LIMA — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, spoke with small business owners representing roughly 650 Lima-area employees about health care reform and other pressing business issues today.
Police calls as of 10 a.m. Monday, May 20 from the Allen County Sheriff's Office and Lima Police Department:
LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s director of marketing, communications and external affairs will be the orchestra’s new executive director.
ST. MARYS - The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office arrested a 30-year-old St. Marys man Sunday morning after a caller told them her friend threatened to commit suicide, had a weapon and held a 15-month-old child hostage.
One of the secret formulas for building a championship sports team is to have a strong core of veteran players.
LIMA — Police officials conducted a traffic checkpoint Saturday evening seeking drunken drivers in American Township but made no arrests.
ST. MARYS — A 32-year-old Cridersville man died after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday.
LEIPSIC — Ray Woods, a long-term Ottawa resident now living in Leipsic, was sitting in Millionaire Row during the Kentucky Derby. He was rooting for a horse named Normandy Invasion.
LIMA — They say they are far from “super geniuses” and don't spend all their time studying, yet the three Lima Central Catholic High School seniors are all headed to Ivy League schools next year.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Adrienne Pohl had two challenges to conquer to get to the college of her choice.
An interview with Rheuben Gibson. His Role: Furniture-maker
OTTAWA — Just getting into the Berklee College of Music is a big deal given that the school selects 30 percent or fewer of those who audition.
Many of us work at an office each day. We just wish we worked at “The Office.”
I’m not one to toss the I-word (impeachment) around lightly. The current administration, however, is making it easier to call for that drastic step.
SPENCERVILLE — As the women chatted, the spinning wheels sitting on the porch of the old log cabin rarely stopped. In the yard, two teenage girls worked the weaving loom.
OTTAWA — SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf connected in a very special way Saturday morning. Members of the two parishes each layed a one-mile penny chain from the door of their church to connect at the Ottawa-Glandorf soccer field on Ottawa-Glandorf Road.
LIMA — With fresh funding, construction of the Lima Energy gasification plants seems to be nearing reality.
100 block of East Northern Avenue, Lima — A woman reported Tuesday that someone took items from her vehicle while she was at work.
DELPHOS — At age 64, Don Huysman has spent most of his life eating lunches in the Delphos St. John’s High School cafeteria. Fifty-three years actually: 12 as a student and 41 as teacher or principal.
HARROD — Chris Blanchard, of Harrod, received his rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 12. He is the son of Rick and Becky Blanchard.
LIMA — City Council will see legislation Monday authorizing part of a renovation at Lima Municipal Court.
LIMA — The Ohio Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Center had a chance this week to return the favor of hosting.
LIMA - The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the location of a previously announced OVI checkpoint today.
LIMA — The Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree, at the Allen County Fairgrounds for the 28th consecutive year, is an attraction unlike any other to visit Lima.
FORT JENNINGS — The Jennings school board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board will meet in the high school library.
WEST LIBERTY — The Hardin County Republican Party will join Logan and Hancock counties for a Tri-County family picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. June 23 at the West Liberty Lions Park.
LIMA — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will hold Day Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 3-6 at the Lima Girl Scout Center-Duffy Lodge.
LIMA — Paul Swartz, president of Swartz Contracting, announced there will be a firefighter education program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at the UAW Ford Rhodes State Training Center, 1150 Bible Road.
ST. MARYS — The Joint Township District Hospital Foundation recently awarded two $500 scholarships to hospital employees pursuing a degree in the health care field. The recipients were Krista Koch and Michelle Archer.
LIMA — The Bradfield Community Center will offer a summer program for incoming first- through sixth-graders. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 to 28 and July 8 to 26.
LIMA — Temple Christian sixth-grader Anna Acklin spent this year using a school-issued iPad in class and at home. She considered herself lucky, until learning kindergartners at her school will get iPad Minis next year.
GOMER — An Elida High School graduate who documented his alma mater before it closed is back with another tribute to the former Gomer building.
LIMA — If the Blue Caboose is open, it must be tourism season in Allen County.
LIMA — Anheuser-Busch has purchased Lima’s C&G Distributing Co. Inc., the two companies announced Friday.
LIMA — In the midst of massive, rapid health care changes, St. Rita’s Health Partners is consolidating some jobs and eliminating others in areas not related to direct patient care.
OTTAWA — The 17-year-old Ottawa boy who led police to the bodies of two brothers has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in connection with their deaths.
LIMA — The man who crashed his car through the Sharon Dairy King in 2012 will face up to three years in prison when he is sentenced in July.
ALLEN COUNTY - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate a checkpoint to look for drivers operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Allen County on Saturday night. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning.
LIMA — It’s not only monster truck time this weekend; it’s monster traffic jam time.
OTTAWA — Authorities have said little about last week's killing of two brothers in Ottawa, but sheriff's dispatch records and their mother's call to the agency begin to tell the tale.
OTTAWA — Construction to widen Road 5 is expected to begin May 28, according the Putnam County Engineer’s Office.
LIMA — Wildlife officials can track another generation of a threatened bird species after visiting a nest atop one of Lima’s tallest buildings on Thursday.
LIMA — Local officials and citizens got a lesson in public records and open meetings law Thursday, courtesy of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Wednesday construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the installation of flashing lights and gates in Auglaize and Shelby counties.
PUTNAM COUNTY — Putnam County Habitat for Humanity received a $5,064 grant from Paulding Putnam Electric Trust.
LIMA — A Lima teen died in a car-motorcycle accident Wednesday night, according to the Lima Police Department reported.
Police calls as of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 from the Lima Police Department:
I dread being the bearer of bad news, especially in an uncertain economy, questionable employment gains and high allergen levels, but here it goes: Jell-O salad is dead.
WAPAKONETA —Wapakoneta High School junior Dustin Jarrett knows what it is like to feel depressed and think about suicide. He also knows how it feels to get help.
Conservative Ohio groups more than a year ago raised the alarm that the Internal Revenue Service was holding up their applications for tax-exempt status, leading U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, to request the audit that led to the IRS's admission that it targeted Tea Party-related groups for close scrutiny.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee Township firefighters were called to a house fire shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire at 1505 Walnut Court was said to be a small fire. Occupants of the home escaped without injury, a police dispatcher said.
The home is owned by Terrell E. Bagley and valued at $103,700, according to Allen County Auditor records.