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Category: Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes can feel like winners with a Wii

When the Ohio State University football team earned a bid to the national championship game, the players could cross some items off their Christmas wish lists.

In addition to a chance at the national title, the Buckeyes took home another coveted prize — a Nintendo Wii video-game system.

Despite troubles, Marines press to meet quota for toys program

Two Marines celebrate as an arcade game at Magic Mountain spews out 200 tickets. They stuff them into a tall cardboard box already overflowing with thousands of tickets.

“I want to win that guitar,” Staff Sgt. Cary Anderson says, pointing to the wall of prizes. “Think I have enough tickets?”

Hard to solve, hit-and-run cases leave family in pain

For her parents, nothing has been the same since Veronica Gantt was killed by a hit-and-run driver seven weeks ago.

“This whole situation has been devastating to us,” said her father, Paul Gantt. “She was our only child.”