LIMA — A Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise owner plans to bring the “finger lickin' good” back to Elida Road.Bagshaw Holdings and Investments LLC bought the old KFC restaurant at 2723 Elida Road at sheriff's sale for $211,000, according to county records.Bruce Bagshaw confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying details of the reopening would be coming soon.The Hillsboro-based company opened its first KFC in 1971 and now operates at least 20 of the chicken restaurants across Ohio, including in Findlay, Fremont, Bowling Green and Vandalia. Hillsboro is east of Cincinnati.Lima's only KFC closed June 18, 2010, after legal proceedings between former owner Daniel Dempsey and KFC Corp. The dispute began in June 2008 when KFC Corp. sent Dempsey a letter saying he was in default of the franchise agreement for failing to remodel or upgrade his two restaurants per the corporation's request. Two months later, KFC Corp. sent Dempsey a letter saying it was terminating its relationship with Dempsey. Dempsey fired back, citing contract language that said he does not have to upgrade or remodel if it would put an undue financial burden on him, the lawsuit said. KFC then cut off supplies, which triggered a lawsuit from Dempsey against the company.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.