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Five Gold Keys were won this year by Oberlin High School students at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Lorain County regional competition.
Senior Brianna Orzech, juniors Henry Gardner, Steven Mentzer, and Fayza Rahman, and freshman Shania Sanon will all advance to the state level of judging.
Silver Keys were awarded to Oberlin seniors Alex

95 OHS works honored at Scholastic exhibition

Five Gold Keys were won this year by Oberlin High School students at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Lorain County regional competition. Senior Brianna Orzech, juniors Henry Gardner, Steven Mentzer, and Fayza Rahman, and freshman Shania Sanon will all advance to the state level of judging. Silver Keys were awarded to Oberlin seniors Alex

Fraternal Order of Police are Senior Boy's League Champions

BELLEVUE — The Fraternal Order of Police is the Bellevue City Recreation 2014-15 Senior Boy's Basketball League Champions after their thrilling 38-36 win over Ned's Gym. The Bellevue Beverage Center finished runner-up in the league, as they defeated the Eagles in their final game of the season. FOP finished the season with a 7-3 record, whil

Sitting at a table at the Oven Works inside Buehler's Market in Delaware, it wasn't difficult to see what a meeting was like at the Get Together Club.
Kenneth Collins, David Baumiller and William Kise are three friends who enjoy each other's company. They meet once a month in an environment not unlike home. The club's name says it all.
“(We

30 years of 'getting together'

Sitting at a table at the Oven Works inside Buehler's Market in Delaware, it wasn't difficult to see what a meeting was like at the Get Together Club. Kenneth Collins, David Baumiller and William Kise are three friends who enjoy each other's company. They meet once a month in an environment not unlike home. The club's name says it all. “(We

Area high school, college results

High schools Wrestling Sectionals Division II Team scores: 1. Toledo Central Catholic 210; 2. Oak Harbor 198.5; 3. Defiance 180; 4. Wauseon 178.50; 5.Wapakoneta 165; 6. Napoleon 119.50; 7. Elida 107; 8. Maumee 102; 9. Bath 82; 10. Rossford 66; 11. Shawnee 60; 12. Toledo Scott 44; 13. St. Marys 37.5; 14. Celina 29; 15. Woodward 8; 16. Bryan 6.

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.
There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadia

Cruz really was born in a foreign country

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadia

Lima Senior improves to 18-3 on the season

TOLEDO — Lima Senior moved to 18-3 on the season with a 71-57 victory over St. Francis on Friday night. Xavier Simpson (23), Elijah Pughsley (16) and Jaylin Thomas (11) all finished in double digits for the Spartans. Ottawa-Glandorf 87, Bath 53 OTTAWA — Brad Recker had 24 of his team-high 27 points in the first half for O-G. Teammate

Lima area high school, college basketball results

Colleges Men's Basketball Bluffton 98, Anderson 93 at Defiance ANDERSON Justin Jordan 14, Brett Anderson 2, Max Mollaun 14, Nathaniel Acree 38, Nathan Gross 23, Micah Smith 2. Totals: 47-11-93. BLUFFTON Andrew Finley 20, Joshua Woodrich 10, Austin Rohde 5, Thayne Recker 30, Billy Taflinger 28, Trey Elchert 3, Austin Moore 2. Totals: 47-14-98

O-G's Samuelson ties for 6th in backstroke at state prelims

CANTON — Kathryn Samuelson of Ottawa-Glandorf led area swimmers who qualified for today's finals of the Division II Swimming & Diving State Tournament at the C.T. Branin Natatorium with a tie for sixth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.03 seconds during preliminaries held Thursday. Boys from the area joining her in the f

Lima area high school, college results and more

High Schools Swimming Division II At C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton State preliminaries (top 16 advance to finals) Boys 50 yard freestyle: 7. Charlie Sutton (Wapakoneta), 21.78; 11. Mitchell Wilcox (Ada), 21.94; 12. Cobie Mikesell (Shawnee), 22.04; 14. (tie) Mason Baker (Celina), 22.14; 20. Chris Soules (Shawnee), 22.37; 21. Joey Ellis (Sha

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Feb. 19 to Feb. 25. 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 51 59 54 Mortgages 34 33 5

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

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

“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

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Feb. 17: Jason R. Cox, 37, 4545 Wolfe Road, pleaded guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Emily R. Rudy, 32, of 2060 Oakland Parkway, pleaded guilty to possessing drug abuse instruments. Sentence: 90 days jail, 60 suspended, $150 fine. Pleaded guilty to soliciting

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.

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

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

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





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