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Blog Post 6/29: Favorite Assignment

So after a calendar year of working at daily newspapers, I finally hit spot news. A windy storm in northwest Ohio. Check it out!

 

Friday’s storm flattens the 40′ by 60′ tent set up for Matt Luebrecht’s 40th birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Dark storm clouds roll in over a corn field in Fort Jennings. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Matt Luebrecht hugs wife Terry Luebrecht Friday evening after the storm flattened the 40′ by 60′ tent set up for Matt’s 40th birthday party. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

A swing dangles tied up in Dennis Luebrecht’s yard in Fort Jennings. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Noel Ebling cleans up after Friday’s storm with a chain saw as Noah Ebling carries leaves. The Ebling family helped Columbus Grove neighbor Scott Vance clear his yard. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Blog Post 6/28/12

Chloe Morris, 3, struggles to stay on her feet at youth roller hockey Wednesday night. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Blue Star Mothers Majorie Bryan 83, laughs as she prepares to skydive with the Rangers All-Veteran Parachute team Saturday morning at the Allen County Airport. Lindsay Brown/Lima News

 

(Left to right) Shemya Hall, 11, Jemiel Hall, 8, and Shemil Hall, 9 pose for a portrait at their home Wednesday evening. Jemiel had returned from a hospital in Dayton hours before. He nearly drowned at a hotel pool Saturday, but was saved by his sister, Shemya. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Blog Post 6/20/12 : Firefighters

Cesar Loiz, of the University of Northwestern Ohio, slides in safely to second during the Thursday June 7 exhibition game at Lima Locos Stadium against the American Legion Post 96 team. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Emily Skinner get in position during the Saturday June 16 Lima Area Soap Box Derby near Faurot Park. Over 30 riders competed in two categories. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Henry “The Pitbull” Rife, of Van Wert, jumps 12 cars on a four-wheeler during Saturday’s Rally in the Corn at the Van Wert Fairgrounds. Rife will attempt to earn his 39th world record Sunday by jumping 14 cars, weather-permitting. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Volunteer firemen from teams throughout northwest Ohio compete in the water ball competition in downtown Delphos during the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemens Association’s 138th annual convention. Water ball is type of fireman reverse tug of war, where teams use hoses to push a ball along a string toward their opponents Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

A rainbow appears in the mist during water ball at the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemens Association’s 138th annual convention in Delphos. Water ball is type of fireman reverse tug of war, where teams use hoses to push a ball along a string toward their opponents. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

The Ottoville Volunteer Fire Department competes in water ball at the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemens Association’s 138th annual convention in Delphos. Water ball is type of fireman reverse tug of war, where teams use hoses to push a ball along a string toward their opponents. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Mackenzie Carter, 1, looks at her dad Andy Carter after he competed in water ball at the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemens Association’s 138th annual convention in Delphos. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

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Blog Post 6/06/12: Cool Light

Blog Post 6/0/6/12: Cool Light

Lima Locos, wooden bat league team, practice Wednesday night.

Blog Post 5/28/12: Sweet Summertime

Haley King, a junior, lays ejected from a car during a mock texting accident at Perry High School. The scenario was designed to show students the danger of distracted driving and included the local police and fire departments. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Donovan Kyle Clark, of Sidney, Ohio, gives a peace sign to the crowd while walking to his seat during the Commencement Ceremony at Bluffton University’s Salzman Stadium. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Lima Central Catholic’s Corey O’Dowd looks back at Bloom-Carroll’s Josh Gabbard as O’Dowd as O’Dowd runs back to second during the regional baseball tournament division III game at Elida. O’Dowd avoided Gabbard and made it back safely to second. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Louise Sheridan, of Fowler, Ohio, paints at Faurot Park during a Plein Air Painting workshop taught by Michael Chesley Johnson. Plein air is a French term for painting landscapes while outside in the open air. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Chase Villa (center), 7, helps Brandon Villa (right), 9, down from the Chalkboard Chuck monster truck after Chase signed his name. Chalkboard Chuck and other monster trucks from as far away as Australia were on display at the 2012 4-Wheel Jamboree at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Perry’s no. 24 Brey Buettner pitches during a Wednesday evening game against Allen East. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Larry Oechsle, of Van Wert, fishes in Lake Cody for bass on a Saturday afternoon. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

First grader Te’ja Kelly, 7, takes a turn shaving music teacher Paul Eckert’s head. Eckert got his head and goatee shaved during an assembly at Quest Academy to reward his students for a year of good behavior. Quest Academy is part of the Phillippian Missionary Baptist Church on 8th Street. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Ken Whitney helps Brayden Barnett, 8, with a fingerprinting exercise during the Lima Police Department’s 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Allen County Museum. Whitney, who retired from the LPD in January, said, “Fingerprinting is an art and science” of his 20 years fingerprinting. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Blog Post 5/03/12

Bill and Gina Gephart meet during their lunch breaks to eat fruit together in Faurot Park Wednesday afternoon. The couple’s 9-year wedding anniversary is tomorrow and they have five children between 12 and 17 years old. Bill works at Benjamin Steel and Gina works for Progressive Insurance. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Lima Central Catholic’s Cassy Clark squints while sliding into third during Thursday evening’s game at Spencerville. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

A construction helicopter works moves pieces of stairs, steel beams and other materials at the Lima Ford Engine Plant on Bible Road just after dawn Sunday morning. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Jack Parker, of Lima, tills a field Sunday afternoon near the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park. Parker’s plow is powered by his six Belgian work horses ranging in age from 3 to 13 and weighing up to 2,000 pounds. The Area Horses in Harness Club hosted a demonstration on the 13 acres they farm exclusively with horses and antique tractors. Parker said of the group, “I enjoy horses. I enjoy farming. So I put those two hobbies together.” Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

 

Calvin Dunkin, of Lima, watches a modified race from a tow truck inside the race loop Friday night at the Limaland Motorsports Park on Dutch Hollow Road. Friday was the opening night of the track’s summer season and races are scheduled for upcoming Fridays throughout the summer. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Blog Post 4/19/12 : Cows, Playgrounds and Portraits

Corey Deepe, 15, feeds a baby cow on his grandparents farm in Leipsic Thursday afternoon. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Corey Deepe (left), 15, and Kevin Gable (right), 20, fill bottles of milk to feed baby cows on the family farm in Leipsic Thursday afternoon. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Autumn Miller, 4, climbs the playground at Robb Park Wednesday afternoon in Lima. Lindsay Brown - The Lima News

Lillian Johns, 5, relaxes on the monkey bars in the Ottawa Metro Park playground Sunday afternoon as Jakob Burkholder and Justice Johns climb up the slide. The group came to the park for a five mile bike ride in the warm weather. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Ottawa-Glandorf catcher, Casey Schroeder, poses for portraits and action shots during practice Wednesday afternoon. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Shawnee short stop, Shelby Lucas, poses for portraits during practice Wednesday afternoon. Lucas is returning to play this season after recovering from four leg surguries. Lindsay Brown/The Lima News

Ioana Wang (right), 1, hands Mike Wang a band-aid as Susan Wang looks on at their Spring Street home Wednesday March 14. Mike and Susan are trained mimes. Lindsay Brown - The Lima News