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The Lima News • • Civitas Media
3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH, 45807 • Phone: 419-223-1010  • Fax: 419-229-2926

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Jim Krumel - Editor

Barbara Staples - Advertising Manager

Leila Osting - Human Resources Director



Jim Krumel - Editor

Obituaries -

Obituaries :

Phone: 419-222-6397


419-229-2926 FAX - - Obituaries cost $19 per inch as they appear in the printed newspaper. - Obituaries must be received by 5 p.m. to appear in the next day's newspaper. - Please ask the funeral home or crematory handling the arrangements to send the information, or be prepared to provide a death certificate as confirmation of death. - If you see a mistake in an obituary, contact the funeral home. We will not change an obituary without a funeral home's permission.

David Trinko - Managing Editor

David Trinko : Managing Editor

Phone: 567-242-0467


Assigns stories to reporters and oversees content in print and online, as well as writing a weekly Sunday column. FacebookTwitter

Craig Orosz - Photo Editor

Craig Orosz : Photo Editor

Phone: 567-242-0415


Takes and assigns photographs for The Lima News.

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. - Night Editor/Editorial Page Columnist

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. : Night Editor/Editorial Page Columnist

Phone: 567-242-0398


Thomas J. Lucente Jr. is the Editorial Page Columnist and Night Editor at The Lima News. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country and he has won several writing awards. Lucente is also an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio. He is a diehard libertarian and a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Italy. He is a veteran of the Iraq War. Follow Lucente on Social Media: Facebook Twitter • Google+ Pinterest 

Adrienne McGee Sterrett - Lifestyle and Special Sections Editor

Adrienne McGee Sterrett : Lifestyle and Special Sections Editor

Phone: 567-242-0510


Oversees daily Lifestyle sections and special sections.


Merri Hanjora - Reporter

Merri Hanjora : Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0511


Handles public records and obituaries for The Lima News.

Craig Kelly - Reporter

Craig Kelly : Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0390


Covers Lima and Allen County for The Lima News.

Bryan Reynolds - Reporter

Bryan Reynolds : Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0362


Covers Auglaize and Putnam counties.

Sam Shriver - Reporter

Sam Shriver : Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0409


Covered education and evening events.

J Swygart - Reporter

J Swygart : Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0464


Covers police and courts for The Lima News.


Jim Naveau - Sports Reporter

Jim Naveau : Sports Reporter

Phone: 567-242-0414


Covers sports, including Ohio State football.