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Activate Allen County: Breast-feeding is best for babies

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If you spend any time watching the campaign ads peppering our TV schedule these days, you may find it hard to believe there is anything we can all agree on. But when it comes to infant nutrition there is one thing everyone understands: breast-feeding is best.There was a time, not all that long ago, that breast-feeding was the way almost all children were fed. Breast milk is, after all, nature’s own superfood, providing just the right balance of proteins, fats, sugars and vitamins for a new baby’s growth and development. But in recent decades, the combination of “convenience” and aggressive marketing by baby formula producers changed the way we think about breast-feeding. It went from a convenience to a hassle.

 

The Lima News: Speak up when bullying spotted

Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That’s what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering.Nothing — or no one — should be above the safety of students. To condone the alleged actions of players through inaction would be a travesty. For others not to use this lesson to reflect on their own teams would be a lost opportunity....

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Mark Figley: To Obama politics trumps health

Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought it to America from Liberia, Ebola was a largely West African disease.Then while visiting his family in Dallas, it was determined he likely contracted the disease in his native Liberia and knowingly brought it here. Confusion has reigned since that moment. After the hospital treating him initially misdiagnosed his condition, discharging him before being forced to readmit him, several days elapsed before a hazardous-materials team was finally dispatch...

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St. Marys holds annual Fall Festival

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Kiwanis Club and Heritage Trails Park District joined together with several other local community partners to host the 45th annual Walk with Nature and Fall Festival in Memorial Park in downtown St. Marys.The walk has been going strong for 45 years, and the fall festival was added six years ago. The two have been combined to provide a day of outdoor activities for families to enjoy while getting some exercise.“This one of the types o...

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Jaguars trample Browns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With Jacksonville on the verge of its first win of the season, the team mascot dived into one of the pools at EverBank Field.Denard Robinson and the Jaguars’ defense could have done the same. Then again, they had already made a huge splash.Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, the defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 victory against the Cleveland Browns on S...

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Colts’ defense dominates Bengals 27-0

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis has a message for the NFL: Its defense is pretty darned good.And it can win games, too.On a day Andrew Luck threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns Sunday and Indy ran for 171 yards, the Colts’ usually overlooked defense overshadowed its higher-profile offensive counterparts with a 27-0 shutout of Cincinnati.“We’ve always had confidence, but at the same time we want to humble ourselves and be on to the next ga...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

DAILY (Sunday)Pick 3: 6-2-1 day, 0-3-3 nightPick 4: 5-9-1-1 day, 6-8-5-1 nightPick 5: 8-4-7-4-2 day, 2-7-8-6-3 nightRolling Cash 5: 10-21-33-37-38CLASSIC (Saturday): 5-11-12-21-31-39KICKER: 493142Jackpot: $7 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 20-26-27-36-54Powerball: 19Power Play: 2Jackpot: $110 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 21-31-43-56-60Mega Ball: 12...

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6 in Putnam on Ebola watch

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Health Department reported Sunday that six individuals from the county were at the same bridal shop in Akron as Amber Vinson, the most recent patient to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.Putnam County Director of Nursing Sherri Recker said the six were in the Coming Attractions bridal shop in Akron on Oct. 11. The individuals made contact with the Summit County Health Department to receive direction from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers...

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Dismantling a landmark

COLUMBUS GROVE — The deteriorating Michigan Livestock Exchange sign still hangs on the front of the building as you drive just east of Columbus Grove in Putnam County along state Route 12.Aa slow, tedious demolition is taking place. Most of the area livestock owners know the 8,000-square-foot building as Putnam County Livestock Corporation Association, which was built back in 1947 to auction off livestock such as cattle, hogs and sheep.Travis Fletcher of Old Wood L...

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Poured with pride

1. What is a barista and what do they do?The word barista means coffee bar tender in Italian, so that entails making drinks, giving great customer service and even making some of the foods we serve here.2. How long have you been a barista?I’ve worked here between eight and nine months now. I’ve never worked this type of job before, but I really love it. This is the first time I’ve worked as a barista.3. How much training was involv...

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Allen County sees stronger child support laws

LIMA — In the past six years, Ohio has seen a decrease in incarceration rates for charges related to failing to pay child support and recent changes in the law explain why.In fiscal year 2008, 735 men and 46 women spent time in prison for nonsupport. In 2009, a total of 6,110 individuals were incarcerated for the same crime. In 2010, 600 were incarcerated, in 2011, 522 were incarcerated and ultimately, thus far in 2014, 352 people have been incarcerated for the same crime, ac...

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Parent support group to meet

LIMA — The Your Kids First Parent Support Group, for parents of special-needs children, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.Donna Dickman will speak about bullying during the meeting this month. The group will meet in the library at South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave.The support group was created by a parent in Lima City Schools but is open to any interested parent. For information, contact Amy Cunningham at 419-204-8025.

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‘Good Neighbor’ nominations sought

LIMA — If you know of a “good neighbor” in Allen County who values community service, now’s the time to give them recognition.The city of Lima, Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership and the Allen County commissioners are seeking nominations for the Lima/Allen County Good Neighbor Awards Program. These awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations and businesses within Allen County that have donated their time to improve neighborhoods.

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TRX classes come to Lima YMCA

LIMA — TRX Suspension Training classes will be coming to the Lima YMCA beginning Oct. 27.The training moves to deliver a fast, effective total-body workout, increases muscular endurance and can benefit people of all fitness levels. For information, contact Dre White at 419-223-6045.

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Student goes to global conference

WAPAKONETA — Julia Pepple did not spend her week in Wapakoneta last week, but instead went to Des Moines, Iowa, for four days to participate in a Global Youth Institute.Julia, a 17-year-old senior at Wapakoneta High School, participated in the Wold Food Prize on Thursday and Friday and in the global youth institute on Saturday, which involves presenting her research on the Democratic Republic of Congo to a board.

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EPA to fine the city of Lima

LIMA — The city of Lima must comply with the Clean Water Act, a controversial piece of legislation allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio EPA to strengthen its influence on cities such as Lima.The EPA has recently made changes to the legislation’s language, strengthening its hold on cities’ bodies of water. The act has been in effect for many years, however the changes are new. Though the new, stronger changes to the act are not in effect, ...

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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.orgOhio 117 from Hanthorne Road to east of Thayer Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work will be performed by the Allen County ODOT maintenance garage.U.S. 30 westbou...

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Buckeyes get high grades vs. Rutgers

A Monday morning grade card for Ohio State’s football team after it gave Rutgers the same kind of welcome to the Big Ten that it gave Maryland two weeks ago.OFFENSEIt is no exaggeration to say redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett gets better every week.He passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game when he ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.The only ques...

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