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Lima Memorial Health SystemSept. 15 — Brittany and Craig Green, Lima, girl.St. Rita’s Medical CenterSept. 15 — Angela and Matthew Kriegel, Lima, boy; Alicia and Seth Parker, Lima, girl; Cynthia and Michael Zeiler, Lima, girl; Michelle and Jason Bailey, Belle Center, girl.

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Dunkirk crash places 4 in hospital; destroys vehicles, gas pumps

DUNKIRK — A motor home crashed into a gas station on Monday in Dunkirk, causing at least four people to be sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, destroying all the store’s gas pumps, three vehicles and a motor home.The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released more details Tuesday about the crash, which led to an explosion at the South Side Six Convenience Store at 441 S. Main St.The crash and subsequent explosion occured around 3:20 p....

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John Grindrod: A mistake in an elevator

Even if you don’t follow sports and couldn’t have picked Ray Rice out of a lineup, you certainly know him now.Thanks to TMZ, we saw the shocking and graphic video of what a man’s reaction must never be when dealing with a conflict with a woman. His close-fisted reaction rendered a woman unconscious in an elevator in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City last February.Like many of you, I was both transfixed and repulsed by both the video and the layers being...

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Information about the 2015 Lima Bride show.11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention CenterLima, OH

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ONU to begin Brother 2 Brother program

ADA — Ohio Northern University is kicking off its new “Brother 2 Brother” initiative in the Dicke Forum at 10 a.m. Wednesday.The initiative was created to help young men, especially those of color, with retention and graduation within educational environments. The university’s program is part of the national Student African American Brotherhood program. Tyrone Bledsoe, founder and CEO-president of SAAB, will be speaking at the event.

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Grob to offer tours, prizes during open house Saturday

BLUFFTON — Grob Systems, Inc. in Bluffton, is hosting an open house Saturday to introduce the public to what it does.Grob produces equipment for the auto industry and began operating in Bluffton in 1991, according to a release from the company.The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grob’s facility at 1070 Navajo Drive and is open to the public.The company is offering members of the public a tour of the production facility, apprentice trai...

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Police calls

Police calls as of 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office:700 block of Saratoga Avenue, Lima — A man reported Sunday another person made threats of violence against him over the phone.200 block of Colony Trail, Lima — A man reported Sunday someone tried to break into his home.3800 block of Cherokee, Lima — A man reported Sunday his 14-year-old child ran away from home.33...

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Allen County settles with former employee

LIMA —The Allen County commissioners reached a settlement with a former employee accused of damaging a vehicle.County employee, Richard Beasley, of Lima, was terminated from his employment from the Sanitary Engineering Department earlier this year.During a meeting Tuesday, the commissioners and Sanitary Engineer Steve Kayatin agreed to settle Beasley’s employment status to be “resigned” instead of terminated. Kayatin said two employees pointed the...

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Suter’s opening cider press, corn maze

PANDORA — Suter’s Produce is opening its cider press on Wednesday.The press, which offers custom pressing, will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.The corn maze and hayrides to the pumpkin patch will start on Saturday.Suter’s Produce is located at 8250 Road R, Pandora.

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Teens urged to drive safely during homecoming season

OTTAWA — Homecoming can be a dangerous time of the year for teenagers, as the Ohio Department of Public Safety sees teens killed in traffic crashes during the season due to drinking and driving.The Putnam County Safe Communities released a statement urging teens to make homecoming “a fun time in your life, not fatal.”The statement emphasizes the importance of not only not drinking and driving, but not getting in a car with someone who has been drinking....

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Officers arrest 4 during OVI checkpoint Saturday

LIMA — Allen County law enforcement officials arrested four drivers for operating a vehicle impaired on Saturday night.The arrests were made as the result of the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lima Police Department conducting two OVI checkpoints.Officials reported 421 vehicles passed through the checkpoints, and five cars were pulled over into a secondary area, according to a release from the highway pat...

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Orange County (Calif.) Register: Job growth still millions short

SEPT. 10, 2014 — The Labor Department released Tuesday its latest monthly report on job openings and labor turnover, which is know by the acronym JOLTS.It informs us that there were 4.7 million job openings across the country at the end of July. But what it doesn’t tell us is that there were 9.7 million job seekers in July — more than twice as many looking for jobs as there were available jobs.That’s why we are not ready, as yet, to join President...

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Christine M. Flowers: Ray Rice episode being irresponsibly simplified by ratings-hungry media

I’ve never been a victim of domestic violence, but I’ve loved people who have been. I say “people” because some of the victims have been men, despite the general “Burning Bed” stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. Violence is violence, victims are victims and abusers are abusers regardless of gender, color, religion, and affluence. This is an equal opportunity horror.

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Letter: Mistakes: We all make them

Mistakes, we all make them from time to time. Some more than others.The definition of mistake is “an error in action, calculation, opinion or judgment caused by poor reasoning or carelessness.”Why do we make mistakes and how do we prevent ourselves from making more? I don’t know, but I do know mistakes help us learn lessons in life, so they must be necessary.The reason I am writing about mistakes is because I recently made a mistake at my job...

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AP Ohio high school football poll

COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (11)3-01832, Lakewood St. Edward (7)3-01513, Mentor (2)3-0139...

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Bluffton getting a new firetruck

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Fire Department will expect a new and improved firetruck within the year, Fire Chief Jon Kinn said during the Village Council meeting Monday.The decision-making process for the new firetruck began in 2013 and has been an ongoing process, Kinn said.

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Perry knocks off Continental in four games

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Perry posted a 3-1 victory over Continental in a girls volleyball match Monday at Perry.Perry won the match, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17.For Perry, Courtland Fowler had 13 kills and three blocks. Katie Cox had 12 kills. Kylyn Collins had 27 assists. Hannah Blankenship had 31 digs. Alivia Turman had three assists.VolleyballColumbus Grove 3, Ottoville 1OTTOVILLE — Columbus Grove ...

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