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Locos stay alive on Wilder 2-hitter

LIMA — Here’s one scary thought: Locos right-hander Cory Wilder said he didn’t have his “best stuff.”But his fastball and breaking ball were plenty strong enough to take care of Licking County on Thursday.Wilder (North Carolina State) fired a complete-game two-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Licking County in Game 2 of the semifinal best-of-three series at Simmons Field.The series is even at 1-1. The final game of the semifinals seri...

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Manziel dealing with rookie pains

BEREA — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected.He...

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Kenton’s Sherman to play hoops overseas

Kenton’s Garrick Sherman has signed to play professional basketball in Kaszalin, Poland. He made that announcement Thursday on Twitter.The 6-foot, 10-inch former All-Ohio player averaged 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds a game for Notre Dame last season. He started his college career at Michigan State then transferred to Notre Dame for his final two seasons.Kaszalin is a city of 108,000 people in northwest Poland. The team he is joining plays in the highest league in P...

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Delphos St. John’s football season ticket sales start Monday

The Delphos St. John’s Athletic Department has announced that last year’s reserved seat season ticket holders and those purchasing general admission season tickets for the 2014 football season can buy their tickets from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Aug.11 at the high school office. Evening hours will be from 7 to 7:30 Aug. 13 for anyone. Grade school and high school student season tickets will be sold at those times as well.Those who do not wish...

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Judge election campaign funds even

LIMA — Campaign finance filings show that Democrat incumbent Glenn Derryberry and challenger Carlene Huston-Kinworthy have about the same available in campaign war chests as we head into the campaign season.Campaign finance reports were due by 4 p.m. Thursday. The Citizens to Elect Carlene Huston-Kinworthy filed June 11, and the Committee to Re-Elect Judge Derryberry filed June 10.Both had filed post-primary reports in June. Candidates were not required to file aga...

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Motive for slaying may be jealous boyfriend

LIMA — The motive for a 2009 murder is shaping up to be that of a jealous boyfriend, testimony revealed Thursday.Defendant Markelus Carter is accused of killing Kenneth Warrington. Warrington and Carter’s ex-girlfriend were dating. Carter was jealous about this and called Warrington’s workplace, posing as an attorney. Carter was trying to obtain e-mail to see if that man and his ex-girlfriend were having an affair on company time, Assistant Allen County Prosecutor...

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Man who attacked elderly woman with hammer gets 13 years

LIMA — A man who attacked an elderly woman with a hammer chose not to call the prosecution’s bluff by accepting a plea deal Thursday and a 13-year prison sentence just before time ran out on the offer.Keith Maidon accepted the offer and a judge sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Just hours before, he refused an offer Prosecutor Juergen Waldick said would only be on the table until the end of the day.Maidon pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and robbery. H...

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Missing Putnam County girl located

OTTAWA — A girl reported missing since Tuesday has been found, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.The sheriff’s office reported Thursday that Brittany Alexis Kaye Cross had been located, but that no other information was available as they investigate her disappearance.The sheriff’s office asked for assistance in looking for the 14-year-old in the early afternoon Thursday after she became missing in Continental area at about 9 p.m. Tue...

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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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Trades raise money at golf outing

LIMA — The Lima Building and Construction Trades partners raised $59,200 at the annual Husky Golf Outing, held July 26. This total represents more than half of the $114,000 brought in during this fundraiser, with all funds used to support a variety of non-profit organizations.The Lima Building and Construction Trades had 22 partners participate in the outing, including Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 776, Sidney Electric, Laborers Local 329, Tuttle Construction and Iron Worker...

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Food pantry benefit to start today

LIMA — Kirlin’s Hallmark, located in the Lima Mall, will be holding a food drive today through Aug. 14 to benefit the Salvation Army food pantry.For each non-perishable food item brought in by a customer, that customer will receive 10 percent off their purchase, up to a maximum of 30 percent off for three items. Hallmark keepsake ornaments, Vera Bradley, postage, layaway items, gift cards, previous purchases and special orders are excluded from the promotion.

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Salvation Army falls short in Christmas in July campaign

LIMA — The Salvation Army has concluded its Christmas in July kettle campaign, raising $12,413.39. This total is 62 percent of its target of $20,000. The Salvation Army said a lack of volunteer bell ringers contributed to the shortfall.All funds will be used to assist Allen County residents. The Salvation Army thanks the community as well as those who volunteered for helping during this fundraiser.

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Van Wert commissioners remove dog warden

VAN WERT — Van Wert County commissioners Thursday voted to remove the county’s Dog Warden, Rich Strunkenburg, after findings from an investigation into complaints of neglect of duty. The removal took effect Thursday.Strunkenburg, who was the only employee at the shelter, was also the county’s sole humane agent and was responsible for investigating reports of animal cruelty and neglect. He was placed on paid administrative leave on July 20, although county leaders ...

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Lima’s 6th Ward to hold National Night Out

LIMA — Lima’s 6th Ward will hold a National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hover Park on Collett Street.During the event, school supplies donated by Superior Federal Credit Union will be passed out to area children. A memorial service will also be held for Bonita Haynes, who was killed 18 years ago in a correctional institution stabbing. Haynes’ mother will speak during the event, along with Dave Stewart, who will speak about stopping area violence....

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Portion of Fourth Street to be closed

LIMA — The City of Lima Engineer’s Office has announced that Fourth Street between South Dixie Highway and McClain Road will be closed to through traffic from Aug. 4 to 15 while CSX repairs its rail crossing.

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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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Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 30 — Natalie and Tyler Steinke, Wapakoneta, girl; Tina and Raul Ordonez, Lima, girl; April Davis and Brian Hall, Lima, girl.St. Rita’s Medical CenterJuly 30 — Tiffany Yoakam and William Baumgardner, Kenton, girl; Rachel Thomas and Jesus Ordonez, Lima, girl; Chelsea and Richard Brock, St. Marys, boy; Ashely and Tony Baber, Wapakoneta, boy....

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