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Rand Paul’s message popular with local GOP

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LIMA — Kentucky senator and possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul had a key message for Allen County Republicans: “To win nationally, we will have to be more diverse.”Paul was the keynote speaker Tuesday at the annual Allen County Republican BBQ and Rally held Tuesday at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center.“We will have to listen to people with or without tattoos,” Paul said. “With or without earrings.”Paul said the GOP has always been the party to support citizens’ individual rights. He said now was the time for Republicans to do a better job getting that message across.


John Van Til: American boots on the ground: A moral basis

Americans can see or hear about dozens of terrorist acts every day. They can tune in to their favorite TV shows or go to the local cinema and be bombarded with violence and mayhem endlessly. Perhaps these events should be called “virtual terrorism.” Consider this as you read more.Americans can also, of course, tune in to media outlets that are continuous accounts of terrorist acts. These accounts describe suicide bombers, mass slaughter of innocent civilians, car bombs,...

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Giants stop Royals in World Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.From the get-go, the Giants simply did everything right to win their seventh straight World Series game. There’s a reason ...

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Lima Senior drops in computer ratings

Lima Senior moved to 8-0 on the season Friday but fell a spot in the latest Ohio High School Athletic Association ratings released Tuesday.The Spartans are fourth behind Cincinnati LaSalle (7-1), Cincinnati Mount Healthy (8-0) and Kings Mills Kings (8-0) in Division II Region 6 but should still make the postseason since the top eight from each region in Divisions II through VII qualifies for the playoffs.Elsewhere, Wapakoneta (8-0) is atop Division III Region 10, and Ken...

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Bath, Celina advance

ELIDA – Bath’s girls soccer team is headed back to the district championship game for the fourth straight season.The Lady Wildcats beat Shawnee 3-0 on Tuesday in the Division II semifinal match at Elida to set up a district finals rematch from last year.Bath (17-1) will take on Celina (13-2-2) at noon Saturday at Elida for the district title. Celina beat Wapakoneta 2-1 in overtime Tuesday in the semifinal opener at Elida.In last year’s distri...

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District battles

VAN WERT — St. Henry and Minster gained spots in the Division IV volleyball district finals with victories Tuesday.St. Henry defeated New Bremen 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 26-24 and Minster topped New Knoxville 25-20, 19-25, 26-24.Erica Oldiges had 11 kills, Regan Hahn had 38 assists and Cassie Jutte had 31 digs for Minster. Madison Lammers had 14 kills, Kalyn Schroer had 33 digs and Kenzie Schroer had 30 assists for New Knoxille.St. Henry and Minster will mee...

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OSU assistant at peace with return to Penn State

COLUMBUS — At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johnson should know. He was a Penn State assistant for 18 years ...

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UNOH men’s soccer team moves to 7-0 in league play

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The University of Northwestern Ohio men’s soccer team (11-2-1, 7-0) clinched a home match in the first round of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday with its 3-0 defeat of Lawrence Tech (6-9, 2-5).UNOH held a 13-5 shot advantage in the opening half of play, but for the first 41 minutes, the match remained scoreless.In the 42nd minute, Sergio Royo broke the deadlock, sliding a shot into the lower left corner of the g...

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Board meeting tense

HARROD — The Allen East Local School library was full of teachers and community members, some sporting “We Love Our School” shirts, to support a salary raise for Allen East teachers at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.The meeting became very emotional and those attending became frustrated and spoke over each other as the meeting went on. Most attendees who spoke supported what they feel is a well-deserved pay raise for teachers.Allen East teach...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

DAILY (Tuesday)Pick 3: 0-2-6 day, 4-8-3 nightPick 4: 6-6-7-1 day, 8-8-1-6 nightPick 5: 8-3-5-6-9 day, 9-0-2-8-4 nightRolling Cash 5: 4-6-15-22-36CLASSIC (Monday): 8-11-26-28-35-46KICKER: 240316Jackpot: $7.1 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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Hall of Fame to induct 9

LIMA — Lima City Schools is preparing to induct nine new members into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, done every three years.The hall of fame serves as a way to honor distinguished graduates, as a way to showcase the quality education that Lima City Schools provides for students, and as a way to give current students role models, said Ben Rose, chair of the hall of fame steering committee.“They can see where the end of the tunnel is sometimes. They can...

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Police: Michigan man ignited self after bank robbery, chase

BLUFFTON — Under the threat of an explosion by a robber, alert bank tellers got enough of a description of the man and his vehicle to lead to his capture 15 minutes later.Brian J. Matheny, 43, entered Chase Bank at 135 S. Main St., at 8:56 a.m., and handed a teller a note threatening an explosion if his demands for money was not met. He was handed an undisclosed amount of money, ran out of the bank and drove away, Bluffton Police Chief Rick Skilliter said.The telle...

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BBB warns of Ebola-related scams

LIMA — The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about several scams related to the Ebola virus.Emails claiming to offer the latest news on the disease have links to malware that carry a computer virus. Also, con artists are soliciting donations for fake charities claiming to aid those with the disease. Another scam involves con artists selling stocks for companies claiming to have either a cure or a means to prevent the disease from spreading.The public is ...

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Candidates meet, speak to Kiwanis

LIMA — Meeting for the first time Tuesday, candidates for the 4th Ohio House District spoke at the Lima Kiwanis meeting as to why they are the most qualified for the seat.Vying to replace state Rep. Matt Huffman, Bob Cupp and Bo Huenke represent different sides of the political stadium, hoping to bring the voice of Allen County to the Statehouse.

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Bluffton reveals Lions Way

BLUFFTON — The $123 million pathway project in Bluffton was revealed to pedestrians, bikers, those in wheel chairs and four-legged friends, Tuesday.The project represents the partnership between the village of Bluffton, the Bluffton Pathway Board, The Bluffton Lions, the Community Foundation and donors from near and far.

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Unemployment rates down in area counties again

LIMA — Unemployment has decreased once again, with September data showing Allen County and other surrounding counties lowered their number of jobless residents, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.Unemployment is down 0.1 percentage point in September compared with August in Allen County. Lima’s rate is in line with the county, as its unemployment rate also decreased by 0.1 percentage point. This change took the city from 5.9 percent un...

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Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on average than in metropolitan counties. Much of it was concentrated in Appalachia and other areas stretching from Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky to Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and the Great Plains, according ...

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Woman sues doctor in husband’s death

LIMA — The wife of a man who died earlier this year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor and other parties involved in his treatment.Donna L. Smith, of Celina, filed the lawsuit in Allen County Common Pleas Court seeking more than $25,000. She is the executor of the estate of her husband, Dale Smith.Named as defendants are Dr. Roque Teruel, who the lawsuit said now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, R.E. Te...

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