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Financial education day shows students the ‘real world’

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LIMA — Insurance, car payments, rent, children, taxes. All are things that many adults deal with, but area high school students now know a lot more on these topics after a financial day.Students from six areas schools came to the University of Northwestern Ohio event center in Lima on Thursday to learn about finances in the “real world.”Superior Federal Credit Union’s 11th annual Superior Financial Education Day teaches high school juniors and seniors about what their future will be like when students are on their own and have to manage their own finances. Students learn about how much different career paths take and how expensive things such as insurance, children, taxes and renting or owning a place to live are.

 

Letter: Liberals courting the dead for votes

Dead people are being asked to register in 2014.On Sept. 12 my mother got a notice from a nonprofit organization, Voter Participation Center. It was postmarked Lansdale, Pennsylvania.The problem is Mom died Jan. 15, 2013. She was living at a local nursing home, which was her last voting address. If this “Voter Registration Document” would have gone to the nursing home address, which is also on this notice I have, anyone could have filled this form out and sen...

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Letter: Muslims did not help build America

Al O’Dell (“We need to accept and welcome Muslims,” Aug. 29) deceivingly insinuates that Muslims played a prominent role in establishing this country by citing that Muslims fought in the Revolutionary War and some are buried in Arlington Cemetery.Can you show me one Muslim signature on the: U.S. Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights?Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? In fact, Muslims are the largest...

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Letter: Family gives Lima schools A+

After seeing the ratings of the local school districts in The Lima News, I had to write this letter.My family moved to Lima 18 months ago, and our son enrolled at Lima Senior as a junior. He graduated this year and had a tremendous experience there. He was challenged academically and benefited from his involvement in the music department and the sports programs.

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Chicago Tribune: Ebola in Africa: Chaos in contagious

SEPT. 16, 2014 — Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa.The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers. The Pentagon will establish a military command center in Liberia to coordinate the civilian response to the epidemic. American military health experts will help train thousands of African health care workers. A...

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Letter: Prison towers should have armed officers

Is there a valid reason there are not officers in the towers with shotguns when inmates are in the recreation yard?

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Letter: Media slow to report prison break

The Lima News and the Lima television stations were slow at getting the news out about this prison break.We heard about it on the “Today” program the next morning.I have Facebook and I along with those who don’t have it didn’t look at it that night. It should have been put across the TV screen that night while it was happening, for the public’s safety. They put a tornado warning on for our safety and an Amber alert for the lookout for a chil...

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Letter: Allen East teachers deserve contract

I am a teacher who recently retired from Allen East Local Schools.I was at A.E. for 20 years and was always proud to introduce myself as a member of the Allen East staff. Allen East exemplifies the best of our local schools and that is due, to a large extent, to its excellent teachers.We expect our teachers to be professional, to set high standards, to guide students through the labyrinth of state-mandated testing and to help them become responsible, productive citizens....

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Lt. Gov. Taylor speaks at GOP dinner

ST. MARYS — It was a promise of more of the same.Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said a vote for Gov. John Kasich-Taylor Ohio gubernatorial would be a vote to continue the same things being done in the state since the duo’s election in 2012. Taylor was the featured speaker Thursday at the Auglaize County Fall Republican Dinner held at the Galaxy Diner and Hall in rural St. Marys.Taylor said she felt that if people took a look at what had happened in Ohio over the last f...

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‘Under the Streetlamp’ brings classic tunes to Civic Center

LIMA — The music of the 1950s and 1960s hearkens back to a simpler time. On Thursday, Lima concertgoers will be able to relive those days again with the music of “Under the Streetlamp” at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.The foursome, comprised of Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones, came together while on a national Broadway tour.“Each one of us met doing the Broadway musical ...

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ comes to Encore Theatre

LIMA — It is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century and one of Tennessee Williams’ best-known works, and for the next two weekends, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be coming to Lima at Encore Theatre.The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by George Dunster and promises to bring a great deal of drama to the Encore stage.

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Canal Days returns to Delphos

DELPHOS — It’s Delphos’ biggest community event of the year, and this year’s Canal Days promise to add to that proud tradition.“Everyone comes out for Canal Days,” event organizer Diane Sterling said. “It’s a lot of fun.”Along with the chance to reconnect with friends, there will be plenty of entertainment on tap this weekend.“Well have a comedian, Joe Denim here on Friday,” Sterling said. ̶...

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Laurel Oaks community hosts hobby and craft fair

ELIDA — The Laurel Oaks community has held a Hobby and Harvest Craft Fair for the last 41 years, and this year is no exception. According to event co-chair Heather Guth, Saturday’s fair will feature over 100 booths from a variety of vendors located throughout the region gathered at Laurel Oaks Park.“There will be wreaths, primitive items, repurposed wood items, hair bows, jewelry and more,” she said. “It’s a wide variety. We have people coming fr...

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Tricks and haunted happenings

LIMA — The time has come again for ghosts, vampires and things that go bump in the night.Those looking for a good scare this Halloween season will have plenty of places from which to choose this year. Some of the local haunts this year include:LIMALantern Tours 2014Oct. 3 and 4, Oct. 17 and 18Downtown Lima419-222-2686Discover downtown Lima’s unique and sordid history, including mo...

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United Way, Husky unveil symbolic sculpture

LIMA — Husky Energy unveiled a symbolic gift to the United Way of Great Lima on Thursday.The gift, both of the organizations’ logos made of soup cans and a wooden frame, is symbolic of United Way’s work in the community, said Greg Phillips, Husky co-chair of the United Way campaign.He compared the wooden frame to United Way, saying the organization, like the frame, gives “structural support” to the ideas and people willing to help the commun...

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M.A. Hoops firm joins regional firm in Lima

LIMA — Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, has merged with Lima-based accounting firm M.A. Hoops & Associates Inc.Rea & Associates specializes in audit, tax and high-level consulting services for a wide variety of industries, including government, medical and dental, oil and gas, manufacturing, not-for-profit and construction.M.A. Hoops & Associates Inc. was founded in 1996 in Lima. The firm offers services to clients in compi...

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Anytime Fitness moves to new location

LIMA — For Anytime Fitness a bigger location didn’t just offer the opportunity for more equipment, but the opportunity to impact more lives.They gym has about 150 people coming in each day, and owner Lyle Endsley wants to help every one of them form a lifetime relationship with the fitness center and get results.Now located at 2119 Elida Road, the new location offers more equipment, more space, a bigger weight room and room to grow. The location is about 9,00...

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Police calls

Police calls as of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office.Market and Jackson streets, Lima – An officer arrested a 43-year-old man Tuesday for marijuana possession. The officer ran the plate on the car and discovered the registered owner had an active warrant.2900 block of South Kemp Road, Lima – A woman reported Thursday a man has been harassing her by text message.2400 block of Osman ...

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