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Ohio State hires Knowles from OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired defensive coordinator Jim Knowles away from Oklahoma State. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day announced Tuesday that Knowles will take over as defensive coordinator on Jan. 2. Day said Ohio State (12-2) will continue preparations for the Rose Bowl with the current staff intact.

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Obituary for Thelma Andrews

Thelma Andrews, 85, of Heavener was born Feb. 6, 1936 in the Independence community in Heavener to Elvin and Lola (Spears) Earls and went home to be with the Lord Dec. 6, 2021 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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US plans boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

By AAMER MADHANI and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.”

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Thunder end 8-game skid

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Shea Gilgeous-Alexander had 30 points and 13 assists, Luguentz Dort scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied past the Detroit Pistons 114-103 Monday night in a battle of teams that entered with eight-game losing streaks.

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Shockley Auto blast from the past 12-7-2021

The Shockley Auto blast from the past is a picture from the past of the people, places and events. If you have an image to use, please submit by email to craig@heavenerledger.com. Today’s picture is of a kindergarten play from 2018. The Ledger/LCJ newsletter relies on subscribers to help keep us going. Become a subscriber…

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