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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements.
Tuesday he made an exception.
James had 11 assists in Cleveland's 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James now has 6,142 assists, seven more than P

Love hits 8 3-pointers, Cavaliers beat Pistons 102-93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements. Tuesday he made an exception. James had 11 assists in Cleveland's 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James now has 6,142 assists, seven more than P

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red and Redmen had four players earn Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 6 honors.
Earning top honors for the Division II girls was Lady Red senior Carly Santoro, who was selected as the Player of the Year and also earned first team honors.
Santoro, who averages just under 30 points per game, leads t

Lady Red and Redmen receive District 6 honors

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red and Redmen had four players earn Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 6 honors. Earning top honors for the Division II girls was Lady Red senior Carly Santoro, who was selected as the Player of the Year and also earned first team honors. Santoro, who averages just under 30 points per game, leads t

“U.S. Policy Toward Africa” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series.
The speaker will be Randolph Quaye, professor of Black World Studies and director of the Black World Studies program at Ohio Wesleyan University.
The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the William Street Un

Africa is topic for lecture Friday

“U.S. Policy Toward Africa” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series. The speaker will be Randolph Quaye, professor of Black World Studies and director of the Black World Studies program at Ohio Wesleyan University. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the William Street Un

District 6 hoops coaches honor Clear Fork players

BELLVILLE — Three girls basketball players and two boys basketball players from Clear Fork were honored with selection to the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Div. II District 6 all-star teams. In the girls Div. II voting, senior Deijah Swihart was voted to the first team All-District 6. Fellow seniors Morgan Bailey and Erika

Court News for Feb. 25, 2015

Marriage LicenseScott Aaron Vagnier, 43, Cardington, Truck Driver to Katrina Lynn Snyder, 42, Cardington, Crew Member. Jason Michael Strohl, 36, Cardington, Maintenance to Brandi Lynn Wilson, 33, Cardington, Customer Care Specialist. Real Estate02/10/15 Douglas and Tammy Wertz to Zachary Russell; U.S. 42 and C.R. 50, Congress Twp. for $212,000.

Lima area boys, girls high school basketball results

Boys Basketball Lincolnview 69, Paulding 51 at Lincolnview Paulding Alex Arellano 13, Corbin Edwards 9, Treston Gonzalez 9, Preston Ingol 7, Ben Heilshorn 6, Brad Crawford 3, Ethan Rhonehouse 2, Jarrett Sitton 2. Totals: 21–4–51. Lincolnview Justis Dowdy 27, Chandler Adams 10, Austin Leeth 9, Trevor Neate 6, Hayden Ludwig 6, Derek

Big Walnut's five seniors, forward Zac Asher, forward Michael Buckles, guard Kyle Gose, center Connor Kotterman and guard Joe Muench , combined for 45 points in their final home appearance as the Golden Eagles' scored a 54-38 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory over visiting Franklin Heights on Senior Recognition Night on at Big Walnut

Seniors combine for 45 points in 54-38 win

Big Walnut's five seniors, forward Zac Asher, forward Michael Buckles, guard Kyle Gose, center Connor Kotterman and guard Joe Muench , combined for 45 points in their final home appearance as the Golden Eagles' scored a 54-38 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory over visiting Franklin Heights on Senior Recognition Night on at Big Walnut

Grand jury indictments announced

The Delaware County grand jury has returned several indictments after recent sessions. Unless otherwise noted, arraignments have not been scheduled. Indicted were: • Terry L. Spain, of Columbus, on two counts of forgery, fifth-degree felonies; and two counts of possessing criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies. • Mark S. Allen, of Co

Courthouse News

WESTERN DISTRICT COURT Alan R. Albright, Wauseon, speeding - assured clear distance ahead, $190 fine. Ashlynn N. Kelly, Wauseon, passing bad checks, $100 fine plus court costs, under community control until 02-17-2018, defendant is to successfully complete Drug / Alcohol Assessment and Recommended Aftercare, restitution, defendant is placed on on

It is beyond my recollection as to a profession that ever had a worse week. Broadcast journalism was pummeled within just four short days. It started with the announcement of Brian Williams' six-month unpaid separation from NBC Nightly News on Feb. 9 and ended on Feb. 12 with the collapse and unexpected death of New York Times media critic David Ca

Tough week for journalism

It is beyond my recollection as to a profession that ever had a worse week. Broadcast journalism was pummeled within just four short days. It started with the announcement of Brian Williams' six-month unpaid separation from NBC Nightly News on Feb. 9 and ended on Feb. 12 with the collapse and unexpected death of New York Times media critic David Ca

“Brazil's Metamorphosis” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series.
The speaker will be James Franklin, chair of Ohio Wesleyan University's politics and government department.
The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the William Street United Methodist Church.
The annual Great

Brazil is topic for session Friday

“Brazil's Metamorphosis” will be the topic for Friday's session of the Great Decisions Community Discussion Series. The speaker will be James Franklin, chair of Ohio Wesleyan University's politics and government department. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the William Street United Methodist Church. The annual Great

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Feb. 9: Frankie L. Ellis, 50, of 710 Catalpa Ave., pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Steven Williams, 47, of 1085 S. Sugar St., ple

Lima area college, girls, boys high school basketball results

Girls Basketball Fort Recovery 47, Celina 34 at Fort Recovery Fort Recovery Tori Lennartz 18, Kendra Siefring 10, Jocelyn Kaiser 8, Grace Thien 4, Whitney Will 4, Carley Stone 3 Totals: 16-6-47 Celina Heather Heiby 18, Jenna Berry 6, Haley McGillvary 5, Caelyn Reineke 3, Kennedy Swan 2 Totals: 12-5-34 Score by quarters: Fort Recovery `14 `7

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

233 E. William St., Delaware, Bank of America to: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 0 980 County Line Road, Westerville, Keplinger Charles D. & Patricia M. to: Mathias John W., $167,500 10095 Covan Drive, Westerville, Mathias John W. to: Keplinger Charles D. & Patricia M., $395,500 5455 Via Alvito Drive, Westerville, Romanelli

Allen County Common Pleas Court dispositions

COURT RECORD Allen County Common Pleas Dispositions/Feb. 11 Joshua M. Garmatter, 25, of 1921 Clyde Ave., found guilty of burglary. Sentence: three years probation, 30 days jail. Jerome Crockett, 29, of 300 Harrison Ave., found guilty of possession of cocaine. Sentence: two years probation. Disposition/Feb. 2 Jeffrey S. Paxton, 32, of 2611 Nor

LIMA — The Wapakoneta boys and girls successfully defended their Division II sectional crowns at the Lima YMCA on Saturday.
The Wapak boys finished with 521 points with Shawnee (327), Upper Sandusky (190), Ada (166) and Minster (158) rounding out the top five.
Charlie Sutton was a double individual winner for Wapak in the 50-yard freestyle

Wapak boys, girls repeat

LIMA — The Wapakoneta boys and girls successfully defended their Division II sectional crowns at the Lima YMCA on Saturday. The Wapak boys finished with 521 points with Shawnee (327), Upper Sandusky (190), Ada (166) and Minster (158) rounding out the top five. Charlie Sutton was a double individual winner for Wapak in the 50-yard freestyle

Lima area boys basketball, college baseball results

High schools Boy's Basketball Liberty Benton 81, Hardin Northern 20 At Liberty Benton Hardin Northern Storm Drummer 8, Bradlee Watts 4, Zach Wilhelm 3, Will Poling 3, Nick Bame 2. Total 5-9-20 Liberty Benton Anthony Masterlasco 16, Jon Dager 16, Nathan Craft 16, Tyler Vorst 10, Jackson Logsdon 9, Austin Boyd 7, Tyson Neiling 5, BJ Lawson 2.

Bluffton upends Columbus Grove in NWC

BLUFFTON — Bluffton used a 15-2 second quarter run to defeat Columbus Grove 58-48 in the Northwest Conference. Bret Rumer had 15 points and Mitchell Ault scored 14 for the host Pirates (12-6 overall and 2-4 in the NWC). Jace Darbyshire had 23 points and David Bogart scored nine for Columbus Grove, which fell to 12-6 overall and 4-2 in the le

County students get Kent State honors

Several Delaware County students were among the 8,737 Kent State University full-time students named to the dean's list for superior academic achievement during the 2014 fall semester. Of the full-time students named to the dean's list, 888 were also named to the president's list, in recognition of an extremely high level of academic achievement.

Property Transfers - January 2015

Frank Martinez & Carolyn Sue Williams to Jolena K. Jones & Scott D Murphy, 271 Westgate, Galion, $64,000 Fannie Mae to Michael L & Amanda L Zeger, 268 Orange St., Galion, $25,900 US Bank Trust, NA to Felly D Spiegel, Dawn E Spiegel & Eric M Spiegel, 2475 Wester Ave., North Robinson, $31,750 David L Young et. al to Douglas E Utz,





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