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Lima bystander dies when fleeing vehicle crashes

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LIMA — A 21-year-old Lima man died early Friday after another vehicle eluding police ran a red light and struck the car in which he was a passenger.Devontae Williams, 21, of Lima, was transported from the scene of the accident at the intersection at Kibby Street and Central Avenue by emergency squad to St. Rita’s Medical Center. He later died from his injuries there, according to a press release from Major Chip Protsman of the Lima Police Department.


Hog heaven at Wetzel

GROVER HILL — The cloudy skies and occasional raindrops did nothing to dampen the spirits of the thousands gathered at Wetzelland for the 28th incarnation of this celebration of motorcycles and hard rock. Over the years, thousands have flocked to the Wetzel Motorcycle Club’s 100-acre property with the sole intention of leaving their cares, and perhaps their clothes, at the gate.“”You can go ahead and ask me what brings me to Wetzel every year, but you wouldn...

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Once Upon a Child set to open Thursday

LIMA — For budget-conscious parents of young children in Lima, a new shopping option is on its way.Once Upon a Child, located inside the S.A.Y. Furniture building at 3035 Elida Road, will be holding its grand opening on Thursday, offering used clothing, children’s furniture, toys and other supplies to parents wanting to save money while providing for their children. Thursday will not be the first day of business for owner Anna Ewing, however, with a lot of time spent co...

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Speakers: Be skeptical, even paranoid, about Wi-Fi usage

LIMA —Awareness is key when it comes to Internet usage and Wi-Fi, which is what speakers at the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce’s Wake, Rattle and Roll yesterday morning brought to attendees.We live in a connected world, Nicholas Moore, chairman of, told attendees, and wireless internet is everywhere. However, when using free Wi-Fi, most data is transferred in clear text which makes it easy to access.The two most popular ways to attack Wi-Fi a...

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Two Ottawa house fires under investigation

OTTAWA — Two suspicious fires occurred Friday morning in Ottawa in two abandoned houses owned by the village. Now officials are looking for help in figuring out who set them.The first, at 315 N. Perry St., was called in by a driver at 5:11 a.m., according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. The Ottawa and Glandorf fire departments responded.The Ottawa Fire Department called in the second fire, at 529 W. Third St., at 7:19 a.m. while they were still on scen...

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Cloverdale man dies in early morning ATV accident

CLOVERDALE — A Cloverdale man died early Friday morning when his ATV struck a drain and rolled, ejecting him.Andrew “Drew” Altenburger, 28, of Cloverdale, was pronounced dead at the scene by Putnam County Coroner Dr. Anna Horstman, according to a news release from Sgt. Kevin Siefker of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 2:20 a.m. Friday saying there had been an accident in a field wes...

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Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 24 — Lydia and Justin Schick, Lima, boy.

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Editorial: Lima can’t help but love Lucy

The Lima NewsEvery 100 years or so, you get a chance to meet a special person like Lucy Mathers. And when you do, you end up feeling blessed.Mathers is 103 years young, still active, and living life to the fullest.Yeah, she’s slowed down some. She no longer can play a full round of golf, but she does still smack a few balls around when she gets the chance.

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Summer slam raffle to have 77 drawings

LIMA — The West Ohio Food Bank’s Summer Slam Raffle will be held on Aug. 2.Tickets are $50, and tickets are eligible to win more than once. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Raffle drawings begin at 12 p.m., and tickets will be drawn every five minutes until 6:05 p.m. Food and refreshments are available.Attendees must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket, and gun winners must pass a background check. The event will be held at 1380 East Kibby St.,...

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Faster, easier unveiled

The Lima News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week's launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to stories.&...

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Wetzel brings motorcycles and hard rock to Van Wert County

GROVER HILL, Ohio — Fans of motorcycles and hard rock music will be flocking to northeast Van Wert County this weekend for Wetzelland, one of the area’s largest rock festivals, boasting between 5,000 and 8,000 visitors per year.This event got its start 28 years ago as a motorcycle rally, and for Danny McPhail, it keeps growing as the years go by.“It’s become bigger and better every year,” he said.

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Lake Festival a tradition in Celina

CELINA — For the past 53 years, the last full weekend in July has heralded the arrival of the Celina Lake Festival.“It’s definitely established here,” festival co-chair Kevin Pyle said. “People plan trips to come home and visit family for the weekend around this festival.”Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, the Celina Lake Festival offers something for everyone, including some things found nowhere else.

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Auglaize County Fair returns Sunday

WAPAKONETA — Fair season is set to arrive once again in Auglaize County.Running Sunday through Saturday, this year’s Auglaize County Fair promises something for everyone. According to Fred Piehl, publicity chairman for the fair, one of the first events will honor some of the county’s talented youth.“We’re bringing back the high school band show the first day, sponsored by Happy Daz,” he said. “John Heaphy’s bringing the Bee...

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Upcoming area festivals and fireworks

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.Organizing a festival and want it listed? Send your information to Craig Kelly at BREMEN93rd annual New Bremen Firemen’s PicnicSaturdayCrown Pavilion, West Plum Street

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Sex Tape – R

The Story“It was a very minor thinking mishap,” says Jay Hargrove (Jason Segel). But wife Annie (Cameron Diaz) doesn’t buy it. “What did you do?” she says incredulously. “Did you forget to erase the f—-ing sex tape?” Jay and Annie, hoping to revive their uninspired sex life, video themselves in every position known to “The Joy of Sex.” Now, apparently, it’s on the iPads Jay gave to his friends and customers. ThatR...

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Letter: Charity Car Show thankful for help

Our heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of people who took part in The Charity Car Show with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Christmas Fund, Heartbeat of Lima, Our Daily Bread, and the Veterans Food Pantry. So many people volunteer their time to help put on this extraordinary car show. This year the show was enhanced by the American Bombshells professional trio who sang patriotic songs from past and present and mingled with the crowd. The entertainment was underwritten by J’s Amer...

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Lottery for Thursday, July 24

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