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Lima: Time to fix railroad crossing

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LIMA — The largely problematic railroad crossing in Allen County, specifically North Cable Road, shows no immediate signs of being repaired, but a resolution passed at the Lima City Council meeting Monday could put more pressure on state and federal officials to be proactive in addressing the issue.Lima City Council President John Nixon said city officials’ hands are tied in the maintenance process of the tracks, as the rails are technically the property of the railroad company, Genesee and Wyoming Inc. Nixon said if crews were to conduct maintenance on the rail by treating for weeds, rodents, trash, etc. it’s technically trespassing.


George Will: Cashing in on voting

WASHINGTON — The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a latitudinarian understanding of ethical behavior, has a perfectly awful idea. It is urging the City Council to consider ways of paying — starchier ethicists might call it bribing — people to vote.Some ideas are so loopy that they could only be conceived by governments, which are insulated from marketplace competition that is a constant reminder of ...

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Chicago Tribune: Alibaba: Good ol’ Chinese know-how helps the US

SEPT. 18, 2014 — The hottest company in the business world is a Chinese firm with an Arabic name going public on a U.S. stock market.Oh, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of this development is … the American economy.How can that be? Read on:Alibaba is one of the most successful companies to emerge from China’s three decades of rapid economic growth. It is often referred to as “the of China,” but that description fai...

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White Sox slow down Tigers, 2-0

DETROIT — Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, and the Chicago White Sox slowed Detroit’s chase of the AL Central title with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Monday night.Detroit is one game ahead of the second-place Royals, who beat Cleveland 2-0 in their regularly scheduled game. Hours earlier, the Indians finished off a victory in a suspended game against Kansas City.Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer for the White So...

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Indians fail to gain ground in split with Royals

CLEVELAND — Kansas City’s Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander had been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a sore shoulder.Greg Holland w...

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Bath’s Manley hits 100-goal plateau

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath’s Alyssa Manley fired in her 100th career goal in a 7-0 victory over Shawnee Monday at Bath.Manley ended up with a three-goal hat trick to give her 102 for her career.Her 100th goal came with 25:15 left in the first half to give Bath a 1-0 lead.According to Ohio High School Athletic Association records, there have been 25 girls soccer players to score at least 110 career goals. The list doesn’t go down to 100.J...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

DAILY (Monday)Pick 3: 4-7-9 day, 1-3-4 nightPick 4: 4-9-0-5 day, 7-8-0-4 nightPick 5: 8-6-9-4-9 day, 2-3-9-5-3 nightRolling Cash 5: 4-28-32-34-39CLASSIC (Monday): 4-19-20-24-37-43KICKER: 451259Jackpot: $5.5 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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Miscues cost Browns in 23-21 loss to Ravens

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine stepped behind the microphone Monday, then paused for several seconds and sighed.Without saying a word, he clearly conveyed his emotions one day after Cleveland’s 23-21 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens.“I’m still feeling very disappointed over yesterday,” Pettine said. “We didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had to put the game away. We felt like we let the Ravens off the hook....

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Getting the lead out, literally

Jinks had her first seizure on July 4. It was devastating for her owner, Trudy, to witness.Jinks is a 3-year-old spayed female Pomeranian. Her age is right on par for epilepsy to begin to rear its ugly head. With epilepsy, the first seizure tends to occur between 6 months and 5 years.In addition, it was thunderstorm season, fireworks had been popping off, and numerous family members (some with their own dogs) were arriving for the holiday.Epilepsy tends to low...

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Hursh begins term as Lima Municipal Court judge

LIMA — Tammie Hursh’s daughter, Madison, held the black robe as her mother slipped it on for the first time.It wasn’t a fashion show and they weren’t at a department store.The donning of the robe happened during a ceremony in which Hursh was sworn in as a new judge at Lima Municipal Court. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy administered the oath of office to Hursh.“I’m honored and this is such a great responsibility t...

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Gas prices on a bubble at $3

LIMA — We’re sitting on a bubble.Sometime Tuesday, gasoline prices in Lima could drop below $3 a gallon, or they could shoot up to around $3.19, according to a petroleum analyst for“The Great Lakes region is known to have the greatest volatility in the market, so an area like Lima will see big swings either way,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski.

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Ottoville teen killed in crash

OTTOVILLE — Students and staff at Ottoville Local School District were mourning the loss of a 17-year-old classmate Monday who died in a crash on the way to school.Ottoville Superintendent Scott Mangas struggled to talk about the death of Jacob E. Guy on Monday. He has known Guy since Guy was 5 years old and Mangas was the elementary school principal, he said.“He was a great kid,” Mangas said.Guy’s death is the first Mangas has had as s...

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ER tour hopes to inspire students to innovate

LIMA — Monday was a day of firsts for both St. Rita’s Medical Center and Columbus Grove High School.Columbus Grove High School brought its first class of seniors in the biomedical science classes on a tour of St. Rita’s Emergency Department, said Dave Hassen, high school science teacher.The students, in a medical innovations class, are working on designing a plan for their own ER.This is the first time St. Rita’s has given a tour of its ER, said R...

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3rd biker dies from Sept. 5 crash on I-75 near Wapakoneta

WAPAKONETA — A third motorcycle rider injured in a crash earlier this month on Interstate 75 died Monday, a hospital administrator said.John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, died Monday at Lima Memorial Health System. He was the third person to die from the Sept. 5 crash on Interstate 75 just two miles south of Cridersville.Helen Coleman, 47, of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and Kurtis G. Kirby, 46, of Miamisburg, died the following morning, said Lt...

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Roundup resistant weed plagues farmers in Putnam County

CONTINENTAL — On Thursday night Mike Weller discovered a weed near his driveway that has the power to wipe out entire pastures and wreak havoc on farmers’ yearly profits.Weller farms 1,200 acres in Continental and has found 30 to 40 plants of the destructive weed, called spiny amaranth, in his fields since last week.The weed is Roundup resistant and has 235,000 seeds per plant that can be spread up to three-quarters of a mile, said James Hoorman, assistant pr...

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Uniopolis tire store celebrates 60 years in community

UNIOPOLIS — For Gale and Mike Miller, tires are a family tradition.The two own Miller Bros. Tire Service Inc. in Uniopolis, a tire and repair store that has been in the Miller family for 60 years.Gale and Mike’s dad, Don, passed the store on to them and Gale Miller said he hopes his son will eventually take it over as well.“It was in our backyard growing up,” Gale Miller, 54, said about the business, which he and Mike Miller worked in a...

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Eastown Road reduced to 1 lane Tuesday

LIMA — Allen County Engineer Timothy Piper has announced that South Eastown Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic from Springview Drive to Spencerville Road (state Route 117) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday for road repair.

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Unbeaten Bengals have extra week to get healthy

CINCINNATI — When the schedule came out, the Bengals saw what was happening in the fourth week and bristled.A bye? So soon?Teams prefer to get their week off later in the season, when they’re worn down a bit. The Bengals’ thinking has dramatically changed since. They’re off this week, and the timing now seems perfect.Cincinnati (3-0) could use a break to get healthy after injuries sapped the roster. The AFC’s only undefeated team ...

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