Michael Williams

Position: Editor
Phone Number: 740-413-0900

Latest Stories by Michael Williams

WAPAKONETA – Wapakoneta's timing was spot on Friday.
Whenever the Redskins needed a big play at a key time they found it in a major way, beating Bath 38-6 in a Western Buckeye League game at Harmon Field.
The game started promising for Bath (1-3, 1-1), which took the opening kickoff and drove 59 yards on 14 plays to the Wapakoneta 18-yard l

Wapakoneta remains undefeated

WAPAKONETA – Wapakoneta's timing was spot on Friday. Whenever the Redskins needed a big play at a key time they found it in a major way, beating Bath 38-6 in a Western Buckeye League game at Harmon Field. The game started promising for Bath (1-3, 1-1), which took the opening kickoff and drove 59 yards on 14 plays to the Wapakoneta 18-yard l

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Sept. 11 to Sept. 17. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 79 84 84 Mortgage 76 68

Marriages and divorces

MARRIAGES Jacob L. Swartz, 26, Lima, and Lynn L. Moore, 25, Lima; Ryan J. Runneals, 34, Lima, and Brittani N. Bassitt, 27, Lima; Cody M. Holmes, 21, Cridersville, and Kylee S. Schoolcraft, 22, Cridersville; Steven M. Redding, 26, Lima, and Brittney L. Lawson, 23, Lima; Tadrik Q. Coleman, 25, Lima, and Ravyn S. Perry, 23, Lima; Daniel A. Coburn, 27

Allen County Common Pleas Court dispositions

COURT RECORD Allen County Common Pleas Dispositions/Sept. 12 John Sutton, 55, of 1517 S. Central Ave., found guilty of attempted improper handling firearm in motor vehicle. Sentence: two years probation, 40 hours community service, $250 fine. Shawn Miller, 31, of 5169 Agerter Road, found guilty of theft. Sentence: three years community control,

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Sept. 9: Christopher G. Harper, 24, of 118 Haller St., pleaded no contest to falsification. Sentence: Five days jail, $150 fine. Michael L. Gregory, 21, c/o Thomas Gregory, 18050 Baird Road, Wellington, pleaded guilty to obstructing official business. Sentence: $250 fine. Michael E. Miel, 28, of 491 St. Cloud S

Municipal Court records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of September 2, 2014: · Devin M. Eichler, Marion, criminal damages, fined $350 plus $724 costs, sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended · Sarah L. Cole, Galion, disorderly conduct/intoxication, fined $150 plus $2

Marriages and divorces

MARRIAGES Chase P. Archer, 29, Harrod, and Nicole R. Croft, 27, Harrod; Terry L. Partin, 54, Ada, and Glada S. Mason, 49, Ada; Joshua C. Briggs, 26, Lima, and Catherine A. Duer, 24, Lima; Lloyd C. Lynch, 26, Lima, and Alisha A. Vasquez, 24, Lima; Jordan C. Fruchey, 26, Delphos, and Paige K. Kelley, 22, Delphos; Terran R. Collier, 20, Lima, and Mar

LIMA — The intense manhunt for two inmates who escaped the Oakwood prison Thursday evening began seconds after they scaled the first security fence, setting off an alarm.
At 7:38 p.m., three inmates climbed two security fences nearly 15 feet tall and topped with razor wire. They used crates to create a makeshift ladder. One inmate, Lindsey B

Anatomy of a prison escape

LIMA — The intense manhunt for two inmates who escaped the Oakwood prison Thursday evening began seconds after they scaled the first security fence, setting off an alarm. At 7:38 p.m., three inmates climbed two security fences nearly 15 feet tall and topped with razor wire. They used crates to create a makeshift ladder. One inmate, Lindsey B

Property Transfers: August 2014

Karen Jean Ostermver Grey to Joshua N & Michelle L Hensley, 3203 Spore-Brandywine Rd, Bucyrus, $138,860 Evelyn K Bloomfield, Estate to Rande E & Diane S Fortner, 1116 Reid St., Bucyrus, $27,500 John B Barker & Melissa D Barker to Teresa A Baldwin, 336 W. Railroad, Galion, $26,680 Jennifer R Hartzler to Karen M Chiles-Sullivan, 835 Su

It's county fair time again here

The biggest week of the year for Delaware County is just hours away. The Delaware County Fair kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with two events, followed by a 10 a.m. opening ceremony, and then runs through Sept. 20. There are many county fairs throughout Ohio, but none quite like Delaware County's. The centerpiece of the fair, of course, is the fam

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Sept. 4 to Sept. 10. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 100 65 84 Mortgages 50 58

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Disposition Sept. 2: Zachary J. Hemmer, 33, of 1509 Lakewood Ave., #212, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. Sentence: 60 days jail, 30 suspended, $200 fine. Michael L. Chadwell, 36, of 543 West Elm St., pleaded not guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: $100 fine. Pleaded no contest to prohibited method of di

University of Northwestern Ohio President's and Dean's lists

PRESIDENT'S LIST LIMA - The University of Northwestern Ohio recognized its President's List for Spring Quarter 2014 for students receiving a grade point average of 4.0: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Part-Time Students Ada: Hissong, Timbre Lane Celina: Fisher, Renee E Findlay: Wonsetler, Nathan Joseph Harrod: Evans, Justin Michael Lima: Barber, Cindy

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism — measures

Extremism in defense of re-election

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism — measures

LIMA — “The fascination and fun of star gazing is more pronounced today than ever before with Sputniks, Explorers and moon-bound rockets in the news,” the Lima Citizen opined in long-ago 1958.
In Lima, the members of the Lima Astronomy Club were definitely fascinated and, according to the Aug. 4, 1958, article, had “hopes s

Seeing stars: Schoonover Observatory

LIMA — “The fascination and fun of star gazing is more pronounced today than ever before with Sputniks, Explorers and moon-bound rockets in the news,” the Lima Citizen opined in long-ago 1958. In Lima, the members of the Lima Astronomy Club were definitely fascinated and, according to the Aug. 4, 1958, article, had “hopes s

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Aug. 28 to Sept 3. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 72 87 65 Mortgages 56 64 58

Prediction: Ohio State over Virginia Tech in close one

When Frank Beamer signed on as football coach at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, in 1987 it was not among the heavyweights in college football. Or even in its own state for that matter. The University of Virginia in Charlottesville was — and still is — the most famous school there. Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, sits atop a mount

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Aug. 25: Letralle Sorrels, 28, of 640 Calumet Ave., pleaded guilty to obstructing official business. Sentence: $150 fine. Melissa M. Halker, 35, of 424 E. Sycamore St., Lot 2, Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: Three days jail, $250 fine. Nicole L. Brown, 22, of 1000 E. Robb Ave., Apt. 21, plea

Thursday's prep results

Boys Golf Bath 148, Van Wert 181 at Hawthorne Hills (par 36) Medalist: Evan Hall (B) 35. Other Bath low scores: Brady Garver 36; Adam Vieira 38; Spencer Stubbs 39. Van Wert low scores: Brandon Hernandez 42; Jared Hernandez 43; Gabe Rollins 45; Daniel Magrum 51. Records: Bath 8-1; Van Wert 1-6. Kenton 166, Ottawa-Glandorf 186 at Ottawa-Gland

Municipal Court records

Hearings in the following cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of August 18, 2014: · Kelly J. Clixby, Marion, receiving stolen property, fined $100 plus $789 costs, sentenced to 180 days with 180 days suspended, restitution by 12/31/2014 ($575) · William D. Moore, Galion, OVI/1st offense, fined $375 pl




Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute