Robert William Ent, born January 17, 1929 left this world peacefully October 19, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents Harley and Lizetta Ent, his brother George, his first wife Barbara Ent. He is survived by his daughters Nancy Ent, Cheryl (Ed) Dalton, Jennifer Ent Kisor, Symone Niesz-Ent (Dennis). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaron Grote, Eric Grote (Melissa), Emily Lynn Dalton (Josh), Zachary Kisor, Jefferson Kisor (Brianna), Jonah Ent, and Great Grandson Carter Grote, Great Grandaughters Sarah and Taylor Ramey, two former wives Karen Sawyer and Hermine Niesz Rieveschl, and Cousin Norman Ent and niece Monica Lee, good friends Jeneene Brengelman, Elissa Buonpone, Tim Folker, Mark Rassmussen, Suzanne Sanchez, and Mike Grathwohl. He was a Marine during the Korean War, a lawyer for over 50 years (who made it to the Supreme Court), a Mason (Lafayette Lodge) and a Modulator. He graduated from UC College of Law, Class of 1957. He loved life and lived it to the fullest and he loved his family more than life itself. He enjoyed every bit of his 88 years on this earth. He was cared for with great honor and dignity by Hospice of Cincinnati.A celebration of Life service will be held at 3PM Sunday October 22 at Holy Cross Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams (Cincinnati), 30 Guido St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Cincinnati. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro assisting with arrangements.
Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits midfielder Darron Gibson is a major doubt for their Barclays Premier League opener at Norwich this weekend. “Knowing Darron, maybe he has got a chance for Saturday. But it’s a little bit of a concern because he will need treatment and we’ll see how that knee reacts over the next 48 to 72 hours.” Gibson has been a key player for Everton since he joined from Manchester United in January 2012, but last season he struggled with a thigh injury for much of the campaign. Losing him for the season opener would be a blow for Martinez, who begins his Everton reign at Carrow Road. “Darron’s a special footballer. What he brings to the team is quite unique and I think he is one of those players that is at the perfect moment of his career,” the Spaniard told evertontv. “He’s ready to take a big role at Everton. To miss any player at this stage of the season would be a real blow. “He has been working over 60 to 70 hours, and then if we lose him a few days before the start of the season it would be a big disappointment, but we hope that Darron can recover very quickly.” Already ruled out of the trip are the trio of Tony Hibbert and Magaye Gueye – whose injuries are unspecified – and summer signing Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring). “Tony is recovering really well. I don’t think he will be too far away but Saturday is a little bit too early,” said Martinez. “I don’t expect him to go too much longer without being available to join the group. “Antolin Alcaraz is probably two weeks away from being back with the full group. Both are progressing well behind the scenes and the same can be said about Magaye. He has been working hard in the last two to three weeks.” The Republic of Ireland international injured a knee in last weekend’s friendly win over Real Betis at Goodison Park and faces a race against time to be fit. “He is going to be touch-and-go for Saturday,” the Spaniard told evertonfc.com. “He has got a little bit of a strain in his right knee. It’s something he picked up in the warm-up, and he tried to run it off and get through the game but he couldn’t.
(REUTERS) – Former England captain David Beckham, who won two Major League Soccer titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy, was among the first-time candidates named on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame yesterday.The 42-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder played six seasons in MLS, all of them for the Galaxy, and helped his team to win championships in the last two of those seasons, 2011 and 2012.His arrival in Los Angeles in 2007 put MLS on the map and brought a level of legitimacy and visibility that otherwise may have taken the North American league decades to reach.Beckham, who is currently trying to get his proposed MLS franchise off the ground in Miami, met the Hall of Fame’s eligibility criteria given his seasons in MLS, during which he scored 18 goals in 98 games.The voting pool includes past and present men’s and women’s U.S. national team coaches, active MLS and National Women’s Soccer League management, U.S. Soccer leadership, Hall of Famers and media members.The National Soccer Hall of Fame closed its Oneonta, New York, location in 2010 with a new facility in Texas expected to open next year.