COLUMBUS — State officials are warning some people to stay out of Grand Lake St. Marys because of high levels of toxic algae.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's office staff will hold office hours in Ottawa and Van Wert next week.
BOWLING GREEN - A former McComb woman who faked a cancer diagnosis to get financial support pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wood County Common Pleas Court.
CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of revising policies on firearms stored in vehicles, following the theft of several weapons from a detective earlier this week and subsequent arrest of a man.
Police calls as of 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 24 from the Allen County Sheriff's Office and Lima Police Department:
LIMA—Expectations will be higher at Lima Senior High School next year, but those students who meet the challenge can get special recognition.
LIMA—The 765 Lima schools pupils who did not qualify for free lunches this year will eat on the house next school year.
LIMA — Following months of sporadic rain, snow and sleet, many are thankful the unofficial summer kickoff finally has arrived: Memorial Day.
LIMA — A Lima Senior High School musician and singer is this year’s winner of the Ronald W. Richards Young Musicians’ Scholarship Award from the Kiwanis Club of Lima.
LIMA — The Allen County Museum will participate in the Blue Star Museums program this summer.
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings High School senior Kaitlin Stechschulte has been awarded the 2013 Medical Mutual of Ohio Scholarship. She received $500.
LIMA — Job fairs in Allen and Auglaize counties were held Thursday and attracted several companies looking to fill positions.
LIMA — Lima City Schools' superintendent is recommending the termination of a teacher accused of botching a science experiment that injured 13 students.
We approach them with equal parts joyful anticipation and sorrowful longing. They are the TV series finales, and last week was yet another for the legions of fans of “The Office,” which ended its eight-year run.
ADA — Two Lima men were in jail Thursday after one of them tried to run over a Hardin County deputy during a drug buy the day before.
Police calls as of 9:05 a.m. Thursday, May 23 from the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima, Shawnee and Delphos police departments:
COLUMBUS - The latest effort to strike down unauthorized gambling in Ohio got final legislative approval Wednesday, but discussions will continue regarding fraternal and veterans organizations and other gambling issues.
LIMA — Standing inside the YMCA Lima lobby Wednesday morning, Lima Mayor David Berger began complaining of chest pain, nearly doubled over.
CELINA — A Mercer County Sheriff’s Office detective had a shotgun and equipment stolen from an unmarked vehicle parked overnight Monday at Zuma Automotive in Celina.
ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Board of Elections will recount votes from a St. Marys Council primary race. State rules require it when fewer than eight votes decide an election.
LIMA — Marquavius Shurelds’ attorney told a judge Wednesday the real reason authorities sought to send his client to prison was a belief he is connected to the slaying of his girlfriend.
LIMA — A Lima Schools teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into an experiment that injured 13 children.
LIMA — Ford Motor Co. is at manufacturing capacity at many plants across North America, so the company carved out a bit more today.
LIMA — Thousands of Boy Scouts of America members will vote Thursday at the organization’s annual meeting in Texas on whether to repeal a decades-old ban on gay youth members.
Last week’s ruckus over the Powerball’s potential $600 million payout left me wondering once again about whatever happened to Lettie Kistler and her long-handled toilet brush.
Police calls as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 from the Allen County Sheriff's Office and Lima Police Department:
COLUMBUS - Just months after the Ohio Senate killed a similar bill, the stage was set Tuesday for a vote on a measure that is expected to put hundreds of Internet "sweepstakes" cafes across the state out of business.
LIMA — People who want to help following the tornado in Oklahoma this week have some local options.
LIMA — Motorists heading up and down Interstate 75 will be able to legally drive a bit faster starting July 1.
DELPHOS—New priests have been assigned to churches in Delphos, Ottoville and Cloverdale, and Lima Central Catholic High School will go without a priest at least for the next year.
LIMA — An Elida man was hospitalized Tuesday after an accident on Lincoln Highway involving a motorcycle and a tractor carrying a two-ton planter.
FORT JENNINGS — Members of The Military Order of The Purple Heart conducted a ceremony Tuesday with the Village of Fort Jennings in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Fort Jennings has been announced as a Purple Heart city. The event was held at the Fort Jennings American Legion Hall.
OTTAWA – One of the brothers killed earlier this month died of a gunshot to the head while the other died of strangulation, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
LIMA — Lima Mayor David Berger will be guest speaker for the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Lima Area tonight.
LIMA — The HY HO Club of Lima awarded $500 scholarships to four area students.
BEAVERDAM — A Forest man struck the side of a semi truck Monday in Beaverdam after failing to yield at an intersection.
ELIDA — Both Elida High School and the elementary school will have new principals next school year.
LIMA — The Red Cross will hold an information session Thursday for community members interested in volunteering to assist those affected by a disaster in northwest Ohio and around the country.
OTTAWA — The 17-year-old accused of killing two teenage brothers appeared in court Tuesday for the first time as a murder defendant.
LIMA — Unemployment rates for April in the region fell from March, according to numbers released Tuesday by the state.
LIMA — The Knights of Columbus Loyalty Council 2661 has closed the bar and restaurant side of its South Cable Road Family Center but is honoring banquet room bookings already made through 2014.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath schools cannot afford to lose nearly $4 million of its $15 million budget. But that’s exactly what will happen if voters don’t support a renewal levy on the ballot in November.
Police calls as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Lima and Shawnee Township police departments:
LIMA — The Lima Police Department is applying for a federal grant that would allow it to have a full-time police officer working for Lima schools next school year.
LIMA — Wanting to boost the momentum of a developing downtown, Lima is adding a tax incentive for creating jobs there.
LIMA — The city has a tentative agreement with a police union for a three-year contract.