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  • Robenalt says that he began writing books in 2004 and worked together with John Dean, President Nixon's White House Counsel, to gather research on his newest book.

    "The Month that Changed America"

    A Lima-born author returned to his hometown to talk about his newest book about how American politics changed in January of 1973.

  • Donors at the brunch say that their contribution to the scholarships are to help give current students a little extra help to succeed.

    2017 ONU Scholarship Brunch

    Scholarship recipients and donors alike enjoyed a brunch at Ohio Northern University Sunday morning.

  • King Car Show bringing out the people to help the Salvation Army

    Music, food and some great looking cars filled Faurot Park for the 5th annual "King Car Show".  

  • 2017 A.B.A.T.E. Toy Run

    For the last 32 years, the 3rd region for the American Bikers Aimed Towards Education of Ohio, or A.B.A.T.E., has put together a motorcycle run that helps out families in the area for Christmas.  While it may feel like it's still a little early to be thinking about Christmas, A.B.A.T.E. is already on the game. "Sometimes the parents just have enough money to pay bills and it's either bills or Christmas, so we kind of fill the gap, the Christmas crap, so they can go ahe...
  • New Park replaced damaged building in Columbus Grove.

    The center of Columbus Grove is a little more greener as the village official opened their new downtown park. 

  • Saturday there was a car show for the older crowd and a dodge ball tournament for the younger kids.

    Summer like temperatures are not stopping the fun at the Continental Fall Festival

    The three day Fall Festival showcases the spirit of the entire community, with activities for all ages.

  • Savior's Grace Ministries Church "Take It to the Streets"

    Despite the hot weather, people still made the trip to Martin Luther King Jr. Park to join in on the anti drug rally that was put on by Savior's Grace Ministries.

  • A Van Wert County jury finds 27 year old Christopher Peters guilty of Aggravated Murder, Felonious Assault and Endangering Children.

    Peters found guilty of all charges

    Christopher Peters could be facing life in prison after been found guilty of killing 15 month old Hayden Ivan Ridinger  

  • The expo was put on by Crime Victims Services and SAFY Lima Behavioral Health and brought in different area organizations to give expo-goers information about their services.

    1st Annual Families Build Futures Expo

    Lima families had the opportunity to learn more about community resources with the first Families Build Futures Expo.

  • Cross says as he travels around the 83rd district, he has been listening to residents concerns, and two area topics keep being brought up, health care and job creation.

    Kenton native is rallying support for his run for the 83rd State Representative District

    Jon Cross kicking off a bus tour around Hardin County today with a rally in Kenton.  

  • Those that attended learned more about hernia detection as well as getting a look at how hernia surgeries are put on and what some of their options are.

    Lima Memorial holds free hernia screenings and seminar

    Lima Memorial Health System offered the public the chance to ask questions and receive a free screening for hernias Saturday morning. 

  • This annual event draws people in from Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana as well as around Ohio.

    The Wilson Sporting Goods garage sale offers boxes of bargains for people near and far

    The annual garage sale offers people the chance to get some great deals on footballs, but other Wilson’s items as well, like baseball bats and gloves, golf equipment and basketball.  

  • Pumpkin Brats, Pumpkin Beer and Pumpkinfest fill down New Bremen

    It started as a competition between farmers who like to grow giant pumpkins, but it has evolved into a community party that people are coming back to, year after year.  

  • The university celebrated the work done Doctor Kendall Baker and his wife Toby by renaming a portion of the southwest part of the campus “Baker Residential Commons”.

    Former ONU President and wife get commons named after them

    The former Ohio Northern University President and first lady get  honored for their work at the campus and with the students. 

  • Lima Memorial doctor nationally recognized for surgeries

    The main speaker for the Lima Memorial's hernia seminar Saturday was Dr. Jeremy Heffner, who is originally from Lima and has returned to his hometown to help out the community that he grew up in.  He is ranked in the top five percent for his number of robotically performed hernia operations, which is currently over 800.  One of the things Dr. Heffner showcased at the seminar was the new technology that he uses to operate on hernias, and how it is helping the entire process r...
  • Girls Who Code is a free, 10-week program created to spark interest in programming used in games, music and even art.

    Girls Who Code

    A national non-profit dedicating is looking to close the gender gap in technology.

  • The garden was the recipient of PPG Paint's Colorful Communities grant, which was used to re-paint several of the structures and displays in the garden.

    Children's Garden receives grant

    The Children's Garden in downtown Lima was given a little TLC from PPG Friday afternoon.

  • The yearbook crew works hard throughout the year to put together a bound memory book for their fellow students.

    Shawnee High School wins 6th National Walsworth Yearbook award

    Shawnee high school students have another milestone to celebrate - they've won their 6th national yearbook publication award.

  • The school district has teamed up with Allen County Crime Victim Services teach students about safe dating.

    Safe dating classes going on at Elida High School

    Elida high school students are learning a very valuable lesson that well help them the rest of their lives, how to pick the right relationship partner. 

  • It's important that everyone out in the sun stays hydrated to avoid getting hurt.

    Heat poses risk for student athletes

    With such a warm start to the fall season, athletes participating in sports are at a risk for heat related injuries.

  • This year the students dedicated their drive to the victims of the recent hurricanes that hit the South.

    Lima Senior High students host blood drive to benefit hurricane victims

    Friday afternoon Lima Senior High School students witnessed the process of giving blood from start to finish. 

  • Allen Lima Leadership craft beer festival

    People raised their glass to support a program designed to develop youth and adult leaders.

  • 2017 Safety Awards

    Different members of the community were recognized Thursday afternoon for their work in keeping the community safe.

  • Peters Trial Day 4

    Van Wert County jurors listen to expert testimony during day four of the trial of 27-year-old Christopher Peters.

  • "Team Lauren" Blood Drive

    It's not uncommon to see blood drives here at the American Red Cross, but this particular blood drive is being put on in the name of one special girl to help out kids in need.

  • Law enforcement keeping an eye on Columbus Grove Schools

    Law enforcement has identified some of the individuals involved in a threat against students at Columbus Grove.

  • Cheney receives endorsement from Lima City Council members

    Members of Lima's City Council publicly endorsed mayoral candidate Keith Cheney Thursday afternoon.

  • Trial delayed for Delphos man charged in former coal executive's death

    A delay in the trial for a Delphos man, who is one of the two men charged in the deadly shooting of a former coal executive in West Virginia.

  • "Let's Talk" about preventing addiction

    How do you stop an epidemic? You need to connect and talk. 

  • Teens being safe during homecoming weekend

    With several school districts celebrating homecoming over the next few weeks, local law enforcement wants to remind students to stay smart and safe while they have fun.

  • Minster man loses life in Van Wert County crash

    A Minster man is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on US 30 in Van Wert County. 

  • Allen SWCD hosts open house

    The Allen Water and Soil Conservation District had their staff available for questions Wednesday afternoon.

  • Take it to the Street anti-drug rally

    A local church is stepping up to do its part in addressing the drug epidemic in the community.

  • Spartans Afternoon Talk Show

    Art is taking on new meaning at one Lima Middle School as they are turning the cameras on.

  • Major projects starting soon in the City of Lima

    The City of Lima is getting ready for some major projects in 2018, with some of them in the making for more than a decade. 

  • AAA warns of potential dangers with unsecured items in cars

    AAA warns parents to watch potential dangers in the car in case of an accident.

  • Van Wert water is safe

    After getting some complaints about a distinct smell in Van Wert's water system, we spoke to the Van Wert water superintendent and he tells us what is causing that smell. 

  • Peters Trial Day 3

    27-year-old Christopher Peters is back in court for day three of his trial after being accused of killing the 15-month-old son of his former girlfriend.

  • Local fire department receives donation to help reduce the risk of cancer

    A recent donation made to the American Township Fire Department is expected to help the squad decrease their risk for cancer.

  • Helping seniors learn more about the risks of falling

    The Area Agency on Aging 3 held a special class to help out seniors Wednesday morning.

  • Elida Elementary Watch D.O.G.S.

    The Elida Elementary is calling all fathers to be Watch D.O.G.S. at the school.

  • FOP Recognizes Citizens

    The police force in Lima and across all of Allen County aren't alone thanks to folks stepping up against crime and danger.

  • Unemployment numbers for August

    Local counties saw some significant drops in unemployment numbers in the month of August. 

  • Van Wert County man suspected of distributing child porn

    A local man is arrested for distributing child pornography.

  • Jordan tours JSMC with Indiana Congressman

    Congressman Jim Jordan bringing a House of Representatives colleague to JSMC to show him a local defense contractor in action.

  • A wild time at Freedom Elementary

    It was a bit on the wild side Tuesday at one Lima elementary school.

  • Christopher Peters Trial day 2

    The man accused of killing the 15-month-old son of his former girlfriend appears in court Tuesday for his second day of trial.

  • Lima Senior High School Key Club looks to help hurricane victims

    Still seeing a need in Texas and Florida after two massive hurricanes, a local youth service organization steps into action.

  • OSU-Lima political professor honors Constitution Day at Bluffton University

    September 19 is National Constitution Day and Bluffton University honored it by bringing in a guest lecturer.

  • Delphos City Council one step closer to decision on Firefighters

    After an hour debate last week in executive session, Delphos City Council may now be one step closer to making a decision on three firefighters. 

  • Wapak Talks Tourism

    The Wapakoneta City Council met this evening with tourism being a topic on the agenda.

  • What's all the buzz about?

    You won't "bee-lieve" it but it's national honey month and a local expert tells us what all the buzz is about and why bees are disappearing.  

  • Allen County Courthouse clock tower progress

    The iconic clock tower at the Allen County Courthouse taking on a new look once again.

  • Two vehicle crash at Conant and Deep Cut Road intersection

    A two vehicle crash in rural Allen County, sends one person to the hospital. 

  • Delphos Fire Department gets a new heart monitor

    The Delphos Fire Department receives a generous donation from a local hospital.

  • CASA's New Home

    Started by the Crime Victim Services in 2009, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, has been helping abused and neglected children in Allen and Putnam Counties find a safe, loving, and stable home.

  • Allen County man loses life in Sunday morning car accident

    The Allen County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car crash that killed an Allen County man early Sunday morning.

  • Jury seated in Christopher Peters case

    Jury selection has wrapped up for the 27-year-old man accused of killing the 15-month-old son of his former girlfriend.

  • Task Force Lima to go to Washington to lobby for manufacturing opportunities

    As the U.S. Senate nears its final vote on the Defense Authorization Act, stakeholders focused on bringing military manufacturing work to the region are preparing for a trip to Washington.  

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    A local school district used a staff professional development day to get trained in an increasingly important topic.

  • Election Results,May 2017

    Complete coverage of the May 2017 Election results. Complete numbers from the Local Races & Issues.

  • According to a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department both cars were southbound on State Route 65.

    Two Hurt in Columbus Grove Crash

    Two people suffered minor injuries in an accident this afternoon in Columbus Grove.

  • U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced last week that Ohio is eligible to receive $150,000 for additional recovery services under a new grant program authorized as part of his bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA.

    CARA Grant money available to help treat drug addicts

    Some much needed assistance is on the way for drug addicts who need help.

  • Giving the gift of life helps cancer patients

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Red Cross wants to remind people about how important their gift of life is to cancer patients.