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Ottawa-Glandorf maturity shows on, off court

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OTTAWA – It was a fairly typical offseason for the Ottawa-Glandorf volleyball team, aside from a few added activities.Those activities, it turns out, were charitable acts that have paid off big dividends — not just for the Titans, but for the Ottawa community.Entering Tuesday’s matches, the Titans were atop the Western Buckeye League standings at 5-0 (12-4) with St. Marys (5-0 WBL, 12-6) as they go for their third-straight league crown.It’s not a surprise O-G is in the midst of another strong run, considering the entire WBL-championship team returned from last year. However, the team unity and chemistry has increased in a major way, according to coach Ann Ellerbrock and most team members.

 

Who speaks for the others?

Although tensions have eased following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a grand jury continues to consider whether the act was criminal. The case is far from open and shut, as witnesses to the incident have provided conflicting statements as to what precipitated officer Darren Wilson to shoot and kill the unarmed Brown. Yet allowing the legal process to move forward has failed to deter many, incited by the likes of Jessie Jackson...

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Letter: Academics try to discredit God

The struggle of the Mennonite faith throughout history is well-documented, particularly by their persecutors, who held the reigns of power during the Middle Ages.Classified as heretics by their enemies and made victims of the most unspeakable cruelties, these precious martyrs were the forebears of religious freedom enjoyed by countless multitudes to this day. Their unwavering dedication to the viability and infallibility of the Old and New Testament Scriptures played a formative ro...

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Orange County (Calif.) Register: Why print still matters

SEPT. 25, 2014 — Print media, those of us in the newspaper industry have been told for years, is a dying trade. With the proliferation of cable news, Internet outlets and social media, consumers can get their news in real time. The result is the irrelevancy of outlets that operate at the comparatively glacial pace of print.That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway.We may be entering a bold new era in media, but, based on what Americans are telling pollsters, it&...

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Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, capping two late comebacks that gave Kansas City a 9-8 victory Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game.Quite a start to October baseball — even if this one appeared to be over with plenty of time to spare in September....

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Wapak’s Wayman qualifies for district in boys golf

BOWLING GREEN — Drew Wayman of Wapakoneta advanced to the district after carding a 73 at the Division I sectional Tuesday at Stone Ridge. Ian Hasting of Shawnee nearly moved on as well after shooting an 81 but was eliminated in a playoff.Boys SoccerLima Central Catholic 7, Ada 1ADA — Alberto Bessone had three goals andGarrett Thomas, Troy Hile and Skyler Corso one each for Lima Central Catholic. Cole East scored Ada’s goal.Kalida 2...

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LCC duo win county titles

LIMA — It's a three-peat for Lima Central Catholic senior Alex Rigg.The previous two cross country seasons, Rigg came away with first-place finishes at the annual Allen County Meet at Faurot Park.At Tuesday's Allen County Meet, Rigg left little doubt as he took the lead early and never looked back, en route to a winning time of 17 minutes, 5 seconds.Shawnee's Derek Kuhlman finished second in 17:34. LCC's Sean Currens was third (17:49); Bath's Wyatt Stahl...

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High-speed offense just what OSU wants

COLUMBUS – Coaches. They’re never satisfied.After Ohio State rolled up 710 yards against Cincinnati last week, Urban Meyer had a question for Ohio State’s offense.“Coach Meyer was asking, ‘You got 700 yards, why didn’t we get 800?,’” offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin said. “We did a lot of good things on offense but we know we can do even better than that.”Actually Meyer was excited for the most part ab...

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ONU tops Defiance in volleyball

ADA — Sophomore Claire Heitkamp had a season-high 16 kills and hit .640 to lead Ohio Northern to a 25-18, 25-12, 25-16 volleyball victory over Defiance on Tuesday night at the ONU Sports Center.The Polar Bears (12-6 overall) hit .319 as a team with 49 kills and just 11 errors in 119 attempts.Freshman Hannah Davis added 10 kills and had four blocks and sophomore Ashley Borchers dished out 39 assists.The Yellow Jackets (9-10 overall) were led by Bree Ander...

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Area well represented in 2 computer regions

If the Ohio high school playoffs were to begin this week, the Lima area would have three teams in each of two regions.According to the latest computer rankings, Lima Central Catholic (4-1) is second and Spencerville (5-0) and Crestview (5-0) are tied for third in Region 20 of Division VI. Delphos Jefferson (4-1) is in ninth, one spot from qualifying.The top eight from each region in Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs.In Region 24 of Divisio...

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Companies, individual awarded in Van Wert

VAN WERT — The Van Wert City Economic and Community Development organization hosted its annual dinner on Tuesday night and recognized different companies and individuals with awards.Citizens National Bank, Central Insurance and Van Wert County Hospital all recieved awards for Outstanding Sponsorship, as they have offered the organization 10 years of support, according to Economic and Community Development director Cindy Leis.Braun Industries Inc. and Cool Machines ...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Tuesda, Sept. 30, 2014

DAILY (Tuesday)Pick 3: 9-8-5 day, 3-9-5 nightPick 4: 4-9-2-4 day, 1-6-2-6 nightPick 5: 6-5-5-8-9 day, 3-9-0-7-1 nightRolling Cash 5: 6-13-22-36-38CLASSIC (Monday): 6-9-12-21-44-45KICKER: 892604Jackpot: $5.9 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 2-11-35-52-54Powerball: 13Power Play: 3Jackpot: $50 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 17-26-35-46-62Mega Ball: 9...

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Auglaize BOE to hold meeting

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Board of Elections will hold its regular board meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Auglaize County Administrative Office.Logic and Accuracy Testing will immediately follow.

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Heritage Parks holds hike

The Heritage Trails Park District will hold a discovery hike from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dr. Elizabeth Yahl Kuffner Nature Preserve.Marc and Dianne Hines will bring the early 1800s to life with costume, food and tools needed to survive in the wilderness of Ohio. Taste nuts, corn and apples preserved to survive cold Ohio winters.Tom Sciranka will have hides, horns and the skull of a bison to help us understand more about this animal.Park Commissioner Dave ...

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Donation allows van purchase for food pantry

WAPAKONETA — AR-HALE Family Foundation awarded Mercy Unlimited Inc. in Wapakoneta $30,000 to purchase a 2014 GMC Cargo van.The van will allow transport of pallets of product for distribution in the food pantry.

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Group presents check to United Way

WAPAKONETA — The United Way of Auglaize County’s first Pacesetter Campaign wrapped up Friday as Grand Lake Health Systems at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital celebrated the conclusion of another successful campaign.Grand Lake Health Systems presented a check for $18,693 to the Executive Director of United Way of Auglaize County Randy Fisher.Grand Lake Health Systems was one of two Pacesetter Campaigns that helped set the tone for the organizationR...

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Lima PD awarded grant for new officers

LIMA — Three new Lima Police Department officers will be hired for the department, according to the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday.Lima Police Department Chief Kevin Martin said the application process for the funding began in May.“We're not new to the application process,” Martin said.Of the $5.1 million given to departments in the region, the Lima Police Department will see $375,000.The Lima City Council will have to appro...

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College crime reports deceptive

COLUMBUS — The crime statistics being released by colleges nationwide Wednesday are so misleading that they give students and parents a false sense of security.Even the U.S. Department of Education official who oversees compliance with a federal law requiring that the statistics be posted on Oct. 1 each year admits that they are inaccurate. Jim Moore said that a vast majority of schools comply with the law but some purposely underreport crimes to protect their images; others ...

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