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Greater chance of Ohio drivers hitting a deer

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohioans have a greater chance of running into a deer on the road over the next year.That’s according to State Farm, the state’s largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1-in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. Last year, chances were 1-in-135.The insurer bases its expectations on claims data and state licensed-driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, according to The Columbus Dispatch ( time for car-deer collisions is approaching as mating and hunting seasons run through the fall and winter.


FOP honors residents

LIMA — Leon Campbell was selected as FOP member of the year and Mike Diglia was selected as FOPA member of the year as the Fraternal Order of Police Lima Lodge 21 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge 8 held their annual citizen recognition and member of the year award dinner Tuesday at the FOP Lodge Hall in Lima.The award is given annually to a member who has had a positive influence on the organization.“I most of all want to thank everybody and tha...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

DAILY (Tuesday)Pick 3: 0-2-5 day, 9-2-0 nightPick 4: 2-3-9-5 day, 9-6-6-8 nightPick 5: 4-0-0-9-0 day, 3-6-9-4-4 nightRolling Cash 5: 1-2-3-11-32CLASSIC (Monday): 4-24-26-30-31-38KICKER: 077418Jackpot: $5.1 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 1-6-16-37-53Powerball: 27Power Play: 3Jackpot: $171 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 18-28-33-36-42Mega Ball: 7...

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Proper hygiene reduces viral risks

LIMA — The virus that is believed to have caused illnesses in at least 10 states has not had any confirmed cases in our area, but area health departments nonetheless have studied up and are ready to combat it should it make a huge impact.Enterovirus D68 is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962, but has not been commonly reported in the United States until recently.

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6 associations, 1 neighborhood

LIMA — Six neighborhood associations exist in the south side of Lima, Jacquline Tyre of the Dr. Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association said, and a new organization is forming.“I don’t understand why there are all these fragmented neighborhood associations when we could all work together,” Tyre said. “We’ve got more neighborhood associations on the south side of Lima than we do anywhere. I don’t know why we keep getting all of these on ...

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Gregg’s: A downtown fixture

LIMA — On May 1, 1934, in the depths of the Great Depression, Lima’s “Main Street Merchant Prince” reminisced about his 50 years in retail.Robert T. Gregg told The Lima News he started out making $4 a week behind the counter of a store in Fairfield County “and when my salary was increased to $6.25 a week I was drawing more money than any other clerk in town.” At that time, he said, clerks were mostly men. “The work was too hard and the hour...

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Woman, LACNIP honored for safety

LIMA — Mildred Stewart sat watching her neighborhood in southwest Lima deteriorate.There were junked cars sitting around, refrigerators in yards and trash blowing. She was sick of watching the City View Terrace neighborhood where she has lived on Daniels Avenue since the early 1960s go downhill.Instead of just sitting around, she decided to do something. Stewart helped form a neighborhood group. She also got involved with the Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Part...

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Lima exports of chemicals, machinery up

LIMA — Lima merchandise exports are up 4 percent, with significant increases in chemicals, machinery and food exports in 2013.The 2013 numbers for exports in Lima came out early this month from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and are up compared with 2012.Key export categories in Lima were chemicals, machinery, processed foods, oil and gas and transportation equipment, according to the report.“I know our l...

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Grob open house offers tours, prizes

BLUFFTON — Grob Systems Inc. is hosting an open house Saturday to introduce the public to what it does.Grob produces equipment for the auto industry and began operating in Bluffton in 1991, according to a release from the company.The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grob’s facility at 1070 Navajo Drive and is open to the public.The company is offering members of the public a tour of the production facility, apprentice training area and ...

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Delphos’ K&M Tire acquires business

DELPHOS — K&M Tire has purchased the assets of Area Wholesale Tire in Texas.The purchase, effective Monday, includes tire inventory, assets, and a customer list of three warehouses located in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The Dallas and Houston operations will combine with K&M Tire’s existing operations in those cities. San Antonio will be a new market for K&M Tire.“We are very excited about this opportunity with Area Wholesale Tire to expand our foo...

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Education roundup

Lima to hold first MVP meetingLima City Schools will be holding its first Most Valuable Parent meeting this school year for middle school parents on Thursday.The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at Lima North Middle School and the meeting to follow. Parents can meet other parents and learn ways to be a part of their child’s education. The monthly meetings include topics such as bullying, Internet safety, peer pressure and preparing for hig...

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Wal-Mart hosts challenge, plans to give money to food banks

LIMA — Wal-Mart is hosting a challenge to raise money for the West Ohio Food Bank and others.Wal-Mart’s Fight Hunger Spark Change challenge aims to raise $60,000 for the food bank and doesn’t cost participants anything to be involved.Those interested in helping the foodbank can go vote for it through Wal-Mart’s website or the food bank’s site at must have a Facebook account to participate and each pers...

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Jordan condemns abortion funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan criticized abortion federal funding after a Government Accountability Office report was released Tuesday.The report read that more than 1,000 health insurance plans that include abortion can get taxpayer subsidies, according to a release from Jordan’s office.

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Putnam County court records

Putnam County Common Pleas CourtSept. 9Sara Klett, Leipsic, was granted a divorce from Joseph A. Klett, Leipsic. They were married July 16, 2011, in Ottawa, and have no children.Sept. 11Kevin R. Taggi, 47, 1001 N. Defiance St., Apt. 5, Ottawa, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for violating the terms of supervision. The violation included consuming alcohol on Aug. 18, 2014. He was given credit fo...

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Lima Memorial Health SystemSept. 15 — Brittany and Craig Green, Lima, girl.St. Rita’s Medical CenterSept. 15 — Angela and Matthew Kriegel, Lima, boy; Alicia and Seth Parker, Lima, girl; Cynthia and Michael Zeiler, Lima, girl; Michelle and Jason Bailey, Belle Center, girl.

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Dunkirk crash places 4 in hospital; destroys vehicles, gas pumps

DUNKIRK — A motor home crashed into a gas station on Monday in Dunkirk, causing at least four people to be sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, destroying all the store’s gas pumps, three vehicles and a motor home.The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released more details Tuesday about the crash, which led to an explosion at the South Side Six Convenience Store at 441 S. Main St.The crash and subsequent explosion occured around 3:20 p....

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John Grindrod: A mistake in an elevator

Even if you don’t follow sports and couldn’t have picked Ray Rice out of a lineup, you certainly know him now.Thanks to TMZ, we saw the shocking and graphic video of what a man’s reaction must never be when dealing with a conflict with a woman. His close-fisted reaction rendered a woman unconscious in an elevator in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City last February.Like many of you, I was both transfixed and repulsed by both the video and the layers being...

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