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David Trinko: Right to remain silent on social media

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The Miranda warning isn’t just for accused criminals. It has its place in social media too.We’ve all heard cops read those words in TV or movies: “You have the right to remain silent.” But online, it seems you’re not able to keep your opinions to yourself as much as you’d like.The slew of videos for the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge emotionally and socially blackmail people into doing what the crowd wants them to do.

 

AAUW plans book fair next week

LIMA — The American Association of University Women Lima chapter will sponsor its annual book sale next week at the rear of the old YWCA, 949 W. Market St.The used book sale, inside the gym space at the facility, runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.The AAUW uses the event to raise money for scholarships.

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Labor Day closings

GovernmentAllen County offices — ClosedAuglaize County offices — ClosedPutnam County offices — ClosedLima city offices — ClosedOhio Bureau of Motor Vehicles — ClosedBanksChase — ClosedCitizens National Bank — ClosedFifth Third Bank — ClosedFirst Federal Bank — ClosedHuntington Bank ̵...

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90th Birthday: Waldo Bennett

LAFAYETTE — Waldo Bennett, of Lafayette, celebrated his 90th birthday Aug. 30, 2014.He was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Arcadia to Warren and Mable Bennett. On June 19, 1948, he married Jane (Lowe) Bennett.Bennett has three sons, Randy (Barb) Bennett, of Las Vegas, NV, Scott (Pat) Bennett, of Strawberry Plains, TN and Tom Bennett, of Lima; and two daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Maus, of Harrod and Ann G. (Frank) Becerra, of Las Vegas, NV. He has six grandchildren and five great...

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Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Aug. 21 to Aug. 27. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh’s Office.Last year Last week This weekDeeds 85 70 87Mortgages 56 65 64Mortgage cancellations 56 109 85...

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Unveiling a new model: Dealers face remodeling push from car companies

LIMA —The deals aren’t the only thing flying off the lots of some area car dealerships. Lately, it’s been construction equipment too.It isn’t a rarity to drive by a car dealership to see remodeling going on. The constant changes might seem like a waste of money to some. Especially with dealerships working as an authorized dealer for a specific brand, the changes might be mandated to remain a dealer.Allan Nott Honda Toyota on Elida Road in Lima is ...

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1946 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe

DELPHOS — Henry Ford II got the first postwar car into production with his first post-war car going to President Harry Truman. It was Ford’s quick return to production that put Ford ahead of Chevrolet. Ford’s advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, created a teaser campaign: “There’s a Ford in your future.” Until July, it showed only parts of the “new” Ford in a crystal ball. Another marketing strategy proclaimed “V-8 Day” on October...

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Applause for business achievements

AWARDSStraley Realty & Auctioneers announce sales awardsEleven real estate agents with Straley Realty & Auctioneers, Inc. have earned the 2014 President’s Sales Club awards presented by the Ohio Association of Realtors.Realtors Phil Fleming, Chester Straley and Jane Germann received the award of distinction for having more than $2.5 million in sales from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Receiving the award of achieve...

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Smith/Schnipke

FORT JENNINGS — Michael and Jennifer Smith, of Fort Jennings, announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Lynn Smith, to Richard Douglas Schnipke, son of Ms. Joyce Schnipke, of Ottawa and Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Schnipke, of Columbus Grove.The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Fort Jennings High School, a 2007 graduate of Ohio Northern University and a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She is employed by the Cleveland Clinic.Her fianc...

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Vickie and Jerry Ruen

FORT LORAMIE — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ruen, of Fort Loramie, are celebrating 40 years of marriage today, Aug. 31, 2014. Their children hosted a family dinner at The Inn in Versailles yesterday, Aug. 30th.Ruen and the former Vickie Verhoff were married Aug. 31, 1974 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Columbus Grove, by the Rev. Neal Lucas.They are the parents of two daughters, Andrea (Brad) Turner and Kirsten (Phil) Seger, both of Fort Loramie. They have three ...

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Randa and Joseph Mekolites

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mekolites, of Lima, celebrated 50 years of marriage Aug. 22, 2014. The family will hold a special gathering to celebrate.Mekolites and the former Randa Hammell were married Aug. 22, 1964.They are the parents of one son, Joel (Julie) Mekolites, of Lima; and one daughter, Jodi (Arby) McDaniel, of Lima. They have three grandchildren.Mekolites is a retired roofer. His wife retired from Health Partners.

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Octavia and Andy Patrick

DELPHOS — Mr. and Mrs. Andy Patrick, of Delphos, celebrated 72 years of marriage Aug. 28, 2014.Patrick and the former Octavia Issacs were married Aug. 28, 1942, in KY.They are the parents of two sons, Andy J. (Farol) Patrick Jr., of Elida and William R. (Donna) Patrick, of Lima. They have five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.Patrick retired from Ex-Cell-O. His wife retired from Pangle’s.

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Sutherland/Robinson

LIMA — Bob and Connie Sutherland, of Lima, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodie Lynn Sutherland, to Rick Robinson, son of Rick Robinson, of Lima and the late Kathy Robinson.The bride-elect is a graduate of Shawnee High School and the University of Findlay. She is employed by Dex Media and is co-owner of Yazel’s Flowers & Gifts.Her fiance is a graduate of Shawnee High School and The Ohio State University. He is employed by the Lima Fire Dept....

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Hale/Sibold

KENTON — Michael Hale, of Roundhead and Patricia Hale, of Mt. Victory, announce the engagement of their daughter Brandy Michelle Hale to Brian Alan Sibold, son of Robert and Tanya Sibold, of Lafayette.The bride-elect is a graduate of Ridgemont High School and Ohio Northern University. She is employed as an accountant by Honda of America Mfg.Her fiance is a graduate of Allen East High School. He is employed as a team leader by DTR Industries.The couple wi...

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Luella and Wendell Miller

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Miller, of Elida, will celebrate 60 years of marriage Sept. 5, 2014.Miller and the former Luella Brenneman were married Sept. 5, 1954 at Central Mennonite Church, by the Rev. Andrew Brenneman and the Rev. M.L. Troyer, uncles of the bride.They are the parents of Keith (LaRoyce) Miller, Joyce Kruse and Jack (Melanie) Miller. They have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Miller is retired from Ford Motor Co. His wife...

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Hyundai’s top SUV making sales gains

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.In fact, sales of Hyundai’s best-selling SUV are up 26.4 percent so far this calendar year - to more than 60,000 - compared with the same period a year ago. And this is the Santa Fe that had only minor changes in standard and optional equipment for the model year.

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Five generations: Clark family

LIMA — Five generations of the Clark family gathered recently.Seated, from left: Great-great-grandmother, Naomi Clark, holding her great-great-grandson Trajan, and great-granddaughter, Sasha Hardin. Standing, Great-grandmother, Marcia Ramos and grandmother Natalie Diem. All are from Lima.

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Five generations: Clark family

Five generations of the Clark family gathered recently. They include:Front row, from left: Great-grandmother, Marcia Ramos and great-great-grandmother, Naomi Clark. Back row, Great-granddaughter, Heather Hardin holding great-great-granddaughter, Eliana and grandmother, Natalie Diem. All are from Lima.

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