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Ford raising prices on new F-150 with Lima-built engine

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DETROIT — Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.Ford released pricing on the truck Monday. It goes on sale later this year.The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel.


OSU, Rhodes to host job fair

LIMA — Ohio State at Lima and Rhodes State College is hosting a free fall job and internship fair Sept. 25.The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Cook Hall gym. It’s an opportunity for employers to seek out students from one of the colleges while giving students the chance at finding jobs.The job fair is free, and organizations will receive a 6-foot table with two chairs and a tablecloth, if needed. There will be a hospitality area for u...

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Donation to kids hopes to start healthy habits

LIMA — Procter & Gamble’s recent donation to Kindergarten Kamp provided 92 students with supplies to support clean and healthy habits.“One of the things that’s really important for us in our lives is to be healthy, right?” Phil Hayne, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Lima, said to students.They enthusiastically responded, “Yeah!”Hayne presented the students with blue P&G backpacks full of supplies such as det...

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Samaritan House fundraiser selling tickets

LIMA — Tickets are available for Raisin’ Bread for Samaritan House, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13.The fundraiser will be held at The City Club, on the third floor of 144 S. Main St., Lima. Food begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a silent auction and dueling pianos.Reservations can be made by calling Samaritan House at 419-222-4663. Cost is $25 per person, with proceeds benefiting the program’s mission.

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Grant will help at-risk youth

LIMA —The Family and Children First council will be entering into an cooperative agreement so it can receive resources to help youth with co-occurring disorders.Jennie Horner, coordinator for Family and Children First, attended the Allen County commissioners’ agenda meeting today to ask the commissioners to authorize the council to let it enter into the agreement with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Police calls

Police calls as of 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office:9700 block of Faulkner Road, Lima — A woman reported Thursday someone stole her property from a storage shed.3200 block of Elida Road, Lima — A man reported Friday someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases.2400 block of Elida Road, Lima — A woman reported Friday someone broke into her car an...

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LACNIP plans neighborhood safety program

LIMA — Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership will sponsor a workshop on improving safety in neighborhoods on Aug. 9.The workshop runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9 at the LACNIP Resource Center, 1440 W. Spring St., Lima. To register, call the neighborhood specialist at 419-221-5177 by Aug. 6. Space is limited.Topics covered include starting a Block Watch program, Block patrol programs and crime prevention tips for everyone.

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Shawnee Middle School honor roll

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The following pupils made the honor roll at Shawnee Middle School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year:PRINCIPAL’S LISTFifth grade: Lauren Baxter, Carter Jensen, Reed Malcolm Joshua Moritz, Isabella Morris, Kunmi Ojo, Morgan Smedley, Autumn Steele, Carrie Tate, MinhDuc Tran, Kaden Wince.

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Lima committee: No chickens allowed

LIMA — The issue of owning chickens within Lima’s city limits died in committee Monday due to not having enough support.The issue was first raised in June to the Neighborhood Concerns Committee. More than 30 people attended the June meeting, holding petitions from elected representatives, facts about chickens and raising them, and the benefit to families being allowed to have them. However, the committee of Sam McLean, Ann Miles and Jesse Lowe II said the issue didnR...

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Officer acted correctly in fatal chase, official said

LIMA — The police officer involved in a chase that killed a man appeared to act appropriately, a Lima police official said Monday, though an investigation still needs to take place.Officer Aaron Montgomery is a six-year veteran of the department. He was almost two city blocks behind the van when the fatal crash occurred, said Lima Police Department Maj. Chip Protsman. The entire incident took just 13 seconds.“We will certainly evaluate what was going on. All ...

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Michigan State still playing the underdog card

CHICAGO – After going 13-1 last year, winning the Big Ten championship game over Ohio State, beating Michigan for the fifth time in six years and finishing No. 3 in the final AP poll, it would appear Michigan State has arrived.Almost everyone is saying it. Almost everyone, apparently, except Michigan State.The underdog role has worked before for the Spartans and they don’t seem ready to let go of that us-against-them motivator quite yet.“Ever...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, 28 July 2014

DAILY (Monday)Pick 3: 5-3-4 day, 9-9-9 nightPick 4: 9-0-7-4 day, 7-0-5-9 nightPick 5: 5-9-0-0-6 day, 0-3-5-8-1 nightRolling Cash 5: 11-17-23-33-36CLASSIC (Monday): 10-28-36-42-43-49KICKER: 261198Jackpot: $2.9 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 24-28-30-38-39Powerball: 16Power Play: 2Jackpot: $60 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 22-29-33-41-68Mega Ball: 12...

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Building a shield

CHICAGO – A year ago behind one of the best offensive lines in Ohio State history, Braxton Miller missed most of three games with a sprained knee and suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery.So, it is no surprise that protecting the Buckeyes quarterback is priority No. 1 for OSU coach Urban Meyer this season with four new starters on the offensive line.Miller has bounced back quickly from shoulder surgery in late February that repaired the damage done by a ...

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CEO of Bluffton’s Grob dies in plane crash

FINDLAY — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash.One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says DNA testing may be needed. The (Toledo) Blade, however, reported that family members identified her as Tieasha McQuin, 26, of Toledo....

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Huffman seeks to repeal Common Core

LIMA — Common Core has only been implemented in Ohio schools for a year now but two state representatives are already hoping to repeal it.Reps. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, and Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, are joint sponsors of House Bill 597, which is trying to repeal the voluntary national learning standard, which was adopted in Ohio in June 2010, the same month when the finalized standards were released nationally, and implemented for the 2013-14 school year.Huffman said...

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Tinkling outside the box

“Do you think it’s a urinary tract infection, Doc?” Mrs. Claylitter asked. “I read on the internet that having pee accidents outside of the litter box is often caused by UTIs.”“Well, cats less than 10 years of age rarely get urinary tract infections,” the well-chiseled doctor with the sun-kissed skin replied. “In fact, one study looked at 109 cats less than 10 years old with 111 incidents of peeing outside the box. Only two of those 1...

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Knouff, Bowman LJGA players of year

LIMA – Perhaps it was fitting that Emily Knouff capped off a dominating season by saving her best performance for last.Knouff, a sophomore-to-be at Fort Loramie, fired a 69 Monday morning at Shawnee Country Club to run away with the Lima Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions title.Knouff went undefeated this summer to wrap up player of the year honors. Her 69 on Monday was just icing on the cake.“Everything just seemed to work today and i...

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Lima Stadium may receive new name

LIMA — Lima Stadium may soon have a new name, depending on what the Lima City Board of Education decides during a special meeting Wednesday.Jill Ackerman, Lima City Schools superintendent, said that since the high school merged back into one school from the three small schools, the school has been reinstituing Spartan pride. A new stadium with a new name would continue on that path, Ackerman said. She did not know what the new name would be.The school board will me...

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