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Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians

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CLEVELAND — Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season.Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle’s four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6). Mike Zunino homered in the fifth for the Mariners, one of six teams scrapping for the AL’s second wild-card spot.The Indians are 5-7 since the All-Star break and are trying to decide whether to be active before Thursday’s trade deadline.


Los Angeles Times: Executions should not be run by trial and error

JULY 25 — For the third time this year, state executioners administering a lethal injection to a condemned man have botched it. This time it happened in Arizona, where it took nearly two hours … to kill convicted murderer Joseph Wood using the same two-drug protocol involved in Ohio’s slow, torturous execution of Dennis McGuire in January. The other mis-execution occurred in Oklahoma, where Clayton Lockett writhed and groaned on a gurney before the bungled procedure was fina...

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KAL 007 and MH17 … a presidential response

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of Sept. 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge.

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Vigil held for man killed in police chase

LIMA — Plenty has been said about the lifestyle Da’vontae Williams had chosen to live.On Tuesday, At the site of the accident that took his life Friday, his family and friends gathered to remember the positive impact he had left on many lives.Kelsey Shurelds, a friend of Williams, said she organized the event so everyone could come together to remember him.“He wasn’t blood, but it didn’t make us any less closer,” Shurelds sa...

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Korean War vet talks about return trip

SPENCERVILLE — Jim Walthers, of Spencerville, downplayed his role after serving in the Army during the Korean War.However, he is a reluctant hero to many, even the South Korean government.In 2009, Walthers and his grandson, John Nichols, returned to South Korea as guests of the government for six days. The pair gave a brief recounting of their trip to members of the Lima Kiwanis Club during a meeting at Milano Cafe on Tuesday.“The opportunity had b...

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Leake baffles Diamondbacks, 3-0

CINCINNATI — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run — a rare commodity for the Reds these days — leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offense has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs — by far the fewest in the majors over that span. Leake (8-9) pitched in that way, too.His single off the ...

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Locos to meet Licking County in semifinals

CINCINNATI — Licking County won twice on Tuesday and advanced to the best-of-three semifinals against the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Collegiate League.Licking County knocked off Grand Lake, 2-1, in the afternoon game at Cincinnati’s Western Hills High School. Then, in the night game, No. 5 seed Licking County blanked No. 4 seed, 2-0.Licking County will meet the No. 1 seed the Lima Locos in the best-of-three. Game 1 will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Newark’...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Tuesday, 29 July 2014

DAILY (Tuesday)Pick 3: 2-8-6 day, 2-8-4 nightPick 4: 2-7-9-9 day, 9-2-8-0 nightPick 5: 2-1-5-6-0 day, 2-2-5-5-9 nightRolling Cash 5: 2-30-33-35-39CLASSIC (Monday): 10-28-36-42-43-49KICKER: 261198Jackpot: $2.9 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 24-28-30-38-39Powerball: 16Power Play: 2Jackpot: $60 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 22-29-33-41-68Mega Ball: 12...

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Big Ten, new schools have much to learn about each other

CHICAGO – The addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten was sudden and shocking in Big Ten country.And it was the same in New Jersey and Maryland when followers of those two teams learned they were about to become members of the Big Ten.It was like an engagement announcement from a couple no one even knew was dating. Or maybe the engagement of two people no one ever expected to get together.The Scarlet Knights and Terrapins will begin playing in th...

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Meyer likes playoff

CHICAGO – For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain.After standing up at the end of two hours of interviews at a table at the Big Ten football media days on Tuesday, he thought he had lost his cell phone.But the crisis was quickly resolved when it was pointed out he had put it into his suit coat pocket and then removed the coat sometime during the interviews.Meyer refers to Ohio State’s back-to-back lo...

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Harry Page Maus: Entrepreneur

LIMA — At the dawn of the 20th century when Lima was a growing industrial center and every well-appointed parlor in the city had a piano, Harry Page Maus sold pianos.Likewise, when horsepower was replacing the power of horses on the city’s streets, Maus and his brother sold automobiles. Later, when the human voice first crackled over the radio, Maus not only sold radios but ran Lima’s fist radio station. And, in the golden age of silent movies, Maus helped invent ...

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Donation meant to teach children healthy habits

LIMA — Procter & Gamble’s recent donation to Kindergarten Kamp provided 92 pupils with supplies to support clean and healthy habits.“One of the things that’s really important for us in our lives is to be healthy, right?” Phil Hayne, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Lima, said to the pupils.They enthusiastically responded, “Yeah!”Hayne presented the pupils with blue P&G backpacks full of supplies such as deter...

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Samaritan House fundraiser selling tickets

LIMA — A fundraiser for the Samaritan House will be held Aug. 13 to help the shelter that serves homeless or abused women and children.The event titled “Raisin’ Bread” will help celebrate the facility’s 27th anniversary.The event is scheduled in the banquet room of the City Club at 144 S. Main St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held until 8 p.m.Food will be provided by Panera Bread.The event will featu...

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Burglary defendant wants jail conversations kept from evidence

LIMA — The attorney for a woman charged in a series of burglaries wants conversations she had on the telephone or during jail visitation kept from being used as evidence at her trial.Attorney Mike Dugan said Tuesday that Mackenzie Basham’s conversations should not be allowed into evidence. He said even if she were informed such conversations were recorded she was not advised the conversations could be used against her as evidence.Dugan said authorities violat...

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Education roundup

Rotary club donates to character development programThe New-Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club made a donation to New Bremen Local Schools to help with the new program that the school district is starting.The program, called “Character Ed,” is designed to teach children necessary skills for everyday life for the present and the future. It aims to create core values and beliefs so students will make wise choices.Students will be able ...

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Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 26 — Tierra Gonzales and Quandel Mills, Lima, boy.July 27 — Angela and Steven Decker, Alger, girl.July 28 — Teia Mabrey and Skyler Castle, Kenton, girl.July 29 — Sara and Brad Oakley, Huntsville, girl.

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Putnam County court records

Putnam County Common Pleas Court dispositionsJuly 22Putnam County Treasurer Tracy Warnecke was granted judgment against Jeffrey E. Trumbull, Hatfield, Arizona, and Heidi B. Trumbull, Hatfield, Arizona, in the amount of $1,537.93 in delinquent taxes and assessments.July 23Beneficial Financial I, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois, was granted a foreclosure against Donald L. Partin, Vaughnsville, and Mary A. Pa...

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Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing

BEREA — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.Facing an indefinite suspension, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, said the person who spoke Tuesday to T...

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