Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John A. Stevenson, 82, of Circleville, passed away October 29, 2015, from a ruptured brain aneurysm. John was born March 12, 1933, to the late John Beryl and Florence Adah Grimes Stevenson in Circleville, Ohio. He graduated from Circleville High School in 1951 and Ohio State University in 1955, where he joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. In 1955 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and served as a fighter interceptor pilot flying F-86D jets during the Cold War.To Ohio agriculture, John was well known for his work on his family farm in Pickaway County and his countless hours spent in service to the industry. John served agriculture in many capacities, including Farm Bureau, county campaign manager for Jim Rhodes, president of Circleville Chamber of Commerce, founder and president of Ohio Corn Growers Association, president National Corn Growers Association, state executive director USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, federal associate director USDA ASCS, state executive director USDA Farm Service Agency, agricultural specialist for office of Congressman Boehner, agricultural affairs liaison for Senator Voinovich, agriculture specialist for Ohio EPA, and division chief for Ohio Department of Agriculture.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Circleville Presbyterian Church,134 East Mound Street, Circleville Ohio 43113 or Forest Cemetery, 905 North Court Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113. Calling hours will be at Wellman Funeral Home on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m.at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Funeral service will be at the Circleville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Forest Cemetery. A gathering and meal will follow at the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAll it took was a long break and some really tough defense down the stretch.All of a sudden Magnolia has transformed from the team that was nearly pushed to the edge to the squad that is now a win from making it to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Somewhere in between, Victolero urged his team to let its defense hold sway. “They won’t beat us with outside shots,” he said during a timeout huddle.True enough Rain or Shine’s shooters began firing blanks in the fourth. Ed Daquioag buried two triples almost nine minutes apart, but in between, the Painters hit just a single field goal.Rain or Shine also missed three out of eight freethrows in that stretch and muffed three chances to take the lead there. The Hotshots forced two three-point misses from Yap and a turnover on a Painters fastbreak.After Yap’s second miss, Ian Sangalang padded Magnolia’s lead to 75-71. Norwood missed a triple and Rafi Reavis completed a three-point play that put the Hotshots up, 78-71, 1:36 remaining.Rain or Shine took 41 attempts from beyond the arc—the Painters only attempted 34 inside it—and made just 12.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Hotshots, brandishing a defense that reduced Rain or Shine to a three-point tossing crew, hammered out an 82-74 victory on Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome for a 3-2 series lead over the Elasto Painters.Magnolia can ice the series with a Game 6 victory on Friday after crawling out of a 0-2 hole in the race-to-four affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We tried to focus more on defense and limit their score under 90. Defensively I’m proud of what we’ve done,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said, adding that the Lenten break helped his team find its legs in this series.The Hotshots raced to a 49-36 lead in the third period when Gabe Norwood caught fire, knocking down triples to spur a Painters rally. James Yap and Norbert Torres joined the fray with a triple each. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ateneo clinches twice-to-beat DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “We’re number one in points allowed in defense [in the past]. As long as our defense is in good shape, we do well,” Victolero said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess