MANSFIELD Miss Maple City Marisa Buchheit won a talent award Thursday night during Miss Ohio preliminary competition.
Buchheit, 20, of Chicago, sang an opera number, besting eight others performing in the talent category Thursday the second of three nights of Miss Ohio preliminary competition.
Each night a preliminary swimsuit winner and talent winner are named, based on judges' scores.
Buchheit, a senior at Cleveland Institute of Music, receives a $500 scholarship for winning the talent award. Tonight she will compete in the swim wear category.