Linda S. Piepmeier, age 62 of Aurora, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Born May 4, 1956 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Norma Jean (Nee: Yates) and Wallace Piepmeier. She was a security guard for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.Her family described Linda a true people person. Friendly, with a warm smile, she was one of those people that never met a stranger. She also had a soft spot for animals and dearly loved her dogs and cats, followed the Bengals and played the drums as well. After her health began to limit her mobility, Linda became a huge fan of the old movies on the cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC).She is survived by her father Wallace Piepmeier of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers Chuck (Darla) Piepmeier of Aurora, Indiana, John Piepmeier of Port Charlotte, Florida; niece Annetta Parks of Aurora, Indiana; nephews Jason Piepmeier of Plantation Florida, Scott Piepmeier of Boca Raton, Florida; great niece Shelby of Harrison, Ohio and great nephews Cody of Harrison, Ohio, Montanna of Williamsburg, Kentucky and Wyatt of Aurora, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her mother Norma Jean.Linda’s wishes were to be cremated. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1st, at St. Louis Cemetery with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Olivier Giroud has apologised for his mindless red card in Arsenal’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over QPR, with Arsene Wenger admitting the France striker deserved to be sent off. “It was a deserved red card. Madness is a strong word – he didn’t kill him. But he touched him and should not have done it. He should have been in control,” said Wenger, who confirmed that Giroud has apologised. “Olivier Giroud knows he made a mistake and I know him well enough to think that he will not do it again. “He told me he was pushed in the back and that projected him into the keeper. Usually he’s a guy who’s in control of his response.” Giroud now begins a three-match suspension that includes Premier League appointments with West Ham and Southampton and the FA Cup tie against Stoke City. “Honestly, you never need that. In my job you sometimes have to deal with the strengths and sometimes the mistakes of people,” Wenger said. Wenger celebrated his 400th Premier League victory and 600th as Arsenal manager, but was almost denied the milestones when QPR poured forward in the closing minutes. “We were nervous and the opponent pushed forward. Our game is about psychology and the mental aspect. In the final part of the game when the result is not settled, it’s always very important,” Wenger said. “I’m happy I could win 400 and it’s not as easy as it looks. The next 400 will be much more difficult!” Press Association Giroud was dismissed early in the second half at the Emirates Stadium for head-butting Nedum Onuoha right in front of referee Martin Atkinson and Wenger gave his forward an icy glare as he stalked off the pitch. Arsenal, who had opened the scoring through Alexis Sanchez, added a second through Tomas Rosicky but faced a nervy finish when Charlie Austin pulled one back from the penalty spot. Sanchez missed an early penalty, awarded after he had been tripped by Armand Traore, and QPR’s defending was feeble throughout. QPR boss Harry Redknapp described Traore’s defending for Sanchez’s opener as “atrocious” but Rangers were denied a second spot-kick after Kieran Gibbs tackled Bobby Zamora without the ball. “It was a blatant penalty. I’ve looked at that and when Bobby came in he couldn’t believe he didn’t get the decision. It was a penalty. He got dragged down,” Redknapp said. “It wasn’t until we got back to 2-1 that we suddenly started to take the game to them. I felt we weren’t positive enough at 1-0 against 10 men. For them to score was the worst possible thing. To go two down was a massive blow. “You have to come away with something. This was a good opportunity against 10 men to pick up a point here. We’ve got two home games now (against Crystal Palace and Swansea) and we have to pick up some points in those.”
He categorically stated (in a video footage evidence) that a reception was held in Fresh’s honour by the Plateau United management as reward for aiding their league triumph against all odds. He thereafter disclosed that the NANF will take the vital evidence to the relevant anti-graft agencies in the event that necessary action is not taken against the petition. Jumbo also mentioned another game, the clash between Kano Pillars and Plateau United FC. He stated in the petition as follows: “For those of us who were physically present at the match venue, it was nothing but a day light robbery particularly when the center referee did the impossible to ensure the game ended in a 1-1 draw.” NANF chief and former international, Awala Jumbo, has petitioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ethics Committee over allegations against NFF executive board member Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh.Fresh, who is the chairman of the NFF Referees Appointment Committee, was accused of using his position for bribery as well as gross manipulation of referees appointment in favour of league champions during the 2017/18 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).Jumbo, who is the head of the technical department of the NANF and the chairman of NANF monitoring committee of the NPFL matches, further accused Fresh of taking huge gratification by appointing referees that influenced majority of Plateau United’s league matches in favour of the Jos-based team.In his petition, Awala Jumbo also mentioned the game between Sunshine Stars and Akwa United in Ijebu Ode adding that the NFF referees appointment committee under the chairmanship of Fresh appointed all the match officials from the exco member’s home state (Niger State) and that he was physically present at the match venue to ensure Akwa United finished the game on the losing side. “We shall also proceed with vital information concerning the criminal aspect of this matter that is outside the jurisdiction of football with a formal complaint to the relevant anti-graft agencies for a thorough investigation on alleged several gratifications received by Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh to compromise and manipulate the 2017/18 NPFL season,” he concluded. The NFF Ethics Committee is however yet to respond to the allegations contained in the petition dated August 17, 2017. RelatedChineme Martins: Amaju Pinnick Inaugurates Committee To Investigate Player’s DeathMarch 17, 2020In “Featured”Ifeanyi Ubah Bags CAF AppointmentMay 8, 2018In “CAF”Rani KhediraJune 30, 2017Similar post