Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.
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Megan Patton of Perry throws against Bluffton on Saturday at Bluffton.
PERRY TOWNSHIP — Megan Patton isn’t very big, but the junior carries the weight of the entire Perry softball program on her shoulders.
LIMA — Melissa Bryan was so confident she would win the Allen County Spelling Bee on Saturday she didn’t study.
Ronald W. “Ace” Boroff
SpencervilleRonald W. “Ace” Boroff, 78, died at 7:40 a.m. June 11, 2012, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, following an extended illness.He was born March 6, 1934, in Mendon to William David and Mabel Lucille Mutersbaugh Boroff, who preceded him in death. On June 1, 1957, he married Helen Jean Martin, who survives.Mr. Boroff attended Mendon schools. He retired March 1, 1996, as a shipping clerk at Hayes-Albion/Trim Trends Corp., Spencerville, after 44 years. He only missed two days of work during that time. In addition to his family, he enjoyed auctions, baseball and his riding lawn mower.Survivors also include three children, John M. (Pat) Boroff, of Delphos, Jodi L. (Bill) Scheele, of Uniopolis, and Lori J. (Jeffery) Routt, of Rockford; six grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Boroff, of Bowling Green, Rachael Scheele, of Lima, William H. Scheele Jr. and Sally Scheele, both of Uniopolis, and Keri (Lake) Leichty and Nicholas Routt, both of Rockford; three great-grandchildren, Alexa Boroff, of Bowling Green, Joshua Jacob Parrish, of Lima, and Zoie Marie Scheele, of Uniopolis; and three sisters, Ruth L. Smith, of Celina, Mabel F. (Alfred) Armstrong, of St. Marys, and Helen L. Boroff, of Spencerville.He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Peyton Parrish and Jocelyn Scheele; four sisters, LaRee Overly, Lois Wood and Evelyn and June Boroff; and a brother, Paul Boroff.Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mendon Cemetery, Mendon. Pastor Mark Rutledge will officiate.Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.
Wapakoneta's Johnny Crawford throws against Elida during Tuesday's game in Wapakoneta.
WAPAKONETA — The name is like something taken out of a 1950s gunslinger movie: Johnny Crawford, fastest hands in the west.
Shawnee's Sam Bullock.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Stephen Strasburg, Chris Carpenter, Tim Hudson, A.J. Burnett, Kerry Wood and Billy Wagner are on the list of more than 150 current and former Major League Baseball pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery.
OakwoodRichard “Dick” “Ace” Adams, 78, died at 5:41 p.m. July 20, 2011, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood. Pastor Eric Dailey will officiate. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood, with military rites by American Legion Post 341, Oakwood.Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Bluffton High School pitcher Gabe Goldsberry (left) and Nathan Cheney both went 8-2 for the Pirates last season in helping them to the district finals. Photo by Nick Turner
BLUFFTON – Bluffton right-hander Nathan Cheney is the crafty veteran.His teammate, right-hander Gabe Goldsberry, is only in his third year on the mound.But both have one thing in common: They both rack up the ‘W’s.’Seniors Cheney and Goldsberry both won eight games en route to helping Bluffton to a 20-7 season (8-1 Northwest Conference) and a three-way share of the NWC title with Paulding and Lima Central Catholic. The Pirates reached the Division III district finals before falling to Coldwater.The two are back for their final go around this spring. Last year the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Cheney went 8-2 with a 1.28 ERA. In 76 innings, he struck out 70 and walked 16. He gave up 49 hits.The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Goldsberry was 8-2 with a 1.77. In 59 innings, he struck out 50 and walked 17. He gave up 30 hits.“It’s obviously great to have two great pitchers to put out there,” Bluffton coach Sam Fruchey. “Having a good pitcher out there makes your whole defense better. I know every time one of them is on the hill our team goes out expecting to win because they know our pitcher is going to give them a great effort. It brings team morale up every time they’re out there.”Cheney and Goldsberry have played together since T-ball. Cheney was a catcher in his younger years, before moving to pitcher before high school. He then was a key starter on the mound his freshman year. Goldsberry was an infielder/outfielder until his sophomore year.“I really wanted to pitch,” Goldsberry said. “In ACME (sophomore year), that’s when I learned how to pitch. I had the urge to ask (the coaches in ACME) how to pitch. I wanted to start as a reliever. I only started out pitching a couple of innings sophomore year.”Over the last two years, he’s talked to Cheney about pitching.“Cheney taught me how to throw my curveball,” Goldsberry said. “It’s not as good as his. ... I spent a lot of time working at it and throwing of the mound. It’s not like throwing from shortstop to first. It’s a matter of hitting the glove.”Two years ago Cheney and Goldsberry helped steer the Bluffton ACME team to the state tournament. Since then, the two have spent their summer playing Legion ball. Both have pitched for former Cardinals pitcher Gene Stechschulte with the Ottawa Legion.Goldsberry was on the mound when Bluffton defeated Miller City to win the district ACME title and send the team to state.“It was the best feeling of my life, especially coming off the field and getting in the dog pile,” Goldsberry said. “It gives me goosebumps every time I think of it.”Cheney relies heavily on a breaking ball, he can throw for strikes anytime in the count.“It’s (the curve) my go-to ball, but this year I’m mixing in some other pitches,” Cheney said. His repertoire now includes a fastball and breaking ball, along with “a change-up and a slurve this year, which is basically a sidearm curveball.”Goldsberry has a fastball, breaking ball and change-up and they come from different arm slots.“I can throw them from all kind of angles with my arm,” he said. “I go three-quarters, sidearm and over the top. You have to mix it up.”Since last season, the two have developed a friendly competition.“We push each other pretty hard,” Cheney said. “And you know if you’re having an off day or your arm is hurting, you know he can come in and back you up and he did last year against LCC, big time for me. We don’t look at each other’s stats. We just look at the win column.”The pair of aces has more in common than baffling hitters. “We both like the outdoors,” Cheney said. “We like hunting and fishing.”The bottom-line motivation for both is another NWC title.“I want to do as good as he does,” Goldsberry said. “He wants to do as good as I do. We want to push each other to the next level.”
Lima Central Catholic's Jacob Rigali runs the ball in the first half of the Division V regional quarterfinal game Friday at Lima Stadium.
LIMA — A few minutes into the game, Lima Central Catholic lost linebacker Garrett Burgoon.
LIMA — Years before Richie Ogle Jr. was eligible for the Exchange Club of Lima’s Accepting the Challenge of Excellence award, Perry High School Guidance Counselor Linda Hoersten knew he would be her nominee.
Lima Loco's Greg Brodzinski hits against the Hamilton Joe's during Tuesday's game at Simmons Field.
LIMA — Chattahoochee Valley has been pretty good to the Lima Locos over the years.
Husky golfers score
COLUMBUS — This won’t be the last the Lima area sees of Columbus DeSales ace Nick Eltzroth.
This was step No. 1 for the Reds.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- In the middle of a surprising season, the Cleveland Indians are getting an ace rather than trading one away.
HARROD — Blueberry birthday cake may not be someone’s first choice, but who cares. Chef Duff Goldman liked it.