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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.”

 

Ackerman’s priorities misplaced

I can’t believe that changing Lima Stadium to Spartan Stadium has caused all the children and faculty to exude with pride.Maybe they should change the name of the school to — I don’t know — how about Spartan Academy? They could take Lima out of that also. Quit wasting my tax dollars. Maybe Jill Ackerman and the school board might take their enthusiasm and apply it to where it would be better served, like rectifying all the low C’s and F’s they re...

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The (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel: Don’t forget core of icy challenge

Aug. 26 — If you ever had any question about what “going viral” means, look no further than the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.It’s a perfect fit for social media. It’s visual, fun, involves famous people, includes calling out your friends, and gives you a chance to check out people’s reactions to an extremely uncomfortable situation.And it’s raising a lot of money. Time magazine reported Monday that the ALS Association has raised almo...

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George Will: Navy with a mission in mind

WASHINGTON — Russia’s ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State’s erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this sea, and the Yellow and East China seas, the “near seas,” meaning China’s seas. The episodes involving aircraft are relevant to one of Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s multiplying preoccupations — CUES, mean...

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Upper Scioto Valley

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEYDIVISION: VIICOACH: Josh SpencerSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2, 5-15LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 4-6RETURNING LETTERMEN: George Baker (Sr), Wyatt Bischoff (Sr), Zack Risner (Sr), Spencer Holbrook (Sr), Lane Hurley (Sr), Dylan Luhta (Sr), Braden Rostor...

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Anna

ANNACOACH: Bryan RiochYEARS AT SCHOOL: 15th year, 104-47LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 4-6DIVISION: VIRETURING LETTERMEN: 22RETURNING STARTERS: Shaun Wenrick (DT, Sr.), Wes Showalter (LB, Sr.), Nathan Arling (LB, Sr.), Jordan Jurosic (LB, Sr.), Collin Edwards (DL, Jr.), Kody Williamson (DE, Sr.), Ryan Counts (S, Sr.), Christ...

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Cory-Rawson

CORY-RAWSONDIVISON: VIICOACH: Nate WestenbargerSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First seasonRETURNING LETTERMEN: 8RETURNING STARTERS: Ryan Forney (Sr.), Ian Moser (Sr.), Zach Ream (Jr.), Skyler Arnett (Jr.), Trevor Snyder (Jr.), Jadyn Hall (Jr.), Matthew Kellogg (Jr,) Mason Warnimont (Soph.), Garrett Kisseberth (Soph.), Brodie Boone (Soph.), Br...

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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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