(House of Representatives - October 12, 2013)

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  (Mr. WENSTRUP asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, Ernie Blankenship lived a life of service 
to his faith, his family, his country, and his community. It was a 
pleasure to help Ernie and Rita celebrate their 50th anniversary last 
year, as it was to see him on Sunday mornings at St. Mary Church.
  Ernie passed away earlier this week--a loss that will be felt not 
only by his family but throughout southern Ohio.
  Ernie served his country in the Army, played minor league baseball, 
and earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier 
University. He coached youth sports teams and enjoyed a broadcasting 
career that spanned over 50 years.
  Earlier this year, Ernie retired as the senior vice president of NCB 
Savings Bank in Hillsboro. He touched all of our lives in countless 
ways. He will continue to touch our lives and the lives of so many 
young men and women through the scholarship that bears his name.
  Ernie Blankenship's legacy will continue through his children and 
grandchildren, who learned firsthand his lessons on a life of humble 
service, faith, and patriotism.
  It has been a true honor to know Ernie and to represent him in 

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