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State auditor hopeful calls for openness

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LIMA — John Patrick Carney says that first and foremost, his candidacy for Ohio auditor is all about transparency and bipartisanship.Carney continued to profess that Wednesday as he met with well-wishers for a campaign fundraiser at the Met in downtown Lima.Carney is the 22nd District state representative, currently serving his third term. The Democrat says he has worked with people from both parties, and says partisanship robs Ohioans of their tax dollars.“A lot of the taxpayer dollars get spent according to where the campaign donations are coming from,” Carney said. “It is a shell game and a lot of the money goes to Columbus. Votes are traded away for campaign contributions.”


Chicken dinner fundraiser planned at Columbus Grove

Zsportslive.COM along with Ted’s Market in Pandora is playing host to a chicken barbecue fundraiser before the Pandora-Gilboa at Columbus Grove football game Aug. 29. Dinners are $8 and include 1/2 BBQ chicken and 2 sides.Orders can be made through a P-G or Grove cheerleader or by calling Dave at zsportslive at 419-235-0169. They are also selling ZSPORTSLIVE.COM BOWL T-shirts will also be sold for $10. Proceeds will be split between the two schools’ football programs. C...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Wednesday, 30 July 2014

DAILY (Wednesday)Pick 3: 3-9-0 day, 8-8-5 nightPick 4: 0-7-2-3 day, 2-6-5-5 nightPick 5: 8-7-4-4-9 day, 9-9-6-2-0 nightRolling Cash 5: 3-12-13-2326CLASSIC (Monday): 11-14-15-27-35-47KICKER: 331462Jackpot: $3 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 24-28-30-38-39Powerball: 16Power Play: 2Jackpot: $60 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Tuesday): 2-8-16-43-74Mega Ball: 1...

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Lima police release video on pursuit ending in fatal accident

LIMA — The Lima Police Department released dashcam video Wednesday 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. Police officials were hesitant to release the footage earlier in the week, saying that it fell under an exception to the state’s open records law concerning active investigations. However, the department decided otherwise ...

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Lima teen dies when SUV flips

LIMA — A 14-year-old Lima girl died Tuesday night when the sport 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 traveling east on Lima’s Second Street. The vehicle turned north onto Reese Street, striking a street sign on the east side of the road. The vehicle then went went across the roadway, str...

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Brown pitches new plan to treat addicts

LIMA — A new plan for treating addicts aims to lower the number of drug addicts in Ohio by increasing the number of patients allowed to be treated.The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said, would give Dr. Mark Piacentini, also on the conference call, and doctors like him the ability to treat more patients. Deaths from overdose have been claiming more lives than car accidents since 2007, according to Brown.Physicians are limi...

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Lima Stadium receives new name

LIMA — The newly renovated Lima Stadium will also be getting a new name, Board of Education members decided Wednesday.The board members chose the name Spartan Stadium, a name they feel will create even more school pride.“It encapsulates everything we have been talking about,” board member Catherine Kouns Born said.School pride has been coming back, Superintendent Jill Ackerman said, because of the many efforts to renew their pride, such as cr...

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New hires cause disagreement among board members

ELIDA — The Elida Board of Education approved the hiring of a new high school principal and assistant principal at a special board meeting Wednesday, but not without disagreement.Darren Sharp, who was hired as the assistant principal in the spring, was approved to be the new high school principal, after former Principal Brad Mendenhall quit unexpectedly earlier in July. Dan Larimore, an Elida high school math teacher, was hired as assistant principal.Neither of the...

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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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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 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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