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March 16th

PREP ROUNDUP: Rockets rip L-B; Elida advances

March 16, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — Defending champion Anna ran its winning streak to 50 by defeating Findlay Liberty-Benton 58-41 in a Division III semifinal on Thursday.

The Rockets (27-0) now have the 10th longest streak in Ohio girls history. They’ll face Columbus Africentric, champions in 2007 and 2008, on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Portman balks at bill: Portman, Brown split vote on transportation bill

March 16, 2012

Ohio’s two U.S. senators agree Ohio’s and the nation’s highway system needs major repairs and upgrades, but they split their vote on a two-year, $109 billion federal transportation bill which passed the Senate on Wednesday.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman supported the bill’s aim, but he balked at increasing the national deficit to fund the infrastructure improvements bill. He was one of 22 senators to vote against the bill.

Intern learns law hands on

March 16, 2012

Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Fred Pepple’s office recently took on two new interns — two German students who are digging deeper into their law studies.

Twenty-year-old Isabel Lischewski, who attends the University of Muenster, in Germany, came to Wapakoneta to study common law and experience law hands-on.

“I liked working with Judge Pepple,” Lischewski said. “He had interesting tasks for me, and he made an effort to explain stuff, like why he did what he did.”

Vining makes Hills inviting

March 16, 2012

A former local resident does everything she can think of to make family trips as enjoyable as they can be.

Her dedication has paid off.

Elizabeth Vining, 44, of Laurelville, recently earned the “Hospitality Hero of the Year” award at the 24th annual Hocking Hills Tourism Association Dinner in Logan held in February.

Vining said she felt privileged to be recognized for her efforts.

March 15th

Gain a sharper focus: WAEDC works to make message clearer on JRS site

March 15, 2012

With certification from the state and now certification from a major transportation company, a greater effort needs to be placed on sharpening the message about Wapakoneta’s new industrial park, a business organization member says.

The city’s 471-acre West Central Ohio Industrial Center received the Ohio Department of Development’s Job Ready Sites certification in October 2010, one of the first five in the state, and in February CSX Corp. certified the site under its new Select Sites program, one of  first five in the country.

Faber backs vicious change

March 15, 2012

A state politician disagrees with the opinions of local dog wardens of the effect new legislation regarding “vicious” dogs will have on the number of attacks at the hands of pit bulls.

State Sen. Keith Faber, R-Celina, said the state’s new legislation to remove the automatic labeling of pit bulls as a “vicious dog” was based on overwhelming evidence presented to Ohio Judiciary Committee members during fact-finding. Faber, who is a Celina attorney, is a member of the committee. The committee is chaired by state Sen. Barbara Sears, R-Sylvania.

BASKETBALL: Area teams still alive

March 15, 2012

 

Two Wapakoneta Redskins boys basketball opponents will square off for a trip to the state boys basketball tournament and a third is one step away from doing the same.

The Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds knocked off Worthington Christian 57-40 in the first Division III regional semifinal Wednesday at Bowling Green State University.  Then the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans routed New London 55-27 in the second.

Brown urges curb on crude speculation

March 15, 2012

A U.S. senator from Ohio urged a federal commission to do more to curb speculation in the crude oil market.

“It’s extremely troubling to see Wall Street continue to make things worse through its risky speculation of the oil markets,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday during a media teleconference. “Every time there is a fire at a refinery or an outage on a pipeline or turmoil in the Middle East, every time that happens, Wall Street and the oil industry use it as an opportunity to spike prices.”

March 14th

Donald Miller, 80

March 14, 2012

Donald E. Miller Sr. 80, of Uniopolis, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born July 20, 1931, in Lima, the son of Pearl Arizona (Roberts) and John Lawrence Miller, who are both parents are deceased. On Jan. 15, 1949, he married his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Jackson. She survives in Uniopolis.

Tina Phlipot, 50

March 14, 2012

Tina M. Phlipot 50, 801 Manier Ave., Piqua, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
She was born March 19, 1961, in Lima, to Sandra (Reineke) and John Eilerman, who survivie in Minster.

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