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The Stangel’s welcome Cayden, Gabriel and Ryleigh – May 3, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized by jaydavidsays on May 5, 2011
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It’s The Little Things – April 18, 2011

Posted in Lima News Photos, Photos by jaydavidsays on April 19, 2011

Three-year-old Ali Smaili finds his world turned upside-down Wednesday afternoon during recess at the Shawnee Weekday Early Learning Center at Shawnee Community United Methodist Church on Shawnee Road. Jay Sowers - Photographer

It is common practice at The Lima News, and many papers I assume, for photographers to make daily ‘feature runs’. Cast out to weave our way through society, looking for anything that catches our eye. Some days this hunt can turn in to a simple search for anything: we cannot always find that next portfolio piece. Some days this simple task consumes nearly our entire day. Driving, scanning, driving, searching, driving,praying, begging, pleading, cursing and crying can all be expected. And then, the clouds break, the moment presents itself in front of you. You can bet there have been moments spotted and missed. As aggravating as this is, it offers us hope. On the day I caught little Ali Amaili playing during recess, I had been on the road nearly 3 hours. I had hit every red light in town, and I managed to get behind every driver in town who had no desire to approach the posted speed limit. On my way back to the office, with white flag in hand, I spotted a group of toddles bursting from their schoolhouse and on to an adjoining playground. There are now four skid marks on Shawnee Road left by my SUV in the hopes of capturing this moment. After meeting with school officials and making sure all of the children were okay to photograph, the clouds broke, the sun emerged and I had my chance. This photo is fun: I will not tout it as a earth-shattering, or even the best I’ve ever done. But it is a nice photo I feel: and maybe those treacherous miles paid off. Atleast they did this time.

The Trial Of Dr. Mark Wangler – March 2011

Posted in Lima News Photos, Photos by jaydavidsays on March 21, 2011

Dr. Mark Wangler is escorted out of courtroom March 16, 2011 after he was found guilty of aggravated murder in the 2006 death of his first wife, Kathy Wangler.

This month I had the opportunity to cover the murder trial of Dr. Mark Wangler from beginning to end. From where I sat, it was an interesting life experience. In the end, Dr. Wangler was found guilty of aggravated murder in connection with the 2006 death of his first wife, Kathy Wangler. Mrs. Wangler was died following carbon monoxide poisoning in the couples home in Bath Township, just outside of Lima. Here are a few of my photos from the 3-week-long trial.

Hattitude – March, 2011

Posted in Lima News Photos by jaydavidsays on March 21, 2011

A feature reporter here at The Lima News was doing a story recently on ladies and their hats. This was likely the most fun I have ever had on a studio assignment in years. Enjoy.

Photo Update – November 2, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by jaydavidsays on November 2, 2010

Cridersville Tornado – October 26, 2010

Posted in Lima News Photos, Photos by jaydavidsays on November 2, 2010

Last week, I was able to go out to Cridersville after the village was struck by a category EF-2 tornado. Below are some of my image from the day. Thanks for looking.

 

Photo Update – June 28, 2010

Posted in Lima News Photos, Photos by jaydavidsays on June 28, 2010

Photo Update – April 22, 2010

Posted in Lima News Photos, Photos by jaydavidsays on April 23, 2010

 

Numerous signs of opposition to the current state of government were on display Thursday morning during the tea party rally hosted by the Allen County Patriots in downtown Lima.

 

Elida resident Heidi Andrews (center) was one of numerous community members who turned out Thursday morning for the tea party rally hosted by the Allen County Ohio Patriots in downtown Lima.

 

One of the several 'Don't Tread On Me' flags is seen Thursday morning during the tea party rally hosted by the Allen County Ohio Patriots.

 

Ada senior Tyler Simmons straps on his catching gear on Thursday evening between innings during the baseball at Ada High School.

 

Ada senior Tyler Simmons runs from second base to third base on Thursday evening during the baseball at Ada High School.

 

Lima Senior's Sir Hamby looks to hit a return shot Saturday morning during the LCC Doubles Invitational at the Collett Street tennis courts.

 

Lima residents Don Hetchinson (left) and Jason Tallman dig up an old water line in front of a house at the corner of Collett and Elm Streets in Lima on Saturday morning. The two were digging up the line for a friend living at the residence as they said they old pipes were causing low water pressure in the house.

 

Members of the Bath varsity baseball team take in the action from the dugout Saturday morning during the first game against Delphos Jefferson High School.

 

Shawnee senior Dylan Risser practices pole vault Wednesday afternoon at Shawnee High School. Risser was a state qualifier in 2009, recording his personal record jump of fifteen feet, at that meet in Columbus.

 

Allen East hitter Levi Creeger practices his batting stance Saturday afternoon during the first game of a double header at Perry High School.

 

Perry catcher Andrew Gibson closes his glove around a pitch Saturday afternoon during the second game of a double header at Perry High School.

 

While other pets and their owners rushed under cover Saturday afternoon during a brief rain shower, one Shia-tzu, Abby, braved the elements during the Third Annual Easter Pet Parade at the Village Green Garden Center in Wapakoneta.

2010 Cincinnati Reds Home Opener – April 5, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by jaydavidsays on April 23, 2010

Sooooo… I got to shoot the Reds’ home opener against the Cardinals’ – Below is a link to the photos I turned in to the paper; just a small selection of the 1,700 images I got during the game. Thanks for looking!

The Lima News – Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals – April 5, 2010

Victory at Value City – Photos from LCC’s two games in Columbus

Posted in Uncategorized by jaydavidsays on March 29, 2010

LCC senior Desi Kirkman dribbles over center court Saturday during the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC senior Sam Stolly puts up a shot over two Chesapeake defenders Thursday morning during the State Semifinal game at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC head coach Bob Seggerson (center) talks to his team Thursday morning during third quarter of the State Semifinal game at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC senior Sam Stolly (center) celebrates with teammates Thursday morning following the T-Birds win over Chesapeake in the State Semifinal game at Value City Arena in Columbus.

Over 14,000 people were in attendance Saturday during the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC players Jacob Rigali and Taylor Royster (left to right) cheer on their teammates Saturday during the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

The LCC student section cheers Saturday during the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC senior Sam Stolly (left) hugs teammate Desi Kirkman on Saturday following the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC senior Jacob Rigali screams to the crowd Saturday following the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC senior Sam Stolly laughs after cutting off a portion of the net Saturday following the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.

LCC head coach Bob Seggerson (left) smiles to the LCC crowd Saturday as time expires the Division III Championship at Value City Arena in Columbus.