Hanson-Neely remembrance service Saturday at 3 p.m.


Hanson-Neely remembrance service Saturday at 3 p.m.

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December 11, 2017

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Ottoville shoots down Bulldog cagers

By Cort Reynolds

OTTOVILLE - Unbeaten host Ottoville pulled away from a close game near halftime to post an 83-51 non-league win over the Ada boys basketball team Saturday night.  


The Bulldogs fell to 1-2 with their second road defeat in as many nights, while hot-shooting Ottoville improved to 4-0 with the win.


Ada trailed 18-13 after one period and was only down four late in the first half before the Big Green spurted to a 36-26 halftime lead.


Ottoville then poured in 28 third quarter points to extend the margin to 64-40 and put the game out of reach.


With a steady stream of shoppers

Vancrest's second holiday craft grows from last year

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
In only its second year, the craft fair at Vancrest drew a large number of vendors--34--and a steady stream of shoppers throughout the day on Saturday.

Customers found a huge variety of holiday and everyday items to choose from, including jewelry, Christmas towels, Mary Kay products, cookies, and all manner of unique crafts. 

Here are some scenes from the fair, including people you may know and a glance at some of the one-of-a-kind items that were offered for sale.

Photo: Chris Gibson and daughter Kalua Sleesman hold a truck made by Chris' late husband Tom.

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Interesting connection with Lynne Scott's new book

By Monty Siekerman
Lynne Scott's book signing at the Ada Public Library on Saturday morning was deemed a success with seven people waiting in line when the autographing began.

Here, Lynne (right) is joined by her mother, Toledo artist Ellie Miller, who did the illustrations for "Tails from the Kennel: Truths Taught."  

Kalida stymies Ada boys

By Cort Reynolds

KALIDA - Host Kalida smothered the Ada boys basketball team 64-18 Friday night in a non-league contest.  


The Bulldogs fell to 1-1 with the defeat, while Kalida improved to 2-0 with the lopsided win.


Freshman guard Zac Swaney led Ada with nine points.


Trevor Lambert, a 6-3 Kalida junior forward, made all 10 of his field goal attempts en route to a game-high 23 points. Wildcat junior guard Connor Krouse added 10 markers.


Bulldog matmen 2nd at Lancer Invite

By Cort Reynolds

MIDDLE POINT - Ada senior Chase Sumner was named tournament MVP after leading the Bulldog wrestling team to a strong second- place finish at the 12-team Lincolnview Invitational Saturday.


Twelve of the 13 Ada wrestlers placed fifth or higher in their weight class at the event. The runner-up team finish was Ada's best-ever showing at the Lancer Invite.


Sumner won the 145-pound division title with a 3-2 win over Bretz of Van Wert in the finals. It was the second time Sumner was named MVP of the Lancer tourney.


Freshman Colton Biederman finished second in the 106 lbs. division to improve to 7-1 this season.


Basketball: ONU 63, Mount Union 52

ALLIANCE — The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team used a balanced offensive scoring attack to claim its seventh straight victory as they defeated Mount Union 63-52 at the MAAC on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings, while the Purple Raiders drop to 3-5, 1-2.

Senior Amy Bullimore (Morrow/Little Miami) scored a game-best 15 points, added four rebounds and three blocks, while senior Lindsey Black (Urbana/Graham) chipped in 10 points for ONU.


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