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Man sentenced to life without parole in Grube murders

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CELINA — The Grube family walked out of a Mercer County courtroom Tuesday after a second man charged with killing two of their family members was sent to prison for the rest of his life.They now can concentrate on healing and picking up the pieces of a family torn apart by the ruthless and careless crimes of drug-using criminals.The sentencing of Trevin Sanders to life in prison with no chance for parole comes nearly a week after Bryant Rhoades received the same sentence for the Nov. 29-30, 2011, killings of Robert Grube, 70, and his daughter, Colleen Grube, 47.


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Spending too much, too fast, without oversight, in Afghanistan

AUG. 13 — In the wake of its initial military action in Afghanistan, and in spite of then-President George W. Bush’s prior opposition to “nation-building,” the U.S. embarked upon a large-scale effort to help reconstruct the war-torn nation. While there have been some successes, the Afghanistan reconstruction effort has been plagued by boondoggles and other forms of government waste, detailed in the most recent reports from a series of inspector general audits.

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Letter: Lima schools officials dividing city

Jill Ackerman, superintendent of Lima City Schools, and Dennis Williams, president of Lima City Board of Education, have chosen to support a proposal that adds little to the community and takes away years of hard work to build common bonds in a diverse communities.Nathaniel Poling asks, “Aren’t there bigger issues to talk about?”I think Poling is missing a basic issue that faces the world every day. Today a great religion called Islam is engaged in mort...

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Letter: President has compassion

I thank God daily that we have a president who has successfully ended our war in Iraq, saving hundreds of American lives, and yet will respond to help refugees in Iraq when their government fails them.I am thankful that he is ending our war in Afghanistan and bringing American soldiers home to their families, while also reaching out to the children of Central America who are refugees from terror. (Blessed are the peace makers.)I am thankful that we have a president that ...

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Letter: Act of kindness appreciated

On the evening of Aug. 10, we were stunned and surprised!Enjoying delicious dinners at Bob Evans on Harding Highway, we were advised by our waiter that our dinners had been paid for!We tried to find out who this generous and kind person was, but they insisted it was anonymous. We’ve heard of this being done, but never dreamt it would happen to us.Whoever you are, thank you.We will forward your kindness on.

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Letter: Way to go dog warden

I just saw something that made my heart smile. It was very hot and muggy outside and in a car on the parking lot was a very small dog and the window was barely rolled down. Standing beside the car, waiting for the owner to show up, was a dog warden. Please, when it is hot outside, leave you dog home while you go grocery shopping. It can get very hot very fast in a closed car.

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Letter: Memorial Hall’s closure could save Civic Center

Miracles do happen!Now that Memorial Hall has been declared “unsafe” and is being closed, the commissioners will have the money they need to fund the Civic Center.They had previously announced they were going to increase the “bed tax” in the county to fund Civic Center operations, which met with strong opposition from many in the business community. Because Memorial Hall is being “mothballed,” much of the money needed to operate it can...

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Letter: A big thank-you to honest shopper

Recently I was shopping in Kohl’s and was distracted after paying for my purchase.I took what I paid for and went to my car to go to Time Warner. I got to Time Warner and had no purse, which I realized I had left my purse in a cart at Kohl’s. I went back to Kohl’s and someone had turned my purse in at the service desk.I want to say a big thank-you to the honest person who did that. I would have lost a lot even down to a camera. There are still a lot of ...

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Letter: Ar-Hale Foundation has been generous to Allen County

I’d like the Hawk family to know that their contributions to Allen County are highly appreciated.Many people in Allen County do not realize how much the Ar-Hale Foundation has done for this area, because they are humble people who give behind the scenes. They have contributed to Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, The West Ohio Food Bank, St. Rita’s Health Care Foundation, The Lima Symphony Orchestra, and many other organizations that enrich our community.The ̶...

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Cardinals rally again, defeat Reds

ST. LOUIS — There were more late-inning theatrics for the Cardinals on Tuesday, as they scored once in the eighth to tie and once in the ninth to win, beating the floundering Cincinnati Reds 5-4 at Busch Stadium.Matt Holliday led off the ninth with a walk and went to third on a single to right by Matt Adams. Peter Bourjos pinch ran for Holliday and, after Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases, Jon Jay was hit by a pitch on the foot to drive in the winning run.Pat...

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Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.Ian Kinsler opened the 11th with a triple off Grant Balfour (1-5), a flare to right that got past a diving Kevin Kiermaier. Torii Hunter walked and Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked before Martinez got his free pass.Hunter scored on Jeff Beliveau’s wild pitch and Bryan Holaday added...

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Gomes, Holt rally Indians in 7-5 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, rookie pinch-hitter Tyler Holt hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Tuesday night.Oswaldo Arcia homered in his third straight game for Minnesota, capping a five-run first where Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas also drove in runs.However, Indians starter Trevor Bauer settled down and retired the next 14 batters before coming out ...

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Thrown for a loss

COLUMBUS – All those big plays. All those times he eluded violent hits. And it was a little pass – maybe not even 10 yards – in a no-contact practice situation that brought Braxton Miller down.Ohio State’s senior quarterback learned Tuesday that his 2014 season was over before it began.An injury to his throwing shoulder that happened during a Monday afternoon practice delivered a devastating blow to Miller and put Ohio State’s hopes of a nat...

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Ohio State rebuilding faulty pass defense

COLUMBUS — A year ago, Ohio State’s pass defense was a disaster scene. The only thing missing was a declaration from the governor.The reaction from Urban Meyer as he sorted through the rubble was drastic.“We completely blew it up,” Meyer said about OSU’s 2013 pass defense. “Anything associated with that is gone. It had to change.”Until quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday, fixi...

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Elida wins in volleyball

ELIDA — Elida opened its volleyball season with a 3-0 victory over Miller City by the scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-18. Summer Grogg had 10 kills, Katie Hawk had 12 assists, had Karmyn Martinez eight digs and Aubrey Williams had four aces for Elida. Haley Lammers had nine kills and an ace, Kylee Ricker had six assists and Jana Schroeder had digs and an ace for Miller City.Maumee 3, Lima Senior 2Mara Zell had six aces and 22 assists and Sam Cousey had ...

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Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.There are blueprints for Kyle Field at Texas A&M, in the midst of a $420 million redevelopment. There’s a model of TFC Bank Stadium at Minnesota, the recent replacement for the Metrodome as home of the Golden Go...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

DAILY (Tuesda)Pick 3: 9-3-8 day,5-8-3 nightPick 4: 9-5-3-6 day,4-7-0-3 nightPick 5: 9-2-2-9-3 day,5-7-9-4-6 nightRolling Cash 5: 10-15-16-23-28CLASSIC (Monday): 2-20-21-24-25-43Kicker: 719910Jackpot: $3.7 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday)...

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Findlay drug store target of bomb threat

FINDLAY — Rite Aid Pharmacy at 301 N. Main St. was evacuated after an anonymous caller said a bomb was in the building.A police report from the Findlay Police Department said at 4:22 p.m. Monday, a male caller with a foreign accent called and said a bomb was in the building. The manager on duty evacuated the building and called police.A search of the building was conducted and nothing suspicious was located. No other law enforcement agencies were involved. A dispat...

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