Lima Council deadlocked over tech department

Lima Council deadlocked over tech department

LIMA — An hour of discussion failed to change councilors’ minds on either side of the issue regarding the hiring process of a chief technology officer — a new position that would lead Lima’s tech department. While the council initially showed...

Neighborhood Concerns checks off to-do list

Neighborhood Concerns checks off to-do list

LIMA — After hearing from multiple experts, Lima City Council’s Neighborhood Concerns Committee motioned for more information on its three agenda items — fair housing, council recordings and dog abuse — in preparation for potential future...

Convicted murderer fires attorney; asks to revoke plea

Convicted murderer fires attorney; asks to revoke plea

LIMA — What was scheduled as a fairly routine sentencing hearing for a woman convicted of murder took a drastically unexpected turn Monday morning. Marchion Williams, 40, listed in court documents as “homeless,” appeared in Allen County Common Pleas...

Lima Rotary hosts law enforcement roundtable

Lima Rotary hosts law enforcement roundtable

LIMA — Four Allen County police chiefs visited the Lima Rotary Club meeting Monday to discuss community issues and explain how the job has changed over the last decade due to shifting public expectations and emerging new technologies. As is the case with many...

Pandora man dies from fall

Pandora man dies from fall

PANDORA — A Pandora man died Monday after succumbing to injuries after falling from the roof of a home Oct. 5 . Daniel Amstutz, 67, was flown to a Toledo hospital initially after falling from a one-story roof of a home at 108 South Ave., Pandora. It appeared...

Lima man struck Sunday in critical condition

Lima man struck Sunday in critical condition

LIMA — The Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the name of the pedestrian who was struck by a truck Sunday evening on Findlay Road. Donald Harrod, 59, of Lima, was in critical condition in Toledo St. Vincent Hospital on Monday afternoon after...

Region’s short films to be screened at event

Region’s short films to be screened at event

LIMA — Our Favorite Flix will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the auditorum of Lima Senior High School. The event, held by the Council for the Arts of Greater Lima, will be a night of short films by regional filmmakers. Admission is free....

Lima school board passes 5-year forecast

Lima school board passes 5-year forecast

LIMA — The Lima school board approved the district’s 5-year forecast Monday. The plan takes into consideration some unknown factors. “Right now, it looks like a very good forecast. The concern that I have is we are 75 percent state-funded through the...

Ottoville surges past Spencerville, 3-1

Ottoville surges past Spencerville, 3-1

OTTOVILLE – Ottoville scored two second half goals to down Spencerville 3-1 in the Division III Sectional opener on a chilly and windy weather Monday. After the visiting Bearcats tied the score at the 16:59 mark of the second half, the host Big Green scored the...

Second half explosion lifts Bath

Second half explosion lifts Bath

BATH TOWNSHIP – Van Wert climbed within one goal of Bath just before the half. But all that did was set a fire under the Bath offense coming out after halftime. Bath scored seven goals in the second half to pull away with a 9-1 victory over Van Wert in the...

Hope, evaluation two constants for OSU

Hope, evaluation two constants for OSU

Urban Meyer’s answer to the first question in his weekly press conference on Monday could have applied to Ohio State’s football season as a whole as well as to the question that was asked. When asked if Nick Bosa will play again this season, Meyer said,...

Bowlers and fans of the game make a difference

Bowlers and fans of the game make a difference

Sometimes there are things that just stick in my mind as I reflect upon comments or actions of individuals in this game or sport depending on how you view what folks do when they head to the lanes. One of the more recent thoughts that just will not go away is the...

Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for...

Michael Schoenhofer: Your money spreads health, hope, care

Michael Schoenhofer: Your money spreads health, hope, care

I received a call from a gentleman recently who told me he had just lost his wife of 55 years. He asked, “Is there any help for me?” I told him about the grief and loss support group run by PVFF that meets every Monday. A few months ago parents called...

Letter: We must deliver message on Nov. 6

Although I am a registered Republican, anyone can see they are the reason we have a sexual abuser as a judge in the highest court in our nation. There is something we can do and that is to vote! We can change this by not voting for these incumbent Republican...

No tears forKavanaugh

On Friday Oct. 12, Mark Figly wrote a long dissertation on the death of Emmitt Till and in doing so, made a misguided and misinformed comparison between that death and the Kavanaugh hearings. Only an individual sitting in a seat of privilege could make such a...

Letter: Blue wave hits Allen County

I’m a local Democratic activist, and I want to give a huge thank you to the Allen County Democratic Party, particularly party chair Jeff Rex. The party and especially Jeff work tirelessly to get out the vote for Democrats in our area, and they have done a huge...

Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center Oct. 10 — Heather Horton and Eric Martin, Lima, boy; Oct. 11 — Destinee and Nathaniel Gyetvai, Lima, girl; Brittany Pohlman and Timothy Ricks, Lima, girl. Oct. 12 — Courtney and Adam Bowers, Cairo, boy;...

Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on way

Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on way

CANBERRA, Australia — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down. Their marriage was a five-star...

Pauline and Verner Setters

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Verner Setters are celebrating 35 years of marriage with a quiet dinner at home. Setters and the former Pauline Harless were married Oct. 15, 1983, by the Rev. Willard Thomas. They are the parents of nine children, Paul (Ronelle) Setters, of...

Rebecca and Dale Dicus

Rebecca and Dale Dicus

WAPAKONETA — Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dicus are celebrating 40 years of marriage. Dicus and the former Rebecca “Becky” Klaus were married Sept. 30, 1978, at First English Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, by the Rev. H. Eldon “Cliff” Akerman. They...

Jane and Dan Rupert

Jane and Dan Rupert

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rupert are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a Mass at St. Charles Catholic Church and family dinner. Rupert and the former Jane Elwer were married Oct. 12, 1968, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. They are the...