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Harry Page Maus: Entrepreneur

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LIMA — At the dawn of the 20th century when Lima was a growing industrial center and every well-appointed parlor in the city had a piano, Harry Page Maus sold pianos.Likewise, when horsepower was replacing the power of horses on the city’s streets, Maus and his brother sold automobiles. Later, when the human voice first crackled over the radio, Maus not only sold radios but ran Lima’s fist radio station. And, in the golden age of silent movies, Maus helped invent an organ to accompany the action on the screen. Not surprisingly, when talkies replaced the silent movies, Maus marketed a machine for that, too.


Donation meant to teach children healthy habits

LIMA — Procter & Gamble’s recent donation to Kindergarten Kamp provided 92 pupils with supplies to support clean and healthy habits.“One of the things that’s really important for us in our lives is to be healthy, right?” Phil Hayne, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Lima, said to the pupils.They enthusiastically responded, “Yeah!”Hayne presented the pupils with blue P&G backpacks full of supplies such as deter...

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Samaritan House fundraiser selling tickets

LIMA — A fundraiser for the Samaritan House will be held Aug. 13 to help the shelter that serves homeless or abused women and children.The event titled “Raisin’ Bread” will help celebrate the facility’s 27th anniversary.The event is scheduled in the banquet room of the City Club at 144 S. Main St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held until 8 p.m.Food will be provided by Panera Bread.The event will featu...

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Burglary defendant wants jail conversations kept from evidence

LIMA — The attorney for a woman charged in a series of burglaries wants conversations she had on the telephone or during jail visitation kept from being used as evidence at her trial.Attorney Mike Dugan said Tuesday that Mackenzie Basham’s conversations should not be allowed into evidence. He said even if she were informed such conversations were recorded she was not advised the conversations could be used against her as evidence.Dugan said authorities violat...

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Education roundup

Rotary club donates to character development programThe New-Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club made a donation to New Bremen Local Schools to help with the new program that the school district is starting.The program, called “Character Ed,” is designed to teach children necessary skills for everyday life for the present and the future. It aims to create core values and beliefs so students will make wise choices.Students will be able ...

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Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 26 — Tierra Gonzales and Quandel Mills, Lima, boy.July 27 — Angela and Steven Decker, Alger, girl.July 28 — Teia Mabrey and Skyler Castle, Kenton, girl.July 29 — Sara and Brad Oakley, Huntsville, girl.

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Putnam County court records

Putnam County Common Pleas Court dispositionsJuly 22Putnam County Treasurer Tracy Warnecke was granted judgment against Jeffrey E. Trumbull, Hatfield, Arizona, and Heidi B. Trumbull, Hatfield, Arizona, in the amount of $1,537.93 in delinquent taxes and assessments.July 23Beneficial Financial I, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois, was granted a foreclosure against Donald L. Partin, Vaughnsville, and Mary A. Pa...

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Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing

BEREA — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.Facing an indefinite suspension, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, said the person who spoke Tuesda...

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John Grindrod: Sure thing, Honey Bun

They can be found behind library desks and grocery checkout scanners and especially fast-food counters or standing over your table at Applebee’s or Max & Erma’s. They generally tend to be in their 20s or early 30s, and, although they don’t really know you, they pepper their language with terms of endearment.For those who are the recipients of their unsolicited and superficial affectations, they are either a source of amusement or a source of annoyance. And, while ...

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Share your photos, or check out pictures that other readers have sent. Some photos will be published in the Region section of The Lima News.

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OSU, Rhodes to host job fair

LIMA — Ohio State at Lima and Rhodes State College is hosting a free fall job and internship fair Sept. 25.The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Cook Hall gym. It’s an opportunity for employers to seek out students from one of the colleges while giving students the chance at finding jobs.The job fair is free, and organizations will receive a 6-foot table with two chairs and a tablecloth, if needed. There will be a hospitality area for u...

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Grant will help at-risk youth

LIMA —The Family and Children First council will be entering into an cooperative agreement so it can receive resources to help youth with co-occurring disorders.Jennie Horner, coordinator for Family and Children First, attended the Allen County commissioners’ agenda meeting today 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.

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Police calls

Police calls as of 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office:9700 block of Faulkner Road, Lima — A woman reported Thursday someone stole her property from a storage shed.3200 block of Elida Road, Lima — A man reported Friday someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases.2400 block of Elida Road, Lima — A woman reported Friday someone broke into her car an...

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LACNIP plans neighborhood safety program

LIMA — Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership will sponsor a workshop on improving safety in neighborhoods on Aug. 9.The workshop runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9 at the LACNIP Resource Center, 1440 W. Spring St., Lima. To register, call the neighborhood specialist at 419-221-5177 by Aug. 6. Space is limited.Topics covered include starting a Block Watch program, Block patrol programs and crime prevention tips for everyone.

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Ford raising prices on new F-150 with Lima-built engine

DETROIT — Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.Ford released pricing on the truck Monday. It goes on sale later this year.The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel.

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Shawnee Middle School honor roll

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The following pupils made the honor roll at Shawnee Middle School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year:PRINCIPAL’S LISTFifth grade: Lauren Baxter, Carter Jensen, Reed Malcolm Joshua Moritz, Isabella Morris, Kunmi Ojo, Morgan Smedley, Autumn Steele, Carrie Tate, MinhDuc Tran, Kaden Wince.

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Lima committee: No chickens allowed

LIMA — The issue of owning chickens within Lima’s city limits died in committee Monday due to not having enough support.The issue was first raised in June to the Neighborhood Concerns Committee. More than 30 people attended the June meeting, holding petitions from elected representatives, facts about chickens and raising them, and the benefit to families being allowed to have them. However, the committee of Sam McLean, Ann Miles and Jesse Lowe II said the issue didnR...

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