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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
Officers arrested 71 people the night after the verdict, though there was nothing close to the

After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. Officers arrested 71 people the night after the verdict, though there was nothing close to the

All-Star football game set for June 13

VAN WERT — The 16th annual Van Wert County Hospital All-Star football game, hosted by the Van Wert Booster Club, will be held Friday, June 13th, at Eggerss Stadium. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Players from the Western Buckeye League will compete against a combined squad from the Lima area and Northwe

Lima area high school results

High Schools Baseball District Finals Division II Bath 6, Wapakoneta 4 at Bluffton University Wapak `020`200`0`—`4`8`2 Bath `012`210`X`—`6`4`0 WP–Chase Clark (3-2). LP–Rob Laney (3-4) 2B–Jarrett Kock (W); Luke Niebel (B). 3B–Manny Vorhees (W). Records: Wapak 13-11; Bath 14-14. Division III Van Wert 4

LIMA — The Memorial Day Holiday weekend has always been important on the racing calendar as major league open wheel and stock car events are among the biggest sports happenings around the world. Motorsports at all levels has followed that tradition and Limaland Motorsports Park does its part with the Annual running of The Memorial Cup races.

Stambaugh captures Memorial Cup

LIMA — The Memorial Day Holiday weekend has always been important on the racing calendar as major league open wheel and stock car events are among the biggest sports happenings around the world. Motorsports at all levels has followed that tradition and Limaland Motorsports Park does its part with the Annual running of The Memorial Cup races.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots.
Michael Brelo, 31, put his head in

Cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

CLEVELAND (AP) — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots. Michael Brelo, 31, put his head in

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running May 14 to May 20. 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 79 95 73 Mortgages 59 67 56

Lima area high school results

High Schools Softball District Finals Division III Fairview 11, Parkway 1 at Bath High School Parkway `000`100`—`1`3`4 Fairview `050`204`—`11`11`1 WP– Robbins. LP– Kayle Heckler. 2B– Robbins, Hug, Beck (F); Heckler (P). Division IV Crestview 10, New Bremen 0 at Wapakoneta NB `000`00`—`0`0`3 Crestvie

LIMA — Reasons?
How many reasons do you need to build a war memorial in Allen County?
David Paxton can give you 704.
His list starts with William Adams, who died Nov. 16, 1864, in the Civil War. It ends with George Frederick Zipp, a World War II veteran who gave his life July 11, 1943. In between are names such as Chester Corrello, Jeffrey

Group's mission: A war memorial

LIMA — Reasons? How many reasons do you need to build a war memorial in Allen County? David Paxton can give you 704. His list starts with William Adams, who died Nov. 16, 1864, in the Civil War. It ends with George Frederick Zipp, a World War II veteran who gave his life July 11, 1943. In between are names such as Chester Corrello, Jeffrey

K-1:
Front Row: Thomas Hartman, RaeLyn Miarer, Coraleen Wax, Jordan Blody, Ella Greene
Back Row: Daisha Smith, Dylan Baker, Carter Cook, Jaidyn Harris, Andre Ellington, Michael Gessner
Not pictured: Alexis Stratton
2-3:
Front Row: Derek Skeel, Brayden Smith, Bryan Villarreal, Emma Knight, Israel Santana, Ryleigh Satterlee
Back Row: Adrianna G

Green Springs April Students of the Month

K-1: Front Row: Thomas Hartman, RaeLyn Miarer, Coraleen Wax, Jordan Blody, Ella Greene Back Row: Daisha Smith, Dylan Baker, Carter Cook, Jaidyn Harris, Andre Ellington, Michael Gessner Not pictured: Alexis Stratton 2-3: Front Row: Derek Skeel, Brayden Smith, Bryan Villarreal, Emma Knight, Israel Santana, Ryleigh Satterlee Back Row: Adrianna G

Lima area high school results

High Schools Softball District semifinal Division II Shawnee 9, Defiance 0 at Miller City Defiance `000`000`0`—`0`9`0 Shawnee `141`300`x`—`9`10`0 WP–Alyssa Windau. LP–Brooklyn Miller. HR–Chloe Wohlgamuth 2 (S). Records: Shawnee 16-7; Defiance 14-12. Baseball All-NWC Player of the Year: Nate Owens (Crestvie

Curtis Harsh has been named The Gazette's “Teen of the Year” by the newspaper staff.
The weekly “Teen of the Week” feature — which concluded for the 2014-15 school year on May 9 — is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University.
Harsh, a graduating senior at Buckeye Valley High School, will receive a $500 scholarship

Harsh named 'Teen of the Year'

Curtis Harsh has been named The Gazette's “Teen of the Year” by the newspaper staff. The weekly “Teen of the Week” feature — which concluded for the 2014-15 school year on May 9 — is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University. Harsh, a graduating senior at Buckeye Valley High School, will receive a $500 scholarship

2015 All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Teams
Red Division
First Team
Jacob Blevins, North Union
Alec Branstetter, River Valley
Shel Collum, North Union
Preston Eisnaugle, Jonathan Alder
Kyke Fish, Buckeye Valley
Kyle Galyk, Pleasant
David Hall, Buckeye Valley
Griffin Justus, Fairbanks
Tanner Killian, Jonathan Alder
Luke Nees, Jo

MOAC honors top baseball players from 2015

2015 All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Teams Red Division First Team Jacob Blevins, North Union Alec Branstetter, River Valley Shel Collum, North Union Preston Eisnaugle, Jonathan Alder Kyke Fish, Buckeye Valley Kyle Galyk, Pleasant David Hall, Buckeye Valley Griffin Justus, Fairbanks Tanner Killian, Jonathan Alder Luke Nees, Jo

UNOH dean's list

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio named its dean's list for the March Session 2015 for students in the College of Applied Technologies. The following full-time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Ada: Jaromey Michael Sanders Celina: Dylan Thomas Gibbons; Nicholas Aaron Snyder Cloverdale: Alex Joseph Schnipke

A Casey McConhie hit to score Rees Rua in the bottom of the first Saturday was the beginning of the end for the Westlake Demons.
Amherst racked up a 7-0 win with four of those runs in the first inning alone.
The early rally included a Mark Harris single to drive in both McConhie and Michael Burgess and Evan Shawver capitalized on an error to scor

ON TO THE FINALS: Boys down Demons, top-seeded Avon

A Casey McConhie hit to score Rees Rua in the bottom of the first Saturday was the beginning of the end for the Westlake Demons. Amherst racked up a 7-0 win with four of those runs in the first inning alone. The early rally included a Mark Harris single to drive in both McConhie and Michael Burgess and Evan Shawver capitalized on an error to scor

LIMA — Lima Memorial Parade Chairman Will Thompson said the committee is trying a different approach for this year's parade, which led to this year's theme of “Cherishing Memories.”
“Some people like to say 'Happy Memorial Day,' and that is how we think it should be,” Thompson said. “It should be a happy day. Se

Memorial Day parades, events planned

LIMA — Lima Memorial Parade Chairman Will Thompson said the committee is trying a different approach for this year's parade, which led to this year's theme of “Cherishing Memories.” “Some people like to say 'Happy Memorial Day,' and that is how we think it should be,” Thompson said. “It should be a happy day. Se

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions May 11: Scott M. Reed, 36, of 6468 Crab Apple Drive, Canal Winchester, pleaded guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Michael J. Thompson Jr., 22, of 778 Greenlawn Ave., pleaded not guilty to failure to reinstate operator's license. Sentence: $350 fine. Celena R.

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running May 7 to May 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 76 91 95 Mortgages 49 76 67

ASSEMBLYOF GODBellevue Assembly of God Church, 770 Kilbourne St. Rev. John Ginty, pastor. Worship and Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
 BAPTISTAdams Twp. Freewill Baptist, 6901 TR 190, Green Springs. Rev. Paul Tyree. Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church, Ohio 269 North. Worship, 11 a.m.; 6 p.m.; W

Church Directory

ASSEMBLYOF GODBellevue Assembly of God Church, 770 Kilbourne St. Rev. John Ginty, pastor. Worship and Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. BAPTISTAdams Twp. Freewill Baptist, 6901 TR 190, Green Springs. Rev. Paul Tyree. Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church, Ohio 269 North. Worship, 11 a.m.; 6 p.m.; W

ST. HENRY — Ryan Mikesell threw a no-hitter as St. Henry (19-6) defeated Bluffton (11-14) 4-0 in a Division III sectional championship game Thursday.
Mikesell had a perfect game with two outs in the seventh when the Pirates' Austin Bricker was hit by a pitch. Mikesell then finished the game with a strikeout. He is now 7-1 on the season with

St. Henry's Mikesell no hits Bluffton

ST. HENRY — Ryan Mikesell threw a no-hitter as St. Henry (19-6) defeated Bluffton (11-14) 4-0 in a Division III sectional championship game Thursday. Mikesell had a perfect game with two outs in the seventh when the Pirates' Austin Bricker was hit by a pitch. Mikesell then finished the game with a strikeout. He is now 7-1 on the season with

Van Wert sees total rail improvements

VAN WERT — It's been a long time coming — down the rail. The city of Van Wert, in partnership with multiple agencies, will reconstruct nine of its 30 total railroad crossings and will close five others, all within the city limits. The project has been in Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer's cross hairs for many years, he said. The $1.5 million





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