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Big Ten must make some changes

There is no longer any debate that Big Ten football needs to be fixed. The only question is how to fix it.Three weeks into the season, 12 of the 14 teams in the Big Ten already have lost a game.Its teams are 1-10 against teams from the other four “power” conferences, who must be wondering how the Big Ten got into that club. Mid-American Conference teams have three wins over the Big Ten this season.How do you fix it? Here are a few suggestions:...

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Predicting Ohio State’s future

Eight position by position predictions for Ohio State the rest of the season:QUARTERBACKSThe No. 1 thing to look for and hope for is continued good health for J.T. Barrett. The redshirt freshman is clearly the man Ohio State’s coaches want at QB with Braxton Miller out for the season.Barrett has been efficient as a passer in two of OSU’s first three games. As a runner, he’s not Miller but he’s OK.RUNN...

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Big Ten schedule, standings and more

Bye WeekNext gameSept. 27 Cincinnati at Ohio State, 6 p.m.—COUNTDOWN71 days until OSU-Michigan kickoff—BIG TEN STANDINGSEast DivisionBig Ten OverallPenn State 1-0 and 3-0Ohio State 0-0 and 2-1Indiana 0-0 and 2-1Maryland 0-0 and 2-1...

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Ohio State football recruiting update and more

Ohio State got a big commitment from a recruit and missed out on another high profile target last week.Wide receiver A.J. Alexander, of Burke Lake, Va. Lake Braddock, a 4-star recruit said he is committed to OSU’s 2015 recruiting class. He chose the Buckeyes over Wisconsin and Nebraska and made the announcement in the locker room before his team’s game last Friday.Drew Richmond, an offensive lineman in the 2015 class from Mem...

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Celina firefighters on scene of grain elevator explosion

CELINA — Two people were injured Thursday in a grain elevator explosion.The magnitude of the explosion at Mercer Landmark at 417 W. Market St., was unavailable shortly Thursday afternoon. The explosion happened about 11 a.m., possibly in the top part of the mill, according to the Celina Fire Department.Two people were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries was unavailable. A firefighter said the injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening....

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Financial education day shows students the ‘real world’

LIMA — Students from six areas schools came to Lima today to learn about finances in the “real world.”Superior Federal Credit Union’s 1tth annual Superior Financial Education Day teaches high school juniors and seniors about what their future will be like when students are on their own and have to manage their own finances. Students learn about how much different career paths take and how expensive things such as insurance, children, taxes and renting or own...

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Elida runners return wallet lost in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Two cross-country runners from Elida offered a display of honesty and integrity Tuesday that left a lasting impression with an opposing coach.Brad Leis, the cross-country coach at Ottawa-Glandorf, wanted to publicly recognize Elida sophomores Caleb Newland and Dalton Buettner for returning a wallet that was lost three days earlier by a runner from St. Henry.“They turned in everything, including the money,” Leis said.Read more...

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Jordan blasts State Department on Benghazi inaction

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan lambasted the State Department today for not implementing all of the recommendations made by an independent panel studying embassy security in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.The attack killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods. Jordan, R-Urbana, made his remarks during the first public hearing of a special committee tasked with investigatin...

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Faber’s directive on time records under review

COLUMBUS — Authorities in Columbus are investigating whether two top Ohio Senate aides mishandled time records intended to document that they properly separated their state jobs from their political consulting work.At issue are the dozens of comp time and leave requests that Chief of Staff Jason Mauk and Communications Director John McClelland created on the weekend of June 21-22 as a newspaper’s public records request was pending.Senate President Keith Faber...

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Orange County (Calif.) Register: Don’t turn safety over to government

The U.S. Forest Service was thoroughly mocked for a recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day (Aug. 30), instructing Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves. The USFS also suggested replacing the chocolate with fruit and the graham cracker with angel food cake, in the name of nutrition.Why stop there? Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout, and the fire with a TV set? It would be safer, healthier &...

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George Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use of force against the Islamic State.Promising to “destroy” this group with the help of “a broad coalition” of &#...

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Letter: Rice firing a huge leap in right direction

When battered women first began to speak out about the crime of domestic violence that was occurring “behind closed doors,” it was often said that violence against women would end when men ended it.Even as women push against glass ceilings and Lima has its first female municipal court judge, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges are primarily men. In our culture, nothing is more male than the NFL. To see the NFL fire a player for punching his girlfriend is a huge and ...

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LCC at Columbus Grove highlights week

Here is a preview of some of the top football games involving area teams this week:Lima Central Catholic (2-1) at Columbus Grove (3-0)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayLast meeting: Sept. 21, 2013 – LCC won 49-6When LCC has the ball: In LCC’s 45-0 dismantling of Edgerton this past Friday, the Thunderbirds passed for 292 yards and rushed for 100. Dimitri Floyd caught five passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Through three games, ...

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LCC tops Bath in girls tennis

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic turned away Bath 4-1 in girls tennis Wednesday.Kacey Bradshaw, Meredith Bruno and the doubles teams of Emily Janowski and Olivia Stanley and Samantha Stallkamp and Natalie Patricio-Agosto won for LCC. Kylee Morris triumphed for the Wildkittens.Shawnee 5, Sidney 0SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Anita Kottapalli, Nkiru Anigbogu, Monica Glick and the doubles teams of Jasmine Binod and Alexis Wei and Margaret Arabpour a...

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Pass defense is OSU’s focus during bye week

COLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six touchdown passes to six different receivers last Thursday night in a 58-34 win over Toledo. He co...

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Indians shut out Astros

HOUSTON — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night.Yan Gomes had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a run-scoring triple in the sixth.Carrasco (8-5) walked one in his first career complete game. His previous best for strikeouts was 10 on Sept. 2 at Detroit, and his longest outing had been 8 2-3 innings on Sept. 7 at the Chicago White Sox.The right-han...

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ALL recognizes graduates

LIMA — With a plan of helping build tomorrow’s community leaders today, Allen County Leadership celebrated the graduation of its 27th class Wednesday at the City Club Banquet Hall.“It is a way to expose people to people and issues that we face in Allen County,” said ALL Executive Director Matt Otto. “It makes for better informed leaders in the Lima area.”ALL is a countywide leadership program designed to develop new leaders for our com...

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