Lima Fire Department responded to a duplex on the corner of North Jameson Avenue and West Wayne Street on Feb. 7 around 8 p.m. No one was injured, but traffic was blocked off for a while.Sarah StemenThe Lima News, 2013
A tanker slowed down for a van that had spun off the road in slippery conditions on I-75 near Lima, when it was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle, whose cab burst into flames. The driver of the commercial vehicle was able to get out before the cab was destroyed and only suffered a minor head wound. Both drivers were transported to Lima Memorial Health System. Sarah Stemen, The Lima News.
Josh Mandel, Ohio Treasurer, toured Shawnee High School and discussed the school district's nearly $6 million investment in the office's STAR plus program. Through the program, districts make an initial cash investment in hopes of yielding additional funds through the treasurer's office. Mandel said the 250 local government entities and schools have already contributed funds to the program, which has topped over $725 million. Sarah Stemen - The Lima News, 2013
Fire crews worked on a fire at 902 Madison Ave., apparently started by a wood burner. Greg Kirkendall, Lima Fire Battalion Chief, talks about the fire. A few firefighters suffered minor injuries when the roof collapsed, he said. Sarah Stemen, The Lima News.
Fire broke out on Lima's South Pine Street early Friday, Jan. 18. Firefighters responded to a call from a Lima Police officer for flames at 385 S. Pine St. Lima Fire officials said there were no injuries and determined the cause was electrical. Sarah Stemen, The Lima News.
Steve Odenweller, director of the Putnam County Office of Public Safety, shares details about the rain and snow that caused the Blanchard River and Auglaize River to flood over the weekend. Crests aren't expected until 1 a.m. Tuesday and he talks about how residents are preparing. Sarah Stemen, The Lima News.
State Senate President Keith Faber took time out of his busy schedule on Monday to sit down for an exclusive interview with Lima News reporter Heather Rutz in his new office at the Statehouse in Columbus. Jay Sowers - The Lima News, 2013.
Lima News reporter Heather Rutz sat down with State Representative Matt Huffman on Monday and covered a wide range of topics during the exclusive interview. Jay Sowers - The Lima News, 2013
Celina's Jason Dross, 39, works out in this undercover video despite claiming to Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation he can only lift a few pounds. (Video courtesy of Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation)
Flames originated in the attic of the historic one-room school house in Pandora's Bridenbaugh School House. Firefighters could not put a figure on damages because of the historical value of the building, but the school room only sustained smoke and water damages. Sarah Stemen, The Lima News.
Family and friends of Tarika Wilson gathered near the site where she was killed five years ago by a Lima Police office during a botched SWAT raid on Third Street in Lima. Her son, Sincere, who was injured in the raid, was also in attendance on Friday evening. Wilson'sfather, mother and stepsister spoke with The Lima News during the vigil. The Lima News, 2013
Watch video messages from area servicemen and servicewomen from overseas, courtesy of Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Click on one of the greetings below to see the message
Capt. Harvey Catchings
Capt. Melissa Odenweller
Master Sgt. Wesley Ross
Col. Michael Strunk
Lt. Col. Robyn Deatherage
Sgt. Marleen Milligan
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Vires
Lima City Schools superintendent Jill Ackerman spoke Thursday about potential upcoming changes to the educational platform at Lima Senior High School. The Lima News, 2012
Shawnee Township Police Department hopes the public can identify this vehicle, which hit a man who interrupted a theft in the lot of Husky Lima Refinery. Call 419-227-1115 with information.
Four- and five-year-olds from Lima's Trinity Center for Creative Child Care were at the Lima Mall on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 to rings bells and help raise money for the Salvation Army. The Lima News, 2012.
Mary E. Bryant spoke with The Lima News on Monday afternoon as she and other members of Nitro Foundation sought to raise awareness of Ohio's animal cruelty laws, ahead of a hearing for an accused abuser at the Lima Municipal Court. The Lima News, 2012.
Allen County commissioner Sam Bassitt and Auglaize County commissioner Doug Spencer talk with The Lima News shortly after getting a first-hand look at a major logjam blocking the Auglaize River in western Allen County. The Lima News, 2012/
SAY Furniture co-owner Stephen Yeager talks to The Lima News on Thursday, a week after the Elida Road store was destroyed in a fire. The Lima News, 2012
Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler sits down with Lima News reporter Nancy Kline on Wednesday, a day after he lost his reelection bid. The Lima News, 2012
Heather Rutz and David Trinko run through all the winners on losers on election night 2012.
Maj. Phil Tamayo of the Lima Salvation Army talks to media members during a press conference Monday afternoon marking the start of the annual Red Kettle Campaign across Lima. The Lima News, 2012
Lillian Boroff plays the piano despite not having fingers on either hand. (David Trinko/LimaOhio.com)
President Barack Obama campaigned in Lima just four days before the election. He spoke at Lima Senior High School around 4 p.m. Nov. 2 about a range of issues including the economy and the auto industry bailout.
Selected remarks from President Barack Obama's campaign stop in Lima on Nov. 2 at Lima Senior High School.`
Take a look back at the 2012 high school football season with a special audio-slideshow The Lima News put together to remember another great year. Jay Sowers, The Lima News, 2012.
Police hope the public can help identify three men in this video from incident at Lombardo's in downtown Lima on Oct. 22. Anyone with information should call Det. Kent Miller of the Lima Police Department at 419-221-5289 or Crime Stoppers at 227-STOP (7867). (Video courtesy of Lima Police Department)
Bluffton schools teachers performed their version of "Call Me Baby," "FIP Me Baby!"
Timothy Brown, 48, appeared at his preliminary hearing in Lima Municipal Court on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 for a murder charge. Brown is accused of shooting and killing Valeda Brown, 32, on Oct. 3 in her Lima residence. Video by: Sarah Stemen
Antwan Secession, 28, of Lima, is charged with shooting Gregory Stewart, 53, who died at Lima Memorial Health System on Oct. 9. He is now facing a murder charge in Lima Municipal Court. Video by: Sarah Stemen
Friends and family gathered to remember Valeda Thomas during a candlelight vigil in front of her West Murphy Street home on Thursday evening. Her sister, Tavena Thomas, spoke with The Lima News before the event began. Jay Sowers, The Lima News, 2012
Antwan Secession, 28, of Lima, is accused of shooting Gregory Stewart, 53, also of Lima. Stewart died Tuesday morning due to the injuries of the shooting. Secession is now being charged with murder and appeared for his first time in Lima Municipal Court on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. His bond is set at $1 million and family and friends were not happy with the outcome. They were escorted from the court room. By: Sarah Stemen
Josh Mandel addresses The Lima News' editorial board and a group of community members recently.
Sherrod Brown addresses The Lima News' editorial board and a group of community members recently.
First presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the run up to the general election in November.
Next Wednesday is the first Presidential Debate - and as of now - it's a duel between Obama and Romney. But Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson is trying to show them three is NOT a crowd. I'll talk to Johnson's running mate Judge Jim Gray.
"The Drum Guy," Russ Welker, comes into Shawnee Manor on Sept. 25 and works one-on-one with residents to express themselves musically.
Four words on a previously unknown papyrus fragment provide the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, Harvard Professor Karen King told the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies, September 18, 2012.
Spencerville resident Daniel Dardio talks to The Lima News on Tuesday about why he painted the Obama logo on his barn before the 2008 Presidential election. The President's new campaign motto, 'Forward', was added to the barn on Tuesday. The Lima News - 2012
A new video from the Obama campaign features barns, including some in the region.
Springfield, OH native John Legend spoke to more than three dozen Obama reelection volunteers during a stop at the campaign's office in Lima, OH on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Jay Sowers - The Lima News, 2012.
Check out clips from the Susan B Anthony List "Women Speak Out: Abortion is Not Health Care" 30-stop bus tour that featured Rep. Jim Jordan's wife, Polly Jordan.
The reenacting musicians from the Mohn family of Monroe, MI, who call themselves fiddlesix, perform period music on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Fort Jennings 1812 Bicentennial. Photos and Video by The Lima News, 2012