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Mount Vernon residents Martha Stull, 93, seated left, and Louise LaBenne, 82, seated right, show their Ohio State Buckeye pride at The Living Center. Behind them is The Living Center employee Norma Simpson of Howard. All three are cheering for the Buckeyes as they make their climb through the NCAA tournament.
Mount Vernon residents Martha Stull, 93, seated left, and Louise LaBenne, 82, seated right, show their Ohio State Buckeye pride at The Living Center. Behind them is The Living Center employee Norma Simpson of Howard. All three are cheering for the Buckeyes as they make their climb through the NCAA tournament. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 30, 2013 12:14 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — When the Ohio State Buckeyes take on Wichita State tonight in the NCAA regional finals, you can bet they’ll get a healthy boost of spirit from a pair of lifelong fans in Mount Vernon.

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“I’ve been a Buckeye all my life,” said 93-year-old Martha Stull, who has resided at The Living Center for the past four years. “Because of that, and graduating from there, I watch all the games. I watch the football and the basketball, but basketball is my favorite, because it’s faster and I can understand it better. I can keep up with it, I guess.”

Stull, who battles macular degeneration these days, has the help of another longtime fan and fellow Living Center resident, 82-year-old Louise LaBenne. Although a little quieter than Stull, she is very knowledgable about basketball as well.

 

 

 

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