 runs across by hitting a looper into right field. Sabol and Thomas both scored, bringing the game to 6-1. In the sixth inning, USC took back the lead with a RBI single from senior infielder Chase Bushor. A run on a walk by Sabol put the Trojans ahead by 2 runs by the end of the inning.center_img Grand Canyon would tie things up in the fourth with a solo home run over right center from redshirt sophomore first baseman Cuba Bess. Unfortunately for the Antelopes, their offensive success ended there. USC trailed early after giving up 7 runs in the first three innings to start the day. In the fourth inning, freshman infielder Emilio Rosas put the Trojans on the board with a single that split the gap over right center field. GCU sophomore pitcher Zach Barnes responded with a great stretch, retiring nine consecutive batters to set up sophomore pitcher Coen Wynne with a 4-run lead. Wynne pitched a scoreless ninth to close the game for the Antelopes 7-3. USC’s struggles began on Friday in a 4-2 defeat against a GCU team looking to bounce back after three consecutive losses. The game was a defensive stalemate, as both teams went scoreless after five innings, but GCU finally broke the game open at the top of the sixth with a 4-run inning. The two teams entered the eighth inning with the Trojans up 3-1, and USC’s offense put the game away by surging for 4 runs. With two outs left in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore infielder Ben Ramirez started the Trojans’ scoring with a ground ball single up the middle that put redshirt junior catcher CJ Stubbs on third. The rally continued when junior infielder John Thomas floated a ball over center field that cut the deficit to 2 runs, but the Trojans’ bats cooled down for the rest of the game. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch by GCU senior pitcher Nick Ohanian allowed Bushor to take home and expand the Trojans’ lead to 3. “Hitting is contagious, and obviously getting guys on base was the biggest thing no matter what it was — with the walk, hit by pitch or even the hit,” Acosta said. “Hitting is contagious, getting on base is contagious and I’m just happy that we did it all with two outs, and just keeping it going was the biggest thing.” Acosta led the Trojans with 3 RBIs on the day, going 3-for-7 with two doubles and a run. Junior pitcher Connor Lunn picked up the win in relief with three scoreless innings in which he gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two.last_img read more

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