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Legend of Galen Cisco

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ST. MARYS — Motorists who drive into this Auglaize County community cannot help but notice the green sign shaped like a diamond off state Route 66. There, beside another sign celebrating the St. Marys Memorial Roughriders state championship football teams of 1990, ’92 and ’93, is the sign that identifies the town as the home base of Galen Cisco, baseball pro.Cisco remains St. Marys’ favorite son. He returned to his home town with Martha, his wife of 50-plus years, following his last season in a Major League dugout in 2000. But his pro baseball career is only half the story of the robust 78-year-old man, who still has every bit the look of a former great athlete.


Could Cavaliers challenge OSU with Ohio fans?

After a long time alone at the top, Ohio State has a new rival.No, not Michigan State, even though Sparty outplayed the Buckeyes in the Big Ten championship game in December. And it’s certainly not one of the Big Ten’s two new teams, Rutgers and Maryland.We’re talking about a different type of rival here.Ever since OSU won the 2002 national championship in double overtime against Miami, it has been the undisputed king of all sports in Ohio. I...

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Santaguida powers T-Birds over Lima Senior

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic was looking to get off to a good start.So LCC’s Sydney Santaguida did what she does best: She fired the ball into the net.Santaguida scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and ended up with a three-goal hat trick in LCC’s 5-1 girls soccer victory over Lima Senior Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.The senior Santaguida’s three goals give her nine on the year and 73 for her career.It marks LCC...

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Van Wert, New Bremen, Minster claim team titles

VAN WERT – Saturday’s Van Wert County Hospital Invitational featured some of the best area cross country runners.With a good mixture of Division II and Division III runners, all four high school races were very competitive.In the girls Gold Division, two former state champions battled on the 5K course.Coldwater’s Sarah Kanney and Wauseon’s Taylor Vernot, both former state champions, highlighted the Gold Division race.

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Hunting is often handed down in families

It has long been emphasized about passing along the American traditions of fishing, hunting and trapping.And people continue to do that. Actually, according to a recent survey, nearly 50 percent of hunters have taken a youngster along hunting in the past year. And it is not always a son or daughter.A recent survey by showed 59 percent of hunters took a son or daughter hunting in the last year. It also revealed that 27 percent of respondents had taken a g...

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Veteran PBA bowlers in Delphos next weekend

It is indeed appropriate that the Mel Westrich PBA50 Central Regional to be held this coming weekend at Delphos Bowling and Recreation is the granddaddy of all the PBA activity that hits area lanes each season.The majority of the bowlers that you will have the opportunity to see and even bowl against next weekend are the bowlers that your grandparents enjoyed hearing Chris Schenkel, Nelson Burton Jr. and Billy Welu talking about back in the day.Last season and again this...

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LCC, Kalida lead the way in Bryan tournament

Lima Central Catholic and Kalida finished 1-2 in the Golden Bear Golf Invitational at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Bryan on Saturday.The Thunderbirds shot a 318, led by James Riepenhoff’s 76. Westin Young added a 79, Liam Stolly had an 81 and Ian Frienser shot 72.Kalida had a 334 team toal, led by Jeff Knueve’s 82. Zach Erhart and Evan Recker had 83.Riepenhoff tied for the low score of the day but medalist honors went to Brody Kjfasz, of Toledo St. J...

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In a world of electronic media, physical libraries still essential

LIMA — Not so many years ago, the notion of the public library would invite images of people flipping through their favorite author’s new novel as they were surrounded by shelves filled with thousands of books. Patrons would flip their fingers through index cards, mastering the Dewey Decimal System while looking for their next read.However, as technology has advanced, alternatives to books have become more popular. Devices such as the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Nobl...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

DAILY (Saturday)Pick 3: 2-1-6 day, 3-8-6 nightPick 4: 9-0-6-2 day, 6-5-2-6 nightPick 5: 0-8-4-4-4 day, 1-2-1-2-2 nightRolling Cash 5: 6-19-22-29-30CLASSIC (Saturday): 1-3-11-32-34-40KICKER: 358714Jackpot: $5.4 millionPOWERBALL (Wednesday): 18-25-36-48-50Powerball: 23Power Play: 2Jackpot: $196 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 16-25-27-29-34Mega Ball: 2...

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Lima hosts Heart Association fundraiser

LIMA — More than 300 people gathered at Veterans Memorial Civic Center on Saturday morning to participate in Lima’s second annual HeartChase, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association presented locally by St. Rita’s Medical Center. After Lima set a first-year record with $50,000 raised to combat heart disease, organizers for this year’s event were hopeful to see even more of an impact with this year’s event.

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Grand Lake St. Marys State Park holds weekend festival

ST. MARYS — The weather could not have been better for Fall Fest this weekend at the campground at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park.“It’s been a great weekend out here, and the camground is full,” park manager Brian Miller said. “People have been having a lot of fun.”This is the second year for the festival after a lengthy absence, and Miller is happy to be able to offer this free event to the public, especially as the camping season is...

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Leaning out instead of in

LIMA — Making the transition from two incomes to stay-at-home parenting isn’t always an easy choice. But for some families, it’s the right one.If you’ve contemplated making the transition to stay-at-home-mom or dad, there are definitely a few things to keep in mind. The biggest factor to consider would be the net result of having less income, explained Lynn Metzger, investment adviser representative and owner of Metzger Financial Services in Lima....

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Grob hosts open house for community, family members

BLUFFTON — After attending an open house at Grob Systems on Saturday, Katie Garberson can now picture where her husband is when he’s at work each day.“It gives families an idea of what’s going on,” Garberson said, standing in the middle of the plant in Bluffton with her 1-year-old son, Everett, in a stroller in front of her. “I think it’s really neat.”The open house on Saturday was the first one the company, which engineers...

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Kasich seen as ‘better able to handle’ jobs, economy

LIMA — The economy is always a very important issue for voters, but it will be even more “potent” in the minds of Ohio voters this November when it comes to the gubernatorial race.As Republican incumbent John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald face off, their economic policies could make or break their campaigns.“It’s obvious John Kasich is trying to convey that he is better equipped to handle the economy in the state of Ohio,...

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Regional Roundup: Ottawa girl named 2014 Miss Poppy

OTTAWA — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 announced the 2014 Miss Poppy. Hope Wischmeyer, 13, of Ottawa, was named Miss Poppy 2014. She is the daughter of Alan and Suzy Wischmeyer and in the eighth grade at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School, in Ottawa.Wischmeyer’s responsibilities include soliciting donations for the veterans and passing out poppies, as well as representing the American Legion Post 63 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 at the various functions....

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ODOT projects include Elida sidewalks, Collett Street bridge

LIMA — Proposed projects from a multicounty range could be affecting your neighborhood, thanks to the Ohio Department of Transportation.In Allen County, two proposed projects could change sidewalks to Elida schools and the Collett Street bridge.The village of Elida and the Elida Local School District are proposing a project using federal funds from the Safe Route to School Program. The project proposes the construction of several missing sections of sidewalk along ...

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Karan Longbrake: Encore Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ is a must-see

A classic of this magnitude is long overdue. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is one of those moments that every actor and audience member should experience at least once. Several members of this production had it on their “bucket list.”Tennessee Williams builds characters from the inside out. He won the Pulitzer Prize for this play, which is reminiscent of William Faulkner’s novels. Both fill their works with emotionally tormented southerners. Williams chose a...

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Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court DispositionsSept. 9:Christopher G. Harper, 24, of 118 Haller St., pleaded no contest to falsification. Sentence: Five days jail, $150 fine.Michael L. Gregory, 21, c/o Thomas Gregory, 18050 Baird Road, Wellington, pleaded guilty to obstructing official business. Sentence: $250 fine.Michael E. Miel, 28, of 491 St. Cloud St., Keyser, WV, pleaded guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: $1...

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