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School delays for Friday, Sept. 19

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Foggy conditions led some schools to delay the start of classes Friday:


Columbus Grove home destroyed by fire

COLUMBUS GROVE — In the early morning hours this morning, a home in Columbus Grove burned to the ground, destroying the property in its entirety.The home was owned by Pamelea Eutsler, according to the Putnam County Auditor’s Office website, and was valued at $40,660. The home was deemed a total loss, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.The 911 call came in to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 a.m., notifying the office of ...

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Letter: Liberals courting the dead for votes

Dead people are being asked to register in 2014.On Sept. 12 my mother got a notice from a nonprofit organization, Voter Participation Center. It was postmarked Lansdale, Pennsylvania.The problem is Mom died Jan. 15, 2013. She was living at a local nursing home, which was her last voting address. If this “Voter Registration Document” would have gone to the nursing home address, which is also on this notice I have, anyone could have filled this form out and sen...

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Letter: Muslims did not help build America

Al O’Dell (“We need to accept and welcome Muslims,” Aug. 29) deceivingly insinuates that Muslims played a prominent role in establishing this country by citing that Muslims fought in the Revolutionary War and some are buried in Arlington Cemetery.Can you show me one Muslim signature on the: U.S. Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights?Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? In fact, Muslims are the largest...

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Letter: Family gives Lima schools A+

After seeing the ratings of the local school districts in The Lima News, I had to write this letter.My family moved to Lima 18 months ago, and our son enrolled at Lima Senior as a junior. He graduated this year and had a tremendous experience there. He was challenged academically and benefited from his involvement in the music department and the sports programs.

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Chicago Tribune: Ebola in Africa: Chaos in contagious

SEPT. 16, 2014 — Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa.The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers. The Pentagon will establish a military command center in Liberia to coordinate the civilian response to the epidemic. American military health experts will help train thousands of African health care workers. A...

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Letter: Prison towers should have armed officers

Is there a valid reason there are not officers in the towers with shotguns when inmates are in the recreation yard?

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Letter: Media slow to report prison break

The Lima News and the Lima television stations were slow at getting the news out about this prison break.We heard about it on the “Today” program the next morning.I have Facebook and I along with those who don’t have it didn’t look at it that night. It should have been put across the TV screen that night while it was happening, for the public’s safety. They put a tornado warning on for our safety and an Amber alert for the lookout for a chil...

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Letter: Allen East teachers deserve contract

I am a teacher who recently retired from Allen East Local Schools.I was at A.E. for 20 years and was always proud to introduce myself as a member of the Allen East staff. Allen East exemplifies the best of our local schools and that is due, to a large extent, to its excellent teachers.We expect our teachers to be professional, to set high standards, to guide students through the labyrinth of state-mandated testing and to help them become responsible, productive citizens....

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Cats’ meow

VAN WERT – Bath blitzed through the Western Buckeye League regular season at 9-0.But it was Kenton and its No. 1 man Britton Hensel that pulled away with the WBL tournament championship Thursday at the Willow Bend Country Club.Kenton won the WBL golf tournament with a 317. Bath was second at 330, while St. Marys was third at 337. Wapakoneta was fourth with 338.Kenton last won at least a share of the WBL golf title in 1993.Leading the way for K...

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Lima Eagles Golf Scramble set for Sept. 28

The second annual Lima Eagles Golf Scramble to benefit the Lima Eagles Softball Team will be held with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.. The entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 22. For more information call Justin Rex at 567-204-2716.

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Elida-Shawnee battle ends scoreless

ELIDA – Whenever Elida and Shawnee meet on the soccer field, both records and rosters can be disregarded.In Thursday’s Western Buckeye League matchup between the two boys teams, there were plenty of opportunities at both ends.However, strong defensive play took center stage as the game was played to a hard-fought 0-0 tie.In the 80 minutes of action, Elida (4-2-2, 2-2-1 WBL) took a total of seven shots on goal. Shawnee (3-3-3, 2-0-3) managed just th...

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Bluffton wins NCC golf title

HARROD — Bluffton won the Northwest Conference boys golf tournament Thursday played at Colonial Golf Club. The first-place tournament finish also clinched the overall 2014 conference golf championship for the Pirates.The Pirates had a team total 356 to defeat tournament runner-up Allen East (362) by six strokes. Other tournament team totals were Lincolnview (363), Delphos Jefferson (374), Spencerville (378), Crestview (393), Columbus Grove (403), Paulding (432). Ada participa...

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Lt. Gov. Taylor speaks at GOP dinner

ST. MARYS — It was a promise of more of the same.Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said a vote for Gov. John Kasich-Taylor Ohio gubernatorial would be a vote to continue the same things being done in the state since the duo’s election in 2012. Taylor was the featured speaker Thursday at the Auglaize County Fall Republican Dinner held at the Galaxy Diner and Hall in rural St. Marys.Taylor said she felt that if people took a look at what had happened in Ohio over the last f...

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‘Under the Streetlamp’ brings classic tunes to Civic Center

LIMA — The music of the 1950s and 1960s hearkens back to a simpler time. On Thursday, Lima concertgoers will be able to relive those days again with the music of “Under the Streetlamp” at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.The foursome, comprised of Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones, came together while on a national Broadway tour.“Each one of us met doing the Broadway musical ...

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ comes to Encore Theatre

LIMA — It is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century and one of Tennessee Williams’ best-known works, and for the next two weekends, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be coming to Lima at Encore Theatre.The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by George Dunster and promises to bring a great deal of drama to the Encore stage.

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Canal Days returns to Delphos

DELPHOS — It’s Delphos’ biggest community event of the year, and this year’s Canal Days promise to add to that proud tradition.“Everyone comes out for Canal Days,” event organizer Diane Sterling said. “It’s a lot of fun.”Along with the chance to reconnect with friends, there will be plenty of entertainment on tap this weekend.“Well have a comedian, Joe Denim here on Friday,” Sterling said. ̶...

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Laurel Oaks community hosts hobby and craft fair

ELIDA — The Laurel Oaks community has held a Hobby and Harvest Craft Fair for the last 41 years, and this year is no exception. According to event co-chair Heather Guth, Saturday’s fair will feature over 100 booths from a variety of vendors located throughout the region gathered at Laurel Oaks Park.“There will be wreaths, primitive items, repurposed wood items, hair bows, jewelry and more,” she said. “It’s a wide variety. We have people coming fr...

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