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Crisis center to hold benefit auction

Apr 22

WAPAKONETA — For the 26th time, the Auglaize County Crisis Center is holding a benefit auction Thursday at the Auglaize County Fairground's Junior Fair Building to help provide shelter, support and education to victims of domestic...

Wanted: Selfies

Apr 22

Here's your chance to show off your selfie! The Lima News is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the...

Ohio EPA recognizes Crown's environmental efforts in New Knoxville

Apr 22

NEW KNOXVILLE — When you think of an environmentally friendly company, you might not think of a factory making electric motors and parts for forklifts.

Piper paves way for 2014 road program

Apr 22

LIMA — Inflation continues to chip away at the number of miles being paved and sealed in Allen County, even though more dollars are being spent this year than in 2013.

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials witness mobile produce bus

Apr 22

LIMA — When Mayor David Berger had the chance to bend the ear of a high-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he gave his sales pitch for Lima.

Unemployment rates drop throughout Lima region

Apr 22

LIMA — Unemployment rates dropped throughout the region in March by an average of 0.6 percentage points, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

County inks deal for drug task force funding

Apr 22

LIMA — Local forces against illegal drug use received its annual shot of financial backing to combat the epidemic.

Former Putnam worker wins lawsuit against county

Apr 22

OTTAWA — Visiting Judge John T. Rohrs III found in favor of a former Putnam County worker in a decision he issued April 21.

Police calls

Apr 22

800 block of North Elizabeth Street, Lima — An officer arrested a man and woman Friday on a drug charge during a traffic stop.

Minster Local School District receives bus grant

Apr 22

MINSTER — Minster Local School District was one of seven Ohio school districts to receive an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grant to install pollution control equipment on diesel school buses and idle reduction technology on school buses as part of the...

Putnam County court records

Apr 22

Putnam County Common Pleas CourtDisposition/April 3

Lima Municipal Court records

Apr 22

Lima Municipal Court DispositionsApril 14:Joseph E. Patterson, 63, of 1010 N. Metcalf St., pleaded guilty to disorderly conduCourt Sentence: $100 fine.

Bipolar doctor probes brain on 'Black Box'

Apr 22

NEW YORK — ABC's brainy new medical drama “Black Box” does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.

Medicine turn in day scheduled in St. Marys

Apr 22

ST. MARYS - People with expired medicines can turn those in Saturday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

Fire at vacant Lima house under investigation

Apr 22

LIMA — An overnight fire at a vacant house remains under investigation.

Take a stand

Apr 21

Standing desks can improve health, gaining in popularity
BLUFFTON — Returning to work after maternity leave and experiencing significant back pain, Robin Bowlus' doctor told her she was sitting too long. A friend mentioned standing desks, and she created a standing work station for her computer.

Lima seeking grant to build Bellefontaine Ave. roundabout

Apr 21

LIMA — In a political dance to gain federal funding for a railroad underpass, the city of Lima approved applying for Ohio Department of Transportation funds to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Bellefontaine and Calumet avenues and Elm...

Retire-rehire discussion in Lima sparks battle of words

Apr 21

LIMA — Retired Lima city workers seeking to be rehired could be required to follow new guidelines as Lima City Council Human Resources Committee members forge changes to the city's employment policy amidst some opposition from city...

Verbal sparring at Wapak council meeting

Apr 21

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Safety Service Director Bill Rains defended Mayor Rodney Metz at Monday's council meeting over an apparent tongue-lashing he encountered at an earlier council meeting.

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Apr 21

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Ford jobs event overwhelms, clogs traffic

Apr 21

LIMA — The prospect of a job at Ford brought hundreds of people out very early Monday to Allen County Job and Family Services.

Coming together

Apr 21

Educators working to integrate special education students into traditional classrooms
SPENCERVILLE — The title of the elementary classroom may be “multiple disabilities,” but for teacher Ashley Mooney, the focus is more on her students' abilities.

Police investigate shots fired at murder suspect's home

Apr 21

LIMA — Police were investigating a shooting at the home of a man charged with murder earlier this month.

Vaccines safe, effective and prevent disease, health commissioner says

Apr 21

LIMA — The country is seeing an increasing number of outbreaks of diseases that could be prevented, Allen County Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn said Monday.

Allen County grand jury returns indictments

Apr 21

An Allen County grand jury returned 17 public indictments this month. Those indicted and their charges were:Joshua H. Trenkamp, 23, of 445 S. Franklin St., Delphos, trespass in a habitation.

Births

Apr 21

St. Rita's Medical CenterApril 18 — Kendra and Ryan Epps, Lima, boy.April 19 — Stacie Ricker and Jeremy McNamara, Lima, boy; April and Zach Spence, Delphos, girl.

82 year old Wapak woman in critical condition following crash

Apr 21

WAPAKONETA – An 82-year-old woman was in critical condition Monday following a crash over the weekend.

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Apr 21

VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third...

Police calls

Apr 21

Police calls as of 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 21 from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Office:

Gas prices higher than a week ago

Apr 21

LIMA — Gas prices are nearly four cents higher today than they were a week ago, according to prices recorded on OhioGasPrices.com.

Youth Profile: Van Wert senior learns importance of confidence, giving back

Apr 20

VAN WERT — For Van Wert High School senior class president Kyle Keber, getting involved was not a major priority for him for some time.

Employers have a role in healthy workers

Apr 18

Health insurance is big news these days. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, everybody is talking about the cost and hassle of keeping Americans healthy.

Gas leak reported in Shawnee Township

Apr 20

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The Shawnee Fire Department responded to a gas leak at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ellis family hosts 23rd Easter dinner

Apr 20

LIMA — For 2-year-old Paige it was the green beans. For 6-year-old Sonny it was the mashed potatoes.

Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Apr 20

NEW KNOXVILLE — Sheriff Al Solomon released details of two arrests that took place Wednesday afternoon in the village of New Knoxville.

Road construction report

Apr 20

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