Michael Williams

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Municipal Court Records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of August 12, 2014: · Steven J. Hall, Galion, failure to dispose of waste violation, fined $250 with $250 suspended plus $109 costs, conditional on no further offenses for one year · Rachel D. Hall, Galion, failure t

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
The Cardinal Classic was held at Cardinal Center Campgrounds over the course of last week. A number of prizes were given out over the six-day event, which ran from Tuesday through Saturday. After the first three events, an Americase $500 gift certificate was won by Jackie Snellenberger of Coldwater, Mich

Cardinal Classic held last week

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com The Cardinal Classic was held at Cardinal Center Campgrounds over the course of last week. A number of prizes were given out over the six-day event, which ran from Tuesday through Saturday. After the first three events, an Americase $500 gift certificate was won by Jackie Snellenberger of Coldwater, Mich

Lima area high school girls cross country capsules

NOTE: All information was supplied by area coaches. Any teams not appearing did not return preview information to the Lima News. GIRLS ADA DIVISION: III COACH: Jen Smiley YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: first, N/A LAST SEASON'S RECORD/FINISH: N/A RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: 1 KEY RETURNERS: Alexandra Boyadzhiev (Sr.) PROMISING NEWCOMERS: N/A SEASON

Lima area boys high school cross country capsules

NOTE: All information was supplied by area coaches. Any teams not appearing did not return preview information to the Lima News. BOYS ADA DIVISION: III COACH: Jen Smiley YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: first, N/A LAST YEAR'S RECORD/FINISH: eighth in the Northwest Conference RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: 5 KEY RETURNERS: Matt Higgins (Sr.); Andrew Robey

Girl nearly drowns at Wapak pool

WAPAKONETA — Jackson Center Schools Superintendent William Reichert was among a group of people who saved a 4-year-old girl from drowning Tuesday at the Wapakoneta WaterPark. The girl, who was identified in a news report as being from northwestern Ohio, was “doing fine,” her mother told Reichert, who had called Wednesday to check

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Aug. 11: Jayvon C. Green, 18, of 719 Albert, pleaded guilty to prohibitions; minors under 21. Sentence: 180 days jail, 178 suspended, $150 fine. Ronnie R. Slone, 36, of 621 E. Columbus, Kenton, pleaded no contest to illegal use/possession marijuana drug paraphernalia. Sentence: $100 fine. Pleaded no contest to p

Municipal Court Records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of August 4, 2014: · Jeremy D. Rowland, Bucyrus, OVI/3rd offense, fined $850 plus $308 costs, sentenced to 365 days with 290 days suspended, driving privileges suspended until 2/7/2017, work release eligible · Gary W

WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP — On Monday morning, Sheriff Scott Kent and three deputies responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Monnett-New Winchester Road and State Route 100.
Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates that Kevin Buchanan, Galion, was northbound on SR 100 in a Ford F-250 and pulling a trailer. William P.

Fatal crash west of Galion

WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP — On Monday morning, Sheriff Scott Kent and three deputies responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Monnett-New Winchester Road and State Route 100. Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates that Kevin Buchanan, Galion, was northbound on SR 100 in a Ford F-250 and pulling a trailer. William P.

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Aug. 7 to Aug. 13. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 83 82 84 Mortgages 82 81 71

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Aug. 5: Richard J. Baker, 62, of 302 W. Spring St., Apt. 513, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of property. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Bradley M. Dible, 39, of 126 Jameson Ave., Apt. 108, pleaded guilty to use/possession/sale/drug paraphernalia. Sentence: 20 days jail, $150 fine. Zachary S.

LIMA — The controversy was unsurprising, but what Lima City Schools Board of Education members may not have expected was that the park expected to be built next to Spartan Stadium may no longer be built due to the name change.
City Council President John Nixon spoke Thursday evening at the board of education meeting about how he respects the

Stadium name cause controversy, puts park plans at risk

LIMA — The controversy was unsurprising, but what Lima City Schools Board of Education members may not have expected was that the park expected to be built next to Spartan Stadium may no longer be built due to the name change. City Council President John Nixon spoke Thursday evening at the board of education meeting about how he respects the

Local golf results

Indians third at Kalida Invite The Wauseon golf team competed in the Kalida Invitational on Wednesday where they placed third as a team with 324 points. Lima Bath won the tournament with 304 points and Ottawa Hills was second with 319 points. Trevor Dominique received a medal with his round of 72. David Williams shot a 76, Brady Rupp 82, Tyler Cl

Municipal Court Records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of July 28, 2014: · Kyle D. McClintock, Galion, possession of drug abuse instruments, fined $100 plus $379 costs, sentenced to 180 days with 180 days suspended · Daniel S. Faulkner, Galion, OVI/1st offense, fined $60

Movie Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ever a quality franchise? I don't think it was. I think the movies and especially the cartoon are regarded as thinly-veiled toy commercials even by their biggest fans. A lot of times when I see a movie this bad based on a childhood “classic,” fans are quick to cry out that the movie oversi

COURT RECORD Allen County Common Pleas Disposition/July 30 Michael R. Dershem, 35, of 1574 E. High St., found guilty of tampering with records. Sentence: 24 months prison with parole violation included, pay $1,872 restitution. Disposition/July 29 Pamela Logan, 51, of 633 Madison Ave., found guilty of theft of credit card. Sentence: three years

Property Transfers – July 2014

Marsena R Brooks & Mary Ann Stone, Trustees to Norm D Calloway, 1050 Westmoor Dr., Galion, $95,000. David Dechert to William & Janice Dechert, 410 N. Pear St., Crestline, $15,000. Ronald I Lauthers to Jarred D & Ashley M Parker, 1968 Biddle Rd., Galion, $90,000. Farmers State Bank to Rodney E Mosier, 101 S. Main St., Tiro/6862 Sandus

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running July 31 to Aug. 6. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 62 95 82 Mortgages 66 84 81

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions July 28: Brett E. Frymyer, 46, of 3334 Wilbur Drive, pleaded guilty to operating vehicle under the influence. Sentence: 180 days jail, 174 suspended, $700 fine. Jeremy J. James, 28, of 1427 E. Market St., pleaded guilty to operating vehicle under the influence. Sentence: 180 days jail, 160 suspended, $750 fine.

What's new on the shelves at the Bellville Branch Library?

Now on the shelves at the Mansfield Richland County Public Library Bellville Branch are the following adult fiction titles purchased this August: Forever with you by Robin Jones Gunn, Firewall by Diann Mills, Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan, The unexpected waltz by Kim Wright, Mrs. Heminway by Naomi Wood, Sundance by David Fuller, Counterfeit Li

Mount Gilead Board of Education held a public hearing on July 22, 2014 on the proposed retire/rehire of Superintendent Jeff Thompson, and the community turned out in force to voice their opinions and concerns. The board room was standing room only for the parents, teachers and community members in attendance.
Citizen Roger Meyer, a 14 year employe

Mt. Gilead School Board gets strong feedback during public hearing on retire/rehire issue

Mount Gilead Board of Education held a public hearing on July 22, 2014 on the proposed retire/rehire of Superintendent Jeff Thompson, and the community turned out in force to voice their opinions and concerns. The board room was standing room only for the parents, teachers and community members in attendance. Citizen Roger Meyer, a 14 year employe




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