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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LIMA — While her classmates will leave high school with a diploma and completed senior project, Jaywanna Hubbard will also leave with not just one, but two patents on products she helped create.
LIMA — Two Catholic school schoolteachers will be honored next month with the Golden Apple Award from the Catholic Diocese of Toledo.
LIMA — Alison Delgado is addicted to running and those things she learned from a lifetime of running turned out to be exactly what she needed to survive a near-death accident two and a half years ago.
LIMA — In a time when John Upshaw wanted to take the lead in creating a more diverse OSU-Lima, Dean and Director John Snyder gave him the go ahead.
LIMA — A combination of funding cuts and declining enrollment is forcing Lima schools to drop an adult education program and Opportunities for Parenting Teens Center.
LIMA — Marsha Eickholt has grandchildren enrolled in Elida schools, and she eats at the Apollo Career Center’s Garden Cafe a few times a week.
LIMA — Students and staff were evacuated from the Allen County Educational Service Center on Tuesday afternoon after an anonymous bomb threat from within the building.
ADA — Ohio Northern University student Zachary Freer hails from Ashland and has a good chance of landing a teaching job close to his hometown.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The challenge covered multiple aspects of Avinash Rajasekaran’s life and it’s exactly why the Shawnee High School junior took it on.
LIMA — Officials from three area school districts said they hope voters will support levies to avoid additional rounds of deep cuts, while two will take issues to voters to help them address facility needs.
LIMA — A support group and resource for home schooling families is looking to start a group in Lima, and will try to drum up interest at a three-day parent practicum this week.
HARROD — School had been out for two-plus hours, but on this random Thursday plenty of vehicles remained in the staff parking lot outside Allen East School.
LIMA — There was plenty of spilled paint and soiled hands and clothing, but the first coat of paint on the Lima Senior High School Pride Rock is on.
LIMA — After showing off a few Apollo Career Center program to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan Tuesday, school officials hope he can help the school have an even greater impact on economic development in the region.
WAPAKONETA — In analyzing the deadly 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, it is clear who barricaded doors and tried to keep the shooter out of classrooms and who took the traditional lockdown approach and huddled on the floor.
LIMA — Local students drew on very personal experiences when they wrote their Laws of Life essays this year. Several took home high honors at the state competition.
LIMA — A donation to the Rhodes State College Dental Hygiene Program will help students prepare for technology used in many of today’s dental offices.
MILLER CITY— Brandi Gerschutz always loved the night sky. As a child, she memorized all the planets and their moons. It was the beginning of a dream the Middle City-New Cleveland senior is set on pursuing.
LIMA — Stayce Furr’s four children may be nearing a summer off from school, but Mom is already thinking about how they won’t be sitting around the house doing nothing.
LIMA – Come next school year, every pupil in the Lima schools will be eligible for free lunches.
LIMA— A group of “phenomenal” teachers took center stage at Thursday’s Lima school board meeting as one teacher from each of the district’s schools earned an “Outstanding 11” award.
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic High School students will be handed an iPad when they arrive to school next year. They will keep the devices all year, which school officials believe will improve their education.
COLUMBUS GROVE — He doesn’t worry about rankings or recognitions, but Columbus Grove High School Principal Scott Hummel can’t deny the honor is nice.
LIMA — Apollo Career Center Superintendent Judy Wells told about 20 people gathered Wednesday at the Bath Township Fire House she wants to expand partnerships like the school has with the department.
LIMA — Aaron Bodine won’t be at Lima Senior High School next year, but he is leaving his mark on the school and the environment.
LIMA— Standing up against sexual and dating violence might not be the easiest thing for a teenager to do. London Williams has no choice.
LIMA — State Rep. Matt Huffman is working on a school funding plan he says will create a consistent and steady increase in education money.
LIMA —When Jaywanna Hubbard goes to art class at Lima Senior High School, she’s in her own world with an opportunity to clear her mind and be creative.
LIMA —Temple Patton needed something like the DREAM program when she was in high school.
LIMA — There was a time David Johnson could care less about the War of 1812. But that was nearly 40 years ago, before he made a commitment to learn as much as he could about the fort that stood where Fort Amanda Memorial Park is today.
LIMA — Increased costs and a decline in enrollment will mean higher tuition at Rhodes State College next school year.
LIMA — The table of Freedom Elementary School fourth-graders were quick to name people they could talk to if someone was inappropriately touching them or making them feel uncomfortable: Mom, dad, teacher, nurse, maybe an older sibling.
BOSTON — Lima runner Sara Anderson left the Boston Marathon about 10 minutes before Monday’s deadly explosion. She didn't know disaster had struck until friends and family started calling to make sure she was OK.
LIMA — Lima City Schools will soon put a policy in place requiring the district to have a reserve fund amounting to at least 10 percent of its overall budget.
SPENCERVILLE — In his fifth year on the Spencerville Trinity United Methodist Church administrative council, Bryce Ringwald isn’t afraid to speak his mind despite always being the youngest in the room.
KALIDA — It took just one attempt for Kalida Elementary School to win an award for providing the highest quality of education to its pupils.
LIMA — At first glance, Waynesfield-Goshen schools Superintendent Chris Pfister is feeling much better about the Ohio House school funding proposal.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The newest student-made piece of art at Shawnee High School weighs nearly 300 pounds and practically takes up an entire wall.
LIMA — Apollo Career Center Superintendent Judy Wells will have the chance to talk about what her school is doing successfully and how the school can serve as a model for others.
LIMA — People shouldn’t read into decisions regarding OSU-Lima’s leadership, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee said Wednesday while visiting the Lima campus.
BLUFFTON — Jena Diller has no memory of a time when she didn’t have a sibling with Type 1 diabetes. Her older sister was diagnosed at age 12, her younger brother at age 4.