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Financial education day shows students the ‘real world’

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LIMA — Insurance, car payments, rent, children, taxes. All are things that many adults deal with, but area high school students now know a lot more on these topics after a financial day.Students from six areas schools came to the University of Northwestern Ohio event center in Lima on Thursday to learn about finances in the “real world.”Superior Federal Credit Union’s 11th annual Superior Financial Education Day teaches high school juniors and seniors about what their future will be like when students are on their own and have to manage their own finances. Students learn about how much different career paths take and how expensive things such as insurance, children, taxes and renting or owning a place to live are.


Lt. Gov. Taylor speaks at GOP dinner

ST. MARYS — It was a promise of more of the same.Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said a vote for Gov. John Kasich-Taylor Ohio gubernatorial would be a vote to continue the same things being done in the state since the duo’s election in 2012. Taylor was the featured speaker Thursday at the Auglaize County Fall Republican Dinner held at the Galaxy Diner and Hall in rural St. Marys.Taylor said she felt that if people took a look at what had happened in Ohio over the last f...

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‘Under the Streetlamp’ brings classic tunes to Civic Center

LIMA — The music of the 1950s and 1960s hearkens back to a simpler time. On Thursday, Lima concertgoers will be able to relive those days again with the music of “Under the Streetlamp” at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.The foursome, comprised of Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones, came together while on a national Broadway tour.“Each one of us met doing the Broadway musical ...

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ comes to Encore Theatre

LIMA — It is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century and one of Tennessee Williams’ best-known works, and for the next two weekends, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be coming to Lima at Encore Theatre.The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by George Dunster and promises to bring a great deal of drama to the Encore stage.

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Canal Days returns to Delphos

DELPHOS — It’s Delphos’ biggest community event of the year, and this year’s Canal Days promise to add to that proud tradition.“Everyone comes out for Canal Days,” event organizer Diane Sterling said. “It’s a lot of fun.”Along with the chance to reconnect with friends, there will be plenty of entertainment on tap this weekend.“Well have a comedian, Joe Denim here on Friday,” Sterling said. ̶...

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Laurel Oaks community hosts hobby and craft fair

ELIDA — The Laurel Oaks community has held a Hobby and Harvest Craft Fair for the last 41 years, and this year is no exception. According to event co-chair Heather Guth, Saturday’s fair will feature over 100 booths from a variety of vendors located throughout the region gathered at Laurel Oaks Park.“There will be wreaths, primitive items, repurposed wood items, hair bows, jewelry and more,” she said. “It’s a wide variety. We have people coming fr...

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Tricks and haunted happenings

LIMA — The time has come again for ghosts, vampires and things that go bump in the night.Those looking for a good scare this Halloween season will have plenty of places from which to choose this year. Some of the local haunts this year include:LIMALantern Tours 2014Oct. 3 and 4, Oct. 17 and 18Downtown Lima419-222-2686Discover downtown Lima’s unique and sordid history, including mo...

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United Way, Husky unveil symbolic sculpture

LIMA — Husky Energy unveiled a symbolic gift to the United Way of Great Lima on Thursday.The gift, both of the organizations’ logos made of soup cans and a wooden frame, is symbolic of United Way’s work in the community, said Greg Phillips, Husky co-chair of the United Way campaign.He compared the wooden frame to United Way, saying the organization, like the frame, gives “structural support” to the ideas and people willing to help the commun...

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M.A. Hoops firm joins regional firm in Lima

LIMA — Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, has merged with Lima-based accounting firm M.A. Hoops & Associates Inc.Rea & Associates specializes in audit, tax and high-level consulting services for a wide variety of industries, including government, medical and dental, oil and gas, manufacturing, not-for-profit and construction.M.A. Hoops & Associates Inc. was founded in 1996 in Lima. The firm offers services to clients in compi...

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Anytime Fitness moves to new location

LIMA — For Anytime Fitness a bigger location didn’t just offer the opportunity for more equipment, but the opportunity to impact more lives.They gym has about 150 people coming in each day, and owner Lyle Endsley wants to help every one of them form a lifetime relationship with the fitness center and get results.Now located at 2119 Elida Road, the new location offers more equipment, more space, a bigger weight room and room to grow. The location is about 9,00...

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Police calls

Police calls as of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office.Market and Jackson streets, Lima – An officer arrested a 43-year-old man Tuesday for marijuana possession. The officer ran the plate on the car and discovered the registered owner had an active warrant.2900 block of South Kemp Road, Lima – A woman reported Thursday a man has been harassing her by text message.2400 block of Osman ...

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St. Rita’s donates AED to Marimor Industries

LIMA — The Chest Pain Center at St. Rita’s Medical Center recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator to Marimor Industries Inc. The donation was a joint effort of Mary Marker, administrator of the Heart and Vascular Center, and Jennifer Pierce, paramedic supervisor with Lima-Allen County Paramedics.An AED is a portable device that checks heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm if needed. Marimor Industries. Inc. is a...

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Deadlines set for absentee voting

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced that more than 266,000 Ohio voters have requested absentee ballots for the upcoming November election.Voted absentee ballots must by postmarked by Nov. 3 and received no later than Nov. 14. Ballots may also be returned to the local county board of elections office no later than the close of the polls on Nov. 4. Any absentee ballots must be requested no later than noon Nov. 1.The deadline to register to vot...

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Coffee With a Cop in Bluffton

BLUFFTON — Coffee With a Cop will be held Saturday at the Bluffton McDonald’s from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s a chance for residents to speak with officers about any concerns or questions they may have.The McDonald’s is located at 500 state Route 103. For more information, call 419-221-5177.

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Stadium dedication postponed

ADA — The Kerscher Stadium dedication, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to a later date, which has yet to be announced.The women’s and men’s soccer games will take place as originally scheduled. The women’s game is at 5 p.m. and the men’s at 7 p.m.

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Mobile Produce Market releases schedule

LIMA — The West Ohio Food Bank has released a schedule for the Mobile Produce Market, an RTA bus converted into a fresh produce market.Starting Tuesday, the Mobile Produce Market will rotate between the following locations:• Lima Towers, 790 S. Main St. — 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays• Market Place, 232 N. Cole St. — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays• Argonne Hotel, 201 N. Elizabeth St. — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays...

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Doctors donate money for library television

LIMA — Physicians at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio donated money to the Lima Public Library to purchase a television for the children’s story time room.The donation was made in memory of the late Dr. David L. Davis. A plaque has been placed with the television noting the donation.“The doctors thought Dr. Davis would be pleased with the television, since it combined his love of the library with his love of technology, and the result is that the libra...

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Findlay Chamber to host shooter response training

FINDLAY — The Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce is hosting ALICE Training, which trains people to respond to a shooter in a building.The ALICE or Alert Lockdown Inform Counter and Evacuate training be presented by Larry J. Cser of Owens Community College Department of Public Safety and will take place on Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Findlay Country Club.Those interested must register by Sept. 23. The training costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for...

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