U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cedarville University #5 in Midwest
CEDARVILLE, OHIO – U.S. News & World Report ranked Cedarville University the highest baccalaureate college in southwest Ohio and fifth overall in the Midwest according to its best colleges rankings for 2013.
The high ranking is based on indicators of excellence that include graduation and student retention rates, peer assessment, financial resources, and alumni giving. The most recent graduation rate is 72% and the retention rate is 85%. Cedarville has experienced three consecutive record enrollments, including this year’s enrollment of 3,400. The average grade point average of incoming freshmen is 3.6.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.
Flooding delays pediatric clinic opening
(FROM NEWS SUN) URBANA — Significant flooding caused by a water softener damaged a $1 million pediatric clinic that recently opened, forcing its staff to return to its former facility in Mercy Memorial Hospital in order to serve patients.
Earlier last week, dozens of staff and community members packed the Mercy Well Child Pediatric Clinic, a nearly $1 million investment that helped turn an empty grocery store into a full-service pediatric center. Staff members began seeing patients at the new facility late last month, and hosted an open house Tuesday.
When staff members arrived Wednesday, standing water covered the floors of the new facility. Community Mercy Health Partners spokesman Dave Lamb says the flooding appears to have been caused by a faulty water softener.
Dayton region has some of nation’s cheapest health care costs
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) According to a new report, Dayton has some of the cheapest basic health care costs among U.S. urban areas, and local prices for some medicines and standard eye, dental and doctor’s exams fall well below the national average.
Some basic medical costs in the region are about 15 percent below the national average, and only nine other urban areas out of 329 tracked nationwide had lower costs, according to the 2012 Cost of Living Index, published by the Virginia-based nonprofit the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Regional differences in prices can be caused by supply versus demand, insurance rates and coverage, the size and location of the community and other living expenses and economic conditions, researchers said.
Some medical bills may be lower in Dayton because it is an affordable place to live and conduct business, and prices are held down by lower overhead costs and ample competition
WEEC SPORTS – MONDAY 2-18-13:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: WISCONSIN 71 OHIO STATE 49, EASILY THE BUCKEYES WORST LOSS OF THE SEASON, A WEEK AFTER THEY LOSE BADLY AT HOME TO NO. 1 INDIANA. THE BIG TEN TOUGH THIS YEAR, OSU 8-5 IN THE BIG TEN, AND PLAYING NOW TO GO TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IN ALL REALITY. DAYTON DEFEATS RIVAL XAVIER 70-59 IN ATLANTIC 10 ACTION! CHICAGO STATE 82 URBANA UNIVERSITY 74, WITTENBERG 68 HIRAM 62, THE TIGERS WILL BE AT DEPAUW IN AN NCAC QUARTERFINAL TUESDAY, SAYS WITTENBERGTIGERS.COM.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OHIO STATE UNVEILS A STATUE OF FORMER AND LEGENDARY COACH WOODY HAYES RECENTLY IN COLUMBUS, ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODY HAYES’ BIRTHDAY LAST WEDNESDAY, AN 8-FOOT TALL, 800 POUND SCULPTURE OF COACH HAYES AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FOOTBALL FACILITY NAMED AFTER HIM, THE BRONZE STATUE CREATED BY ARTIST ALAN COTTRILL OF ZANESVILLE, SAYS OHIOSTATEBUCKEYES.COM.
THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME LAST NIGHT IN HOUSTON, AND IT WAS THE WEST WITH THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM, 143-138. L.A. CLIPPERS GUARD HAS 20 POINTS, 15 ASSISTS AND 4 STEALS, IS NAMED ALL-STAR GAME MVP! OKLAHOMA CITY’S KEVIN DURANT LED ALL SCORERS WITH 30 POINTS FOR THE WEST!
NHL: MINNESOTA 3 DETROIT 2, PHOENIX 5 COLUMBUS 3 SATURDAY, LOS ANGELES 2 COLUMBUS 1 FRIDAY NIGHT. TONIGHT 10PM: COLUMBUS AT ANAHEIM.
DANICA PATRICK BECOMES THE 1ST WOMAN TO WIN THE POLE FOR NASCAR’S DAYTONA 500, THE RACING CIRCUIT’S SUPER BOWL AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SEASON, COMING UP THIS SUNDAY!
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL SATURDAY: GREENEVIEW 82 EAST CLINTON 36, TIPPECANOE 62 GRAHAM 40, MECHANICSBURG 71 LEHMAN CATHOLIC 43, SOUTHEASTERN 22 TWIN VALLEY SOUTH 19, SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 61 MADISON CHRISTIAN 26.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: GRAHAM 60 KENTON RIDGE 55.
HIGH SCHOOL SECTIONAL WRESTLING: THE NEWS SUN SAYS, CENTERVILLE IS 1ST IN DIV. 1 AT CENTERVILLE AS A TEAM, GRAHAM 1ST AS A TEAM IN DIV. 2 AT MILTON-UNION, DIV. 2 AT TIPPECANOE, FRANKLIN 1ST, DIV. 3 AT LEHMAN CATHOLIC, COVINGTON 1ST AS A TEAM.