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Delaware City Planning Commission has unanimously approved two requests from storage facilities.
At its meeting Wednesday, the commission first approved allowing WRD Real Estate LLC to use a building at 35 S. Franklin St. as an indoor self-storage facility.
Previously, the building has been used as an automotive repair garage, auto dealership and

Storage facility requests approved

Delaware City Planning Commission has unanimously approved two requests from storage facilities. At its meeting Wednesday, the commission first approved allowing WRD Real Estate LLC to use a building at 35 S. Franklin St. as an indoor self-storage facility. Previously, the building has been used as an automotive repair garage, auto dealership and

Boys All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Teams 2014-15

Blue Division First Team Cantyn Belmer, Elgin Daniel Donner, Northmor Xavier Harris, Mount Gilead Michael Miller, Fredericktown Jett Swetland, Highland Mac Thompson, Cardington Second Team Blake Bramer, Centerburg Chris Godfrey, Mount Gilead Chase Jackson, Fredericktown Kirk Manns, Fredericktown Taylor Moser, East Knox Devin Pearl, Ca

“Syria's Refugee Crisis” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series.
The speaker will be Brenda Gable, an Ohio Wesleyan University student who has studied in Amman, Jordan, and has been a summer intern at the Syrian-American Medical Society.
The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday

Syria's refugee crisis is topic for lecture Friday

“Syria's Refugee Crisis” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series. The speaker will be Brenda Gable, an Ohio Wesleyan University student who has studied in Amman, Jordan, and has been a summer intern at the Syrian-American Medical Society. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday

Putnam County court records

Putnam County Common Pleas Court The following were indicted following a session of the Putnam County Grand Jury on Feb. 25. Andrew J. Vasquez, 24, 3721 Road K-3, Ottawa; grand theft (motor vehicle). Victor Paniagua, 49, 102 E. Maple St., Continental; rape and gross sexual imposition. Feb. 17 Steven L. Brown, 46, 991468 Road 20, Bryan, pleaded

Lima area high school basketball results

Boys Basketball Sectionals Division II Bath 64, Columbian 46 at Lima Senior COLUMBIAN Matt Zirger 4, Jake Adams 6, Cole Johnson 3, Ro'augi Durham 6, Clay Dryfuse 2, Cody Daniel 22, Stone Simmons 3. Totals: 13-14-46. BATH Cam Clark 16, Dylan Burkholder 2, Andrew Renner 22, Ryan Gossard 11, Chase Clark 9, Riley Grough 4. Totals: 24-6-64. Sco

Five Gold Keys were won this year by Oberlin High School students at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Lorain County regional competition.
Senior Brianna Orzech, juniors Henry Gardner, Steven Mentzer, and Fayza Rahman, and freshman Shania Sanon will all advance to the state level of judging.
Silver Keys were awarded to Oberlin seniors Alex

95 OHS works honored at Scholastic exhibition

Five Gold Keys were won this year by Oberlin High School students at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Lorain County regional competition. Senior Brianna Orzech, juniors Henry Gardner, Steven Mentzer, and Fayza Rahman, and freshman Shania Sanon will all advance to the state level of judging. Silver Keys were awarded to Oberlin seniors Alex

Fraternal Order of Police are Senior Boy's League Champions

BELLEVUE — The Fraternal Order of Police is the Bellevue City Recreation 2014-15 Senior Boy's Basketball League Champions after their thrilling 38-36 win over Ned's Gym. The Bellevue Beverage Center finished runner-up in the league, as they defeated the Eagles in their final game of the season. FOP finished the season with a 7-3 record, whil

Sitting at a table at the Oven Works inside Buehler's Market in Delaware, it wasn't difficult to see what a meeting was like at the Get Together Club.
Kenneth Collins, David Baumiller and William Kise are three friends who enjoy each other's company. They meet once a month in an environment not unlike home. The club's name says it all.
“(We

30 years of 'getting together'

Sitting at a table at the Oven Works inside Buehler's Market in Delaware, it wasn't difficult to see what a meeting was like at the Get Together Club. Kenneth Collins, David Baumiller and William Kise are three friends who enjoy each other's company. They meet once a month in an environment not unlike home. The club's name says it all. “(We

The Wauseon Indians were not going to be denied a share of the league title Friday night, toppling Montpelier by 35, 65-30, to grab a piece of the title with Archbold and Swanton who also won their final game.
The win gave them their 15th Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys basketball title, and for the Indians' seniors, it was their second champi

Indians get share of championship

The Wauseon Indians were not going to be denied a share of the league title Friday night, toppling Montpelier by 35, 65-30, to grab a piece of the title with Archbold and Swanton who also won their final game. The win gave them their 15th Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys basketball title, and for the Indians' seniors, it was their second champi

Area high school, college results

High schools Wrestling Sectionals Division II Team scores: 1. Toledo Central Catholic 210; 2. Oak Harbor 198.5; 3. Defiance 180; 4. Wauseon 178.50; 5.Wapakoneta 165; 6. Napoleon 119.50; 7. Elida 107; 8. Maumee 102; 9. Bath 82; 10. Rossford 66; 11. Shawnee 60; 12. Toledo Scott 44; 13. St. Marys 37.5; 14. Celina 29; 15. Woodward 8; 16. Bryan 6.

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.
There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadia

Cruz really was born in a foreign country

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadia

School briefs - March 4

HEIDELBERG HONORS GALION GRAD - Heidelberg University presented Landess Scholar-Athlete Awards to 148 students at halftime of the men's basketball game Feb. 18. Danielle Blum (women's cross country), a junior Biochemistry major from Galion, was among the students honored for their achievements in the classroom as well as on the athletic field for t

Lima Senior improves to 18-3 on the season

TOLEDO — Lima Senior moved to 18-3 on the season with a 71-57 victory over St. Francis on Friday night. Xavier Simpson (23), Elijah Pughsley (16) and Jaylin Thomas (11) all finished in double digits for the Spartans. Ottawa-Glandorf 87, Bath 53 OTTAWA — Brad Recker had 24 of his team-high 27 points in the first half for O-G. Teammate

Lima area high school, college basketball results

Colleges Men's Basketball Bluffton 98, Anderson 93 at Defiance ANDERSON Justin Jordan 14, Brett Anderson 2, Max Mollaun 14, Nathaniel Acree 38, Nathan Gross 23, Micah Smith 2. Totals: 47-11-93. BLUFFTON Andrew Finley 20, Joshua Woodrich 10, Austin Rohde 5, Thayne Recker 30, Billy Taflinger 28, Trey Elchert 3, Austin Moore 2. Totals: 47-14-98

ARCHBOLD - The 2014-15 Archbold boys basketball claimed a portion of their sixth consecutive Northwest Ohio Athletic League title on Thursday as they routed Bryan at the Thunderdome, 58-34. The Blue Streaks have also won seven of the last eight league titles, while their stretch of six straight is an NWOAL record.
“That is awesome. To be whe

Streaks claim title share

ARCHBOLD - The 2014-15 Archbold boys basketball claimed a portion of their sixth consecutive Northwest Ohio Athletic League title on Thursday as they routed Bryan at the Thunderdome, 58-34. The Blue Streaks have also won seven of the last eight league titles, while their stretch of six straight is an NWOAL record. “That is awesome. To be whe

O-G's Samuelson ties for 6th in backstroke at state prelims

CANTON — Kathryn Samuelson of Ottawa-Glandorf led area swimmers who qualified for today's finals of the Division II Swimming & Diving State Tournament at the C.T. Branin Natatorium with a tie for sixth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.03 seconds during preliminaries held Thursday. Boys from the area joining her in the f

Lima area high school, college results and more

High Schools Swimming Division II At C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton State preliminaries (top 16 advance to finals) Boys 50 yard freestyle: 7. Charlie Sutton (Wapakoneta), 21.78; 11. Mitchell Wilcox (Ada), 21.94; 12. Cobie Mikesell (Shawnee), 22.04; 14. (tie) Mason Baker (Celina), 22.14; 20. Chris Soules (Shawnee), 22.37; 21. Joey Ellis (Sha

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Feb. 19 to Feb. 25. 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 51 59 54 Mortgages 34 33 5

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements.
Tuesday he made an exception.
James had 11 assists in Cleveland's 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James now has 6,142 assists, seven more than P

Love hits 8 3-pointers, Cavaliers beat Pistons 102-93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements. Tuesday he made an exception. James had 11 assists in Cleveland's 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James now has 6,142 assists, seven more than P

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red and Redmen had four players earn Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 6 honors.
Earning top honors for the Division II girls was Lady Red senior Carly Santoro, who was selected as the Player of the Year and also earned first team honors.
Santoro, who averages just under 30 points per game, leads t

Lady Red and Redmen receive District 6 honors

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red and Redmen had four players earn Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 6 honors. Earning top honors for the Division II girls was Lady Red senior Carly Santoro, who was selected as the Player of the Year and also earned first team honors. Santoro, who averages just under 30 points per game, leads t





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