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Mercer Health held the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the Volunteer Association of Mercer Health on April 5 at Romer’s Catering in Saint Henry. The evening began with an invocation delivered by Sister Martha Bertke and included a brie… More >>

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A local company is hoping to partner with the Lima City Schools to help students and their families.On Monday night the CEO of Nine Consulting Services presented the details of its Strengthen Family program proposal at the Lima City Schools board meeting. More >>

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Two Lima companies were honored for their commitment to bettering Lima City Schools, Monday. Nutrien and Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships were presented the Ohio School Boards Association Honor Roll awards during the Lima City Schools board meeting. These two companies were selected because of … More >>

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Tonight Lima City Council voted down an ordinance for a federal grant advisory board that they believe would not benefit the community.That ordinance was 94-19, a request to create a community advisory board for the Community Development Block grant, which focuses on affordable housing and r… More >>

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Every penny counts when you're going to college and the Lima Rotary Club understands that. Monday, they gave out scholarships to what they call "Non-Traditional" students. They are individuals who have decided to get a college education later in life and not directly out of high school. Afte… More >>

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Ford Motor Company hands out hundreds of pink slips. The automaker, cutting about 500 jobs this week starting Tuesday, part of a massive restructuring plan with Ford shedding about 2,300 white collar jobs through buyouts and layoffs, mainly in and around its Dearborn, Michigan headquarters. … More >>

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It's not a specific disease but an overall term that describes the symptoms associated with the decline of memory and thinking skills that reduces a persons ability to do daily activities. It's widely known as dementia and it can vary greatly with the most common being Alzheimer's according … More >>

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In an effort to help people stay aware of the dangers of being in a vehicle without wearing a seat belt, the Allen County Safe Community Coalition and the Allen East SADD Team came together to talk about just that. It was held as the official kickoff for the Click It or Ticket campaign, whic… More >>

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If you're planning on driving out of town to enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, you're certainly not alone. AAA is predicting the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005, with around 43 million Americans planning to travel at least 50 miles away from home for the long weekend. Nearly 1.7… More >>

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Residents who live close to Baty Road are now in clean-up mode after strong winds hit their area and caused damage to their property last night. According to the Allen County Emergency Management Agency, the winds hit the area around 8:50 p.m. Residents said the gusts of wind lasted about 15… More >>

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A Waynesfield man accused of murdering his wife in 2017, is getting ready for his trial next month. 46-year-old Brent Williams was back in court as a few things were put on the record for his trial which is scheduled to start on June 3. Both the defense and prosecution agreed to allow the te… More >>

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Elida elementary teachers put their feet to the pedals and race against cancer. This is the second year that the teachers competed against each other in a tricycle race. Teachers in teams of two had to race down and back to beat out the competition. Because of teacher involvement, the kids g… More >>

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Lima Senior High School juniors Jayden Donald and Xylon Payne-Greeno have earned scholarships from Energy Optimizers, USA for their efforts and leadership in energy education. The two received the scholarship during a visit by Energy Optimizers to a Lima Senior Stem Club meeting last Friday.… More >>

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Three vehicles were involved in a crash Sunday evening in Lima. Alcohol and distracted driving are suspected factors in the crash. The accident is still under investigation. More >>

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Lima Memorial spent the evening thanking those who rush towards emergency situations. The hospital invited EMS crews from around the region at their 24th annual EMS banquet. This year's theme was "Beyond the Call", to help highlight the mental health issues that can come with the traumatic t… More >>

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A little rain couldn't keep families from having a blast at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum this weekend. Although some activities were rained out, the museum rounded out their annual Rocket Weekend this afternoon. Families were able to walk around and experiment with different kinds of k… More >>

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An Ottawa man is facing several charges following an incident west of Van Buren Sunday morning. Around 7 a.m., the Hancock County Sheriff's Office was called to the Pilot Truck Stop on State Route 613 by I-75 to handle a threat and harassment complaint against a possibly armed person. More >>

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Despite Sunday’s rainy and windy weather, dozens of families came out to St. Rose Catholic School to have some fun.The St. Rose Festival welcomed families from all across Allen County for its family day. Throughout the afternoon families got the chance to ride several rides, enjoy live music… More >>

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A man was injured in a car accident northwest of Belmore Saturday afternoon. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was traveling northbound on Road 2 when, around 3:45 pm, it drifted off the road, just south of Road A. The driver overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to … More >>

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Fans of the blues found a home at the Ohio Theater this weekend. The Greater Allen County Blues Society brought Bluesfest back for its second year. The group has found that it is much easier for them to get people out for a yearly concert as opposed to monthly shows, and president Mark Mille… More >>

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A piece of Lima history was opened up to the public this weekend. Lincoln Park visitors were given the chance to walk through the last locomotive built at the Lima Locomotive Works in 1949, as well as caboose and private boxcar. Photos of these types of rail vehicle are easy to find but this… More >>

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The month of May marks the 100th anniversary of the first successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean. This weekend one of the members of that flight, Walter Hinton was honored by his home county for his accomplishment. The Van Wert Country Regional Airport held a day-long celebration on Sat… More >>

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Those looking for a relaxing exercise experience had the purrfect opportunity to do so at the Van Wert County YMCA over the weekend. The Van Wert County Humane Society brought back Kitten Yoga for the second year. Around a dozen kittens were set free during yoga sessions and while having the… More >>

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Students from across Allen County were awarded on Saturday with scholarships from the first African American sorority.This afternoon ladies from the Sigma Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa Sorority Incorporated presented a total of 11 $1,000 scholarships to African American high school seniors. More >>

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In an effort to tackle black on black crime, one Lima-native is working with the community to provide the black youth with the resources and tools they need to be successful.On Saturday entrepreneur, Prentice Cooks Sr., brought together members of the Lima Police Department and Our Daily Bre… More >>

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On Saturday area organizations united to help local children get ready for their summer bike adventures.Dozens of children came out Saturday to the west Ohio Community Action Partnership for the Bike Rodeo. Kids got the opportunity to participate in bike safety courses with the Lima Police D… More >>

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Two people are now dead after a fatal motorcycle crash last night on state route 115 in Allen County.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol the crash happened around 10:45 p.m. Thirty-three-year-old Gian Avery was traveling south bound on State Route 115 on a motorcycle when he crossed t… More >>

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What do you know about the history of America’s favorite sandwich, the hamburger? Sef “Burger Beast” Gonzalez answers that question with his new book, All About the Burger and he was signing copies of it Friday evening at Lima’s historic hamburger place, Kewpee. Gonzales started by creating … More >>

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Allen East students took an afternoon to see how the decision to drink underage can spark a chain reaction. The national Students Against Destructive Decisions organization brought the underage drinking prevention presentation The Smashed Project to the school as a part of a pilot program to… More >>

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Whether it is full-on flooding or just damp walls, some homes in the area are seeing the effects of last night's heavy rain. Some properties that might have been affected by the rain in the past are water-free because of how their sump pump and drainage systems are designed. Even in older ba… More >>

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With the heavy rains coming down in a short period of time flooding the region, it will take much longer for it to drain away. This area used to be the Great Black Swamp that has left us with tight poor draining soil. With decades of development, there is more hard space than soft for rains … More >>

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People living in Delphos are also experiencing worse-than-normal flooding conditions, especially on the city's south side. The area has seen some flooding in the past, but last night's five inches of rain in the area proved too much for the creeks and lower roads. Several streets and bridges… More >>

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A new possible senior living center in Lima was given some financial help thanks to a state organization. The proposed Spring Street Senior Lofts was awarded a housing tax credit from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The living space is proposed at 88, one or two bedroom units for low to mod… More >>

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Overnight rains pounded parts of our area causing some devastating flooding. Early this morning, Wapakoneta's water rescue team was called out to Glacier Hills Lake to save a man who was trapped in his camper after floodwaters pushed it off of its wheels. The man had to break out the window … More >>

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Beer enthusiasts, make sure to get your taste buds ready for a new beer that will take you out of this world. Moeller Brew Barn released the "First on the Moon" pale ale Thursday evening in collaboration with the 2019 celebration committee. The unique can commemorates the 50th anniversary of… More >>