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ALL recognizes graduates

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LIMA — With a plan of helping build tomorrow’s community leaders today, Allen County Leadership celebrated the graduation of its 27th class Wednesday at the City Club Banquet Hall.“It is a way to expose people to people and issues that we face in Allen County,” said ALL Executive Director Matt Otto. “It makes for better informed leaders in the Lima area.”ALL is a countywide leadership program designed to develop new leaders for our community. The purpose of ALL is to be a catalyst to promote positive change in local communities by providing an education which will improve understanding of community issues, institutions, self and others and train individuals in advanced leadership principles.


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Don’t turn safety over to government

The U.S. Forest Service was thoroughly mocked for a recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day (Aug. 30), instructing Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves. The USFS also suggested replacing the chocolate with fruit and the graham cracker with angel food cake, in the name of nutrition.Why stop there? Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout, and the fire with a TV set? It would be safer, healthier &...

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George Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use of force against the Islamic State.Promising to “destroy” this group with the help of “a broad coalition” of &#...

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Letter: Rice firing a huge leap in right direction

When battered women first began to speak out about the crime of domestic violence that was occurring “behind closed doors,” it was often said that violence against women would end when men ended it.Even as women push against glass ceilings and Lima has its first female municipal court judge, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges are primarily men. In our culture, nothing is more male than the NFL. To see the NFL fire a player for punching his girlfriend is a huge and ...

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LCC at Columbus Grove highlights week

Here is a preview of some of the top football games involving area teams this week:Lima Central Catholic (2-1) at Columbus Grove (3-0)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayLast meeting: Sept. 21, 2013 – LCC won 49-6When LCC has the ball: In LCC’s 45-0 dismantling of Edgerton this past Friday, the Thunderbirds passed for 292 yards and rushed for 100. Dimitri Floyd caught five passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Through three games, ...

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LCC tops Bath in girls tennis

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic turned away Bath 4-1 in girls tennis Wednesday.Kacey Bradshaw, Meredith Bruno and the doubles teams of Emily Janowski and Olivia Stanley and Samantha Stallkamp and Natalie Patricio-Agosto won for LCC. Kylee Morris triumphed for the Wildkittens.Shawnee 5, Sidney 0SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Anita Kottapalli, Nkiru Anigbogu, Monica Glick and the doubles teams of Jasmine Binod and Alexis Wei and Margaret Arabpour a...

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Pass defense is OSU’s focus during bye week

COLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six touchdown passes to six different receivers last Thursday night in a 58-34 win over Toledo. He co...

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Indians shut out Astros

HOUSTON — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night.Yan Gomes had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a run-scoring triple in the sixth.Carrasco (8-5) walked one in his first career complete game. His previous best for strikeouts was 10 on Sept. 2 at Detroit, and his longest outing had been 8 2-3 innings on Sept. 7 at the Chicago White Sox.The right-han...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

DAILY (Wednesday)Pick 3: 5-3-4 day, 0-7-1 nightPick 4: 2-3-03 day, 7-7-7-7 nightPick 5: 9-1-0-1-9 day, 1-0-7-0-0 nightRolling Cash 5: 2-5-16-20-37CLASSIC (Wednesday): 1-6-16-22-33-44KICKER: 088021Jackpot: $5.2 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 1-6-16-37-53Powerball: 27Power Play: 3Jackpot: $171 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Tuesday): 25-45-51-53-73Mega Ball: 2...

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Shawnee grad has invention

CHICAGO — For the first few months, the Super Hairo’N wasn’t even a product. It was just something Lima native PJ McGuire developed to solve her own problem.McGuire, 35, spilled a blue conditioner gel onto her white blouse as she tried to sprint out the door to go to work. The idea for a hair towel that transformed into a styling cape — now marketed at the Super Hairo’N — was born. It started as a towel she cut into the shape of a hair salon styl...

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Training center expands in Lima

LIMA — Well-dressed men with hard hats and shovels ended a celebration of the Lima Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee’s expansion process, one which will allow the school to have more classrooms and labs for its growing program.A groundbreaking ceremony of sorts was held Wednesday for the expansion, which will be 7,000 feet above ground and 4,500 feet in the basement, said Jerry Dickrede, training director. It will connect to the current building, w...

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Lane’s discipline in prison includes illegal drug use

LIMA — Thomas M. “T.J.” Lane III violated rules seven times while at Oakwood prison before he tried to escape that ranged from using marijuana to refusing to participate in educational classes.Lane, the most infamous of the three inmates who escaped from the Oakwood facility last week, is serving three life sentences for killing three students and wounding three others at Chardon High School in 2012.Lane has faced various levels of discipline for violat...

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Salt at the end of the tunnel

ALLEN COUNTY — There could be salt on Allen County roads this winter, after all.Midwest Salt of Fort Wayne, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has agreed to sell the Ohio Department of Transportation salt, spokesman Steven Faulkner said Wednesday.ODOT purchased 171,600 tons of salt from the company, ensuring the department has its reservoirs set for the coming months. While Allen County has not yet received a bid for the third time, the county cannot guarantee a substantial a...

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Uniopolis shut down nearly complete

UNIOPOLIS — The Union Township Board of Trustees signed documents assuming control of all real estate assets from the village of Uniopolis at its’ regular meeting Wednesday night.Auglaize County Prosecutor Edwin Pierce was in attendance at the meeting with documents signing over the properties, which includes a small lot off state Route 65, the sewer plant, the building that houses the Auglaize County Museum, as well as the municipal building. The move puts the village ...

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20th Century Lanes under new ownership, to be renovated

LIMA — On Aug. 8, Chris Sanford signed the papers to own a business that's been a home to her family for years.Sanford and two of her brothers, James and Michael Riepenhoff, now own 20th Century Lanes, a bowling alley at 547 S. Main St. that they've managed for 11 years and members of their family have worked at for more than 50 years.Sanford is excited about owning the bowling alley with her brothers.“The whole place means something to me,” ...

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Education Roundup

ONU to dedicate stadiumOhio Northern University will be dedicating its newly renovated track and field and soccer complex before the men’s soccer game against Case Western University at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. The stadium will be named Kerscher Stadium, in honor of Dr. Robert Kerscher, a member of the board of trustees, and his wife, Barbara. The new stadium has a new scoreboard, artificial turf and a resurfaced track. Both men’s and women’...

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Couple raise awareness for children’s needs

LIMA — At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lima Community Church will be hosting WATCH 2014, a night of worship, awareness, testimonies, connections and hope. The evening is part fundraiser for HIS Home for Children based in Port au Prince, Haiti, but it is also an event to raise awareness of the needs of children both locally, nationally and abroad.Chris and Sarah Jebsen, who created and organized the event, started with the idea of a fundraiser for the HIS Home for Children where they adopt...

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Duffy remembered throughout Lima

LIMA — Friendship, conversational, good knowledge, inquisitive, reader, faithful.Words to describe Tommy Duffy were shared during a service for the longtime Lima resident were shared Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church. As incense burned at the altar, friends, family, former classmates, fellow church members, and many others gathered to share and remember Duffy.Duffy, 65, who died Aug. 1, was a 1969 graduate of Lima Central Catholic and was a former ca...

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