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1 injured in North Baltimore I-75 crash

NORTH BALTIMORE — One person was injured in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 75 at the Eagleville Road exit at 6:33 a.m. today.

The driver was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and the car was destroyed by fire, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The motorist had been driving south on I-75.

No further details were available.

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Marathon Petroleum CEO earns $16.4 million in 2014

Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chief executive officer and chairman, earned $16.4 million in 2014, or 34 percent more than in 2013, the company reported.

Heminger’s salary grew to $1.5 million last year from $1.4 million in 2013, Marathon Petroleum reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A performance-based bonus increased to $4 million from $3.4 million. His stock awards grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. Stock options increased to $3.2 million from $2.9 million.

His other perks, of $421,580, included $345,544 in contributions to his retirement plan; $62,784 in personal use of company aircraft; $10,091 in tax and financial planning; and $2,861 in an enhanced physical for executives.

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Girls Basketball: Division I-II AP All-Ohio

All-Ohio Girls Basketball
Division I
FIRST TEAM — Shannon Coffee, Centerville, 6-5, sr., 20.5; Alison Smolinski, N. Royalton, 5-10, sr., 15.1; Kym Royster, Newark, 6-2, sr., 19.0; Kaayla McIntyre, Tol. Notre Dame, 6-2, sr., 19.2; Jodi Johnson, Wadsworth, 5-10, jr., 14.8; Lauren Cannatelli, West Chester Lakota West, 5-8, sr., 15.0.
Players of the year — Kaayla McIntyre, Tol. Notre Dame; Kym Royster, Newark; Lauren Cannatelli, West Chester Lakota West.
Coaches of the year — Sam Krafty, Powell Olentangy Liberty; Greg Brown, Trenton Edgewood; Matt Voll, New Philadelphia.
SECOND TEAM — Jaida Carter, New Philadelphia, 5-6, sr., 16.5; Alexa Fisher, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 5-9, jr., 16.4; Taylor Mikesell, Massillon Jackson, 5-9, fresh., 14.3; Kerri Gasper, Olmsted Falls, 5-11, sr., 15.8; Anna Hall, Cuya. Falls Walsh Jesuit, 5-8, sr., 22.3; Rion Thompson, Lima Senior, 5-9, jr., 21.7; Dee Bekelja, Solon, 5-7, soph., 15.2.
THIRD TEAM — Morgan Horvath, Lewis Ctr. Olentangy, 5-9, sr., 20.5; Monica Fury, Westlake, 5-9, jr., 14.3; Tyler Newkirk, Canton McKinley, 5-7, sr., 18.7; Emily Westphal, Sylvania Southview, 6-0, sr., 21.3; Kelly Wurth, Springboro, 5-9, jr., 19.0; Naomi Davenport, Cin. Mount Notre Dame, 5-11, sr., 17.4.
Special Mention (NW OHIO ONLY) — Allex Brown, Perrysburg; Jeryn Reese, Mansfield Senior.
Honorable Mention (NW OHIO ONLY) — Kendall McCoy, Sylvania Northview; Ramiah Henry, Tol. Waite; Natalie Yoder, Holland Springfield; Haley Hess, Oregon Clay; Hannah Hess, Oregon Clay.
Division II
FIRST TEAM — Halee Printz, Tipp City Tippecanoe, 5-10, sr., 18.2; Hallie Thome, Chagrin Falls, 6-5, sr., 20.5; Melinda Trimmer, Beloit West Branch, 5-7, sr., 20.4; Carly Santoro, Bellevue, 5-10, sr., 30.7; Bre Berryman, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-5, sr., 22.2; Dominique Doseck, Athens, 5-7, sr., 22.0; Paige Cannon, Johnston-Monroe, 6-0, sr., 22.2; Maddie Bazelak, Kettering Alter, sr., 11.4; Akienreh Johnson, Tol. Rogers, 6-0, jr., 14.5; Lindsey Mayle, Geneva, 5-7, jr., 22.5.
Players of the year — Maddie Bazelak, Kettering Alter; Akienreh Johnson, Tol. Rogers; Melinda Trimmer, Beloit West Branch.
Coaches of the year — Charity Martin-Via, Cols. Eastmoor Acad.; Danny Hilty, Duncan Falls Philo; Toby Bickel, Port Clinton.
SECOND TEAM — Byrdy Galernik, Tol. Cent. Cath., 5-8, jr., 18.0; Sydney Bates, Springfield Kenton Ridge, 5-9, jr., 19.5; Camielle Adelman, Mogadore Field, 5-8, sr., 19.5; McKenah Peters, LaGrange Keystone, 5-7, soph., 17.7; Alexis Overly, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-9, sr., 17.2; Brooke Smith, Zanesville Maysville, 5-4, sr., 11.7; Alyssa Dean, Cols. Centennial, 5-8, jr., 22.2;
THIRD TEAM — Pavin Heath, Beloit West Branch, 5-10, sr., 13.0; Madison Dackin, Lima Bath, 5-9, sr., 18.3; Keely Hall, Oberlin Firelands, 6-1, jr., 13.9; Nikayla Edgell, East Liverpool, 5-6, sr., 25.1; Marissa Brown, Cols. Hartley, 6-3, sr., 15.2; Amani Burke, Cols. Eastmoor Acad., 5-8, jr., 14.3.
Special Mention (NW OHIO ONLY) — Deijah Swihart, Clear Fork; Natalie Koenig, Wauseon.
HONORABLE MENTION (NW OHIO ONLY) — Tanaya Beacham, Tol. Rogers; Kelsey Michaels, Clyde; Emily Ashley, Port Clinton; Gabby Stephens, Shelby; Mekaila Grose, Mansfield Madison; Alyssa Manley, Lima Bath.

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Boys Basketball: Area trio makes first team N-10

Two Carey and one Upper Sandusky player earned first-team honors as the Northern 10 Conference released its all-conference selections in boys basketball for the 2014-15 season.
Carey seniors Jared Wentling and Zach Boes and Upper Sandusky sophomore Wes Vent were all named to the N-10 first team.
Wentling led the conference in scoring at 22.3 points per game. He also was second in rebounds (8.3), third in steals (2.9), first in blocked shots (2.0) as forward.
Boes, a guard, led the N-10 in assists with 6.3 per game. He scored 14.2 points and grabbed 6.9 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils as well.
Vent led a successful season for the Rams by scoring 15.2 points per game. He was also among the league leaders in rebounds (7.6).
Upper Sandusky’s Carson Mittermaier made the all-Northern 10 second team while Mohawk’s Gunnar Johnson, Carey’s Zach Logsdon and the Rams’ Cody Clifford made the honorable mention list.
League champion Colonel Crawford swept the top awards as Todd Entenmann was named the player of the year while Dave Sheldon was voted the coach of the year.

Todd Entenmann, sr., G, Colonel Crawford; Dylan Gulley, sr., G, Colonel Crawford; Austin Wurm, sr., G, Buckeye Central; Jared Wentling, sr., F, Carey; Zach Boes, sr., G, Carey; Grant Loy, jr., F, Buckeye Central Wes Vent, soph., G, Upper Sandusky.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR “” Todd Entenmann, Colonel Crawford.
COACH OF THE YEAR “” David Sheldon, Colonel Crawford.
Hunter Miller, sr., G, Wynford; Nate Coffman, sr., F, Crestline; Dalon King, sr., G, Bucyrus; Monroe Britton, jr., G, Ridgedale; Owen Adams, jr., G, Colonel Crawford; Alex Crall, jr., G, Wynford; Carson Mittermaier, jr., F, Upper Sandusky.
Hunter Salyors, sr., G, Seneca East; Cody Clifford, sr., G, Upper Sandusky; Gunnar Johnson, sr., F, Mohawk’ Jacob Cannon, sr., F, Ridgedale; Cole Murtiff, sr., G, Bucyrus; Zach Logsdon, sr., G, Carey; Nick Kemper, sr., F, Colonel Crawford; Jacob Trent, sr., G, Crestline; Scott Heydinger, jr., G, Buckeye Central; Braxton Tea, jr., G, Wynford.

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Boys Basketball: Rivalry continues for O-G, LCC


Ottawa-Glandorf’s Noah Bramlage was waiting his turn to climb the ladder and snip a memento from the net following Saturday’s 88-58 win over Delta in the Division III district finals.

That was the gravy, though. The meat and potatoes of tournament basketball, as far as Bramlage and his teammates were concerned, was just then coming through on twitter, Facebook and cell phone connections.

“I just heard Lima Central Catholic won. That’s great. I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Bramlage said. “I’m proud this team gets another shot at them and I’m glad Northwest Ohio’s best rivalry gets to come back together one more time.”

Ottawa-Glandorf and Lima Central Catholic, as strong a rivalry as there is in prep basketball, will add another chapter to the growing history and legacy of the two schools when they square off at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Division III regional semifinals at the Stroh Center on the Bowling Green State University campus.

Ottawa-Glandorf and Lima Central Catholic get together for a regular-season matchup every year. But it’s their post-season tussles that put some glitter on the rivalry.

Wednesday’s game will mark the fourth straight year O-G and LCC are meeting in the regional tournament and sixth straight year they have advanced to the district finals or beyond.

The last three years, the winner has reached the Division III Final Four, with LCC (2014) and O-G (2013) using regional wins over their arch rival as a springboard to a state championship.

LCC also won state in 2010 after beating O-G in the district finals, and O-G advanced to state after a regional final win over LCC in 2012.

Ottawa-Glandorf has won three of the last four tournament matchups with the Thunderbirds.

But LCC has won four straight regular-season game with the Titans, including a 69-44 beat down last Dec. 20, at O-G’s Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium.

“That was a 3-point game at halftime,” said O-G coach Tyson McGlaughlin. “Three minutes into the third quarter, we only down 5. Then we kinda just go brain dead. They put it to us, and put it to us good. That is a really good team.”

That win helped propel the T-Birds to a 23-2 record. O-G, which started the season 3-0 but was still trying to carve out its own identity, went 7-4 in its next 11 games before finishing the regular season at 16-6.

The farther teams go in tournament, though, the more pivotal regular season turning points seem to stand out.

Looking back from the perspective of the regional semifinals, McGlaughlin can see when it all began to come together. It started, he said, with a decision to switch to the all-out pressing, scrambling, pressuring team O-G has been known for.

“We were struggling a bit in the half-court. We were standing around too much because teams were focusing so much on Noah,” McGlaughlin said of Bramlage, a 6-foot-7 senior Princeton signee, four-year starter and 2014 second-team all-Ohio selection who is averaging 20.2 points and 10.1 rebounds a game.

“I think the faster we play, the less thinking our guys do. And, you know, when our guys just go out there and play, good things have happened. We always have to be in what we call ‘attack mode,’ and I think our guys have done a pretty good job of that.”

Danzel Walton, a 6-4 junior averaging 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, and junior guard Tre Cobbs (13.5 ppg) have been LCC’s top guns this season.

Some felt the T-Birds would see a significant drop after Martryce Kimbrough graduated and Xavier Simpson, another junior from last year’s state championship team, transferred to Lima Senior, where his father Quincy had been named head coach.

“They lost those two guys,” McGlaughlin said. “But they had like the next seven guys coming back, so I don’t think anybody was feeling sorry for them. They have so much talent there, and with Walton and Cobbs leading the way, they are as good as anybody in the area.”

As important as scouting reports and game film can be, McGlaughlin, whose 110-44 career record at both O-G and Miller City includes a 24-4 record in post-season games, knows that the biggest factor influencing Wednesday’s game will come from his locker room, not LCC’s.

“Right now it’s not so much about what LCC does as what we do,” McGlaughlin said.

“Our guys think we’ve gotten significantly better and we’re looking forward to coming out and proving that. You want to be clicking at the right time and our guys are playing with confidence, they feel comfortable with what they’re doing.

“Guard play, I think, is what wins in high school basketball and our guard play, across the board, has really improved. The development between Jordan Verhoff and Zac Unterbrink, how much they’ve matured this season, the confidence that Brad Recker is showing, and throw in Cole Osting the significant minutes he’s given us this season … sometimes it takes a little longer than you want for it to all come together but we’re starting to see it and that guard play solidifies everything and makes it go.

“I don’t think we have to change anything (from the first matchup). I think out attitude, our mind-set has changed to where our kids are thinking we’re a pretty good basketball team.

“At the beginning of the year, I think we had guys hoping. Now I think I have guys who know.

“They’ve seen the results. They’re playing at a confidence level I think we all saw in them, but I don’t know if they knew they had it in them.”

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Contracts Closed Out For Hancock County Garage

3/5/15 – 10:12 A.M.

At long last the Hancock County engineer’s Garage is officially complete. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says all contracts have been closed…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says it’s nice to have everything wrapped up and the employees in a great facility to support their efforts in the county.

He added the new garage sets the county up well for the present, and the future…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says all materials are saved digitally so that they can easily be looked up.

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Six Month Anniversary of Toledo Water Crisis Spurs Reflection

02/04/15     12:35 p.m.

It has been six months since the City of Toledo suffered three days without tap water during a harmful algal bloom on Lake Erie. Since then, officials have been working to figure out how to prevent blooms or at least warn citizens earlier.

Former Toledo Councilman Frank Szollosi, now the Great Lakes Regional Outreach Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, said lake health has been decreasing over the last decade due to phosphorous runoff, particularly in the spring.

Audio: Frank Szollosi

Although many in the agriculture community have volunteered to do their part, Szollosi said the problem will not be solved without political action.

Audio: Frank Szollosi

Szollosi said if we achieve the 40 percent reduction, we would see results as soon as next season because of the quick water filtering in the shallow western basin of Lake Erie.

Toledo officials are also partnering with the University of Toledo, Heidelberg University and The Ohio State University to implement and early detection system for the 2015 algal bloom season in hopes of preventing citizens from scrambling to find water.

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Findlay Looks To Replace Police Cars And Fire Truck

1/14/15 – 5:08 A.M.

The city of Findlay is looking to upgrade its fleet of safety service vehicles. City council will vote on buying new police cars and a new fire engine at its January 20 meeting. The cost for seven new police vehicles will be a little less than $233,500. A new fire truck could cost $580,000.

Service-Service Director Paul Schmelzer wants to move forward with the project as quickly as possible. He says the sooner the city makes its bids, the more cost-effective it can be.

The new police cars would replace four patrol cars and three detective cars. The fire department would replace Engine 4, which is a 1997 model pumper truck.

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