MANSFIELD, Ohio -- A 20-year-old Ohio Northern University student has been crowned the new Miss Ohio and will compete for the Miss America title.
The News Journal in Mansfield reports that Ellisa McCracken beat out 24 other contestants Saturday night in the statewide Miss Ohio Scholarship Program finals in Mansfield in north-central Ohio.
The pianist from Waynesburg, Pa., also won a $10,000 scholarship from Newman Technology and other gifts. McCracken is a pharmacy major at Ohio Northern in Ada.
She will compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas on Jan. 12.
McCracken was crowned by outgoing Miss Ohio, Ellen Bryan. This year's runner-up was Alissa Brumbaugh, of North Canton. McCracken's platform is "stop cyberbullying."
The Associated Press