Tuesday, July 22, 2014


LACB keeping it casual for 'Cabaret'

Jul 16

LIMA — The Lima Area Concert Band is keeping it light at Saturday's “Cabaret” in the convention hall at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

Wapakoneta celebrates Summer Moon Festival

Jul 16

WAPAKONETA — It has been 45 years since Neil Armstong, one of Wapakoneta's most famous residents, took his historic walk on the moon. The entire community will be celebrating that feat while enjoying plenty of fun events at...

Ottawa's Rhythm & Rib Fest now in 11th year

Jul 16

OTTAWA — Lovers of barbecue will want to get to Ottawa Saturday for the Tri-State Rhythm & Rib Fest, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, presented by the Ottawa-Glandorf Jaycees.

Upcoming area festivals and fireworks

Jul 16

LIMA — With summer now in full swing, festival season has arrived once again. Below is a list of some of the festivals going on this week our area.

Right at Home: Victorian garden style lives on

Jul 15

Those drawn to 19th century style may be pleased to learn that vintage garden decor is a trend.

Westgate: Lima's first shopping center

Jul 14

LIMA — For 8 hours and 20 minutes, the five Lima girls kept the Hula Hoops twirling in the Westgate Shopping Center parking lot. Finally, after more than 8 hours of defying gravity, the contest was called, and each of the girls...

Strokes increasing among adolescents, young adults

Jul 11

After a fun night out with her girlfriends late last year, Bianca Cooper arrived home with a “killer” headache.

Activate Allen County: Need adults to help

Jul 11

It may be cliche to say that our children are our future, but it's true nevertheless. And realizing that is really important for their future.

A summer primer to grilling backyard barbecue ribs

Jul 11

It was one of those culinary epiphanies. I realized you rarely get great barbecued ribs from a restaurant. They have to come from backyards.

Heading to Los Angeles: 10 North Middle School students chosen to dance

Jul 9

LIMA — The adventure of a lifetime is right around the corner for some Lima North Middle School students. On Friday, a group of 10 students and six chaperones will be flown — all expenses paid — to Los...

Tea with Trace

Jul 9

It has become a habit for me to stop at my friend Bonnie's home after finishing the Tuesday afternoon class I teach for the Allen Correctional Institution's PETS (Pets Educated to Survive) program. We relax in her...

Summer celebration equals family fun

Jul 10

LIMA — Summer Celebrations, which are being held in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center Park from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., started on June 22 and will be running every other Sunday through Aug. 17.

Fireman's Jamboree celebrates 50 years

Jul 9

CRIDERSVILLE — This weekend will mark the 50th anniversary of the Cridersville Fireman's Jamboree, one of the village's biggest yearly events.

Museum to revisit the Old West

Jul 9

Reenactors to educate, entertain at Remembering Frontier Days
LIMA — The Allen County Museum will be taking families back in time Saturday, revisiting the Old West during “Remembering Frontier Days” from 1 to 4 p.m.

Upcoming area festivals and fireworks

Jul 9

LIMA — With summer now in full swing, festival season has arrived once again. Below is a list of some of the festivals going on this week our area.

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

Jul 3

LIMA —In March of 1966, the millionth Mustang was created. Nothing to sneeze at, considering the car was just in it's second year of production. There were more than 70,000 Mutang convertibles sold in 1966. Driving a Mustang...

1934 Ford Coupe

Jul 3

ELIDA — It doesn't just have to look fast … it must be fast. The early 1930 Ford cars are favored by car collectors and hot rodders. The V-8 engine and light body made this car faster than most cars on the road at the...

Menswear industry in throes of dynamic era

Jul 7

Mario Caston walked out of Allen Edmonds on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, one recent afternoon wearing brand new Neumok wingtips in distressed brown leather — not to be confused with his old Neumok wingtips he was carrying in a...

Westgate: Lima's first shopping center

Jul 7

LIMA — The row of empty storefronts look out on Allentown Road over a parking lot with more potholes than pavement, a parking lot so barren a tumbleweed wouldn't seem out of place.

Treatment for deadly peanut allergy exposes kids to peanuts

Jul 7

Nine-year-old Michael Lee, a bright boy who's bound for fifth grade in the fall, lives with a serious, life-threatening medical condition. He suffers from a peanut allergy, a growing menace that can make breathing a matter of...

Activate Allen County: Making tobacco-free zones

Jul 4

Summer is prime season for heading out to the park or attending a local festival. It's a time to gather with family and share the spirit of community. But too many of us are sharing more than spirit.

Food editor celebrated African-American cooking

Jul 4

Freda DeKnight was named the first food editor of Ebony magazine in 1946 and thus became “the national, if not international, face of African-American food,” as the food historian Jessica B. Harris once described her.

'Urine' trouble with this feline condition

Jul 1

A phone call from an owner goes as follows: “Yes, my male cat is crying loudly, visiting the litter box frequently and attempting to urinate. Do I have an emergency?' The answer, emphatically, is yes. Although this kitty is...

Brother's Keeper mentors young men

Jul 3

LIMA — Christopher Jackson, a certified fire safety inspector for the Lima Fire Department, has been mentoring young men for a long time. With nine children of his own, including four sons, Jackson made his ministry to area youth...

Upcoming area festivals and fireworks

Jul 2

LIMA — With summer getting into full swing, festival season has arrived once again. Below is a list of some of the festivals coming soon to our area.

Country, classical music, fireworks to close out Star Spangled Spectacular

Jul 2

LIMA — It's a little bit country and a little bit classical at this year's Star Spangled Spectacular.

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350

Jul 2

LIMA —The sales brochure for the 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula reads, “Thunder and Lightning” and tells how drivers buying the Formula or the Coupe want a completely “distilled driving experience.” The...

2002 Saturn Ion Red Line

Jul 2

LIMA — The Saturn Ion was Saturn's entry-level car from 2003 to 2007 and was aimed at younger buyers. The additional performance trim Saturn Ion Red Line, was geared toward those buyers who wanted something extra under the...

The connected car? Audi has it in the 2015 A3

Jul 2

After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi's new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers - young millenials.

Prep and patience key to painting a house, inside or out

Jul 1

Painting is one of the easiest way to transform the look of your home, and yet, often, we're just not good at it. We think we can do a room in a day, the whole house in a weekend.

Albert Gale: From Ohio National Guard to Lima politics

Jul 1

LIMA — It was the end of a long summer, Labor Day, Sept. 6, 1915, when Col. Albert Gale marched his troops into line and gave the order to advance.

Despite better labeling, sunscreens still often misused

Jun 27

Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard.
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