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Manufacturing course for potential employees

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium, a group which features some of the area’s most prominent companies, is sponsoring a free course to teach potential employees the skills to enhance their chances for a career in manufacturing.The 40-hour course will be held from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Oct. 1 to 24. It will be in session twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima.Completion of the course will earn the participant r...

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Apollo offers free GED practice tests

LIMA — Apollo Career Center’s ABLE/GED program is offering free GED practice tests through their See For Free program.The program runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 and is aimed at helping more adults get their GED, equivalent to a high school diploma. Test results will help an adult know if they are ready for the real test and will give them a personalized study plan based on results. Those interested in taking the test should contact Apollo at 419-998-2993.Apollo...

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Twelve wheelchairs for 12 years

LIMA — Timothy Donovan has a very proud grandmother in Lima.The soon-to-be 12-year-old was born with VACTERL, which causes vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies and limb abnormalities, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Timothy Donovan’s conditions were such that the doctors were unsure he would live through the night. Eleven years and 24 surgeries later, his mother, Paula Donovan, writes he is loo...

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Special speaker planned at church

LIMA — The community is invited to attend special services at Grace Church Worldwide Ministries, 2945 Wells Drive, beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tony Joiner.

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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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Lima Memorial Health SystemSept. 17 — Tiffany Cole, Lima, boy.Sept. 18 — Jennifer and Brian Schlosser, Wapakoneta, girl.St. Rita’s Medical CenterSept. 17 — Leah Sancrant and Andrew Bales, Lima, girl; Meagan Graham and Ron Jones, Lima, boy; Lydia Claphan and Matthew Thompson, Delphos, girl.Sept. 18 — Elizabeth...

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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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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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School delays for Friday, Sept. 19

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

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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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