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Craig Orosz

Position: Photo Editor
E-Mail Address: corosz@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0415

Latest Stories by Craig Orosz

PANDORA — Back in 1975, you couldn't buy a fresh cup of coffee in Pandora.
That was a problem no respectful village should have, residents thought.
To find a solution, a handful of town folk took the issue to the place where problems get solved in this Putnam County village – Sara Beth's Beauty Shop. There, they convinced Sarah Beth a

A match made in heaven

PANDORA — Back in 1975, you couldn't buy a fresh cup of coffee in Pandora. That was a problem no respectful village should have, residents thought. To find a solution, a handful of town folk took the issue to the place where problems get solved in this Putnam County village – Sara Beth's Beauty Shop. There, they convinced Sarah Beth a

LIMA — For Peggy Robertson, the senior's luncheon at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima nearly acts as a reunion.
“It's a camaraderie of best friends. Everybody here, we've known each other for a number of years, and just being together.”
The event held Wednesday at the center featured lunch, music and laughter.
Raised in L

Giving joy to seniors

LIMA — For Peggy Robertson, the senior's luncheon at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima nearly acts as a reunion. “It's a camaraderie of best friends. Everybody here, we've known each other for a number of years, and just being together.” The event held Wednesday at the center featured lunch, music and laughter. Raised in L

LIMA — Planet Fitness is coming to Lima.
The health center company has scouted out a piece of real estate on North Cable Road and plans to open its doors in March.
Planet Fitness, with almost 900 gyms nationwide, will be housed in the old Rays Supermarket space at 927 N. Cable Road, where a crew started renovations last week.
“We wan

Planet Fitness to open

LIMA — Planet Fitness is coming to Lima. The health center company has scouted out a piece of real estate on North Cable Road and plans to open its doors in March. Planet Fitness, with almost 900 gyms nationwide, will be housed in the old Rays Supermarket space at 927 N. Cable Road, where a crew started renovations last week. “We wan

LIMA — “God bless this police state” was sprayed onto Memorial Hall.
As the Allen County commissioners met to discuss the next steps, one thing was certain: This was a blatant act of vandalism on county-owned property.
As a bystander walked near Memorial Hall last week, he noticed the letters scrabbled across the building and no

Scrawlings on Memorial Hall

LIMA — “God bless this police state” was sprayed onto Memorial Hall. As the Allen County commissioners met to discuss the next steps, one thing was certain: This was a blatant act of vandalism on county-owned property. As a bystander walked near Memorial Hall last week, he noticed the letters scrabbled across the building and no

LIMA — Earlier this month, downtown resembled a water park.
When a water valve burst Dec. 8, the ground shook and the pressure launched asphalt into the air.
That break was the last of a series of three breaks in one week, said Mike Caprella, utilities director with the city of Lima.
Recently, numerous water main breaks have occurred throu

Tick, tick, boom

LIMA — Earlier this month, downtown resembled a water park. When a water valve burst Dec. 8, the ground shook and the pressure launched asphalt into the air. That break was the last of a series of three breaks in one week, said Mike Caprella, utilities director with the city of Lima. Recently, numerous water main breaks have occurred throu

LIMA — Many area children will be waking to a very Merry Christmas this year.
Lima's Meijer store partnered with the Lima Noon Optimists, Salvation Army and the U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program to help spread holiday cheer this year with $3,000 in donations. Volunteers picked out gifts Tuesday.
Bill Lewis, of the Lima Noon O

Holiday shopping

LIMA — Many area children will be waking to a very Merry Christmas this year. Lima's Meijer store partnered with the Lima Noon Optimists, Salvation Army and the U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program to help spread holiday cheer this year with $3,000 in donations. Volunteers picked out gifts Tuesday. Bill Lewis, of the Lima Noon O

LIMA — A water valve break flooded downtown Lima on Monday, with city workers frantically trying to stop the gushing water. An official said water pressure was down, but the water was safe to drink.
Workers heard a loud rumble and the ground shook around 10:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Main and Market streets before gravel exploded,

Downtown Lima floods

LIMA — A water valve break flooded downtown Lima on Monday, with city workers frantically trying to stop the gushing water. An official said water pressure was down, but the water was safe to drink. Workers heard a loud rumble and the ground shook around 10:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Main and Market streets before gravel exploded,

LIMA — Hanging up the keys permanently is an unwanted but necessary topic that many people will eventually face with their elderly loved ones.
The topic has had it's share of those calling for stricter guidelines to prevent accidents involving elderly drivers. Yet others have argued being elderly does not necessarily equate to substandard dr

Elderly population keeps on driving

LIMA — Hanging up the keys permanently is an unwanted but necessary topic that many people will eventually face with their elderly loved ones. The topic has had it's share of those calling for stricter guidelines to prevent accidents involving elderly drivers. Yet others have argued being elderly does not necessarily equate to substandard dr

LIMA — At United States Plastic Corporation, passion for customer service is key when it comes to hiring employees.
“No matter where we work, we always want to focus on going above and beyond,” Human Resources Director Kari Nungester said in an email. “Every position requires (a) continual focus to quality and continued imp

Looking for friendly energy

LIMA — At United States Plastic Corporation, passion for customer service is key when it comes to hiring employees. “No matter where we work, we always want to focus on going above and beyond,” Human Resources Director Kari Nungester said in an email. “Every position requires (a) continual focus to quality and continued imp

1. How long have you worked at the post office?
I've been a letter carrier for 28 years this month. Right now, though, I'm covering for someone as the vehicle operations maintenance associate.
2. What does your job entail?
Well, as a letter carrier, I get my mail in the morning, get it ready and then I take it out on the street and deliver it. I

Santa letters and the mail

1. How long have you worked at the post office? I've been a letter carrier for 28 years this month. Right now, though, I'm covering for someone as the vehicle operations maintenance associate. 2. What does your job entail? Well, as a letter carrier, I get my mail in the morning, get it ready and then I take it out on the street and deliver it. I

BLUFFTON — When people enter Gallery 323, owner Gregg Luginbuhl wants them to think of it as a little jewel box.
“I just hope that they like what they see and see lots of potential for different things,” he said.
The gallery, located at 323 N. Main St., opens today and features pottery, sculptures, jewelry and paintings from $5

Art gallery opens

BLUFFTON — When people enter Gallery 323, owner Gregg Luginbuhl wants them to think of it as a little jewel box. “I just hope that they like what they see and see lots of potential for different things,” he said. The gallery, located at 323 N. Main St., opens today and features pottery, sculptures, jewelry and paintings from $5

LIMA — Students at The Ohio State University at Lima may find the week before finals a little less stressful becaue of activities such as a pajama party and a visit from therapy dogs.
This is the first year that OSU-Lima's Counseling and Consultation Services has put on a “Stress Less Week,” events planned in the hopes of remindi

Activities lower stress

LIMA — Students at The Ohio State University at Lima may find the week before finals a little less stressful becaue of activities such as a pajama party and a visit from therapy dogs. This is the first year that OSU-Lima's Counseling and Consultation Services has put on a “Stress Less Week,” events planned in the hopes of remindi

LIMA — Dropout rates appear to be decreasing overall, and area district administrators credit the higher value placed on education and alternative learning options as the reason.
“The state in general and society in general is placing, I think, a greater emphasis on graduating from high school,” said Mike Lamb, Shawnee Local Scho

Ending dropouts

LIMA — Dropout rates appear to be decreasing overall, and area district administrators credit the higher value placed on education and alternative learning options as the reason. “The state in general and society in general is placing, I think, a greater emphasis on graduating from high school,” said Mike Lamb, Shawnee Local Scho

LIMA — The Veterans Food Pantry has a home to call its own.
On Wednesday, Kay Sellers, John Heaphy and the Blue Star Moms announced the new location for operation. The food pantry will operate out of the former Q's Smokin' BBQ & Fixin's restaurant in Lima, located at 810 W. North St. in Lima, across from St. Rita's Medical Center.
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New home for pantry

LIMA — The Veterans Food Pantry has a home to call its own. On Wednesday, Kay Sellers, John Heaphy and the Blue Star Moms announced the new location for operation. The food pantry will operate out of the former Q's Smokin' BBQ & Fixin's restaurant in Lima, located at 810 W. North St. in Lima, across from St. Rita's Medical Center. ̶

LIMA — It is not your typical cane. A carved bird serves as the handle and inside one part of the shaft are five marbles that often serve as conversation starters for Lima Rescue Mission resident Bill Conner.
“People often ask him if he's got all his marbles,” mission executive director Chuck Ferguson said. “It's definitely

A lot to lean on

LIMA — It is not your typical cane. A carved bird serves as the handle and inside one part of the shaft are five marbles that often serve as conversation starters for Lima Rescue Mission resident Bill Conner. “People often ask him if he's got all his marbles,” mission executive director Chuck Ferguson said. “It's definitely

LIMA — At Dana Corporation, the company culture is what it's all about.
It is what connects the 450 hourly employees at the Lima plant and what can help new ones get hired, said Connie Rubin, senior manager of human resources and labor relations at Dana.
“We do have a strong culture,” Rubin said. “People know exactly what

Culture drives Dana's future

LIMA — At Dana Corporation, the company culture is what it's all about. It is what connects the 450 hourly employees at the Lima plant and what can help new ones get hired, said Connie Rubin, senior manager of human resources and labor relations at Dana. “We do have a strong culture,” Rubin said. “People know exactly what

1. How did you get started making hickory nut pies?
I guess one year I picked up a bunch of nuts, and I had so many that I decided to make a hickory nut pie instead of pecan pie.
2. What does a hickory nut taste like?
Well, it's different from any other nut. It has a distinctive taste. It probably has a little more flavor than a pecan, but it's

He's nuts for pie

1. How did you get started making hickory nut pies? I guess one year I picked up a bunch of nuts, and I had so many that I decided to make a hickory nut pie instead of pecan pie. 2. What does a hickory nut taste like? Well, it's different from any other nut. It has a distinctive taste. It probably has a little more flavor than a pecan, but it's

1. When did you start shopping on Black Friday? Was this something your mom did?
Actually, my mom never did. I started going with her when I had my daughter, so I really got started before her. She's never been a big Black Friday shopper even though she had six children. I really just got started on my own. I love the thrill of it, you know being

It's all in the planning

1. When did you start shopping on Black Friday? Was this something your mom did? Actually, my mom never did. I started going with her when I had my daughter, so I really got started before her. She's never been a big Black Friday shopper even though she had six children. I really just got started on my own. I love the thrill of it, you know being

LIMA — It's all about ease and convenience for stores this Black Friday.
With about 67.6 million holiday shoppers expected this weekend, stores are striving to make it easy for shoppers to come in and get the deals they want without the hassle. Stores are using customer feedback to improve shoppers' experience, opening even earlier on Thanks

Black Friday nears

LIMA — It's all about ease and convenience for stores this Black Friday. With about 67.6 million holiday shoppers expected this weekend, stores are striving to make it easy for shoppers to come in and get the deals they want without the hassle. Stores are using customer feedback to improve shoppers' experience, opening even earlier on Thanks

LIMA — Eric Wiechart looks for employees who use their hands and their heads to get work done.
The owner of All Service Glass in Lima said there's a need for that kind of employees in the area beyond his company.
“This area has a lot of need for people with technical skills that don't necessarily require a college education,” he

Work ethic, mechanical mindset help

LIMA — Eric Wiechart looks for employees who use their hands and their heads to get work done. The owner of All Service Glass in Lima said there's a need for that kind of employees in the area beyond his company. “This area has a lot of need for people with technical skills that don't necessarily require a college education,” he





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