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Ottoville holds yearly park carnival

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OTTOVILLE — It may take a village to raise a child, as the adage goes, but as Ottoville has proved this weekend, it also takes a village to put on a festival.Ottoville’s Park Carnival has brought thousands to the Putnam County village, more than double the village’s population of 976.“It takes over 1,100 people to donate two hours of their time to make this work,” carnival organizer Troy Heitmeyer said. “We have about 10 or 12 people on our committee and they meet once or twice a month to put this together. Very soon, they’ll be going out to check out other bands to bring in.”

 

Kevin Harvick dominates to win Atlanta Nationwide

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kevin Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat Joey Logano and win an unusually wreck-free NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night.Harvick, who will start from the pole Sunday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, took the lead on the 37th lap and ruled the 1.54-mile tri-oval for his third win of the season in 11 races.Kyle Larson, who started second, finished third. Kyle Busch was fourth, and pole-sitter Chase Elliott ...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

DAILY (Saturday)Pick 3: 7-3-0 day, 3-9-7 nightPick 4: 6-9-5-3 day, 5-2-9-2 nightPick 5: 7-0-0-0-5 day, 5-0-8-0-6 nightRolling Cash 5: 13-31-33-38-39CLASSIC (Saturday): 17-30-38-42-43-48KICKER: 725740Jackpot: $4.3 millionPOWERBALL (Wednesday): 17-24-26-45-46Powerball: 19Power Play: 3Jackpot: $90 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 3-26-45-58-73Mega Ball: 12...

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The winners: The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo Competition

LIMA — There were 765 entries in The Lima News 18th annual Amateur Photo Competition, which is 420 fewer photos entered than last year.“Entries were down this year by 420 entries, but the quality of entries was much higher,” said Craig Orosz, photo editor for The Lima News. “Judges had a tough time picking this year’s winners. We had some copycat photos from last year’s winners, which are common and a huge no-no. … But overall, it was a fan...

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Play

It’s time to play.But before you hop in the car, check out this list to make a plan. Be sure to check back with The Lima News, as we will publish a listing monthly in Lifestyle and details weekly in 360.To submit event information, please contact Craig Kelly at ckelly@civitasmedia.com.SeptemberThrough Sept. 1 — Van Wert County Fair, Van Wert1 — Labor Day Parade, downtown Lima1 — Harrod Community Garage S...

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Preserving history has a cost

WAPAKONETA — When Auglaize County commissioners made the decision to completely overhaul the courthouse they had to consider a steep $9 million price tag.“It wasn’t a hard choice,” Commissioner John Bergman said.What started out as discussions in 1997 about the need for more office space evolved into the major undertaking that became the remodeling of the courthouse during an 18-month period beginning in 2011.County offices were moved t...

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Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues.The Ohio National Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the guard’s website and on social media. She said drills were being rescheduled to the end of the month for now in hopes of congressional action on funding.She said guards across the c...

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In The Military

AIR FORCEAirman 1st Class Benjamin S. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Smith is the son of Hala (Kevin) Knapke, of Maria Stein, and Marc (Kameron) Smith, of Merritt Island, Florida, He graduated from Marion Local High School in Maria Stein in 2010 and earned an associate degree in 2014 from University Of Northwestern Ohio, Lima.

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Regional Roundup: Pageant looking for Mrs. Allen County

LIMA — The Mrs. Ohio Pageant is accepting applications from married women to represent Allen County as a state finalist in the 2015 pageant, which will be held May 28 to 30 at Gahanna Lincoln High School Theater. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Ohio and U.S. citizen and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.The Mrs. Ohio Pageant is entering its 39th year of competition and the winner will represent Ohio at the televised Mrs. America Pagea...

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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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David Trinko: Right to remain silent on social media

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.

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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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