Kelly Doran

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About Kelly Doran

Education and general assignment reporter.

Latest Stories by Kelly Doran

Extravaganza celebrates seniors

LIMA — The Senior Resource Network, Healthspan, HCF and Elmcroft are presenting The Holly and Ivy Extravaganza in DeHaven Home and Garden Showplace, 775 Shawnee Road, Lima, on Thursday. The free event, which runs from 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday, celebrates seniors and will include many activities, such as live swing/big band music and dancing by

More manure storage sought

CONVOY — Blue Stream Dairy is hoping to increase its manure storage so that the farm has flexibility in land application. Blue Stream Dairy recently applied to increase its manure storage by 8.7 million gallons by building a 2.6 million gallon manure storage barn and two additional ponds, a 2.9 million gallon one and a 3.2 million gallon one

Students help plan service event
Area residents attending the University of Dayton are contributing to the university's Christmas on Campus service event that provides Dayton schoolchildren with toys, hats, gloves and Christmas memories from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8.
Sarah Wilker, of St Marys, is on the School Outreach Committee, Alexander Wade, of

Education Roundup

Students help plan service event Area residents attending the University of Dayton are contributing to the university's Christmas on Campus service event that provides Dayton schoolchildren with toys, hats, gloves and Christmas memories from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Sarah Wilker, of St Marys, is on the School Outreach Committee, Alexander Wade, of

Putnam coroner: Heart attack cause of crash

OTTOVILLE — The Putnam County coroner determined the cause of death of a Continental man found dead in his vehicle on Road 22 in Putnam County on Monday. The man, 69-year-old John Peck, had no apparent external injuries but after an autopsy, Putnam County Coroner Anna Horstman determined that the cause of death was cardiac death, natural cau

Shawnee school board to hold special meetings

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold two special board meetings, one at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and one at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 3255 Zurmehly Road. The meetings will both go into executive session to interview potential treasurer candidates.

Lima man hospitalized after crash into tree

LIMA — A driver crashed Wednesday morning in Lima because of a medical condition. The Lima Police Department received a a call at 5:55 a.m. that Bradford Ramsey took out a telephone pole and smashed into a tree in the 1100 block of Allentown Road because of a medical condition. Ramsey was taken to a hospital, where his condition was unavail

December orientation for ABLE

The December orientation for the Adult Basic and Literacy Education program will be held in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Paulding and Van Wert counties. Preparation classes for the GED test, to get a job or to prepare for postsecondary are free. Call 419-998-2993 for information. ABLE/GED Monday orientations: •Ohio Means Jobs-One Stop (Allen Co

Seniors receive Honda award
Eleven Allen County high school seniors recently won the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award, which recognizes the top senior mathematics students in the 245 high schools in southwest and central Ohio. The award, which is the result of a partnership between Honda and The Ohio State University, was presented in a ceremony on Nov.

Education briefs

Seniors receive Honda award Eleven Allen County high school seniors recently won the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award, which recognizes the top senior mathematics students in the 245 high schools in southwest and central Ohio. The award, which is the result of a partnership between Honda and The Ohio State University, was presented in a ceremony on Nov.

KALIDA — Some community connections are very strong, so strong with former and current Kalida residents, that the connection reaches from Kalida to Ecuador.
The Kalida High School Foreign Language Club is collecting donations for the Deitering family, who used to live in Kalida. Kevin Deitering used to be a Spanish teacher at Kalida High Sch

Students fundraise for Ecuador

KALIDA — Some community connections are very strong, so strong with former and current Kalida residents, that the connection reaches from Kalida to Ecuador. The Kalida High School Foreign Language Club is collecting donations for the Deitering family, who used to live in Kalida. Kevin Deitering used to be a Spanish teacher at Kalida High Sch

Drug arrests in Putnam County

OTTAWA — After investigations spanning over several months, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Multi Area Narcotics Unit presented the Grand Jury with several charges Wednesday. Investigations used confidential informants to buy narcotics and investigate a group that was purchasing, assembling and manufacturing methamphetamines, accor

Housing authority to hold board meeting

LIMA — The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority will hold a regular public board meetingat noon Tuesday at the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority, 600 S. Main St. After the meeting, the group will hold an executive session to discuss matters excepted under the Ohio Revised Code, Section 121.111.

KALIDA — Patriotism is still instilled in and important to today's youth, even in those who do not serve.
“I believe there needs to be people who, especially young people, who continue to show respect … toward America,” said Noah Lambert, a sophomore at Kalida High School.
Noah has been participating in the same contest si

Teen wins essay contest

KALIDA — Patriotism is still instilled in and important to today's youth, even in those who do not serve. “I believe there needs to be people who, especially young people, who continue to show respect … toward America,” said Noah Lambert, a sophomore at Kalida High School. Noah has been participating in the same contest si

Crestview to have delay

CONVOY — Crestview Elementary School, Middle School and High School will have a two-hour delay on Dec. 3 because of a teacher in-service. Bus routes and daily schedules will follow the delay. Contact the school offices with any questions.

Liberty Christian honor roll

The following students made the Liberty Christian School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. A Honor Roll - Jaden Augsburger, Jeris Bagley, Amelia Ball, Lydia Bassett, Miles Colelman, Autumn Wilson B Honor Roll - Abigail Calderwood, Madisson Campbell, Myka Campbell, Akeyla Dillard, Perry Jones, Shane Moorman, Megan Schramm, James Wilcox

Elida High School honor roll

The following students made the Elida High School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. Honor Roll I 9th Grade: Kylie Archer, Kylie Bryan, Molly Burkholder, Noah Davis, Ian Ewing, Samantha Finnerty, Skylar Gutman, Isabelle Hartman, Jeffry Hartzler, Morgan Harvey, Jaydon Hollstein, Gabriel Hughes, Madison Hunter, Katelynn Irby, Makenna Johnson, Lau

North Middle School honor roll

The following students made the North Middle School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. All “A” Honor Roll 5th Grade: Austin Courtney, Kira Cowart, AdrianLyles, Kearra Wilerson, Laziah Williams 6th Grade: Kiersten Daley “A-B” Honor Roll 5th Grade: Anna Angel, Bryce Baker, Kenneth Binkley, Shivana Breaston, Na'Kayla Bun

Shawnee High School honor roll

The following students made the Shawnee High School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. Highest Honors: 9th Grade: Paige Bowers, Isabella Fusillo, Zane Goodin, Isaac Hanover, Rachel Hunt, Joel Hutchison, Kai Malcolm, Arianna Smedley, Zachary Ziccardi 10th Grade: Rishika Avvari, Alyssa Freymuth-Moots, Racheal Hendershot 11th Grade: Kelsy Boyes,

Lima schools announce early-release times

LIMA — Lima schools will be releasing students early Tuesday before the start of Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Release times are listed below. • Lima North Middle School: 1 p.m. • South Science Technology Magnet and Unity, Freedom, Heritage and Independence Elementary Schools: 1:15 p.m. • Liberty Arts Ma

Technology necessary in schools

LIMA — Technology is critical in schools today, especially because of the increased digital testing. However, technology can be expensive and needs to be updated, like the switches at Lima schools, which Director of Technology Pete Badertscher brought up to the Board of Education on Thursday. Switches last for five years, and 79 of Lima's s

Bluffton man injured in fire

BLUFFTON — A house fire Tuesday evening sent a Bluffton man to the hospital with severe burns. The Bluffton Fire Department responded to a call at 8:13 p.m. in the 100 block of West Riley Street. A fire had started in the front bedroom of the house, which the firefighters were able to contain to that room and extinguish within minutes, accor





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