Ontario Middle School hosted the 2020 NCOESC Region 3 Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Chelley Kemper, WMFD-TV/Mix 106.1 Radio, served as the reader for the contest with Jeff Hohman, JDH Construction; Lisa Davoli, Fostoria City Schools; and Kelly Hohman, North Central Ohio ESC serving as judges. Twenty-eight students from Buckeye Central, Colonel Crawford, Ontario, Shelby, and Wynford participated in this event to determine the district representative to the regional competition. Colonel Crawford Sixth Grader Ian Gonzales was crowned the champion after several rounds of spelling. Ontario students who participated were Ryan Racer, Abby Bechstein, Natalie Kline, Paige Dunkle, and Jocelyn LeHew.