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Sreenan starts campaign for statehouse

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LIMA — Dr. JJ Sreenan kicked off his campaign for state representative on Wednesday, saying he got in the race to protect constitutional rights and freedoms.

Lima police try ‘crime detector’ device

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LIMA — The Lima Police Department will soon implement new technology to detect crimes, addresing its “manpower shortage.” The mobile device could become the department’s eyes and ears at a scene and even collect evidence.

Spencerville teen killed in car crash

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SPENCER TOWNSHIP – A single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening left a Spencerville teen dead after his vehicle rolled over in rural Allen County.

Allen County Fairgrounds plans new show arena

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LIMA — The Allen County Fairgrounds team is making plans to build a new show arena. Brian Langhals, Allen County Agricultural Society President, and Troy Elwer, Promotions and Operations Manager met with Allen County Commissioners on Tuesday to discuss fairgrounds lease and capital projects.

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump fought security officials for control of the presidential SUV as he struggled to get to the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, a key former White House aide told House investigators Tuesday, even after he had been told that some of his supporters were armed.

Reminisce: When presidents stopped in Lima

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In late October 1960, during the final weeks of the heated and historic presidential race between Republican Richard M. Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy, it appeared likely Lima would land visits from both candidates.

Holy Cow! History: America’s other Independence Day

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On a hot, muggy Thursday in early July 1776, a handful of men got together in Pennsylvania and declared their independence from Great Britain. But they weren’t meeting in Independence Hall, and Messrs. Franklin, Adams and Jefferson weren’t there. At least, not at this meeting.

Business owner offers tips to be safe online

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LIMA — Lisa Niekamp-Urwin was recognized as a “2022 Women of the Channel Awards” and also listed on the “Registry of Business Excellence.” Her business, Tomorrow’s Technology Today offers expertise in network services, computer service and computer support for small business owners.

Abortion protesters march in Lima

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LIMA — The chant, “My body! My choice!” echoed through downtown Lima on Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 40 people protested the recent overturn of the Roe vs Wade decision. Not all protesters were from the immediate area. Protesters came from Van Wert, Sidney and various locales, some finding out about the event on the internet.

Lima Fire Department tackles Lima house fire

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The Lima Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire at 1011 W. Elm Street on Tuesday afternoon.