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Texting troubles delay school alerts

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LIMA — An issue with the most popular carrier in the region kept many parents and students from finding out via text that the morning’s fog cancelled school today.Ohio Alerts was unable to deliver a number of messages this morning because of a “carrier issue” with Verizon, said Ray Burden, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative. The free service is used by the bulk of area public school districts.Burden said the Ohio Alerts system worked as expected, but Verizon didn’t deliver the text messages. He hoped the issue could be resolved today but noted he “can’t make any promises.”


The Book of Life – PG

The Story“I may not be a hero,” says Manolo (voice of Diego Luna), “but I swear to you, Maria, I will never stop loving you.” And, says Joaquin (voice of Channing Tatum), “Behind every man with an amazing mustache is a beautiful woman.” Childhood friends, Manolo and Joaquin are rivals for Maria’s hand. Joaquin wants to impress Maria by becoming a military hero like his father. Manolo, unlike his father, a famous bullfighter, wants to become...

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Lima Senior hall members meet with students

LIMA — Nine new members of the Lima City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame held a panel discussion Thursday in the high school auditorium, giving a select group of students the opportunity to glean from their experiences.“I’ve always had great admiration for those who have been in the Lima City Schools Hall of Fame, and to be considered among them is a great honor, more than I ever expected,” Judge David Cheney of Allen County Common Pleas Court said...

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School delays and closings for Thursday, Oct. 23

Foggy conditions led some schools to delay the start of classes Thursday:

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Former Delphos CEO sent to counseling

VAN WERT — A former chief executive officer of a Delphos company was sentenced to jail for the latest charges involving his pursuit of a woman.Robert Fishbein, 51, was sentenced to six months jail on each of the six counts of attempted violation of a civil protection order, each a first-degree misdemeanor. His jail sentence will be suspended if he goes to a center for inpatient counseling in California to help him with his problems and obsessive behavior.Fishbein w...

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Chief raises funds for ALL

LIMA — The Chief Supermarket on South Cable Road hosted an Oktoberfest beer tasting in September that generated donation money for the Allen/Lima Leadership program.The money raised, $1,250, will go to the organization’s mission, fostering an environment that will create leaders throughout Allen County. The donation check was presented to Matt Otto, executive director of the ALL organization.

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Traffic accident leads to housefire in Van Wert

VAN WERT — A two-vehicle accident sent one car crashing into a house Wednesday evening in Van Wert County.At 9:55 p.m. Kody Detwiler, 24, of Ohio City, drove a 2001 Ford Taurus south on U.S. Route 127 near state Route 709, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He rear-ended a 2006 Honda Odyssey, driven by Frederick Langner, 67, of Dublin. Detwiler’s vehicle then continued off the roadway, striking a house at 14913 U.S. Route 127.The house sustained sign...

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Letter: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys inappropriate

I am outraged that the “Breaking Bad” action figures are being sold at all the major retail stores in their toy departments.Most disturbing is that Toys R Us is selling this. They are complete with a meth lab, beakers, hazmat suits and blue crystal meth.They are being defended by those at Toys R Us as an adult figure. Age limit 15 and up. Really? Why would anyone promote drug use directly or indirectly as a toy?Reminds me of the Joe Camel ads for c...

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Letter: Judicial race supposed to be nonpartisan

In the race for Juvenile and Probate judge in Allen County, I have noticed that in what is supposed to be a nonpartisan contest that Judge Glenn Derryberry’s opponent has chosen to prominently display her party affiliation on campaign signs.What might the motivations be for such a move? Is it a plea for Republican votes in Allen County for a candidate with very minimal qualifications?It was said in one interview the challenger is just the last person standing who w...

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Paycheck Fairness Act: It’s not needed

OCT. 20, 2014 — Democrats’ campaign-trail calls for yet more “pay equity” legislation are cynical political ploys that omit the fact that paying women less than men for the same work already is illegal.Chicago labor and employment lawyer Gerald Skoning writes in The Wall Street Journal that the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, touted as providing “more effective remedies,” actually would provide class-action lawyers more opportunities to sue for m...

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Early voting: Hardly healthy

OCT. 21, 2014 — Early voting is underway over a large swath of the United States in advance of the Nov. 4 election. But whether it’s prudent or even constitutional are two very large questions.As National Review’sJohn Fund notes, about 2 million people already have voted. Only about a third of eligible voters in Florida will cast their ballots on Election Day, he says. People in 35 states can vote early without having to give an excuse for missing Election Day and...

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Letter: Derryberry being hypocritical

I keep hearing that the Probate/Juvenile judge position is nonpartisan. Non-partisan means to be free from party affiliation or bias in the administration of justice.Team Derryberry seems to imply that Carlene Huston-Kinworthy cannot refer to herself as the Republican candidate. If that was the case, why did the Supreme Court change the rules this year to permit candidates to inform the public as to their party affiliation?

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Letter: Veterans food pantry needs help

It was reported a short time ago that the veterans food pantry needed a new place to pass out food to the veterans in the Allen county area.I spoke with a Blue Star Mother and they still do not have a place to continue doing this, which means many veterans will no longer receive the food help they rely on.They have to leave Memorial Hall because of safety issues with the building. They need about 2,000 square feet that is handicapped accessible and has available parking....

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Letter: Jim Jordan out of touch

Jim Jordan said at a chamber meeting at Husky that the public is fed up with Washington and people don’t want to work.I know he’s probably busy with Congress meeting for 90 days this year, otherwise he could read a newspaper and see when Wal-Mart opens a store with 200 jobs they get 2,000 applications.And yes, we are fed up with a Republican House that insists on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while they vote to make Medicare a voucher, which is a...

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Huffman: Fracking tax changes on way

COLUMBUS — As House Republicans and Gov. John Kasich butt heads over an industry-backed proposal to levy severance taxes on fracking in Ohio, the bill is set to undergo significant changes as soon as next week.“There are changes that can be made to satisfy a whole host of people who have concerns,” said Rep. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, the bill’s sponsor and No.2 House leader. “I don’t think there are changes we can make to satisfy the governor’s...

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Ex-Ohio State star Jim Otis among Hall nominees

Former Celina and Ohio State standout Jim Otis is among 75 players to be nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame.Otis was named a consensus First Team All-American in 1969 and was a member of Ohio State’s 1968 national championship team. He was First Team All-Big Ten conference in 1969, led the Buckeyes to two Big Ten titles and led the team in rushing three times.Other ex-Buckeyes on the list include Keith Byars, Tom Cousineau and former coach Jim Tressel....

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5K walk/run set for Saturday at UNOH

The University of Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the Student Veterans of America is playing host to a 5K Honor Walk/Run on Saturday. The event begins at 10 a.m. on the UNOH campus next to Barnes & Noble on Hartzler Road. All proceeds go to the West Ohio Food Bank and the Allen County Veterans Food Pantry. Military vehicles will be on display along the 5K route.UNOH-SVA advocates helping fellow veterans who are struggling. For those interested in participating in the 5K Honor Walk/Run...

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Van Wert’s Morrow picks Urbana University

Van Wert basketball standout Erin Morrow has given her verbal commitment to become a Blue Knight for coach Haley Ducey at Urbana University. Urbana University is an NCAA Division II school in the Mountain East Conference, which posted an 18-10 record last season (14-8 in the MEC).Last season, the 5-foot-9 Morrow led the Lady Cougars in scoring (12.9 ppg) rebounding (6.7 rpg) and assists (3.5 apg) while the team posted an 18-5 record. She was a second team all northwest district hon...

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