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Hundreds herd into Keystone for Allen County Junior Fair carcass show

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LIMA — When it comes to the Allen County Junior Fair Carcass Show, it is not what is outside, but what is inside, literally, that counts.Hundreds of people lined up along the outer wall of Keystone Meats on Harding Highway on Wednesday to get an insider’s view into various cattle, pigs, chickens, rabbits, lambs and goats that were showcased at last week’s fair.“What happens here is that after the grand reserves of each species have been decided at the fair, the next placings all go into the carcass show,” according to Kelly Colbe, 4-H educator at the Ohio State University Extension. “It varies by species as to how many animals come in.”

 

UNOH wins in women’s soccer

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Laura Stone scored twice as the University of Northwestern Ohio women’s soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 NAIA victory over 17th ranked Brenau University (0-1-1) on Wednesday night at the Allen Cree Soccer Complex.The Racers got on the board first in the 39th minute. Lisa Bosveld took control of the ball and fired a shot from the right wing that was deflected to Stone. Stone took one touch and buried a shot into the upper left corner of the goa...

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LCC edges Ada in tennis

LCC 3, Ada 2ADA — Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Janowski lost only one game in her victory.Bryan 4, Defiance 1Raquel Gomez won for Defiance.Girls golfWapakoneta 193,Parkway 214ROCKFORD — Wapakoneta’s Emily Klopfenstein was medalist with a 45.Girls soccerRiverdale 4, Bluffton 1MOUNT BLANCHARD — Sarah Theisen scored Bluffton’s goal.Notre Da...

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LCC defeats Kalida, Elida in boys golf

James Riepenhoff shot a 1-under 35 in leading Lima Central Catholic to a boys golf victory over Kalida and Elida at Tamarac on Wednesday. The Thunderbirds finished with a team total of 155 followed by Kalida at 164 and Elida at 177.Collin Narker led Kalida with a 39 and Jimmy Ebeling had the low score for Elida with a 38.Temple Christian 179,Perry 216LIMA — Temple Christian’s Judah Whitman was medalist with a 43 at Hidden Creek. Xaviar M...

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Black ministers object to low-turnout in election for new Lima NAACP head

LIMA — Efforts to revitalize the Lima chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have hit a snag after the Black Ministerial Association raised objections to the election of the Rev. Ronald Fails as the unit’s president.Member pastors of the Black Ministerial Association of Lima have gone on record as opposing the election, taking exception with the lack of participation in the election. Association member the Rev. Dr. Dennis Ward of Secon...

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Labor Day weekend travel looms

GasBuddy.com is predicting that it will be the cheapest Labor Day travel season since 2010, according to a report the website released Wednesday.Cheaper global and domestic crude prices have pushed costs at North American refineries lower despite unrest in the Middle East and uncertainty in Russian energy supplies. U.S. crude oil futures are down nearly $9 per barrel from Memorial Day weekend, and the price of international North Sea crude has also declined by $7 per barrel. The cr...

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St. John’s against Elida a quality match-up

DELPHOS — It’s almost a 10-mile straight shot from Elida to Delphos.So one might think that Elida has a rich history of football with Delphos St. John’s.But that’s not the case.Going back to 1931, the teams have only met 11 times. Elida leads the series, 8-3.And before last year’s St. Johns-Elida game, St. John’s hadn’t played Elida since 1981, when the Blue Jays were in the Western Buckeye League....

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Football has prominent role in Naval Academy life

There are few universities where football is as deeply embedded in the culture as at the Naval Academy.And few people have had as close-up of a view as retired admiral Tom Lynch, a Lima Central Catholic graduate who played football there with Roger Staubach and returned to the academy as its superintendent three decades later.In good years, not so good years and even in really down years, Navy pours on the pageantry.All of the academy’s nearly 4,400 mids...

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Getting pumped for beginning of football season

It is here now.Football!High school and college begin this week and the NFL kicks off beginning next Thursday.Now, I love it.Throughout the summer, people are asking me if I am ready for the Browns, or the Buckeyes, or high school football to begin and I always have the same response.“Not yet, because once it gets here, it is non-stop for me until the boys’ state basketball tournament in Columbus at the end of March.”...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

DAILY (Wednesday)Pick 3: 5-5-2 day, 3-1-6 nightPick 4: 8-2-7-6 day, 2-2-5-5 nightPick 5: 1-3-9-7-1 day, 1-4-8-9-9 nightRolling Cash 5: 9-19-26-29-35CLASSIC (Wednesday): 6-23-28-29-43-46KICKER: 765044Jackpot: $4.2 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 28-32-35-36-52Powerball: 31Power Play: 3Jackpot: $80 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Tuesday): 29-31-51-60-64Mega Ball: 1...

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Elida football tickets on sale at school Friday

ELIDA — Elida will be selling tickets for this Friday’s football game at Delphos St. John’s from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the high school athletic office.

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Women’s agricultural program comes to Putnam County

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Ohio State University Extension office will be offering a new program to agricultural farm women beginning Sept. 22 and extending through Oct. 27.The program, called Annie’s Project, provides women with tools to improve their risk and farm management skills in the complex and dynamic world of agriculture. Annie’s Project mission is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critic...

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A different parenting focus

LIMA — Tickets are now on sale for the Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parenting Conference which will be hosted by Grace Community Church Sept. 19 and 20. The conference will feature retired pastor, speaker and author of “Shepherding a Child’s Heart,” Dr. Tedd Tripp.Written in 1995 as part of his doctoral thesis, Tripp’s book has sold more than a million copies in English and has been translated into 30 different languages.Tripp, who has ...

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Killer in 1996 murder case appears in court

LIMA — A man who killed a young boy with a hammer and tried to kill his own son appeared via video at a hearing Wednesday to be informed of terms of parole should he ever be released.The hearing was to advise Terry Watson that he would be under supervision for three years should he ever be released from prison. The hearing is required by law.The hearing was held with a link to Chillicothe Correctional Institution where Watson is serving a 15-years-to-life-in-prison...

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2 crashes slow traffic on Elida Road

AMERICAN TOWNSHIP — Traffic got rather thick on Elida Road after two two-car accidents occurred Wednesday morning.Sgt. Randy Mason, with the American Township Police Department, said his department got a call at 10:30 a.m. about the accidents. The police were handling the accidents as two separate incidents.A car was traveling west on Elida Road and was turning into the Humane Society of Allen County when a second car rear-ended the first. That caused the first car...

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Wabash Road closed

CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory that Wabash Road between state Route 29 and St. Anthony Road is closed because of a barn fire at Pine Street and Wabash Road until further notice.The Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to avoid the area. The Sheriff’s Office plans to announce when the road has been reopened.

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Lima City School District students to recieve free football tickets

LIMA — Tickets are free for Lima City School District students who wish to attend Friday’s opening game at the new Spartan Stadium against Marion Harding, courtesy of the Union Bank Co.Bart Mills, marketing officer for Union Bank, announced Wednesday at the mayor’s news conference that the bank has not only purchased all of the tickets for the game, but is also partnering with Lima Manor to host a tailgate party for the community. Students who wish to attend will ...

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Police calls

2290 Elida Road, Lima — A woman reported Monday a theft from Dunham’s Sports.300 block of East Main Street, Beaverdam — A woman reported Tuesday a woman assaulted her.1800 Brookhaven Drive, Lima — A deputy reported Friday finding juveniles trying to enter a building.3700 block of Kissing Hollow, Lima — A woman reported Monday a person violated a protection order....

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