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The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their re… More >>

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Troopers with the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say around 5 p.m., a pickup truck was heading northbound on I-75 near milepost 107 when he went off into the median, overcorrected, skipped over the lanes, and flipped over. The driver was ejected and life-flighted out. The p… More >>

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The last City Wide Pride dumpster sites will be from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. There will be 4 sites across the city that you can dispose of a wide variety of items to help you clean up your home, property, or neighborhood. Residents will have to unload their own vehicles, so bring help if… More >>

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The Allen County Bike and Pedestrian Task Force and Activate Allen County along with several other agencies are handing out activity bags on Saturday, September 26th. You can find them at the West Ohio Community Action Partnership on South Central Avenue. Since this year has been unusual, th… More >>

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Angie Herzog was one of the dozens of award winners to be recognized during an online ceremony Thursday night. Herzog was named to represent the Lima region for her work with the Court Appointed Child Advocate program better known as CASA. The Jefferson Awards was started by Jacqueline Kenne… More >>

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Robert Lee Reynolds Jr. was charged with drug possession following a narcotics-related search warrant that was served at a Lincoln Avenue home on Wednesday. During the search, law enforcement found around 2.5 ounces of suspected Fentanyl, a handgun, money, and drug paraphernalia. His case wi… More >>

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A local boy scout troop held a pulled pork barbecue dinner drive-thru on Friday. The goal of the event was to raise funding for the scout's yearly activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the group to think of other ways to raise funds. Eventually, the idea of a drive-thru barbecue dinne… More >>

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People will be able to do indoor visitations for residents of developmentally-disabled facilities starting Monday, September 28th, and October 12th for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are a lot of requirements that the facilities will need to meet to allow fo… More >>

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A 2019 homicide case has wrapped up with one man heading to prison for the death of "christian laws."Jolade "JoJo" Omosikeji (o-ma-jah-keji) was sentenced to 13 to 15 years in prison" for a charge of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification. Last month, he took a plea deal that … More >>

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Dustin Herron pleaded not guilty to a single count of gross sexual imposition during his arraignment. The alleged incident happened on July 25. And the victim is listed to be younger than 13 years old. If convicted he could face a maximum five years in prison. Herron's bond is $100,000. More >>

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The Linking Lima Project will receive over $4.5 million for the Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFE) between Lima and Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The project's improvements will increase travel speeds. This will then allow increased shipment weights, including steel and agricultural produ… More >>

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The hospital’s brand new GE Signa MRI scanner is only one of five in the country, and its job is to minimize scan times and increase scan image quality. The increase in the maximum weight allowed in the machine, and the ability to scan feet-first helps many patients that might otherwise not … More >>

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The Lima-Allen County Safe Community organization holds an award ceremony every year to recognize people in the community who have made a significant contribution to the safety and welfare of our citizens. Of the people who were awarded, Braian Berheide received the Fire/EMS award for his 34… More >>

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The 35th Annual Toy Run put on by A.B.A.T.E. of Ohio to help less fortunate families have a Christmas has been cancelled this Sunday due to the coronavirus. Instead, the organization will hold a drive-thru drop off run that will be held at the Allen County Fairgrounds from Noon until 4 p.m. … More >>

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A man who was suspected to be present at a double homicide will be serving prison time. Clinton Owens Junior pleaded guilty to a count of having a weapon under disability as well as a count of possessing cocaine. He had previously pleaded not guilty to both counts. More >>

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September is Pain Awareness Month, and the St. Marys Rotary heard from a local pain management clinic about their services. Tracy Smith with New Day Pain Management spoke at the meeting Wednesday afternoon, giving the rotary an idea of what causes pain and how they treat it.  More >>

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Marcos Gonzalez-Barcenas has been indicted on two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The indictment indicates two incidents are in question and they date back to April 2019 to May of this year. Bond has been set at $500,000. His first court date will be scheduled after he is arraigned. More >>

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Timothy Boedicker has been indicted in Allen County on 28 charges, 14 counts of rape and 14 counts of sexual battery. Court documents list the victim as a 10-year-old. The indictment states these acts are alleged to have happened every day for a two week period beginning Feb. 20, 2018. His b… More >>

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20-year-old Adriania Denson has been indicted in Allen County on charges of felonious assault with a firearm specification, improperly discharging a firearm into a home and discharging a firearm near a prohibited premises. Court documents state Denson was attempting to cause harm to Tony Slu… More >>

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Friday and Saturday will be their annual “Chalk Walk” to brighten up downtown. They have had to make some adjustments due to COVID but there will be enough social distancing to allow your creativity to flow. It’s a free event and they ask you to register at their website to reserve a spot fo… More >>

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Bradley Pepple appeared in Lima Municipal Court and waived his preliminary hearing. That means Pepple's case moves over to common pleas court to be considered by a grand jury. He's charged with failing to stop after a crash. It was Aug. 25, Chance Edwards was struck and killed by a pick up t… More >>

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Mercy Health-St. Rita’s donating 8 automated external defibrillators to the Lima Police Department. They will be put into cruisers that are out on the road to assist officers if they arrive first on scene with a person in cardiac arrest. Time is of the essence in these emergency situations. More >>

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Nicholas Tarbet will be sentenced on one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. The charges of Rape and Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor were dropped. The indictment states these acts allegedly happened between October of 2019 to January of this year. It states the victim was 15-years-old whe… More >>

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The “Save by the Belt” Club is a joint effort with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and over 400 law enforcement agencies in the state. It brings awareness to accidents that could have turned out worse if seat belts were not worn. In 2019, over 450 Ohioans were killed in traffic crashes … More >>

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The 35th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals is now postponed to next year. It was rescheduled from June until next month but organizers say with concerns of COVID-19 and restrictions in the state they had to make the decision to postpone. Individual tickets bought online w… More >>

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Fall is officially here and that means farmers will be back out working in the fields - and driving equipment on the roads. The Allen County OSU Extension says there will be more farming equipment, like tractors or harvesters, out on roads this time of year. More >>

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Things have changed greatly since then, and locally Allen County Public Health says that people have been mostly taking part in measures put in place by the Ohio Department of Health. The holiday season is just around the corner, and everything that comes with it. Adding COVID-19 on top of t… More >>

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The Autumnal Equinox occurs when the sun appears to cross over the equator and occurs near the end of September. The equinox occurred at 9:30 Tuesday morning which marks the beginning of cooler temperatures, shorter days, and a sign that winter is around the corner. The most visible sign of … More >>