Ball receives Heritage Award to attend Mount UnionALLIANCE -- Allison Ball of West Lafayette has been awarded a Heritage Award to attend Mount Union College.A recent graduate of Ridgewood High School, she was a member of the varsity baseball team, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, class secretary, student council representative and yearbook editor. The Heritage Award is based on a review of the academic credentials including curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT scores and class rank. This award is renewable for four years as long as the recipient is a full-time traditional student at Mount Union.Ball is the daughter of Darrell and Peggy Ball and plans to pursue a major in sports business.Area students receive degrees from Marietta CollegeMARIETTA -- The following students were among more than 300 students who received diplomas at Marietta College's 172nd graduation ceremony on May 10 in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.* Emily McComb of Gnadenhutten, who completed requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in advertising and public relations.* Meghan Endsley of Kimbolton, who completed requirements for the bachelor of science degree with a major in health science.* Robert Richardson of West Lafayette, who completed requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in finance.Hall of Fame astronaut and Marietta College alum F. Story Musgrave 1960 delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2009.