Leipsic boy hurt after father crashes car into home

Leipsic boy hurt after father crashes car into home

LEIPSIC — A suspected illegal immigrant is in the Putnam County Jail after a freak accident where he drove his car into his home, injuring his 3-year-old son. Wilmer Maurico Herrera-Ruiz lost control of his vehicle at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday, driving into his home...

Mom charged in toddler’s death

Mom charged in toddler’s death

LIMA — The mother of a toddler who died hours after being discovered suffering from life-threatening injuries in a Delphos apartment in April was arrested Thursday and charged with the infant’s murder. Vicky Lynn Shellabarger, 36, of Convoy, was taken into...

Thrill, truth of Aretha Franklin

Thrill, truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she...

Blanchard Watershed receives grant

Blanchard Watershed receives grant

FINDLAY — The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership was awarded a $147,330 grant from The Great Lakes Commission. The funding is to be used to reduce sediment and phosphorus in the Tiderishi Creek watershed in Hancock County, west of Findlay....

Land bank administration stays under Gilroy

Land bank administration stays under Gilroy

LIMA — Allen County Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday that would allow the Allen County Auditor’s Office to house the Allen County Land Reutilization Corp., known as the land bank, currently administered by Auditor Rachael Gilroy. Gilroy, the...

Public’s help sought with Toledo bank robbery suspect

Public’s help sought with Toledo bank robbery suspect

TOLEDO — The FBI Cleveland Division, Toledo Resident Agency, along with the Lucas County Sheriffs Office and the Toledo Police Department, is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Don Woodson Ellis Jr., a suspect in an armed bank robbery on Aug....

Accused baby-killer seeks to have statements quashed

Accused baby-killer seeks to have statements quashed

LIMA — Gabriel Salyers, charged with murder in the April 3 death of a Lima toddler, took the witness stand Thursday morning as his attorney attempted to have statements the Lima man made to police ruled inadmissible at trial — including what was described...

Bushong’s candidacy for Allen Co. commissioner rejected

Bushong’s candidacy for Allen Co. commissioner rejected

LIMA — Despite Ned Bushong’s intentions to be considered on the November ballot, voters will have a single choice to make: Either vote for Greg Sneary, or don’t vote. During Thursday’s meeting of the Allen County Board of Elections, the board...

Marriage license applications filed

Marriage license applications filed

The following individuals filed applications for marriage licenses in Allen County Probate Court: William Jackson and Matthew Hunter, both of Lima; Brian Dick and Teresa Miller, both of Lima; Stevie Danielle Chiles and Aaron Garrett, both of Elida; Harold Morris and...

Boys soccer preview: Lincolnview melds teams

Boys soccer preview: Lincolnview melds teams

Lincolnview soccer coach Anson Moody has been presented with an unusual challenge. In the spring, after determining that there were not enough girls for a separate team, Moody was informed that Lincolnview’s two squads would be merged for at least this season...

Cabrera homers, Indians’ bullpen shuts down Reds in 4-3 win

Cabrera homers, Indians’ bullpen shuts down Reds in 4-3 win

CINCINNATI — Melky Cabrera lofted a go-ahead two-run homer into the left-field seats in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to five games. The Indians held the...

Lima area girls high school soccer capsules

Lima area girls high school soccer capsules

Information provided by coaches and online sources. Western Buckeye League Bath Division II Coach: Brooke Herr 2017 record: 11-5-2 2017 WBL finish: 4-3-2 (tied for fourth) 2017 postseason: Defeated Celina 1-0; lost 4-3 in overtime to Wapakoneta in district semifinals....

Letter: Garrett responds, but not Jordan

A recent letter “Garrett needs coverage to show the alternative” asks The Lima News to publish information that distinguishes Janet Garrett as a Congressional candidate in Ohio’s 4th District. Here is one issue in which Janet Garrett clearly rises...

Editorial: High tariffs come with a high price

August marks one year since the Trump administration began its trade war with China. And yet, despite months of tit-for-tat with Beijing in the name of seeking freer trade, Americans are not experiencing an increased ability to buy from and sell to the Chinese. In...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

And now here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments in Black History. The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan. We are indebted to the Deseret Morning News, of Salt Lake City,...

Lori Borgman: We do because we can

Lori Borgman: We do because we can

Our son sent a video of their 17-month-old daughter climbing on a stool in front of the bathroom vanity, hoisting her arms onto the countertop, holding her entire body weight up with her chubby legs dangling above the stepstool. She turned on the tap, leaned in and...

Don Stratton: Respect Should Be Earned, Not Demanded

Don Stratton: Respect Should Be Earned, Not Demanded

Recently, a former member of Lima City Council decided to bring a complaint about being “disrespected” by an LPD officer to council floor, a most unlikely place for such a problem to be resolved. It makes one question his motive for publicizing the...

Waynestock: Free Christian concert

Waynestock: Free Christian concert

ST. MARYS — Bring your chairs or blankets, your family and your cooler to Skip Baughman Stadium in St. Marys for the eighth annual Waynestock Christian concert. “Looking at previous years, it may not be the biggest one that we’ve ever had, but it...

Remembering veterans at Fort Fest

Remembering veterans at Fort Fest

FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings pays tribute to veterans with its Fort Fest this weekend. There are several new items at the annual Fort Fest event, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and the 9/11 Angels Memorial Cars featuring Kevyn “Rafterman”...

Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health System Aug. 15 — Elisabeth and Justin Holsapple, Lima, girl. Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Aug. 12 — Mariam Gear and Sisinere Dorsey Jr., Lima, boy. Aug. 14 — Brittany Burkholder and Andrew Snyder, Lima, boy. Aug. 15 —...

Gospel Singing Tent hub of activity

Gospel Singing Tent hub of activity

LIMA — The Gospel Singing Tent is home to free concerts nightly at the fair. “We’ve got a great line up,” said Gene Derringer, secretary and treasurer for the Gospel Singing Tent. Jimmy Fortune, a Statler Brother group singer for 21 years, is...

Midway to feature 3 new rides

Midway to feature 3 new rides

LIMA — Poor Jack Amusement promises rides and fun for all ages at the Allen County Fair this year, from the usual rides to the new and improved. “There will be a few new rides,” says Gary Bohlander, vice-president at Poor Jack. “As well as some...