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Toledo diocese installs new bishop

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TOLEDO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo has a new leader.Bishop Daniel Thomas was formally installed Wednesday as bishop of the diocese that covers much of northwestern Ohio.Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigino, the official representative of Pope Francis, read a proclamation from the pope that declared Thomas as the new bishop.Thomas was formerly the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan and about 80 priests from the Philadelphia archdiocese were among those in Toledo for the ceremony.Thomas had been auxiliary bishop in Philadelphia since 2006. He replaces Bishop Leonard Paul Blair who was named bishop of the Hartford Archdiocese in Connecticut a year ago.


Ohio Lottery Results for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

DAILY (Wednesday)Pick 3: 6-5-3 day, 7-9-0 nightPick 4: 1-2-0-6 day, 3-9-8-1 nightPick 5: 9-8-9-3-5 day, 6-9-8-2-9 nightRolling Cash 5: 5-12-15-27-36CLASSIC (Wednesday): 9-14-17-19-31-34KICKER: 059444Jackpot: $7.2 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 20-26-27-36-54Powerball: 19Power Play: 2Jackpot: $110 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Tuesday): 5-35-37-41-66Mega Ball: 11...

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Cruise-in donates to local charities

ELIDA — Many love the beauty of classic cars, and for four local organizations, that love has translated to financial support.Funds from 50/50 sales at the weekly Wednesday Cruise-In at the Elida Road Happy Daz were distributed Wednesday to the American Red Cross, Crossroads Crisis Center, Angels for Animals and the Veterans Food Bank.“It’s been going on for seven or eight years,” 50/50 organizer Terry Market said. “I had toyed with the idea...

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Accused bank robber held in lieu of $750,000 bail

LIMA — A Michigan man faces a steep bail after his initial appearance Wedensday in Lima Municipal Court.Brian J. Matheny, 43, of East Jordan, Michigan, faces an aggravated robbery charge, a first-degree felony, and a $750,000 bail after a robbery at Bluffton’s Chase Bank on Tuesday morning.Appearing before Judge Tammie Hursh, Matheny did not enter a plea and made no other comments during the hearing and will be appointed an attorney before his preliminary hea...

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Rhodes State moves forward with downtown building

LIMA — Rhodes State College has big dreams for its newly acquired downtown location, the president told attendees of the Public Officials Dialogue meeting on Wednesday.The land that Rhodes purchased needs a total demolition before a new building can be completed, which will take at least three years, President Debra McCurdy said. Some of the historical content will be preserved, like the railing on the side of the French Quarter, which McCurdy plans to incorporate into the ne...

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Veterans food pantry being closed

LIMA — Kay Sellers, co-director of the Veterans Food Pantry and president of Blue Star Mothers, spoke Wednesday, holding back tears.As no one has stepped forward to donate space for the food pantry, the operation will temporarily close until a new space can be called ‘home’ for them.In August, the Allen County commissioners said no businesses shall further book events inside the hall as the building has been deemed unsafe.With food pantry ser...

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Open house at WithOut Walls

LIMA — Jimmy Wilkerson is hoping to re-open his homeless shelter, WithOut Walls, for women and children again this winter, but first needs to raise the funds for one full-time and two part-time employees, plus volunteers.“If I can cover 24 hours, 7 days a week with employees and volunteers,” he said, “then I can open up. I can’t be a male in a women’s shelter without female volunteers.”He will be hosting an open house from noon t...

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Eat fruits, vegetables on Nov. 5

LIMA — We’ve all heard it before, but the American Heart Association is saying it again: Eat your vegetables.On Nov. 5, National Eating Healthy Day, the AHA is highlighting how eating vegetables and fruit can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a release from the organization. Many Americans only eat half as many as they should a day.“Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and low in saturated fat and ...

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American Township meeting canceled

AMERICAN TOWNSHIP — The American Township public hearing that was scheduled for Nov. 5 has been canceled.

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UNOH 5K to be held this weekend

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio will sponsor a 5K walk/run Saturday to raise money for student veterans.Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. at the UNOH campus, near the Barnes and Nobles Bookstore. Funds raised will help pay for textbooks and materials for veteran students who are struggling to afford supplies, as well as the West Ohio Food Bank in Lima.Registration is $20 and $15 for veterans who show proper identification.

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Elida to have public hearing

ELIDA — A public hearing will be held at the village of Elida concerning the proposed plan for the village.The proposed comprehensive plan is available for review at the Village Town Hall during business hours. Interested residents will have the opportunity to make written and oral comments.The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Elida Village Town Hall at 22 W. Main St.

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WCO begins for winter

LIMA — Winter Reconnect Order began Tuesday and will continue until April 15.The WRO can be used by any Ohioan regardless of income or household size. If a customer’s regulated utility service has been completely shut off or is in threat of being disconnected, the customer can contact his or her utility company and pay $175 in full or split the $175 payment between their regulated gas and electric provider. Customers don’t have to visit the local community action ...

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Education Roundup

Professor to speak about traditional Vietnam dressThe University of Findlay’s visiting scholar from Vietnam National University of Social and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City will speak about traditional Vietnamese dress for women, called “Ao dai.”The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 102 of the Davis Building, 300 Davis St. The event is free and open to the public.Lima resident receives white coat...

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The University of Northwestern Ohio College of Applied Technologies August 2014 Session Dean’s List

The University of Northwestern Ohio 2014 August Session College of Applied Technologies Dean’s ListAda OH Perkins, Andrew DouglasAda OH Sanders, Jaromey MichaelAlger OH Covert, Bruce JBluffton OH Cavicchi, AaronBluffton OH Waxler, Drew MichaelCairo OH Licata, Michael JohnCelina OH Herman, Connor JacobCelina OH Miesse, Jonathan M.Celina OH Snyder, Nicholas AaronC...

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Home sales, prices increase

LIMA — As the economy slowly improves, so, it seems, are home sales.The state and West Central Realtors have had seen an increase in home sales from 2013 to 2014.In Ohio, home sales increased by 2.8 percent in September from August, according to the Ohio Association of Realtors.“Through the three-quarter mark of 2014 the Ohio housing market has been able to display modest stability in the overall level of sales activity and healthy growth in pricin...

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Grant improves community culture

LIMA — Tobacco-free schools, community gardens and breast-feeding friendly workplaces are all examples of changes the Creating Healthy Communities grant has helped to create in Allen County.The grant targets chronic disease and works to help residents make lifestyle changes in order to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke, said Monica Harnish, a coordinator with Allen County Public Health, who has been working with the grant since the county received it four years ago.

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Bomb threat closes Lima Senior, South

LIMA — Lima City School District staff and the Lima Police Department did not take any chances when a bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning.The threat was called in between 7:20 and 7:30 a.m. from somewhere around West Market and Metcalf streets, said Lima Police Department Maj. Chip Protsman. He is asking if anyone who was in that area at that time saw someone riding a bike or was cut off by a bike while driving to call the Police Department.The call was tak...

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Wanted: Veterans Day tribute

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and The Lima News is interested in hearing from our readers for a special publication on Veterans Day. We are seeking stories from people who are in active service as well as those who served in the past. We also welcome families to share their thoughts on what their loved one’s service meant to them.

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