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School delays for Friday, Sept. 19

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Foggy conditions led some schools to delay the start of classes Friday:


Figley column: Hamas: Depravity without bounds

Mention the term Hamas to the average American and the reaction may be one of puzzlement. Ask the same question of any Israeli and the reaction will be anything but.On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the West Bank by suspected members of Hamas, a terrorist off-shoot organization affiliated with the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Israel then launched a massive search operation, arresting hundreds of suspected Hamas members. Despite denials by Hamas of any involveme...

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Police calls

Police calls as of 8:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, from the Delphos Police Department, Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office:3600 block of Harding Highway, Lima – A man reported Thursday another person was not obeying court orders.700 block of East 7th Street, Delphos – Officers were called to check on a suspicious person on Sept. 7 and came across three people, one of whom had an outstanding warrant for not paying child support....

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Two welders in stable condition following Celina explosion

CELINA — Two men welding at Mercer Landmark when an explosion occurred were in a Fort Wayne hospital Friday being treated for injuries.Chad Reynolds and Thomas Haines were taken to a hospital in Coldwater then transferred to St. Joseph Hospital, where they remained in stable condition in the hospital’s burn center, a nursing supervisor said.The two men were working for in Indiana company hired to weld, said Celina Fire Chief Doug Wolters....

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Shawnee roundabout project shifts onto temporary pavement

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — New signs will be installed Saturday on Shawnee and Fort Amanda roads for the Shawnee Road roundabout project, to assist the project contractor in laying pavement.The shift will move motorists through the intersection onto temporary concrete pavement. To make the shift, the contractor will installi new signs, concrete barriers and pavement markings to help drivers through the project area.Throughout the length of the project, motorists are encour...

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Chief to hold Oktoberfest beer tasting to raise money for ALL

LIMA — The Chief Supermarket on South Cable Road is sponsoring an open house Oktoberfest beer tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.Tickets are $20 for a single ticket or $35 for couples and can be purchased at the door. Allen Lima Leadership, an organization designed to develop new leaders for the community, will recieve proceeds from the event.

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Motorhome catches fire in Perry Township

PERRY TOWNSHIP — A motorhome caught fire Wednesday, when a man was attempting to get the engine to start.The call came in just before 6:30 p.m. when the 1975 Holiday Motorhome caught fire, Tim Potts of the Perry Township Fire Department said. The motorhome, owned by Veneesa Bowers, was a total loss, Potts said.Located on the side yard of her home at 1736 Thayer Road, the motorhome fire remained contained to the motorhome itself and did not spread. Potts said plumes...

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Meth lab investigation leads to four arrests

CELINA — A joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and the Celina Police Department resulted in the arrest of four people involved in a meth lab investigation.On Thursday, the Mercer County Sheriff and Celina Police applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence at 2521 Mud Pike, Celina. While serving the search warrant, two active methamphetamine cook operations were discovered.The individuals taken into custody are Lloyd F...

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Columbus Grove home destroyed by fire

COLUMBUS GROVE — In the early morning hours this morning, a home in Columbus Grove burned to the ground, destroying the property in its entirety.The home was owned by Pamelea Eutsler, according to the Putnam County Auditor’s Office website, and was valued at $40,660. The home was deemed a total loss, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.The 911 call came in to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 a.m., notifying the office of ...

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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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‘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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Cats’ meow

VAN WERT – Bath blitzed through the Western Buckeye League regular season at 9-0.But it was Kenton and its No. 1 man Britton Hensel that pulled away with the WBL tournament championship Thursday at the Willow Bend Country Club.Kenton won the WBL golf tournament with a 317. Bath was second at 330, while St. Marys was third at 337. Wapakoneta was fourth with 338.Kenton last won at least a share of the WBL golf title in 1993.Leading the way for K...

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