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Rhodes receives $1M grant

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LIMA — The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that Rhodes State College received a $1 million grant to improve training tactics, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office.The grant will help the college by creating hands-on and work-based advanced manufacturing training programs to better train students. The college is part of an 11-member alliance of Ohio colleges led by Lorain County Community College, which received $15 million in total.The programs will be designed to serve workers who are eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance that helps workers who lost their jobs because of foreign trade issues.


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: An embarrassing legacy: Eric Holder departs

SEPT. 28, 2014 — We say goodbye today to Eric Holder as we said hello to him six years ago — with disdain.In a hardly surprising Thursday announcement, the attorney general said he will leave his post as soon as a successor is confirmed by the Senate, a process in which battle lines already have been drawn. Whether President Obama will nominate a chief law enforcement officer who honors the rule of law or, as Mr. Holder does, mocks it remains to be seen.Holde...

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Chicago Tribune: India proves that space exploration can be a low-budget affair

SEPT. 26, 2014 — The sum of $74 million doesn’t go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million.In India, however, $74 million is all that’s needed to send a satellite into orbit around Mars.Determined to explore the red planet ahead of rival China — and to demonstrate its technical prowess — the world’s sec...

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Christine Flowers: When does discipline become child abuse?

I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. I was not forced to scavenge in graveyards, like Pip from “Great Expectations.” All in all, it was much more “Brady Bunch” than “Bleak House.”But there were moments when either of the parental units — usually dad — would explain to my butt those things that m...

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AP Ohio high school football poll list

COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (24)5-02582, Mentor (1)5-01993, Hudson5-0194...

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Letter: Officials lying about Grand Lake

In your recent article titled, “Auglaize, Mercer seeing tourism rebound,” it reports that tourism is rebounding with hope of returning to the level of tourism dollars in 2008.The economy around Grand Lake St. Marys has been gravely hurt by the pollution of Grand Lake St. Marys. Property values have dropped 40 percent to 50 percent, businesses have folded, jobs have been lost, retirement investments have significantly diminished, and most importantly the Kasich administr...

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Kalida blanks Ottoville in PCL girls match

KALIDA — Kalida’s Morgan Knapke had three saves to help the Wildcats post a 2-0 shutout over Ottoville in a girls soccer match Monday at Kalida.Makenna Vorst and Paige Roller scored for Kalida.Lyndsey Wannemacher had 25 saves for the Big Green.Kalida outshot the Big Green, 30-3.Kalida is 10-2-1, 3-0 in the Putnam County League. Ottoville is 2-5-4, 0-1-2 in the PCL.Girls soccerCory-Rawson 3, ...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

DAILY (Monday)Pick 3: 6-3-9 day, 2-9-0 nightPick 4: 3-8-6-0 day, 4-2-0-2 nightPick 5: 1-1-3-8-5 day, 6-2-4-3-5 nightRolling Cash 5: 18-26-28-30-32CLASSIC (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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LCC, Lincolnview girls fall short of state

ARLINGTON – The farther along the tournament trail you advance, the better the teams you are going to meet.The Lima Central Catholic girls golf team learned that lesson on Monday at Sycamore Springs in the Division II district tournament. The T-Birds shot 385 and finished sixth in a field of 12 teams.The Thunderbirds had advanced to district action after winning their sectional with a team score of 388.“There are good scores being shot today both b...

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2 Van Wert gun trainers guilty of short courses

VAN WERT — Two firearms instructors accused of cutting concealed handgun license classes short of the mandatory 12-hour time frame have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.Forest Gordon, 49, of Van Wert, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted conspiracy to falsification to obtain a concealed handgun license, a fifth-degree felony. Dain Stauffer, 37, of Cairo, pleaded guilty to falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor.Both men are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 29 in Va...

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The perfect pet might be the imperfect pet

It is safe to say veterinarians take work home in more ways than one. My husband and I are not exceptions, as more than one patient has spent a night at “Camp Jones” for monitoring or treatment. Then there are animals, owned or homeless, that find themselves on death row that also get taken home by their veterinarians — and never leave. These animals may be sick, old, defective or just plain “not right,” and yet they are full of life and lovable.

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Lima pastor wants evidence from prostitution sting suppressed

LIMA — A local pastor charged for the second time with soliciting prostitution wants the court to exclude any evidence police collected at a local motel.The attorney for Pastor Ron Fails of Grace Church World Wide Ministries filed a motion to suppress this month saying officers violated his Fourth Amendment right and other laws.Attorney Michael Probst asked that all evidence seized during the arrest, which he did not list in the motion, be excluded. Police said the...

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Former I&K CEO pleads guilty to more charges

VAN WERT — The former chief executive officer of a former Delphos company already in prison for charges involving his failed relationship with a woman has pleaded guilty to more charges connected to the woman.Robert Fishbein, 51, pleaded guilty to six new charges of attempted violation of a civil protection order, each a first-degree misdemeanor. He was facing the charges as felonies before the plea deal. Prosecutors also dropped two other felony charges.The judge ...

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Organizations to increase access to healthy food

LIMA — Residents within 12 areas of Allen County, eight which are within the city limits of Lima, live without easy access to grocery stores.Many may lack transportation, or reliable transportation, and aren’t able to get to a grocery store with healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.These areas are called “food deserts” and plague many urban areas across the country.In Allen County, Activate Allen County and ...

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Hancock Co. to host workers’ comp update

FINDLAY — Workers’ compensation can be tricky, but the Hancock County Safety Council wants to clear it up.The council is hosting a presentation titled “Workers’ Compensation Legal Update” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Findlay Country Club.Richard L. Johnson of Eastman and Smith Ltd. will present on settlements of class action lawsuits, developments in voluntary abandonment law, clarification of psychological injury law and more....

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Met Housting nets $39K grant from HUD

LIMA — The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority has seen an influx of nearly $40,000 as of Monday, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.The authority will see $39,172 from HUD for education and employment to get them on a path to self-sufficiency. The grants are funded through HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program and allow public housing agencies to work with social service agencies, community colleges, businesses, and ...

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Police calls

900 block of West Market Street, Lima — A woman reported Sunday someone stole her phone.2700 Carolyn Drive, Lima — A man reported Sunday a lock was missing from his shed and someone stole items.900 block of North Shore Drive, Lima — A woman called police Sunday to say her cellphone was stolen.900 block of Brice Avenue, Lima — A man reported Sunday someone broke into his...

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Warning sirens to be tested Wednesday

LIMA — Allen County’s 50 community warning sirens will be tested at noon Wednesday.Tests are conducted every month on the first Wednesday to ensure the sirens are properly working.In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens are an indication that people in the affected areas should go indoors and go to or other media outlets for additional information or instructions on emergency action underway.

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