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Jim Krumel: The milestone birthday of 18

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Everyone in our home has “attained the age of majority” right now, which is a legal way of saying the youngest, Alex, turned 18 last week.It is that milestone birthday. You know, the old “I’m a boy and I’m a man” tune being played out.So, what has changed? Is there a big difference between being 18 today compared to when the old man turned 18 in 1975?Well, you can still do legally dumb things:


Chicago Tribune: The US goes to war; Congress goes on break

SEPT. 18, 2014 — Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won’t risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State until after the Nov. 4 election.Sorry. Gotta go campaign. War vote has to wait.

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Soberfest held at Faurot Park

LIMA — The beer tent is usually the biggest attraction at most community festivals.However, if you are looking for a more family-oriented, fun time, then there is still an event for you.The Mental Health Recovery Services Board hosted the sixth annual Soberfest at Faurot Park on Sunday and had a large turnout. Event Chairwoman Laura Ulrick said the event is simply geared toward having a good time with family.“It is an alternative that we offer to t...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

DAILY (Sunday)Pick 3: 6-2-6 day, 5-2-9 nightPick 4: 8-7-0-9 day, 4-5-6-7 nightPick 5: 1-8-9-1-9 day, 7-3-2-8-2 nightRolling Cash 5: 4-18-19-21-28CLASSIC (Saturday): 1-3-11-32-34-40KICKER: 358714Jackpot: $5.4 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 22-23-30-37-39Powerball: 16Power Play: 4Jackpot: $225 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 16-25-27-29-34Mega Ball: 2...

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Indians’ Kluber strikes out 14 again

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most.Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase with a 7-2 win Sunday over the Minnesota Twins.Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three hits for the Indians, who have won five of six.Cleveland is 3 1-2 games behind the second Wild Card spot, and is home to the...

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Dalton now catching TDs in Bengals’ rout

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton, pass catcher?Why not? The way things are going for the Bengals, even the most risky play turns out right.And yes, that includes the Bengals quarterback trying to emulate Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green.Dalton became the first Bengals quarterback to catch a touchdown pass on Sunday, the signature play in a 33-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans that kept Cincinnati unbeaten heading into its bye week.And feeling pretty goo...

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Walk celebrates kids with Down syndrome

1. What is your role in the Buddy Walk?I started the one here in Lima. I guess we have our Down syndrome group, and I am the president of the board. The first year, I did it pretty much by myself, but the last few years we have had quite a few families step up to help.2. Why did you get involved?I have a son with Down syndrome. I went to the one in Fort Wayne when Joshua was 2 years old. He’s 8 now. So, we went there and we really loved it. So, we wanted...

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Tucker’s field goal lifts Ravens over Browns

CLEVELAND — The Baltimore Ravens aren’t letting anything distract them from winning.While there are still questions about how their handling of Ray Rice’s case, it’s clear the Ravens haven’t changed — on the field.With Rice’s troubling situation lingering over them, they pulled off a comeback win Sunday as Justin Tucker kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Baltimore a 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns....

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Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said.In a statement on the department website, police said his SUV was speeding when ...

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Facts, questions in fatal Wal-Mart shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart will have to sort out conflicting accounts to determine whether charges should be filed in a racially charged case that has drawn national attention.The special grand jury is to be sworn in Monday to hear evidence in the fatal shooting last month of John Crawford III, a black man, inside the store in a Dayton suburb. Crawford was killed while carrying an air rifle his f...

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New regulations mean healthy snacks

LIMA — The last major phase of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented July 1, bringing some frustration to area schools as they try to navigate the different aspects of adapting new requirements.The Smart Snacks in School standards require all food sold during the school day to be a whole-grain product, have the first ingredient be a fruit, vegetable, dairy product or protein food, contain at least a quarter cup of fruit or vegetable or contain 10 percent of the dai...

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City Council to talk railroads, public works

LIMA — When Lima City Council meets Monday it will tackle the issue of crumbling railroad crossings.Council is urging state and federal officials to require railway companies to maintain all railroad crossings by passing a resolution Monday. The resolution reads that rail crossings are in a state of disrepair and for more than a decade, residents and visitors have complained about the crossings.Additional concerns have been voiced by adjacent property owners to rai...

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Activate Allen County: Summit seeks healthier kids

Anyone who has spent time around children can tell you, they don’t like it when adults tell them what to do. Whether it’s cleaning their room or eating their veggies, children have a unique ability to shut down when the message comes from their elders. Ironically, they seem to listen to pretty much everything their peers say.That’s why the concept behind Thursday’s Youth Empowerment Summit has so much potential to change the game for Allen County.

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Road construction and maintenance projects

Allen CountyInterstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.orgU.S. 30 from Ohio 235 in Hancock County to the village of Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by Smith Paving & Excavating Inc., Norwalk.U.S. 30 east of Defiance Road will be restr...

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Lori Borgman: Cuts in housekeeping open door to general disorder

My friend who is a nurse now cleans her own office. In a cost cutting move, the powers that be reduced housekeeping services throughout the hospital. Now, in addition to scrambling to see to patients and process vast amounts of paperwork, my friend or one of her co-workers now lug a vacuum to work once a week.It may be the nurses today, but you can be sure it will be the patients tomorrow. Soon you’ll schedule surgery and be sent pre-op instructions that say, “Please le...

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Adam Tiffen Column: ‘Boots on the Ground’ a misnomer’

Last week, the question on everyone’s minds during the President’s ISIS address was whether or not the President would authorize “boots on the ground.” For all the experts and pundits on cable news, however, no one bothered to mention a basic fact in their subsequent analysis: Despite the popularity of the phrase, “boots on the ground” is a meaningless metric by which to evaluate the U.S. response to any threat.

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Letter: Performing the work of angels

I would like to thank the UAW/Ford wheelchair ramp crew. I am a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair since 1972. This summer I contacted them asking to have my old wheelchair ramp replaced. They reviewed my old ramp and could see it needed replaced. They took care of getting the material, brought in a group of men and had me a new ramp in a morning’s work.This is a great program and I would like to let everyone know that it means a lot to people in my condition that there is a...

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Letter: Kinship families make a difference

Here at Allen County Children Services, September is recognized as Kinship Appreciation month. We wish to acknowledge Kinship families who provide loving care for children who are unable to remain with their parents due to child dependency, abuse or neglect.Kinship caregivers are family members, family friends or other significant people who have established bonds and connections with these children. They are caregivers who open their homes and hearts to children at risk of going i...

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