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The week ahead - Jan. 24

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.com Teen Parody Film Festival Jan. 24 Individuals ages 12-18 are invited to the Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., for a Teen Parody Film Festival. Teens are invited to create and submit an original 3-5 minute parody film by Jan. 22. Films will be watched on Jan. 24

Lima area high school, college results

High Schools Boys Swimming TRAC Championship Team Scores: 1. Toledo St. Ursula Academy 746; 2. Fremont Ross High School 469; 3. Findlay High School 415; 4. St. John's Jesuit Academy 276; 5. Clay High School 193; 6. Lima Senior 47; 7. Whitmer High School 14 8. Central Catholic 14. Individual Winner/top Lima Senior finishers: 200 Medley Relay: 1

CARROLL — Lima Central Catholic improved to 12-1 on the season with a 66-58 boys basketball victory over Bloom-Carroll on Friday night. After trailing 16-14 in the first quarter and owning a 27-26 margin at halftime, the Thunderbirds used a 21-12 burst in the third quarter to finally get a little breathing room which proved to be enough for

Lima area boys high school basketball boxes for Jan. 23

Boys Basketball Columbus Grove 60, Paulding 45 At Columbus Grove Paulding Alex Arellano 13, Corbin Edwards 8, Treston Gonzalez 7, Brad Crawford 6, Ethan Rhonehous 6, Jarrett Sitton 3, Christian Burtch 2. Total 17-8-45 Columbus Grove Jace Darbyshire 29, Tanner From 10, Gabe Stechschulte 8, Joey Warnecke 4, Rece Roney 3, Logan Diller 2, David B

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Jan. 15 to Jan. 21. 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 67 48 62 Mortgages 48 44 2

The Ashland University box office is selling tickets for the school's production of “The Wizard of Oz” Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.
Frank Baum's story is celebrating its 75th anniversary of the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros. The cast and crew for t

Ashland to present “The Wizard of Oz”

The Ashland University box office is selling tickets for the school's production of “The Wizard of Oz” Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Frank Baum's story is celebrating its 75th anniversary of the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros. The cast and crew for t

Grand jury issues indictments

A Delaware County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued a number of indictments Friday. They include: • Sema S. Williams, 34, of 168 Troy Road, Delaware, on a count of assault, a fourth-degree felony; assault, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. She will be arraigned Jan. 26 at 1:15 p

Crash Reports

Saturday, Jan. 3 3:49 p.m. - Andrea C. Hernandez-Andrade, 18, Wauseon, was westbound on a snowy and icy County Road D, German Twp., when she lost control of her vehicle, slid right and off the roadway. The vehicle hit a building owned by Merle Beck of 4161 County Road 20. Hernandez-Andrade was cited for failure to control. 9:58 p.m. - Giles D. De

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Jan. 12: Rosalind Johnson, 57, of 732 1/2 N. Main St., pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, 60 suspended, $150 fine. Michael L. Little, 27, of 1203 W. Market, Apt. Three, pleaded guilty to obstructing official business. Sentence: $150 fine. Pleaded guilty to operating vehicle under the influence. Se

“I've traveled all over Ohio and been to a few King celebrations,” Jennette Bradley said Monday morning at Delaware's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast. “This one has been so heartfelt and so unique, and I feel like I was in church.”
“Who in Our Midst is the Next MLK?” was the theme of Monday's 22

Next MLK 'in our midst'

“I've traveled all over Ohio and been to a few King celebrations,” Jennette Bradley said Monday morning at Delaware's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast. “This one has been so heartfelt and so unique, and I feel like I was in church.” “Who in Our Midst is the Next MLK?” was the theme of Monday's 22

SEATTLE — Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks.
Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime.
Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period to end

Seahawks stun Packers in OT

SEATTLE — Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks. Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period to end

More than 125 people showed up Sunday afternoon for the 30th annual Delaware-area worship service at William Street United Methodist Church to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have celebrated his 86th birthday last Thursday.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day nationally. Delaware schools and city offices are closed in

'He didn't hesitate to inspire others'

More than 125 people showed up Sunday afternoon for the 30th annual Delaware-area worship service at William Street United Methodist Church to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have celebrated his 86th birthday last Thursday. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day nationally. Delaware schools and city offices are closed in

Lima area game summaries

High Schools Boys Basketball Wayne Trace 76, Delphos Jefferson 56 At Delphos Jefferson Wayne Trace Ethan Linder 21, David Sinn 18, Cole Shepherd 12, Corbin Linder 10, Luke Miller 7, Darius Hale 3, Jake Arend 2, Alec Vest 2. Total 22-10-76 Delphos Jefferson Trey Smith 25, Dalton Hicks 10, Drew Reiss 9, Jace Stockwell 7, Grant Wallace 3, Kurt

Human trafficking and digital privacy are two of the timely topics that will be discussed in Delaware's weekly “Great Decisions” lecture series that begins Feb. 6.
The 2015 “Great Decisions Community Discussion Series of U.S. Foreign Policy” talks will cover the globe with conversations regarding Russia, human trafficking,

'Great Decisions' series starts Feb. 6

Human trafficking and digital privacy are two of the timely topics that will be discussed in Delaware's weekly “Great Decisions” lecture series that begins Feb. 6. The 2015 “Great Decisions Community Discussion Series of U.S. Foreign Policy” talks will cover the globe with conversations regarding Russia, human trafficking,

Ada edges Delphos Jefferson in double overtime

DELPHOS — Ada outscored Delphos Jefferson 9-7 in the second overtime for a 57-55 Northwest Conference victory Friday night. Blake Willeke and Grant McBride each had 17 points and Brayden Sautter scored 11 for Ada. Trey Smith had 17 points and Jace Stockwell scored 16 for Jefferson. Delphos St. John's 63, Minster 37 DELPHOS — Andy Gro

Lima area sports results

High schools Boys Basketball Delphos St. John's 63, Minster 37 at Delphos St. John's Minster Josh Nixon 12, Gabe Goodwin 6, Matt Trushaw 6, Jacob Stechschulte 4, Drew Ripploh 4, Bryce Schmiesing 3, Conner Tumbusch 2. Totals: 13–7–37. Delphos St. John's Andy Grothouse 29, Alex Odenwell 9, Robby Saine 9, Evan Hays 6, Tyler Conley 4

University of Northwestern Ohio dean's list

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge its Dean's List for the November Session 2014 for students in the College of Applied Technologies. The following full time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Ada: Perkins, Andrew Douglas Alger: Covert, Bruce J Anna: Baumer, Kyle James Belle Center: D

Courthouse News

WESTERN DISTRICT COURT Timothy J. Burkholder, Wauseon, failure to stop for stop sign - second in one year, $165 fine. Regina A. Bomar, Wauseon, speeding, $135 fine. Cassandra E. Stinson, Swanton, speeding, $135 fine. Preston W. Lantz, Wauseon, speeding - assured clear distance ahead, $190 fine. Cynthia A. Aschliman, Wauseon, speeding, $125 fin

Lima area sports summaries

Girls Basketball Ada 71, Perry 20 at Perry Ada Tori Wyss 15, Sidney Faine 12, Rachel Wildman 10, Melina Woods 9, Lindsay Walden 6, Haley Wyss 6, Alexis Amburgey 5, Morgan Sutton 4, Tessa Coulson 2, Carlee Marshall 2. Totals: 30–5–71. Perry Alanna Sanks 6, Jala Phillips 5, Kylyn Collins 3, Courtland Fowler 3, Omani Watson 1. Totals

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Jan. 5: Alison T. Bowers, 23, of 2481 Cherie Ave., Elida, pleaded guilty to physical control. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $600 fine. Countez D. Kelly, 22, of 1142 E. Third, pleaded guilty to menacing. Sentence: 30 days jail, 20 suspended, $150 fine. Pleaded guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Senten





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