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Lima police release video on pursuit ending in fatal accident

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LIMA — The Lima Police Department released dashcam video today from a pursuit early Friday morning that led to the death of a 21-year-old Lima man.Lima Police Department Major Chip Protsman released the video today at the request of The Lima News.The video shows Officer Aaron Montgomery, a six-year veteran of the department, try to pull over a van full of people. Soon after, the van began to speed away before crashing into the intersection of East Kibby Street at McPheron Avenue, striking a car.The passenger of that car, Devontae Williams, died later at St. Rita’s Medical Center.Earlier this week, Protsman said the police department’s review of the 13-second incident showed no wrongdoing by Montgomery.

 

Jordan issues comment on IRS inquiry

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, released a statement Wednesday after two congressional hearings addressing the IRS targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants.

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Contest to bring in blood donors

LIMA — The annual Battle of the Badges in Lima will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.The competition is held to encourage blood donations to the Red Cross, something the Red Cross is hard-pressed to get during summer months. Donors at the event will receive a T-shirt, a Kewpee burger and a Kewpee malt, in addition to being entered into a drawing for one of four $50 gas gift cards.The event will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at ...

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Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 29 — Andrea and Travis Kline, Lima, boy; Ashley and Matthew Harruff, Wapakoneta, girl.St. Rita’s Medical CenterJuly 29 — Rachel and Wesley Bowman, Elida, boy; Emly and Joshua Ailes, Wapakoneta, boy; Clarinth Walton, Lima, boy; Kelsey Coon and Jayson Montano, Plain City, girl; Mercedes Cox, Kalida, boy.July 30 —...

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Campaign urges people to drink more water

LIMA — Allen County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health are beginning a campaign to encourage residents to drink water when they get thirsty rather than a sugary drink.Water First for Thirst hopes to make water the first choice for Americans and educate residents about how long it takes to burn off the calories from a sugary drink. To burn off calories from a 20-ounce soda, a 160-pound person would have to walk about three miles at a brisk pace.For info...

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Farm offers program for autistic adults

LIMA — Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm is looking for up to seven adults with autism to participate in its Day Program.Individuals age 18 and older are eligible for the program, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The farm works with autistic adults in a “farm working model” that uses motivation, engagement, a feeling of purpose and partnership, and gives structure and support. The program aims to bring meaning and purpose to the live...

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Program offers free fans to seniors

LIMA — The Baton Rouge Health Services Community is holding its sixth Be a Fan for Seniors Program, which provides free fans to seniors without air conditioning.Fans are delivered by a registered nurse, who also assesses the seniors in the household to see if they need help of any kind. A senior is eligible if he or she is 60 years or older and does not have air conditioning in his or her home.Fans can be purchased and monetary donations can be made at DeHaven Home...

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Bluffton UMC to hold 5K color run

BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Trinity United Methodist Church will be holding the “De Colores Dash” at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Bluffton Village Park.This 5K color charity fun run/walk will follow a short worship service, zumba and live music in the park. Early registration for this event is $25, with fees set to increase after Aug. 26. A barbecue chicken dinner will also be served at the event for $8. Organizers are encouraging anyone wanting a meal to order in advance....

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Humane Society to hold poker run

LIMA — The Humane Society of Allen County will be holding registration for Ride for the Paws III at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at J’s American Pub, 2307 Spencerville Road.This poker run fundraiser for the Humane Society costs $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. The first motorcycle will be out at noon, with the best hand winning $150, second place winning $100 and third winning $50. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, a big raffle, door prizes and more.Anyone with q...

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Lima teen dies when SUV flips

LIMA — A 14-year-old Lima girl died Tuesday night when the sports utility vehicle she was riding in flipped, trapping her.Kataira Gordon, 14, of Lima, died from her injuries, said Major Chip Protsman from the Lima Police Department.At 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, a 2005 Jeep Laredo was travelling eastbound on Lima’s Second Street. The vehicle turned northbound onto Reese Street, striking a street sign on the east side of the road. The vehicle then went went across the ...

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Brown announces new plan to treat addicts

LIMA — A new plan for treating addicts hopes to lower the number of drug addicts in Ohio by increasing the number of patients allowed to be treated.The TREAT Act, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said, would give doctors the ability to treat more patients. Deaths from overdose have been claiming more lives than car accidents since 2007, Brown said.Physicians are limited by federal restrictions to treating 30 patients in the first year and 100 patients per year after tha...

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Lima art studio creates fun, relaxed environment

LIMA — Kathy Boaz’s new painting studio is created for those who are not artists."The whole idea is, we’re catering to the person who feels that they cannot draw a stick person," Boaz said.The Premier Paint and Sip Studio opened last weekend, giving even the worst artists the opportunity to walk out with a beautiful painting.The studio’s location, a former bank, only adds to the charm of the studio. The bank tellers’ counter now f...

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Lima Stadium receives new name

LIMA — The newly renovated stadium in Lima will also be getting a new name, Lima schools board members decided this morning.The board members chose the name Spartan Stadium, a name they felt will create even more school pride, replacing the longstanding Lima Stadium name.“It encapsulates everything we have been talking about,” board member Catherine Kouns Born said.Read more about this story in Thursday’s The Lima News....

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Los Angeles Times: Executions should not be run by trial and error

JULY 25 — For the third time this year, state executioners administering a lethal injection to a condemned man have botched it. This time it happened in Arizona, where it took nearly two hours … to kill convicted murderer Joseph Wood using the same two-drug protocol involved in Ohio’s slow, torturous execution of Dennis McGuire in January. The other mis-execution occurred in Oklahoma, where Clayton Lockett writhed and groaned on a gurney before the bungled procedure was fina...

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KAL 007 and MH17 … a presidential response

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of Sept. 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge.

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Grant will help at-risk youth

LIMA — The Family and Children First council will be entering into a cooperative agreement so it can receive resources to help youth with co-occuring disorders.Jennie Horner, coordinator for Family and Children First, attended the Allen County commissioners agenda meeting Tuesday morning to ask the commissioners to authorize the council to let it enter into the agreement with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.Allen County was selected as o...

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Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians

CLEVELAND — Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season.Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle’s four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6). Mike Zunino homered in the fifth for...

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