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Michigan State still playing the underdog card

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CHICAGO – After going 13-1 last year, winning the Big Ten championship game over Ohio State, beating Michigan for the fifth time in six years and finishing No. 3 in the final AP poll, it would appear Michigan State has arrived.Almost everyone is saying it. Almost everyone, apparently, except Michigan State.The underdog role has worked before for the Spartans and they don’t seem ready to let go of that us-against-them motivator quite yet.“Every game will be a challenge. Everything that we do will start fresh and have to be earned,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said on Monday at the Big Ten football media days. “It’s what we’ve done lately that we’ll be judged on.”


Lima committee: No chickens allowed

LIMA — The issue of owning chickens within Lima’s city limits died in committee Monday due to not having enough support.The issue was first raised in June to the Neighborhood Concerns Committee. More than 30 people attended the June meeting, holding petitions from elected representatives, facts about chickens and raising them, and the benefit to families being allowed to have them. However, the committee of Sam McLean, Ann Miles and Jesse Lowe II said the issue didnR...

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Officer acted correctly in fatal chase, official said

LIMA — The police officer involved in a chase that killed a man appeared to act appropriately, a Lima police official said Monday, though an investigation still needs to take place.Officer Aaron Montgomery is a six-year veteran of the department. He was almost two city blocks behind the van when the fatal crash occurred, said Lima Police Department Maj. Chip Protsman. The entire incident took just 13 seconds.“We will certainly evaluate what was going on. All ...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, 28 July 2014

DAILY (Monday)Pick 3: 5-3-4 day, 9-9-9 nightPick 4: 9-0-7-4 day, 7-0-5-9 nightPick 5: 5-9-0-0-6 day, 0-3-5-8-1 nightRolling Cash 5: 11-17-23-33-36CLASSIC (Monday): 10-28-36-42-43-49KICKER: 261198Jackpot: $2.9 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 24-28-30-38-39Powerball: 16Power Play: 2Jackpot: $60 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 22-29-33-41-68Mega Ball: 12...

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Building a shield

CHICAGO – A year ago behind one of the best offensive lines in Ohio State history, Braxton Miller missed most of three games with a sprained knee and suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery.So, it is no surprise that protecting the Buckeyes quarterback is priority No. 1 for OSU coach Urban Meyer this season with four new starters on the offensive line.Miller has bounced back quickly from shoulder surgery in late February that repaired the damage done by a ...

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CEO of Bluffton’s Grob dies in plane crash

FINDLAY — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash.One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says DNA testing may be needed. The (Toledo) Blade, however, reported that family members identified her as Tieasha McQuin, 26, of Toledo....

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Huffman seeks to repeal Common Core

LIMA — Common Core has only been implemented in Ohio schools for a year now but two state representatives are already hoping to repeal it.Reps. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, and Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, are joint sponsors of House Bill 597, which is trying to repeal the voluntary national learning standard, which was adopted in Ohio in June 2010, the same month when the finalized standards were released nationally, and implemented for the 2013-14 school year.Huffman said...

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Tinkling outside the box

“Do you think it’s a urinary tract infection, Doc?” Mrs. Claylitter asked. “I read on the internet that having pee accidents outside of the litter box is often caused by UTIs.”“Well, cats less than 10 years of age rarely get urinary tract infections,” the well-chiseled doctor with the sun-kissed skin replied. “In fact, one study looked at 109 cats less than 10 years old with 111 incidents of peeing outside the box. Only two of those 1...

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Knouff, Bowman LJGA players of year

LIMA – Perhaps it was fitting that Emily Knouff capped off a dominating season by saving her best performance for last.Knouff, a sophomore-to-be at Fort Loramie, fired a 69 Monday morning at Shawnee Country Club to run away with the Lima Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions title.Knouff went undefeated this summer to wrap up player of the year honors. Her 69 on Monday was just icing on the cake.“Everything just seemed to work today and i...

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Lima Stadium may receive new name

LIMA — Lima Stadium may soon have a new name, depending on what the Lima City Board of Education decides during a special meeting Wednesday.Jill Ackerman, Lima City Schools superintendent, said that since the high school merged back into one school from the three small schools, the school has been reinstituing Spartan pride. A new stadium with a new name would continue on that path, Ackerman said. She did not know what the new name would be.The school board will me...

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Attorney says doctor did not err in cancer diagnosis

LIMA — A doctor named in a lawsuit in a woman’s cancer diagnosis did not err in his duties, his attorney said.Cincinnati attorney Michael Lyon represents Dr. Joseph Misson of Lima and the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio. He said Misson examined the knee in question that contained what, at the time, appeared to be a tumor. He said Misson ordered additional testing, which is where the reported error occurred.The person conducting the MRI did so on the wrong knee o...

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UNOH to host technician competition

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio will be the host of the 2014 Ohio Trucking Maintenance Council’s Technician Competition on Aug. 8 and 9.UNOH has all the facilities necessary for evaluating technicians during the competition, which includes a written test and hands-on challenges. Technicians who live in Ohio or work for a company with an Ohio address and have been continuously employed with an Ohio Trucking Association member for the past 12 months as a commer...

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Vikings sign TE Rudolph to 5-year extension

MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings are making a sizable investment in Kyle Rudolph, banking that the 24-year-old soon will become one of the NFL’s best tight ends.The Vikings on Sunday night signed Rudolph to a five-year contract extension that makes him one of the NFL’s highest paid players at his position.Rudolph, from Cincinnati, went to Notre Dame. He’s a graduate of Cincinnati Elder High School.The $36.5 million contract includes $19.4 m...

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Other officials counter Ohio mayor on immigrants

DAYTON (AP) — A congressman and other southwest Ohio officials are countering the welcome Dayton’s mayor offered for immigrant children.U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and six other Dayton area leaders sent a letter late Sunday to President Barack Obama saying Mayor Nan Whaley doesn’t speak for the region in offering to shelter some of the children of the border influx from Central America.“In addition, Mayor Whaley does not have the authority to...

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Ohio won’t investigate Cedar Point ride accident

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio’s amusement ride inspectors won’t be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen.The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight.Two people were hurt Saturday night when a cable snapped on the Skyhawk ride that swings up to 125 feet in the air, said Cedar Point spokesman B...

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St. Rita’s Medical CenterJuly 24 — Tara and Jerone McQueen, Spencerville, girl; Ashley Kincaid and Tim McGlocklin, Brookville, boy; Shelby Freund and Kelly Thomas, Van Wert, girl.July 26 — Sarah Chamberlin and Don Kissick, Ottawa, boy.July 28 — Brynna and Keaton Fetter, Waynesfield, boy.

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Joe Blundo: Enough for everyone

All that stands between me and a perfect garden are chemical weapons and a defensible perimeter.But I don’t think it’s worth declaring war on nature to grow a few tomatoes.So my midsummer garden report shows typically mixed results: prolific green-bean production but dismal pepper returns.Also, I unwittingly planted a metaphor for current events.The Russian kale, which I hadn’t grown before, is exhibiting the aggressive nature of V...

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Police calls

1100 block of St. Johns Avenue, Lima — Police were called Wednesday to a location where a man was bleeding.Reese and Hughes avenues, Lima — An officer arrested a 29-year-old man July 22 for having a beer in his car.1440 North Cable Road, Lima — A man at the University of Northwestern Ohio called police Wednesday to report another person threatened him.Vine and Main streets, Lima...

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