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Licking County stuns Locos, 10-9

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NEWARK – It was shocking.It was stunning.And, just like that, on a Licking County strikeout, the game was over and the hex at Don Edwards Field continued.Licking County pinch-runner Woody Wallace scored from third with two outs on a strikeout/wild pitch in the home ninth inning to lift the Settlers to a 10-9 victory over the Lima Locos late Wednesday night at Don Edwards Field.Licking County took 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Great Lakes Collegiate League playoff semifinals.Game 2 is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Lima’s Simmons Field. Game 3, if necessary, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Simmons Field.


Project manager hired for JSMC grant

LIMA — A project manager has been hired for the recent grant for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.The Allen County commissioners approved the hire of Denis Glenn during their agenda meeting on Thursday. The manager’s position will begin Friday and go until July 31, 2015.“We are excited and happy that the county was able to secure this grant but even more excited that Mr. Glenn agreed to serve,” Noonan said.Read more about ...

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Police calls

Police calls as of 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 31, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office:2500 block of North Thayer Road, Lima – A woman reported Monday a person assaulted her.3298 Elida Road, Lima – A man reported July 24 someone used his credit card without his permission.6000 block of Leatherwood Road, Lima – A woman reported Monday someone walked around her house with flashlights....

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Now — the season of change

In this season, the Lord is declaring war upon the spirit of Egypt (bondage). There is a serious problem when we can go to church week after week sick, wounded, depressed and fearful, and every week we return home in the same condition or worse.In Ezekiel 32:17-32, we see that judgment has been proclaimed upon all of Egypt (bondage). One would not think it strange that one of the key reasons is possibly lack of faith, which is always a great reason we fail to receive from the Lord....

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Marking 64 years in the ministry

LIMA — When the Rev. Thomas Eisenman attended a Methodist district youth conference in Bloomsburg, Pa., as a young man, he did not realize it would be life-changing.“They had an altar call for those who wanted to dedicate their lives to Christian ministry,” explained Eisenman. “I didn’t want to go forward, and I didn’t want to be in ministry. I was young — 18 or 19 years old. I didn’t want the girls to wonder what was wrong with me.&#...

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Three injured in Van Wert County crash

VAN WERT — Three people were sent to hospital after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Van Wert County.At 6:32 p.m. Scott Cowling, 17, of Van Wert, was driving eastbound on Wren Landeck Road in a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and failed to stop at the stop sign at the U.S. 127 intersection. Cowling’s vehicle was then struck on the passenger side by Susan Applegate, 64, of Harlan, Indiana, driving a 1999 Ford Expedition.Cowling and Applegate were both transported to Van...

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The Lima News: America loses last hero of Enola Gay

Theodore Van Kirk died a hero. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.In the predawn hours of Aug. 6, 1945, he was the navigator for Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. aboard the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, effectively ending World War II.Twelve men were part of the crew that day, with Van Kirk being the last surviving member. He died Monday, at the age of 93.

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George Will: A middle course on foreign policy

WASHINGTON — With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a cease-fire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals.

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Rain delays start of Locos game

NEWARK – This time it wasn’t Licking County slowing down the Locos, it was a hard afternoon rain which pushed through the Columbus and Newark area.Game 1 in the best-of-three Great Lakes Collegiate League semifinal series was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Don Edwards Field, but the monsoon-like rain pushed the starting time back to close to 8 p.m.Thanks to a seemingly-endless supply of bags of diamond dry, the field was made playable. But the game went on...

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James being back with Cavs matters more than number

Six or 23?That was the big question for Cleveland pro sports fans the past week.Which numbered uniform was LeBron James going to wear in his return to Cleveland.Who cares!As long as LeBron is back, does it really matter which number he wears as a member of the Cavaliers?He wore 23 the first time he was with the Cavs.He switched to 6 for the Olympics and then kept that number for his tenure in Miami with the Heat.But ...

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Indians’ Kluber outpitches Hernandez

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.The matchup between two of the top pitchers in the American League lived up to its billing. Kluber (11-6) held the Mariners to three singles and no walks while striking out eight.Hernandez (11-3) didn’t allow a base runner until Carlos Santana drew a leadof...

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Ace recorded at Hawthorne Hills

Jim Prorok had a hole in one on No. 8 at Hawthorne Hills on July 26 during the Husky Charity outing. He used a 6- iron.

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St. Anthony 3 on 3 hoops tourney Sunday

The St. Anthony Athletic Boosters will be sponsoring a 3 on 3 basketball tournament Sunday. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with play slated to start at 2 p.m.The tournament is open to those in grades 3-12. Teams will be grouped by ages. Cost of tournament is $40 for those who preregister and $45 the day of the tournament. Each player receives a free T-shirtFor more information contact Randy Schumacher at 567-204-0778 or Dave Tabler at 419-234-2676.

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Lima Senior sports meeting Aug. 6

The Lima Senior Athletic Department will host the fall OHSAA parents sports meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the Lima Senior auditorium.

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Lima Senior to offer physicals Friday

The Lima Senior Athletic Department will offer athletic physicals for those students entering seventh through 12th grades who are currently enrolled in the Lima City Schools.Physicals will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Friday in the Lima Senior Auxiliary Gym. The physicals will cost $10 and each student must have a physical packet with the required sections completed and signed by a parent or guardian.Any questions please contact the Lima Senior Athletic Department at...

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Lima Area Women’s Match Play entry deadline near

Entry deadline for the Lima Area Women’s Match Play Tournament is Sunday.The event will be held Aug. 6-10 with two rounds of qualifying at Springbrook Golf Club followed by match play Aug. 8 at Delphos Country Club, the semifinals Aug. 9 at Hidden Creek Golf Club and the finals Aug. 10 at Shawnee Country Club.The event is open to all women at least 18 years old residing in Allen or any adjacent county. Participants do not need an established handicap to participate...

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Defiance College has new AD

DEFIANCE – The Defiance College president Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Rudy Yovich to the position of athletic director. He succeeds Jenni Morrison who left in July for a position at California University of Pennsylvania.Yovich has been the director of athletics at Owens Community College in Toledo since 2011 and was assistant director of athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne from 2003 to 2011.

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State auditor hopeful calls for openness

LIMA — John Patrick Carney says that first and foremost, his candidacy for Ohio auditor is all about transparency and bipartisanship.Carney continued to profess that Wednesday as he met with well-wishers for a campaign fundraiser at the Met in downtown Lima.Carney is the 22nd District state representative, currently serving his third term. The Democrat says he has worked with people from both parties, and says partisanship robs Ohioans of their tax dollars....

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