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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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





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