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Back-to-back champions

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CLYDE — Redmen golf coach Jan TerVeen was all smiles holding the 2014 NOL trophy, standing with his players, knowing they might be the best team he’s ever coached.The team has broken almost every golf record at Bellevue High School and did it again on Saturday when they competed in the 2014 NOL Tournament.The Redmen etched their names in the record books last season, as the first boys golf team to win an NOL championship in 20 years — a title they weren’t ready to give up.On Saturday afternoon, the Redmen headed to Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde to defend their championship.It only took them five hours to become back-to-back champions, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in more than two decades.


Selective fund releases donation list

BELLEVUE — The Bellevue United Selective Fund released last year’s donation figures Monday showing more than 75 organizations that received help the 2013-2014 cycle.In total, those organizations donated more than $176,000 to the Bellevue United Selective Fund.Among the organizations who received the most: City of Bellevue central park and K9 units with $13,000 total, The Bellevue Hospital Foundation with $8,000 and the Bellevue Public Library with $7,500....

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Cross Country double dips at St. Joe Invite

FREMONT — The hash-tag from Bellevue Cross Country Coach Lee Booze said it all, #WeRunTheseHills.Both the Redmen and Lady Red teams were crowned champions of the 2014 St. Joe Cross Country Streak Invitational on Saturday.“Over the past couple of seasons we found that we run a lot of races on flat-fast courses,” Booze said. “When we get to Tiffin for the league meet and regionals we don’t handle the hills well. So we went looking for a meet w...

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The Lady Red are golden

SPRINGFIELD — The Lady Red volleyball team has attended the Golden Spike Invitational at Springfield High School for 20 years.The first time the team competed, Head Coach Karen Irons was a player, so it was only fitting she be coaching when the Lady Red finally won the tournament.“We started coming to this tournament in 1984, and ironically I played in that very first tournament,” Irons said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the way the girls perfo...

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Bellevue Community Calendar

What’s Cooking Benefit for Anson C. HuppThe Green Emerald will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held to help raise funds for the Hupp family to help cover medical and funeral costs for 20-year-old Anson Hupp, who was killed in a car accident on Aug. 29. The benefit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Green Emerald, 137 E. Main St. Bellevue. Cost will be $12 ...

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Lucas County to review siren policy

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Emergency management officials in a northwest Ohio area will review policy on sounding tornado sirens after they went off for approaching bad weather.The (Toledo) Blade reports ( ) that a dispatcher sounded the alarms at about 7 p.m. EDT Saturday, apparently after the National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning. Lucas County Emergency Management Agency director Patricia Moomey says the policy was recently updated, but appa...

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Higher supply, costs cut Ohio farmers’ profits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio corn farmers might be producing more crops, but the boom in supply and higher expenses are driving down profits this year.Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in half compared to last year.Western Ohio farmer Tom Tullis said he regularly saw corn prices as high as $6.50 or $7 per bushel as late as last year. But prices this year h...

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Security heavy for southwest Ohio murder trial

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Heavy security has been ordered by a southwest Ohio judge hearing the death-penalty trial of one of the men accused of killing a Navy recruit whose body was found was dumped several counties away last winter.Nineteen-year-old Austin Myers will be brought into the Warren County courtroom through a secured entrance, and the courtroom will be cleared before he is seated. The trial starts Monday in Lebanon.The Dayton Daily News (

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11-year-old dies in Ohio ATV rollover

HEBRON, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in central Ohio say an 11-year-old boy was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding rolled over on him.The Licking County Sheriff’s Office says the child and two other juveniles had stolen the ATV from someone at a motorcycle club event being held Sunday afternoon at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron (HEE’-bruhn), about 30 miles east of Columbus.The name of the dead child hasn’t been release...

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Senator wants director of Ohio prisons panel fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The executive director of a corrections oversight committee that has taken a hard look at Ohio’s troubled inmate food service contract and prisons security issues is guilty of insubordination and should be fired, the panel’s elected chairwoman said Monday.Joanna Saul refused to follow directions for distributing recommendations last month about changes to the contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, said state Sen. Shir...

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Auditions to be held for upcoming musical

BELLEVUE — The Bellevue Society for the Arts recently announced their open auditions for “Four Tickets To Christmas” Monday and Tuesday, September 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.The production is sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital.This landmark dramatic musical grows out of a captivating story set in 1905. When a touring musical family finds no place to go for Christmas, they return to their grandparents’ farm in northern ...

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EHOVE students join the challenge

MILAN — Staff and students from the EHOVE Career Center have joined the internet sensation known as the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.”Melissa Belcher, a 42-year-old woman with ALS, recently shared her experiences with the disease with the students and staff at EHOVE Career Center during a presentation. Belcher is a well-known and well-liked math teacher and coach at Toledo Whitmer and Sylvania Northview Schools, Belcher also coached a Toledo Central Catholic volleyba...

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Ashland employee nominated by president for federal agency board

ASHLAND — Ohio has garnered the attention of presidents in the past with its reputation for being a “swing state.” But this time the state has the president’s attention for a different reason.The White House recently announced that President Obama has nominated Victoria Hughes, director of development at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is a part-time vol...

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Bellevue Police blotter

Bellevue Police DepartmentFriday, September 19Traffic offense: The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department called and advised there was an elderly man driving east on State Route 18 leaving Republic and that he went left of center a few times. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.Breaking/entering: A caller advised someone broke into his ren...

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Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail have amassed over the years, he feels a range of emotions that often include gratitude, defeat and exhilaration.“I find it inspiring in a way — that tangible creativity you find in painting or performance,” says the philanthropist and chairman of L Brands, the company behind Victoria’s Secre...

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Waite gave Redmen a run for their money

TOLEDO — The Redmen headed to Toledo Waite looking for an easy win like they had last season.That didn’t happen.Waite surprised the Redmen with big plays including an interception at the goal line and a hail mary pass right before halftime, which kept Waite in the game.The Redmen turned the ball over four times. The first interception came as senior quarterback Triston Snezek’s arm was hit by Waite’s Jermaine Brown. Snezek threw a secon...

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Bellevue Police Blotter

Bellevue Police DepartmentWednesday, Sept. 17Information: Officers advised they gave a man a ride from Castalia Street to Valero after he ran out of gas.Traffic offense: A caller reported two vehicles drag racing down Main Street near the hospital. Police were unable to locate....

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Fall is in the air

BELLEVUE — It may not be officially fall until Monday, but it has arrived in Northern Ohio, as evidenced by this pumpkin patch on a farm outside of Bellevue.

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