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Meyer doesn’t want OSU to be satisfied

COLUMBUS – The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time Barrett has been named Player of the Week and the fourth ti...

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Giants-Royals: A capsule look at World Series

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals:———Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 2, Wednesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 3, Friday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); Game 4, Saturday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Sunday, Oct. 26, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 6, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 7, Wedne...

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Blue Jackets put backup goalie McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.McElhinney, the backup goalie to starter Sergei Bobrovsky, suffered an upper body injury in Saturday’s game at Ottawa and is expected to miss at least one week.The 21-year-old Forsberg, the Blue Jackets’ sixth p...

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Jerry Zezima: Rocky Mountain guy

I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rarefied air between my ears, I waited until a recent trip to the Rocky Mountains to take them up — way up — on their suggestion.My initial ascent of a slope high enough to let me see what flight attendants were serving on passing airplanes was made during a long weekend in Granby, Colo., a picturesque town that is about 8,000 feet above sea l...

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Gas prices down, rival last week’s four-year low

LIMA — Gas prices are down across the board this week, with averages hitting lows compared to last week, last month and last year. Most prices also appear to be below $3, rivaling last week’s four-year lows.The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline Monday morning in Lima was $2.93, down 1.6 cents from last week’s average of $2.94, according to prices reported by Prices are down from last month’s average of $3.12 as well....

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Wapak begins Red Ribbon Week

WAPAKONETA — Raise your hand if you think drugs are bad, Dan Kirk said to Wapakoneta Elementary School students. Every hand was raised. Raise your hand if you think drugs are good, Kirk said. Only a few hands went up, that quickly went down when the students realized they were in the minority.Wapakoneta kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday with a performance by Kirk, an entertainer and speaker also known as The Juggler With The Yellow Shoes. Kirk uses entertainment to get stu...

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Tribe hopes to open resort near Indian Lake

RUSSELLS POINT — The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma may soon be planting roots in Ohio in the form of a “family-style resort project” at Indian Lake.The tribe has been in the state before, almost 200 years ago when its members were kicked off their land in 1834, and now it plans to use that same 50 acres for more modern uses.But first, it must get approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which asked for community support for the project....

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The Lima News: Speak up when bullying spotted

Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That’s what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering.Nothing — or no one — should be above the safety of students. To condone the alleged actions of players through inaction would be a travesty. For others not to use this lesson to reflect on their own teams would be a lost opportunity....

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Mark Figley: To Obama politics trumps health

Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought it to America from Liberia, Ebola was a largely West African disease.Then while visiting his family in Dallas, it was determined he likely contracted the disease in his native Liberia and knowingly brought it here. Confusion has reigned since that moment. After the hospital treating him initially misdiagnosed his condition, discharging him before being forced to readmit him, several days elapsed before a hazardous-materials team was finally dispatch...

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Activate Allen County: Breast-feeding is best for babies

If you spend any time watching the campaign ads peppering our TV schedule these days, you may find it hard to believe there is anything we can all agree on. But when it comes to infant nutrition there is one thing everyone understands: breast-feeding is best.There was a time, not all that long ago, that breast-feeding was the way almost all children were fed. Breast milk is, after all, nature’s own superfood, providing just the right balance of proteins, fats, sugars and vita...

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St. Marys holds annual Fall Festival

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Kiwanis Club and Heritage Trails Park District joined together with several other local community partners to host the 45th annual Walk with Nature and Fall Festival in Memorial Park in downtown St. Marys.The walk has been going strong for 45 years, and the fall festival was added six years ago. The two have been combined to provide a day of outdoor activities for families to enjoy while getting some exercise.“This one of the types o...

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Jaguars trample Browns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With Jacksonville on the verge of its first win of the season, the team mascot dived into one of the pools at EverBank Field.Denard Robinson and the Jaguars’ defense could have done the same. Then again, they had already made a huge splash.Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, the defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 victory against the Cleveland Browns on S...

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Colts’ defense dominates Bengals 27-0

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis has a message for the NFL: Its defense is pretty darned good.And it can win games, too.On a day Andrew Luck threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns Sunday and Indy ran for 171 yards, the Colts’ usually overlooked defense overshadowed its higher-profile offensive counterparts with a 27-0 shutout of Cincinnati.“We’ve always had confidence, but at the same time we want to humble ourselves and be on to the next ga...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

DAILY (Sunday)Pick 3: 6-2-1 day, 0-3-3 nightPick 4: 5-9-1-1 day, 6-8-5-1 nightPick 5: 8-4-7-4-2 day, 2-7-8-6-3 nightRolling Cash 5: 10-21-33-37-38CLASSIC (Saturday): 5-11-12-21-31-39KICKER: 493142Jackpot: $7 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 20-26-27-36-54Powerball: 19Power Play: 2Jackpot: $110 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 21-31-43-56-60Mega Ball: 12...

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6 in Putnam on Ebola watch

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Health Department reported Sunday that six individuals from the county were at the same bridal shop in Akron as Amber Vinson, the most recent patient to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.Putnam County Director of Nursing Sherri Recker said the six were in the Coming Attractions bridal shop in Akron on Oct. 11. The individuals made contact with the Summit County Health Department to receive direction from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers...

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Dismantling a landmark

COLUMBUS GROVE — The deteriorating Michigan Livestock Exchange sign still hangs on the front of the building as you drive just east of Columbus Grove in Putnam County along state Route 12.Aa slow, tedious demolition is taking place. Most of the area livestock owners know the 8,000-square-foot building as Putnam County Livestock Corporation Association, which was built back in 1947 to auction off livestock such as cattle, hogs and sheep.Travis Fletcher of Old Wood L...

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Poured with pride

1. What is a barista and what do they do?The word barista means coffee bar tender in Italian, so that entails making drinks, giving great customer service and even making some of the foods we serve here.2. How long have you been a barista?I’ve worked here between eight and nine months now. I’ve never worked this type of job before, but I really love it. This is the first time I’ve worked as a barista.3. How much training was involv...

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