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BELLEVUE —Bellevue Mayor Donald Berkey delivered his annual State of the City speech Thursday to a packed house at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Willows.
Following a delicious lunch of roast stuffed pork loin and vegetables and a lovely chocolate/vanilla mousse dessert, attendees learned that the community has plenty to celebrate a

Bellevue Mayor delivers State of the City speech

BELLEVUE —Bellevue Mayor Donald Berkey delivered his annual State of the City speech Thursday to a packed house at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Willows. Following a delicious lunch of roast stuffed pork loin and vegetables and a lovely chocolate/vanilla mousse dessert, attendees learned that the community has plenty to celebrate a

Sheriff's office releases suspected cause of death

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is investigating suicide as the cause of death of a rural Wauseon man found Monday night in a Dover Township fire. Sheriff Roy Miller said evidence collected outside a single-family home at 10254 County Road 18 suggests that Joseph H. Carter, 55, who lived at the residence, took his own life. He said it appears C

LIMA — When customers walk into Pointe of Joy, owner Jennifer Velasquez wants them to beautiful and uplifted.
The children's dance apparel store opened in Lima in January and is holding a grand opening celebration Wednesday.
Velasquez, the mother of three girls involved in dance, wants to offer customers more than the product. She wants to

Dance store opens

LIMA — When customers walk into Pointe of Joy, owner Jennifer Velasquez wants them to beautiful and uplifted. The children's dance apparel store opened in Lima in January and is holding a grand opening celebration Wednesday. Velasquez, the mother of three girls involved in dance, wants to offer customers more than the product. She wants to

Canaan UM to hold March 14 breakfast
Canaan United Methodist Church is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 14th from 7 - 11 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, and drinks. Cost of breakfast: by donation Any questions, please contact Wanda Mitchell at 419-560-4270 or Renee Hildreth at 740-360-1242. Canaan UM is lo

Calendar - March 6

Canaan UM to hold March 14 breakfast Canaan United Methodist Church is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 14th from 7 - 11 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, and drinks. Cost of breakfast: by donation Any questions, please contact Wanda Mitchell at 419-560-4270 or Renee Hildreth at 740-360-1242. Canaan UM is lo

Papa John's Pizza opened this week in Galion.
The pizza franchise, located at 216 Portland Way N. in the Galion West Shopping Center, celebrated its ribbon cutting on Thursday morning and opened in time for the lunch rush.
“I'm nervous and excited today,” said Thomas Garverick, who serves as the store's general manager. “I hope

PaPa John's joins Galion pizza market

Papa John's Pizza opened this week in Galion. The pizza franchise, located at 216 Portland Way N. in the Galion West Shopping Center, celebrated its ribbon cutting on Thursday morning and opened in time for the lunch rush. “I'm nervous and excited today,” said Thomas Garverick, who serves as the store's general manager. “I hope

It's that time again, folks.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday. Be sure to turn your clocks ahead an hour before you go to bed.
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a dif

Turn clocks ahead this weekend

It's that time again, folks. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday. Be sure to turn your clocks ahead an hour before you go to bed. Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a dif

Zoning panel recommends Amazon project

A project believed to be a billion-dollar Amazon data center cleared one major hurdle Friday. Despite concerns from nearby residents, the Orange Township Zoning Commission voted 4-0 Friday morning to recommend to township trustees that they rezone a 75-acre site at the southwestern corner of the intersection of Home Road and U.S. 23 to pave the wa

As the first week of March draws to a close, most outdoor types are thinking spring and possibly open water fishing, turkey hunting and longing for that first weekend camping trip.
After a second successive brutal winter, spring may be in the air this week with temperatures expected in the 40s and 50s. Add in some sunshine, and many people are rea

Chilly, but no polar bears

As the first week of March draws to a close, most outdoor types are thinking spring and possibly open water fishing, turkey hunting and longing for that first weekend camping trip. After a second successive brutal winter, spring may be in the air this week with temperatures expected in the 40s and 50s. Add in some sunshine, and many people are rea

Man files wrongful death lawsuit over traffic crash

LIMA — A man is suing an insurance company over his father's death and his own injuries in connection with a traffic crash a year ago. Kyle Conaway filed the wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit in Allen County Common Pleas Court, seeking more than $25,000 in damages, legal fees and a judgment against The Cincinnati Insurance Co. of Ci

“GO GREEN” WORKS FOR TIME WARNER - Time Warner Cable Inc. announced that its “Go Green” initiative has resulted in a 38 percent reduction in the company's carbon intensity over the past two years, far exceeding its goal of a 15 percent reduction set in 2012. The company reduced its carbon intensity by focusing on increased e

Afternoon Update - March 6

“GO GREEN” WORKS FOR TIME WARNER - Time Warner Cable Inc. announced that its “Go Green” initiative has resulted in a 38 percent reduction in the company's carbon intensity over the past two years, far exceeding its goal of a 15 percent reduction set in 2012. The company reduced its carbon intensity by focusing on increased e

Forest City Technologies received the Lorain County JVS' Workplace Award for March.
Each month superintendent Glenn Faircloth salutes JVS business and industry partners to thank the companies for providing opportunities to students and graduates.
Forest City employees also serve on the school's program advisory committees to keep curriculum curre

Forest City wins JVS workplace award

Forest City Technologies received the Lorain County JVS' Workplace Award for March. Each month superintendent Glenn Faircloth salutes JVS business and industry partners to thank the companies for providing opportunities to students and graduates. Forest City employees also serve on the school's program advisory committees to keep curriculum curre

IRS helps taxpayers understand Affordable Care Act's impact on taxes

The Internal Revenue Service offers an assortment of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time. Q: Will the Affordable Care Act impact my tax return? A: This year's tax return will include new questions to include provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most ta

Teen job fairs planned at libraries

The Delaware main and Orange branch libraries will each host a job fair this month that focuses on matching students ages 16 and up with potential employers. At the Orange branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., the job fair will be on Monday, March 16. At the Delaware main library, 84 E. Winter St., the event will be on Thursday, March 19. Both events welc

Red Cross bows out of United Way

LIMA — The Allen County Red Cross has decided to cut ties with the United Way of Greater Lima. The two organizations announced the end of their financial relationship Friday. “About three years ago, the United Way board decided that we needed to be more strategic of how we use our resources and making sure we have a big impact on the

Allen County Common Pleas Dispositions

COURT RECORD Allen County Common Pleas Dispositions/March 2 Kevin W. Murphy, 33, of 801 Richie Ave., Apt. 7, found guilty of operating a vehicle intoxicated. Sentence: three years probation, 120 days jail, $1,350 fine. Clayton J. Wheeler, 38, of Findlay, found guilty of violating a protection order. Sentence: three years probation. Disposition

To submit calendar notices on behalf of local non-profit organizations for public meetings and events, fax (419) 886-2704, e-mail to dsharp@civitasmedia.com, or mail to 107 Main St., Bellville, OH 44813.
March 6
Computer classes will be held at 9 a.m. at the computer lab in the Lexington Senior Center, 67 E. Main St., in Lexington. Beginners star

The week ahead - March 6

To submit calendar notices on behalf of local non-profit organizations for public meetings and events, fax (419) 886-2704, e-mail to dsharp@civitasmedia.com, or mail to 107 Main St., Bellville, OH 44813. March 6 Computer classes will be held at 9 a.m. at the computer lab in the Lexington Senior Center, 67 E. Main St., in Lexington. Beginners star

Police Calls Feb. 12 - 18

Feb. 12 4:27 pm - A man reported an elderly female backed her vehicle into his vehicle causing minor damage. The elderly woman then drove away and the man was able to get the license plate number. An officer located and spoke to the woman who said she thought she bumped the vehicle but had not damaged it. No accident report was filed but the incid

Kelley, Stuart lead Baron bowlers at state showcase

By Ben Stroup bstroup@civitasmedia.com Carly Kelley finished 25th and Morgan Stuart closed 41st among individuals to highlight Buckeye Valley's second straight and fourth overall trip to the OHSAA Division II State Girls Bowling Tournament Friday afternoon at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. Stuart and Kelley, both juniors, were the most consistent c

Take steps to protect yourself from ID theft

Our neighbor is dealing with a case of identity theft. It's been a nightmare for him. What can we do to protect ourselves? Identity theft is running rampant, and it can take many forms. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 16.6 million people experienced identity theft in 2012. Plus, a recent report by the Identity Theft Resource Center re





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