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Jim Krumel: Moving quickly on prison break

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Coverage of the prison break story in Lima was a test and a testament of today’s technology and new media world.Two challenges immediately faced The Lima News when we learned around 8 p.m. Thursday of a prison break by three inmates: getting information online for our Web readers who needed it now; and putting a story together for our print edition, which had an 11 p.m. deadline that was less than three hours away.We ended up with editors working from their homes, another in the office and several reporters and a photographer in the field.


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Obama’s speech: Talk vs. walk

SEPT. 11, 2014 — The War on Terror suddenly isn’t over, President Obama suddenly has discovered. And in a nationally broadcast speech Wednesday night, forced in no small measure by his startling admission that his administration had no strategy to counter the gathering storm, Mr. Obama confronted that reality.Or did he?The president talked the talk of a commander in chief ready to prosecute the campaign against the terrorist thugs of ISIS. “If you threa...

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Letter: Elida schools needs to live within means

In a recent story in The Lima News concerning the upcoming Elida school levy vote, Treasurer Joel Parker said some reasons for the need to pass this levy: To maintain staff and facilities; improve nursing services; DECREASE pay-to-play fees; “look at” physical education; and “look at” safety and online activities.Makes me wonder how these people manage their own household budgets.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal

Sept. 13 — Had Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications director, just said, “Sorry, wrong number,” and hung up a week ago Friday, his apparent attempt to coordinate a document leak with staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, wouldn’t be the IRS targeting scandal’s latest twist.

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OSU grades adjusted based on Kent State

A Monday morning grade card on Ohio State in its game against Kent State on Saturday. The Buckeyes didn’t get a perfect score but they got a lot closer than some other Big Ten teams did.OFFENSEOn the surface, everything was wonderful in Ohio State’s 66-0 win over Kent State. But the Buckeyes’ grade on offense needs to be weighted.OSU rolled up 628 yards of total offense.Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw a school recor...

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Military Actions: Lima man takes rare journey through Italy

LIMA — It was a journey that Ray Benacchi, of Lima, described as “adventurous” and “unbelievable.”Benacchi was a member of the U.S. Navy in 1946 when he was given a rare chance to meet up with relatives who lived in Italy. While he has made a few return trips to the country of his ancestors, that one five-day trip in 1946 was special and has given him memories for a lifetime.“I documented the trip as well as finding information that I ...

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DETROIT — With another big late-inning home run, the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead.Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.Kinsler’s homer off Bryan Shaw (5-5), his first since Aug. 30, followed Rajai Davis’ infield single and put the Tigers ahead 4-3.“It’s not easy to get to that guy,” Kinsler said....

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Ohio Lottery Results for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

DAILY (Sunday)Pick 3: 5-0-9 day, 9-9-5 nightPick 4: 5-7-4-9 day, 4-0-5-0 nightPick 5: 3-7-0-1-7 day, 1-0-3-7-8 nightRolling Cash 5: 8-20-22-23-33CLASSIC (Saturday): 15-25-27-30-36-39KICKER: 339675Jackpot: $5 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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Waynesfield woman dies in crash

WAPAKONETA —A woman died Sunday afternoon after she ran her car into a tree.The Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated the single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Middle Pike Road just west of state Route 196.Sharon K. Feikert, 73, of Waynesfield, was driving a 2008 Honda Fit east on Middle Pike Road. Her vehicle traveled off the left side of the road for an unknown reason. The vehicle drove through a corn field, struc...

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United Way of Greater Lima holds early campaign celebration

LIMA — The United Way of Greater Lima kicked of its 2014 campaign Sunday with a celebration held at Westgate Lanes.The event is held annually to kick off the general campaign, as well as announce the numbers for its early campaign.“This was a little different than what we had done in the years past,” said Phil Hayne, United Way president. “We held the event as a fundraiser as well. The most important thing though is the announcement of what we hav...

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Bengals lose Green, but beat Falcons

CINCINNATI — Without receiver A.J. Green on the field to make a big play, Andy Dalton called out to his running back whenever he was in a bind.Somehow in all the commotion, Giovani Bernard heard his name and looked for the ball.The second-year running back picked up a depleted offense by running for 90 yards and turning Dalton’s under-duress passes into big plays on Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons....

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Don’t forget to sweep

1. How did you get into the chimney sweep business?I used to travel through the United States restoring buildings. In 2006, I started a masonry restoration company. We did a lot of residential homes and chimneys, and a lot of people asked if we could sweep the chimneys, so I did research and found only one guy around. So we went out and got certified by the Chimney Sweep Institution of America.2. What kind of training did you need to get the certification?

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Browns’ Cundiff gives Saints the boot

CLEVELAND — Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar.Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.Seemingly cursed for so long, the Browns finally have something in September to celebrate.For the first time in 10 years, they’re 1-0 at home.Hoyer, annoyed that he had to come off the field for rookie backup Johnny Manziel, directed an 85-yard drive to set up Billy Cundiff’s 29-yar...

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Water notices: What do they mean?

LIMA — What do water notices mean? Should I pay attention to them?Common questions asked by residents highlight the importance of water treatment methods and how those systems are regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the villages and cities in Allen County.Trihalomethane is a byproduct of chlorine, a chemical regularly used to disinfect water supplies. When water has been left stagnant for extended periods of time or is “old water,”...

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Phoenix Project celebrates 10 years

LIMA — The Phoenix Project is celebrating 10 years of helping women overcome addiction through community and encouragement.The project has two houses in Lima and can have 16 women at a time, said Daisha Johnson, a caseworker and assistant to the house manager. Women typically stay in the house for about a year and go through a variety of classes where they can learn how to stay clean and sober and change their attitudes, so that women with low self-esteem think more of themse...

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Electronic cigarette craze harmful to pets

Though electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity quickly, they may have a harmful downside for household pets.The flavored “juice” contains almost 10 times as much nicotine as cigarettes and an enticing aroma, attracting pets to something that could kill them.The Pet Poison Hotline reported early this month that it has had an “uptick” in calls about pets getting into e-cigarettes.“Just like you baby proof, you should pet proof ...

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Activate Allen County: Health surveys on the way

There is a possibility that a letter sitting in that pile of mail on the kitchen counter could help change Allen County.In the next several weeks, nearly 1,200 adults living in Allen County will be receiving a health survey by mail. You may be one of those adults who are randomly selected to receive this survey. The surveys will arrive in a large white envelope containing a survey booklet, a preaddressed, prestamped envelope to return the completed survey, and a $2 bill for your ef...

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Road construction and maintenance projects

Allen CountyInterstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.orgU.S. 30 from Ohio 235 in Hancock County to the village of Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by Smith Paving & Excavating Inc., Norwalk.U.S. 30 east of Defiance Road will be restr...

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