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Local woman wins Ellen Degeneres contest

| December 27, 2012

COSHOCTON – Christmas 2012 was extra special for Jodi Stipes, who was a winner in the Ellen (Degeneres) 12 days of Christmas contest.

“I watch the show and they were saying you could enter online,” Stipes said. “I didn’t enter the first few days, but then I decided to get online and go through the steps.”

The few minutes she spent online filling out her personal contact information paid off Dec. 14.

“The phone at the house rang and I was thinking it was a telemarketer since the caller id said Burbank, Calif., but it was Ronnie from the ‘Ellen Show,’” Stipes said. “I kept thinking is this for real and my husband was telling me to hang up the phone.”

She was extremely glad she took the call seriously because she ended up winning everything from day 10 of the contest.

“I was running around like crazy and jumping up and down,” Stipes said. “It’s amazing. I’ve never really entered anything like this before. I’m just so excited. It’s a good Christmas in the Stipes home.”

Her prize package included a variety of items including a stay at a resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., credit for the spa there, a Kiehl’s gift basket, a Lacoste card and more.

“The trip to California is absolutely what I’m most excited about,” Stipes said. “I’ve been out to California a couple times and my husband and I were married out there a couple of years ago, but Laguna is in the south and I’ve never been to Southern California.”

However, even if she didn’t win the contest, Stipes would still love The Ellen Degeneres Show.

“She’s hilarious and wonderful to come home and watch,” Stipes said. “I think she’d be fun to sit down with and chat or hangout with.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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