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Lima Fire Department rescues trimmer stuck in tree

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LIMA — Ryan Hefner had quite the story to tell his fiancee when he got home from work Friday.Before Hefner, co-owner of Dick’s Tree Service, left for work in the morning, his fiancee warned him to be careful at work that day. However, while cutting branches from a tree, Hefner’s lift suddenly stopped.Hefner said that the power take-off began grinding and went out. Once the PTO goes out, the lift cannot move, according to Hefner. Other employees tried to throw Hefner a rope with what he referred to as a “bean bag,” but they could not reach Hefner, who estimated he was 45 to 50 feet up.

 

Letter: Shame on Lima for attacking murals

Concerning the mural on Elizabeth Street: All I can say is shame on the city of Lima.I have seen the mural and even though I do not know all of the people in the mural, it makes me want to know how these individuals have affected Lima’s history.I understand that this was not a one-woman show, but a group effort. It does not appear to be a polical statement or trying to tear down anyone, so what are our city leaders so afraid of? That someone is trying to promote go...

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Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

MINNEAPOLIS — Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.The 20 runs are the most in a major league game this season.Danny Santana had a homer and four RBIs and Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe also homered for the Twins, who scored six runs in the second inning and nine in the sixth to drop the Tigers to 2½ games behind Kansas Cit...

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Upton’s HR sends Braves over Reds 3-1 in 12th

CINCINNATI — Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of quite the gem.Upton’s 25th homer off Manny Parra (0-1) gave Atlanta its seventh victory in eight games, a resurgence that has kept the Braves in the wild-card chase.“Right now, we’r...

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Counting down to kickoff

Here is a team-by-team look at the Big Ten this season.EAST DIVISIONINDIANALast year: 5-7, 3-5 Big Ten, 4th Leaders DivisionPlayers to watch: QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Shane Wynn, RB Tevin Coleman.The big questions: Can Indiana outscore the opposition often enough to get to a bowl game for the first time since 2007? Last year the Hoosiers were No. 9 nationally ...

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No racing Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD — The races at Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for tonight have been canceled. The infield was ruled too soft to put push trucks and emergency staff in. Plus the heavy amount of rain washed most of the clay to the bottom of the track. Racing is scheduled to resume Saturday, Aug. 30.

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Wapak tops Elida in boys golf

LIMA — Medalist Drew Wayman shot a three-over-par 39 to lead Wapakoneta to a 168-185 Western Buckeye League victory over Elida at Tamarac on Friday.Jimmie Ebeling led the Bulldogs with a 43.The Redskins moved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the WBL. Elida is 0-3 overall and in the WBL.

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Singleton, Astros defeat sloppy Indians

CLEVELAND — Jon Singleton’s homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland’s sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night.Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors.Catcher Roberto Perez’s wild throw let the go-ahead run score. A throwing error by first baseman Carlos Santana set up Houston’s big inning....

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Cavs dealing Wiggins as part of Love deal a rarity in basketball

MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost over.The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed today, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly.When Wiggins is moved from the Cavs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the deal, he will become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that draf...

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Blaney steals one from Kyle Busch on final restart

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night for his second career victory.Blaney’s victory was a surprise after Busch, seeking to become the first driver ever to win four consecutive races in the series on the 0.533-mile oval, had dominated, especially on restarts.Battling at various times against the youngest and brightest stars in...

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One lucky steer

LIMA — Lucky, all 1,325 pounds of him, took center stage at the Allen County Fair Livestock Auction Friday.Cameras flashed around him as his tiny farmer, 11-year-old Caden Jones, took the lead.Lucky’s highest bidder included S&S Volvo, Ohio CAT, Murphy Tractor, Spalinger Millwright, the Duff family, Ohio Ready Mix, Mr. Concrete, Duff Stone, Stolly Insurance, Creek Bottom Farms, Egbert Livestock, Whitney Sand Blastry, Union Bank, Heritage Coop, First Federal B...

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Here comes the judge

LIMA — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French is working to put a face on the state’s highest court.Appointed to the Supreme Court Jan. 1, 2013, by Gov. John Kasich, French has reached the end of her inherited term and is now seeking to return to her post via election. To that end, she has toured throughout the state to not only garner support, but also give an insider’s view into the court.

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Two inducted into county agriculture hall of fame

LIMA — The Lima Allen County Chamber of Commerce inducted two new members into the Allen County Agricultural Hall of Fame Friday at the chamber’s monthly Wake Rattle & Roll breakfast, held this month at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Chosen for this honor were Dr. Louis Harrod, a practicing veterenarian for 34 years in eastern Allen County, and fourth-generation farmer Ray Whetstone.Harrod practiced veterinary medicine from 1944 until 1978, with a specialty in large anim...

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Girl nearly drowns at Wapak pool

WAPAKONETA — Jackson Center Schools Superintendent William Reichert was among a group of people who saved a 4-year-old girl from drowning Tuesday at the Wapakoneta WaterPark.The girl, who was identified in a news report as being from northwestern Ohio, was “doing fine,” her mother told Reichert, who had called Wednesday to check on the child.Reichert said he was at the water park Tuesday because he had been promising his children for some time that he w...

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Area universities welcome students

LIMA — Bluffton University, University of Northwestern Ohio and Ohio Northern University began welcoming hundreds of students to the area on Thursday and will continue through the weekend.Ohio Northern held its move in on Thursday, the first of the three to welcome freshman this year. Both Bluffton and UNOH began move-in events Friday.Thursday’s move in at ONU came with quite a bit of rain, the most Adriane Bradshaw, vice president for student affairs and dea...

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Home sales numbers released

LIMA — Real estate sales rose a modest 1.2 percent in July across the state from the previous month, according to information released by the Ohio Association of Realtors Thursday.Home sales activity in July nearly mirrored from the level reached during the month a year ago, recording a negligible 0.6 percent decrease.“The Ohio housing market is continuing to display stability in 2014, as sales activity is keeping pace with prior levels and prices are experie...

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Letter: Lima needs better reasoning

Reason, inclusiveness and compromise seem to be forgotten ideals for some members of our community. This includes not only the debate over the naming of the “Lima stadium” but also the town mural.As the community tries to foster pride, others seem to be more concerned with a particular interest rather than the total picture. This fosters little but division and resentment. Is this what the city needs?The legal problem concerning the mural seems to be a rigid ...

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Letter: Fair doesn’t need beer tent

This is the 164th Allen County Fair, and they have been doing real well without a beer tent. I feel this fair is for 4-H groups and Boy Scout groups. They have a wonderful Gospel Tent.They don’t need a beer tent. Don’t say they, “Don’t drink and drive”?This is a concern for all the people. Get involved and ask your church to get behind this also.

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