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Craig Orosz

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LIMA — Intersections are tricky business. And some just need a little help.
The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission evaluates intersections throughout the county every year, taking in-depth looks at various intersections with high collision rates.
“Allen County experiences approximately 3,000 crashes per year, so we find th

Fixing high-crash intersections

LIMA — Intersections are tricky business. And some just need a little help. The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission evaluates intersections throughout the county every year, taking in-depth looks at various intersections with high collision rates. “Allen County experiences approximately 3,000 crashes per year, so we find th

LIMA — Corwin Croy began cycling seriously again about 12 years ago. It was then, he started to use a recumbent bicycle. Recumbent bicycles place the rider in a chair-like seat that slightly reclines instead of the traditional bicycle seat. They are usually viewed as being more ergonomic than a regular bicycle.
“It's much easier on you

Just keep pedaling

LIMA — Corwin Croy began cycling seriously again about 12 years ago. It was then, he started to use a recumbent bicycle. Recumbent bicycles place the rider in a chair-like seat that slightly reclines instead of the traditional bicycle seat. They are usually viewed as being more ergonomic than a regular bicycle. “It's much easier on you

LIMA — When passersby spotted a submerged SUV in Schoonover Lake Thursday, officials added to the haul with a little investigation.
A 22-caliber rifle was found on the lake's muddy bottom, lying next to the stolen vehicle.
A group of men called Lima Police at 10:14 a.m. Thursday after noticing what looked like a red SUV at the bottom of the

Dumping ground

LIMA — When passersby spotted a submerged SUV in Schoonover Lake Thursday, officials added to the haul with a little investigation. A 22-caliber rifle was found on the lake's muddy bottom, lying next to the stolen vehicle. A group of men called Lima Police at 10:14 a.m. Thursday after noticing what looked like a red SUV at the bottom of the

LIMA — After 40 years on the job, Allen County Engineer Tim Piper will retire July 31.
Piper made the announcement Thursday at the Allen County commissioners meeting. Having been in the engineer's office since 1975 and serving as county engineer since 2005, Piper has seen a lot of changes in Allen County's infrastructure during his tenure. S

Piper to retire in July

LIMA — After 40 years on the job, Allen County Engineer Tim Piper will retire July 31. Piper made the announcement Thursday at the Allen County commissioners meeting. Having been in the engineer's office since 1975 and serving as county engineer since 2005, Piper has seen a lot of changes in Allen County's infrastructure during his tenure. S

LIMA — With a potential change in fuel content standards looming ahead, Ohio biofuel leaders are contemplating what will happen if the decision goes in favor of the oil industry.
The Renewable Fuel Standard, declared by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2005, dictates that 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel be blended i

Fighting over ethanol

LIMA — With a potential change in fuel content standards looming ahead, Ohio biofuel leaders are contemplating what will happen if the decision goes in favor of the oil industry. The Renewable Fuel Standard, declared by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2005, dictates that 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel be blended i

LIMA — Frances Strickland told members of the Allen County Democratic Chair Club that it is time for the party to get back in touch with everyday citizens.
Strickland, the wife of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, is meeting with voters in small, close-knit settings in an attempt to reach out to them. Her husband lost in a close election to c

Strickland wants to energize base

LIMA — Frances Strickland told members of the Allen County Democratic Chair Club that it is time for the party to get back in touch with everyday citizens. Strickland, the wife of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, is meeting with voters in small, close-knit settings in an attempt to reach out to them. Her husband lost in a close election to c

LIMA — Across the nation, oil leaks are becoming more prominent as the pipelines carrying the product are aging or failing.
Since 1996, Allen County has seen 13 oil “releases” due to a range of variables, such as corrosion. The releases have caused more than $2 million lost in either product or damage.
“Since 2009, the ann

Allen County sees fair share of oil leaks

LIMA — Across the nation, oil leaks are becoming more prominent as the pipelines carrying the product are aging or failing. Since 1996, Allen County has seen 13 oil “releases” due to a range of variables, such as corrosion. The releases have caused more than $2 million lost in either product or damage. “Since 2009, the ann

LIMA — Imagine being seated in a chair. You try to stand up, but can't remember the series of muscle movements required to scoot to the edge of the seat, lean forward and shift your body weight forward and up from the chair.
You're stuck.
Parkinson's Disease — a degenerative neurological condition that affects motor functions —

Learning to focus

LIMA — Imagine being seated in a chair. You try to stand up, but can't remember the series of muscle movements required to scoot to the edge of the seat, lean forward and shift your body weight forward and up from the chair. You're stuck. Parkinson's Disease — a degenerative neurological condition that affects motor functions —

GOMER — It's shaping up to be a good planting season at Jostpille Farm.
“Corn worked really good, the weather was really cooperative,” said Dale Jostpille, an operator at the farm, which is between Gomer and Delphos.
The farm's corn is planted and it has planted about 60 percent of its soybeans, he said. Jostpille is hoping to b

Spring planting nearly finished

GOMER — It's shaping up to be a good planting season at Jostpille Farm. “Corn worked really good, the weather was really cooperative,” said Dale Jostpille, an operator at the farm, which is between Gomer and Delphos. The farm's corn is planted and it has planted about 60 percent of its soybeans, he said. Jostpille is hoping to b

LIMA — Men and women lined the parking lots of the Ohio Department of Transportation's District 1 location Wednesday morning, ready for a “Roadeo.”
Employees showcased their maneuverability talents during ODOT's Roadeo event, looping through traffic cones and barrels, competing for the winning title.
The event featured two compe

ODOT workers compete in 'Roadeo'

LIMA — Men and women lined the parking lots of the Ohio Department of Transportation's District 1 location Wednesday morning, ready for a “Roadeo.” Employees showcased their maneuverability talents during ODOT's Roadeo event, looping through traffic cones and barrels, competing for the winning title. The event featured two compe

LIMA —Tom Dotson wants to improve and support Bluffton, which is part of the reason he asked LuLu's Diner to expand to the village.
“I want to make it so people don't feel like they have to leave Bluffton,” said Dotson, owner of Tommy Tire Sales, Tommy Trailer Sales and Tommy's Plaza in Bluffton.
He also owns the building at 114

LuLu's expanding to Bluffton

LIMA —Tom Dotson wants to improve and support Bluffton, which is part of the reason he asked LuLu's Diner to expand to the village. “I want to make it so people don't feel like they have to leave Bluffton,” said Dotson, owner of Tommy Tire Sales, Tommy Trailer Sales and Tommy's Plaza in Bluffton. He also owns the building at 114

LIMA — This is the seventh year for the Pelotonia Ride Out for the Cure event, and the first year that Joe Sawmiller will be involved.
Pelotonia is a nonprofit that was started in 2008 with the sole purpose to raise money for cancer research. All the money it raises, which is more than $82 million to date, goes to the Ohio State University C

Riding for a cure

LIMA — This is the seventh year for the Pelotonia Ride Out for the Cure event, and the first year that Joe Sawmiller will be involved. Pelotonia is a nonprofit that was started in 2008 with the sole purpose to raise money for cancer research. All the money it raises, which is more than $82 million to date, goes to the Ohio State University C

LIMA — Sheriff Sam Crish stood before the group gathered Wednesday for the annual police memorial march and service thankful he wasn't adding the name of one of his deputies or any other officer to the list of those killed on duty.
Just weeks ago, two of Crish's deputies were fired upon while serving a warrant. The incident ended with the gu

Police pay respects to fallen officers

LIMA — Sheriff Sam Crish stood before the group gathered Wednesday for the annual police memorial march and service thankful he wasn't adding the name of one of his deputies or any other officer to the list of those killed on duty. Just weeks ago, two of Crish's deputies were fired upon while serving a warrant. The incident ended with the gu

LIMA — Model fighter planes line the walls of Ross Stober's assisted living apartment at Primrose Retirement Community.
The models are coupled with framed pictures of him in uniform and painted murals of the planes, depicted in vibrant colors. One plane was used in Scotland, the other used in Italy; one long-distance and the other had a shor

V-E Day: 70 years later

LIMA — Model fighter planes line the walls of Ross Stober's assisted living apartment at Primrose Retirement Community. The models are coupled with framed pictures of him in uniform and painted murals of the planes, depicted in vibrant colors. One plane was used in Scotland, the other used in Italy; one long-distance and the other had a shor

KALIDA — One company in Putnam County makes parts that go into every Honda vehicle that's made in North America.
The company is tier two automotive manufacturing company Kalida Manufacturing, Inc., located in an approximately 500,000 square-foot building off Ottawa Street in Kalida.
In addition to having a piece in every Honda, the company

KMI supplies Honda, stability for employees

KALIDA — One company in Putnam County makes parts that go into every Honda vehicle that's made in North America. The company is tier two automotive manufacturing company Kalida Manufacturing, Inc., located in an approximately 500,000 square-foot building off Ottawa Street in Kalida. In addition to having a piece in every Honda, the company





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