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Tomato canning plant happy to call Ottawa home

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OTTAWA — Tucked away in Ottawa’s industrial park on Williamstown Road is a regional plant, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, the Toledo-based manufacturer of the Dei Fratelli brand of tomato products. Dei Fratelli includes a full line of tomato products, including peeled and diced tomatoes, pizza and pasta sauces, salsas and juices, along with the Silver Fleece brand of sauerkraut.Hirzel Canning traces its origins back to 1923 , with the business staying in the family for four generations of Hirzels, including Karl Hirzel, operations director for the Ottawa plant.


Kathy and Will Earl

CAIRO — Mr. and Mrs. Will Earl, of Cairo, celebrated 45 years of marriage Aug. 23, 2014. A family gathering is planned from 4 to 7 p.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at their daughter’s house on Hefner Drive.Earl and the former Kathy Alkire were married Aug. 23, 1969, at Cairo United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Smith.They are the parents of one son, Joe (Jenny) Earl; and one daughter, Lyn (Tim) Sprague, of Lima. They have four grandchildren.Earl retired...

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Connie and George Ricker

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. George Ricker, of Columbus Grove, will celebrate 50 years of marriage Aug. 29, 2014. A mass and reception was held for family and friends Aug. 23, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Columbus Grove.Ricker and the former Connie Renner were married Aug. 29, 1964 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Columbus Grove, by the Rt. Rev. C.J. Yeager.They are the parents of four sons, Robert (fiancee, Maggie) Ricker, Randall (...

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90th Birthday: Frances Clum

ADA — Frances Clum, of Ada, will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 1, 2014. A party is planned from 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 31st, at the Hog Creek Game Club on N. Hardin Road, in Harrod. The family request that gifts be omitted.She was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Lima, to Delmar and Lucille Everett. She married Jim Clum, and he died Nov. 12, 1992.Clum has four sons, Hugh Clum, of Kiowa, CO, Keith (Rachel) Clum, Bruce Clum and Paul (Rita) Clum, all of Lafayette. One son, Mark ...

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Odessa and Sammie Brown

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Brown, of Lima, celebrated 40 years of marriage Aug. 17, 2014. They took a trip sightseeing in the U.S. desert Southwest. The couple request that gifts be omitted.Brown and the former Odessa Stapleton were married Aug. 17, 1974, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, in Lima, by the Rev. Kevin Milton.They are the parents of one son, Phillip Brown, of AZ; and two daughters, Dr. Andrea Brown, of NV and Leah Brown, of Toledo. They have one grandchil...

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Cheryl Parson: Beware timeshare hucksters

Ahhh… the siren allure of timeshares! Have you received a call offering you a timeshare? Just imagine, owning part of a condo or house in an exotic resort destination, and you just pay for the portion of the year you need it. Plus you can trade to use other people’s timeshares in other resort areas.What could be better, right?But be very cautious. Scammers have learned to rip people off when buying or selling a timeshare. Call the BBB to check out the company...

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Five generations: Dray family

WAPAKONETA — Five generations of the Dray family gathered recently.They include, front row, from left: Great-great-grandmother, Virginia Dray Hedrick, of Wapakoneta, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Maddisyn Grace Stechschulte, of Cridersville. Back row: Great-grandmother, Carol Dray Glasco, of Spencerville, great-granddaughter Ashley Stechschulte, of Cridersville and grandmother, Kim Glasco Stechschulte, of Spencerville.

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90th Birthday: Virginia Kemper Dray Hedrick

WAPAKONETA — Virginia Kemper Dray Hedrick, of Wapakoneta, celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 7, 2014. A birthday party was held for her on Aug. 10th, at the Holiday Inn, in Lima with many friends and family in attendance.She was born in Alliance, OH on Aug. 7, 1924 to John and Mable Kemper. She attended Roundhead School from 1937-1943.On Sept. 30, 1944, she married Quincy Dray and he is deceased. On May 9, 1964, she married Charles Hedrick, and he died Jan. 10, 1995...

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Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.30 YR / 15 YR RATE %Citizens National Bank4.125 / 3.125 %The State Bank & Trust4.125 / 3.125 %Union Bank4.0 / 3.125 %Superior Federal Credit Union4.0 / 3.0 %First National Bank, Pandora4.2...

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Elizabeth and Kent McCleary

GOMER — Mr. and Mrs. Kent McCleary, of Gomer, will celebrate 25 years of marriage Aug. 26, 2014.McCleary and the former Elizabeth Gouin were married Aug. 26, 1989, at St. Mark United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Howard Allison.They are the parents of two sons, Kent (Leah) McCleary and Joseph (Dustie) McCleary; and one daughter, Sarah McCleary. They have one granddaughter.McCleary is employed by the University of Northwestern Ohio. He wife is employed by...

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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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